Stories tagged: Norman Chad
Mon., April 24, 2017, 6:56 p.m.
Rory McIlroy has gone and done it now
Rory McIlroy, championship golfer, now is Rory McIlroy, newly-wed husband. Talk about an unplayable lie.
UPDATED: Mon., April 17, 2017, 8:31 p.m.
Norman Chad: Grizzled, old baseball GMs being replaced by Ivy Leaguers
Playing Strat-o-Matic Baseball as a kid, I figured I might grow up to become an MLB general manager one day. Meanwhile, my mother figured I might grow up to become …
Mon., April 10, 2017, 7:55 p.m.
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 …
Mon., March 27, 2017, 7:19 p.m.
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.
Mon., March 20, 2017, 6:25 p.m.
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.
Mon., March 13, 2017, 6:17 p.m.
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.
Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
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,” …
Mon., Feb. 20, 2017, 6:45 p.m.
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.
Sun., Feb. 5, 2017, 11:01 p.m.
Norman Chad: A minute-by-minute countdown to despair
Are these the darkest days of our democracy since the Civil War? Don’t know for sure, but between the White House, the Falcons’ unforgivable collapse and the Patriots’ unholy dynasty, …
Mon., Jan. 30, 2017, 7:07 p.m.
Chad: Time to provide Super Bowl Viewing Guide
Chad: Donald Trump’s victory on Election Day upset the majority of Americans who didn’t vote for him. A New England Patriots victory on Super Bowl Sunday would upset the overwhelmingly …
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.
Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, 10:26 p.m.
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 …
Mon., Jan. 9, 2017, 8:21 p.m.
Norman Chad: It’s official, another column about officiating
In a perfect world – and, boy oh boy, at the moment we are so far from a perfect world, it feels like I’m subletting a studio in Dante’s Inferno …
Mon., Jan. 2, 2017, 10:10 p.m.
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.”
Mon., Dec. 26, 2016, 9:40 p.m.
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 …
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016, 6:40 p.m.
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.
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 3:02 p.m.
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
Mon., Dec. 5, 2016, 7:43 p.m.
Louisville coach Rick Pitino a devil in disguise
Rick Pitino is the devil.
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 7:02 p.m.
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 …
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, 12:09 p.m.
Couch Slouch suffering from ‘anthem fatigue’
Nobody – including myself – wants to hear me weigh in on this national anthem business. But, during a misspent adolescence and an even more misspent post-adolescence watching untold, inconsequential …
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016, 4:20 a.m.
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 …
Mon., Nov. 7, 2016, 11:29 a.m.
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 …
Mon., Oct. 31, 2016, 8:33 p.m.
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 …
Mon., Oct. 24, 2016, 7:03 p.m.
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 …
Mon., Oct. 17, 2016, 8:47 p.m.
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 …
Mon., Oct. 10, 2016, 3:54 p.m.
Couch Slouch proposes major change to high school stadium wars in Texas
I am no longer invited to dinner parties, largely because sometime between the foie gras and the fried chicken, inevitably I launch into a tirade about taxpayer funding of stadiums, …
Mon., Oct. 3, 2016, 10:18 p.m.
Norman Chad: Baseball’s division winners are way overdue to win World Series … and then there’s the Red Sox
Major League Baseball’s six division winners this season can be easily divided into two categories – five tormented franchises denied World Series glory for a long time and a once …
Mon., Sept. 26, 2016, 11:05 p.m.
Couch Slouch shares excerpts from Tom Brady’s off-time journal
Tom Brady, in the midst of his involuntary month-long NFL sabbatical, is notorious for being a busy bee, so he has filled his idle moments by writing a journal. Because …