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UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 24, 2018, 8:39 p.m.

Couch Slouch longs for good ol’ days

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Couch Slouch: Will football cease to exist down the road?

Couch Slouch: High school football participation is down 6.6 percent over the last decade. According to the White House, this is due to NFL players kneeling during the national anthem, …


Couch Slouch: Nepotism alive and well among NFL coaches

Couch Slouch: As the NFL begins another flag-waving, player-kneeling, Nike-infested, anthem-ambivalent, Kaepernick-free season, it is important to remember that – on the sideline – in the immortal words of Sly …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 3, 2018, 7:53 p.m.

Couch Slouch doubles down on his NFL Team of Destiny

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UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 20, 2018, 7:22 p.m.

Couch Slouch: K-Zone destroying viewing pleasure of baseball fans one pitch at a time

Couch Slouch: I was checking my Twitter feed while bathing the other afternoon – I installed an umbrella-type device near the showerhead to protect my iPhone from absorbing any errant …


Norman Chad: We need to hear national anthem less and ‘The Twist’ more

Do I have a solution for the NFL’s national-anthem crisis? Of course I do: STOP PLAYING IT. But we’ll get back to that in a moment.


Couch Slouch: More people lining up for Lolita than Marlins in Miami

Couch Slouch: There appears to be a growing crisis in Major League Baseball: Everybody strikes out and nobody goes to games. Of course, I exaggerate. I do this to ensure …


UPDATED: Mon., June 18, 2018, 10:32 p.m.

Couch Slouch: Plenty to remember, forget about 20th century

Like many of you, I am in the process of navigating two distinct centuries of American living. Eighteen years in, I am finally settling into 21th-century ways, but, frankly, the …


Couch Slouch: State of California misses boat on surfing

California – which, for all intents and purposes, is a separate nation-state, like Texas or the NCAA – is in the process of declaring surfing as its official state sport. …


Couch Slouch: Talk about taking the long road to the majors

Couch Slouch: When you get to the big leagues for the first time at an advanced age – like Roy Hobbs – there usually is a good backstory. Brandon Mann …


Couch Slouch: Supreme Court may have opened can of sardines

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Couch Slouch: Old QBs never quite fade away

Couch Slouch: Kurt Warner, Ben Roethlisberger and Tom Brady are three of the iconic NFL quarterbacks of the last 20 years: One is retired, one talks about retiring and one …


Couch Slouch: Influx of MLS franchises nightmare come true

Couch Slouch: When I was growing up in the late 1960s playing kick drums, kickball and kick the can, I had a dream that one day there would be dozens …


Couch Slouch can relate to the woes of Stephen Curry

This is the story of two sports-related injuries. (Note: One of them is not really a sports-related injury.) We start with the great Stephen Curry.


UPDATED: Mon., April 23, 2018, 8:32 p.m.

Couch Slouch: Time to downsize sports seasons

Couch Souch: Q. Is the Major League Baseball season too long? A. Do venture capitalists venture capital?


UPDATED: Tue., April 3, 2018, 6:14 p.m.

Norman Chad: With exit velocity, launch angle in vogue, baseball players become astronauts

In a nation that loves to recycle its pop culture – “Roseanne” is back, with its cryogenically preserved cast – the home run has returned with a bang. If we …


Couch Slouch still trying to get grip on televised sports

Couch Slouch: These are 23 (more) facts, tried and true, about the widening world of sports television.


Couch Slouch: 20 sure-fire ways to make NBA better

Couch Slouch: Thankfully, Couch Slouch, both a thinking man’s man


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 19, 2018, 8:46 p.m.

Couch Slouch: Olympics has turned Orwellian

Couch Slouch: Approaching my third week of boycotting the 2018 Winter Olympics, I want to say something that, frankly, nobody really wants to hear; in fact, when I brought this …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 12, 2018, 8:38 p.m.

Couch Slouch: Three good reasons to tune out Winter Olympics

Couch Slouch: In a spiraling, soulless America that I call home, I sometimes have trouble remembering all the stuff that I now boycott – Starbucks, Anheuser-Busch, boxing and MMA, resort …


Norman Chad: Quit harping on NBA officials, they’ve always been bad

Couch Slouch: After writing about NBA player-referee discord last week, I received a torrent of pushback – well, 13 or 14 emails – insisting that I do not understand the …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 8, 2018, 8:35 p.m.

Norman Chad: Begrudging admiration of Tom Brady and LeBron James

For nearly the entire 21st century, through a combined 33 NFL and NBA seasons, I have rooted against Tom Brady and LeBron James. Uh, how has that worked out?


Couch Slouch: Longing for good old days before TV, talking heads

Couch Slouch: As we enter 2018, Couch Slouch wishes it were 1918. Not so we could be at war with the world again, not so Jim Crow laws could rule …


Couch Slouch: In the spirit of Christmas, it’s time to give away some money

Couch Slouch: In the spirit of the holiday season – and to augment the GOP tax bill’s attempts to put more money into all of our pockets – this entire …


Couch Slouch: Down-on-his-luck porcupine could do what Roger Goodell does

Couch Slouch: Roger Goodell is the $500-million man. With NFL owners okaying his four-year, $200-million contract extension last week as Protector of the Shield, Goodell will cross the half-billion mark …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 6:38 p.m.

Norman Chad: We should be allowed to bet on sports, then have sense not to

The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments next week on


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 20, 2017, 10:15 p.m.

Norman Chad: Two unheralded athletes deserve some props

Couch Slouch is in a festive mood this week – the holiday season is upon us, plus there’s the possibility of massive corporate tax relief trickling down into the rest …


Norman Chad: There are many reasons NFL’s popularity has dwindled

I am seldom in the business of saying, “I told you so,” because most of the time I tell you anything I tell you something stupid. However, sitting on the …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 6, 2017, 8:07 p.m.

Norman Chad: Cleveland Browns define dysfunction in NFL

The Cleveland Browns did not lose Sunday, largely because they did not play. And thus we begin the tale of a flailing, failing, floundering, foundering fiasco of a franchise.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 9:59 p.m.

Hey Sixers! Losing to get ahead isn’t working

So, what are we to make of The Process, the Philadelphia 76ers’ analytically correct, anatomically challenged Frankensteinian attempt to conquer the NBA for years to come?