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Chad: NFL and betting go hand-in-hand

The NFL’s spectacular growth over the past half-century has been dual-fueled by television and gambling. The league puts out a compelling product greatly enhanced by broadcasters and bookies, yet the …


What did we learn? No animals harmed

Chicago survived a teachers’ strike, Los Angeles survived Carmageddon II and, now, America has survived its scars-and-stripes apocalypse, in which random citizens pulled out of line from Radio Shack were …


There’s nothing wrong with best and brightest committing early

This summer – in the midst of our ongoing Olympic obsession – most of America might’ve missed the news that quarterback Tate Martell, a 14-year-old entering the eighth grade in …


One-sided NHL talks favor owners

Every time I consider quitting the sports commentary business – a notion forwarded by many, many readers many, many times – the National Hockey League comes along with one of …


Chad: Don’t bench Strasburg

I really don’t need an entire column to explain that the Washington Nationals shutting down Stephen Strasburg before season’s end is the dumbest decision in contemporary times since Decca Records …


Broncos, Saints honored as Teams of Destiny

The Team of Destiny program – the most revered prognostication system in NFL history – is broken. The last few seasons, I’ve stunk up the joint more than I’ve wowed …


Chad: Selig a staple of Stupidest Things in Sports

Yes, it’s time again for “Stupidest Things in Sports.” Which raises the question: How could this only be the second installment ever of “Stupidest Things in Sports”? One could do …


Norman Chad’s “Stupidist Things in Sports”

Yes, it’s time again for “Stupidest Things in Sports.” Which raises the question: How could this only be the second installment ever of “Stupidest Things in Sports”?


All 30 pro baseball teams should be in playoffs

It has just been brought to my attention that Major League Baseball has added two more wild-card playoff teams, effective this season. (I realize this is old news to many …


Chad: Let all baseball teams in playoffs

It has just been brought to my attention that Major League Baseball has added two more wild-card playoff teams, effective this season.


Norman Chad: One of 87 days with Mayweather

Guilty of a domestic-violence beef – he had a physical confrontation with his ex-girlfriend – Floyd Mayweather Jr. is serving an 87-day sentence in Clark County (Nev.) Detention Center. Except …


Poker players need to stop and smell the roses

LAS VEGAS – From my nonsmoking hotel room here with ceiling-to-floor windows, the curious thing is that I can still smell smoke and no outside air ever penetrates these walls, …


Chad: Poker players need to stop and smell the roses

I love poker. I love the vagaries of the game, the character of the people, the diversity of the characters. Most of all, I love the World Series of Poker, …


Chad: Pete Rose merchandise is the perfect gift

I was running behind getting a Father’s Day gift for my beleaguered dad – beleaguered because he now realizes his three children have reached their full potential and we’re not …


Chad: Late for Father’s Day? Pete Rose has you covered

I was running behind getting a Father’s Day gift for my beleaguered dad – beleaguered because he now realizes his three children have reached their full potential and we’re not …


Soon, I’ll Have Another reason to be disappointed

Everyone – even the Taliban – wants a Triple Crown winner. It last happened 34 years ago, and it once happened with regularity; in the 1970s, there was a Triple …


Chad: Don’t bet on I’ll Have Another

Everyone – even the Taliban – wants a Triple Crown winner. It last happened 34 years ago, and it once happened with regularity; in the 1970s, there was a Triple …


Thunder stars, fans bring to life geek glasses, fist-pumping

In a world gone mad, Couch Slouch is angry at no one and everyone. But I don’t know whether to laugh or cry at the odd habits of Thunder players …


Chad: Minnesota takes public stadium funding to extreme

In yet another snub to Couch Slouch’s “No More Stadiums, With or Without Tax Subsidies” Tour, the state of Minnesota – the premiere serial subsidizer of the 21st century – …


Pujols giving 110 percent; Angels receiving 1 homer

A year ago, Albert Pujols was a post-modern Stan Musial. Today, he is a living, breathing “John Carter.” (“John Carter” cost $250 million or so to make and was a …


Chad: Pujols a monumental bust with Angels

A year ago, Albert Pujols was a post-modern Stan Musial. Today, he is a living, breathing “John Carter.” (“John Carter” cost $250 million or so to make and was a …


New dress code a coverup in chess

As many of you surely know by now, the European Chess Union has established dress-code rules for chess players. (Okay, some of you don’t know – you don’t follow chess …


Heat is on for James once again

Frankly, I’m tired of all the buzz around the NHL postseason. “There’s nothing better than playoff hockey.” Oh, really? I’ll tell you what’s better than playoff hockey: April in Paris, …


Chad: NBA playoffs or bust

Frankly, I’m tired of all the buzz around the NHL postseason. “There’s nothing better than playoff hockey.” Oh, really? I’ll tell you what’s better than playoff hockey: April in Paris, …


Slouch digs deep to keep up with times

These are 23 (more) facts, tried and true, about the widening world of sports television: 1. Is it possible for Subway’s Jared and the Progressive Insurance woman to elope and …


Ozzie Guillen shouldn’t even be managing

I hate to be the one to have Ozzie Guillen’s back, but, hey, at least it keeps me in shape. There are countless reasons Guillen should not be a major …


Moyer baffling Father Time, takes aim on hitters

While it is preposterous, remarkable and almost downright improbable that Jamie Moyer is going to win a Major League Baseball game at age 49, that’s only half his story. For …


Moyer continues to silence Father Time

While it is preposterous, remarkable and almost downright improbable that Jamie Moyer is going to win a Major League Baseball game at age 49, that’s only half his story. For …


Red Sox will no longer party hardy

In 2011, the Boston Red Sox partied like it was 1999. As the team collapsed in September, starting pitchers reportedly were drinking beer in the clubhouse on their days off …


Has Sports Nation completely lost its mind?

I’m not sure when we completely lost our minds – and I’m not talking March Madness here, it’s more of a year-round mania – but I link it to the …