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Norman Chad: Here’s everything you need to know about NBA playoffs in less than two months

The NBA playoffs are upon us, which seems unlikely considering the NBA regular season never ends. The only thing that lasts longer than the NBA regular season is a Ken …

Norman Chad: NBA’s superstar-resting problem easy to fix

The NBA’s latest problem – they charge you Broadway prices and then give you an off-Broadway show – is self-inflicted and solvable.

Norman Chad: Baseball study states the obvious

A recently released scientific study – based on 20 years of Major League Baseball games – concluded that players do not play as well after long flights.

Check out Tuffy’s take on the 45th Iditarod

They’re running out of snow, so “The Last Great Race on Earth” might be down to its last race soon.

UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017, 7:39 p.m.

Norman Chad: When it comes to sports, time is of the essence

We are in such a rush these days, no one has time to sit for anything start to finish.

Norman Chad: What a strange place for a hockey match to break out

We sorely could use some good news, so when Toni, a.k.a. She Is The One, e-mailed me * a video link recently along with the words, “THIS is a column,” …

NBA needs to work on its relationships

Everybody in the NBA makes a lot of money but nobody gets along. “Family Feud” could do a month-long NBA version and not run out of hostilities, squabbles and quarrels.

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 13, 2017, 8:03 p.m.

Norman Chad: Triple-double your pleasure with Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook and the triple-double have become as synonymous as Louis Pasteur and pasteurization.

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 8:23 p.m.

Chad: NFL owners 31 of a greedy kind

Chad: Pop open the nearest window, and if you’re lucky, you’ll catch the stench of an NFL billionaire owner before he flees town, or fleeces the town.

Chad: Why isn’t anybody paying attention to UConn women?

Every five years or so, a bunch of media knuckleheads – FYI: Couch Slouch is a media knucklehead emeritus – take note of the somewhat otherworldly, once-in-a-generation-or-three accomplishments of Geno …

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.