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Couch Slouch weighs in on commitment

LSU running back Leonard Fournette did not play in the Citrus Bowl last week. On the injury report, he was listed as “OUT – lack of interest.”


Norman Chad: Plenty of competition for Reverse Coach of Year in NFL

NFL Coach of the Year? That’s easy – Jason Garrett went from 4-12 to 12-2 with the Cowboys’ third-string rookie quarterback and Jerry Jones texting him every 17 minutes of …


Slouch’s hatred of Patriots isn’t tucked away

If you Google “hate New England Patriots,” you will come upon scores of lists of why people hate the Patriots.


Norman Chad: Social media not really all that social

Why do I sleep in most days? That’s easy. 1. Less bad stuff happens to you when you’re not awake. 2. Even if bad stuff


Louisville coach Rick Pitino a devil in disguise

Rick Pitino is the devil.


Couch Slouch offers more easy fixes to make NFL better

There are two documents that dominate American life in matters small and large – the Constitution and the two-point conversion chart. The former is fundamentally sound and widely revered if …


Norman Chad: MLS shows its rinky-dink nature with travel restrictions

MLS is the only major U.S. professional sports league whose teams fly like the rest of us, stuffed into economy class and praying the guy in front of you doesn’t …


Couch Slouch: The making of a good sports town

My old friend and former colleague Michael Wilbon – we haven’t spoken in years, since he ascended to a higher social and professional stratosphere – used to often talk about …


Norman Chad: Jeff Fisher your basic break-even coach

Editor’s note: This week Couch Slouch is presenting several sets of disturbing facts and figures – all verified by an independent auditor – in regard to the interminable, inexplicable NFL …


Get in line Warriors with your ‘super team’

The 2016-17 NBA season has a single overwhelming story line: Will the Golden State Warriors – 73-9 and almost-NBA champions last season – go 74-10 or better and become actual …


Norman Chad: Couch Slouch says baseball games take too long

Like the rest of you – well, not the rest of you but those who don’t work and those who prefer to sleep in – I have been watching MLB’s …


Couch Slouch tabs Saints his 2016 ‘NFL Team of Destiny’

Before unveiling this year’s NFL Team of Destiny – I understand that Team of Destiny announcement parties are all the rage at Big Ten and SEC frat houses – Couch …


Norman Chad: Good riddance to the Rams … right St. Louis?

I ran into a couple of lost St. Louis souls last week, and, lo and behold, they were still whining about the Rams leaving town. They even implied that I …


Norman Chad: Every American deserves right to lose his shirt

Across America these days, there are pitched battles over the rights of people to gamble. In particular, online poker and daily fantasy sports – two cash cows that plunged into …


Couch Slouch: Major League Soccer expansion? Really?

Against all odds, Major League Soccer is currently expanding faster than the universe.


Kardashian sisters seem to ruin more professional athlete careers

When word spread recently that Odell Beckham Jr. might be romantically linked to Khloe Kardashian, prayer vigils popped up in locker rooms nationwide to lend spiritual support for yet another …


Couch Slouch apologizes to Canada

Couch Slouch would like to apologize to Canada, and to all Canadians.


Couch Slouch

Syracuse University, perhaps the nation’s premier institution of higher learning in terms of balancing academic excellence with athletic achievement, has announced it will offer the first-ever U.S. bachelor’s degree in …


Chad: Raiders, not Romo, likely to be seen in Vegas

How is this possible? Last year the NFL wouldn’t allow Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo to hold a fantasy event attached to a Las Vegas casino, this year an NFL owner …


Couch Slouch: Continuing fight to stop publicly-funded palaces for billionaires

America’s unending quest to empty public coffers to build new stadiums has taken an insidious turn over the last 20 years: The hotel tax.


Couch Slouch: LeBron James demonstrates absurdity of Twitterverse

LeBron James unfollowed the Cleveland Cavaliers last week on Twitter, which apparently was the equivalent of the Pope skipping Easter Sunday Mass for a bingo tournament. There was a global …


Couch Slouch reveals catastrophic problems with the NHL

It is time for Couch Slouch’s annual state-of-the-NHL address – delivered, well, not quite annually but every several years, depending on mood – in which we assess the health of …


Couch Slouch takes issue with Don Mattingly’s ‘stupid’ facial hair policy

Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly – who sported a mustache while playing with the New York Yankees – recently announced a new team policy that all players must be clean-shaven.


Couch Slouch nominates a few sports guys for president

Have you taken a gander at our presidential candidates? We’re not talking a hatful of winners here, folks. Frankly, I think we have a better shot of finding the next …


Couch Slouch: Beware of anything for sale from higher ed

Today, Couch Slouch presents two columns in one – an unmatched bargain in these demanding economic times – both involving our ever-tattered institutions of higher learning. First we will bring …


Couch Slouch: 76ers’ futility simply mind boggling

By the time you read this, it is possible the Philadelphia 76ers might’ve won a game. It’s also possible you might look out the window and see pigs flying first-class …


Head-coaching dads fill NFL assistant jobs with their sons

Thousands upon thousands of Pop Warner, high school and college football coaches dream of one day getting one of a handful of NFL coaching jobs that open every year. These …


Couch Slouch says, Congress aside, fantasy sports is gambling

Turn on your TV right now, and before you can count to 10, you probably will see a daily fantasy sports commercial. Fantasy sports is swallowing America, one daily draft …


Couch Slouch dissects Nick Saban taking apart unauthorized biography

When I was on vacation this summer – I went to the Galapagos Islands to run with the bulls; alas, I was misinformed, so I ended up swimming with the …


Norman Chad’s NFL Team of Destiny? Jameis Winston and the Bucs

It is time to choose my NFL Team of Destiny, a.k.a. How Stupid Can One Man Be in Public, and I refuse to make an error again. They say you …