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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 …


Chad: Subsidized stadiums have to go

Couch Slouch this week presents the first of a two-part series on stadium development in America, part of my ongoing “No More Stadiums, With or Without Tax Subsidies” effort that …


Chad: It’s time to stop subsidizing stadiums

Couch Slouch this week presents the first of a two-part series on stadium development in America, part of my ongoing “No More Stadiums, With or Without Tax Subsidies” effort that …


Belichick mum on Cardinals

On the day The New York Times reported that the St. Louis Cardinals were being investigated by the FBI for allegedly hacking computer networks to steal information about the Houston …


Norman Chad: Sepp Blatter gives Couch Slouch the time of day

Facing corruption charges from U.S. prosecutors and endless bashing by worldwide media, embattled FIFA president Sepp Blatter resigned last week, then agreed to sit down for an exclusive one-on-one, bare-all …


Columnist Norman Chad gets the real lowdown on ‘deflategate’

Deflategate has perplexed and paralyzed Sports Nation – a bizarre, unlikely and brazen act of cheating, a bulky NFL investigation that comes to no definitive conclusion, a four-game suspension for …


Norman Chad: Couch Slouch can’t believe some job selections

Couch Slouch learned a long time ago – I believe I was 3 years old – that, in America, money talks and poverty walks. My mother and I used to …


Chad: So often in sports the wrong guys get the best jobs

Couch Slouch learned a long time ago – I believe I was 3 years old – that, in America, money talks and poverty walks. My mother and I used to …


NBA Coach of the Year? Pink slip comes next

For Mike Budenholzer, whose Atlanta Hawks have been the surprise of the NBA this season, we have good news and bad news: The good news is Budenholzer was recently named …


Columnist Norman Chad not a fan of redesigned ESPN.com

I’m in the information business, my friends, which means I’m in the business of staying informed most of the day online – sports sites during daylight hours, porn sites during …


Couch Slouch says MLB messes up Opening Day again

In his swan song as MLB commissioner last year, Bud Selig scheduled Opening Day in Australia. Because, hey, nothing says spring and baseball more than playing the season’s first game …


Couch Slouch has own ideas on how to speed up baseball

New MLB commissioner Rob Manfred wants baseball to move into the 21st century – Couch Slouch disagrees with him right there; the 20th century was a lot better than people …


Columnist Norman Chad says there’s more to madness in March than basketball

Yes, those were some fantastic finishes on the opening weekend of the NCAA tournament: UCLA-SMU, Purdue-Cincinnati, LSU-N.C. State, Wofford-Arkansas, Butler-Notre Dame, R.J. Hunter’s otherworldly 3-pointer in Georgia State-Baylor. But the …


Columnist Norman Chad can relax, there will be soccer this summer

On the brink of a national nightmare, on the doorstep of our darkest hour, on the verge of our greatest fears being realized, we have been saved: Major League Soccer …


Couch Slouch says numbers-crunching gives edge to Gregg Popovich over Coach K

Mike Krzyzewski and Gregg Popovich each recently reached lofty plateaus – Coach K became the first Division I men’s basketball coach to record 1,000 career victories, “Pop” became the ninth …


Couch Slouch gets Chucki’s Yuki to dig up inside scoop at Westminster

For my money, the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show and the World Series of Poker are America’s top two sporting events, the only difference being, dogs whine less than poker …


Couch Slouch has reasons not to watch Super Bowl

If I had known that Pete Carroll and Bill Belichick were going to meet in Super Bowl 49, I would’ve just watched college football all season. Since the AFL-NFL merger …


Columnist Norman Chad writes Kentucky men won’t go unbeaten

Owing to my good sense and busy conjugal schedule, I never watch college basketball until the madness that is March. Thus, I rely on trusted hoops associates to keep me …