Stories tagged: Couch Slouch
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 24, 2018, 8:39 p.m.
Mon., Sept. 17, 2018, 6:39 p.m.
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, …
Mon., Sept. 10, 2018, 6:28 p.m.
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.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 20, 2018, 7:22 p.m.
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 …
Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 7:37 p.m.
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.
Mon., Aug. 6, 2018, 6:53 p.m.
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.
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 …
Mon., June 4, 2018, 6:25 p.m.
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. …
Mon., May 28, 2018, 6:27 p.m.
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 …
Mon., May 21, 2018, 6:13 p.m.
Mon., May 14, 2018, 6:42 p.m.
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 …
Mon., May 7, 2018, 6:30 p.m.
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 …
Mon., April 30, 2018, 7:16 p.m.
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 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.
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 …
Mon., March 26, 2018, 6:32 p.m.
Couch Slouch: These are 23 (more) facts, tried and true, about the widening world of sports television.
Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 6:42 p.m.
Couch Slouch: Thankfully, Couch Slouch, both a thinking man’s man
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 19, 2018, 8:46 p.m.
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: 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 …
Mon., Jan. 22, 2018, 6:12 p.m.
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.
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?
Mon., Jan. 1, 2018, 7:09 p.m.
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 …
Mon., Dec. 25, 2017, 6:37 p.m.
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 …
Mon., Dec. 18, 2017, 6:31 p.m.
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.
The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments next week on
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 20, 2017, 10:15 p.m.
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 …
Mon., Nov. 13, 2017, 6:36 p.m.
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.
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.
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?