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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 …


Kings dig deep into ‘Joe Fan’s’ pockets for new stadium

In my beleaguered hometown of Washington, D.C., the license plates say, “Taxation Without Representation.” In the beleaguered capital of my adopted home state of California, the license plates should read, …


Tyson will have audience’s ear with his new gig in Vegas

For half-a-century, the biggest names in entertainment have headlined their own shows in Las Vegas: Sinatra and Elvis; Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr.; Wayne Newton and Tom Jones; Liza …


Following on the heels of ‘Moneyball:’ ‘The Trade’

Crawling gingerly toward big-screen reality – nothing happens quickly in Hollywood, other than Joan Rivers plastic surgeries – is a Ben Affleck/Matt Damon film production of the infamous Mike Kekich-Fritz …


Norman Chad: NBA season is full of storylines

The NBA All-Star break is this weekend. How can this be? It seems like the season began maybe a week or so ago. But when a greed-infested labor dispute results …


Norman Chad: NBA season is full of storylines

The NBA All-Star break is this weekend. How can this be? It seems like the season began maybe a week or so ago. But when a greed-infested labor dispute results …


Couch Slouch has an ‘insider’ at Westminster dog show

There’s no business like show business, and there’s no better show business than the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show: It makes the Grammys look like the ESPYs. Once again, intrepid …


Norman Chad: Super Bowl look through Slouch’s eyes

I’m happy for the Giants’ Tom Coughlin, who, in any given season, goes from coaching for his job to coaching in the Super Bowl. I’m happy for America, which, for …


Fisher hire guaranteed to end badly

The St. Louis Rams hired Jeff Fisher as their head coach last week; no firing date has been set yet. Oh, and he will be fired.


Don’t be surprised if Clips call Zen master

Phil Jackson – Zen master, book author, motorcycling savant, wilderness apostle and basketball guru – says he doesn’t want to coach again but, in all likelihood, he’s lying to himself. …


Stepson gets Couch Slouch back to high school sports

Due to a family situation beyond my control – I fell for a sexy, omelet-making ingénue whose son is quite athletic – I have reconnected this academic year with the …


Couch Slouch says fixation on sports has our priorities out of whack

New year, old habits: Sports Nation often gets it shorts all bunched up about everything and anything. At the moment, you can turn on talk radio – or dip a …


Norman Chad presents NFL Reverse Coach of the Year

NFL Coach of the Year? That’s easy – Jim Harbaugh turned a 6-10 team into a division winner with Alex Smith at quarterback. Note I: You cannot be Coach of …


NBA gives new meaning to Christmas

So the NBA is back in business on Sunday – not just any Sunday, but Christmas, baby! – with a Santa- busting slate of five TV games. There will be …


Snyder target of Slouch for ruining Redskins

In a landmark legal action, today I am announcing People v. Daniel M. Snyder, filed in D.C. Superior Court. This is sort of a class-action suit – representing 80,000 Redskins …


Couch Slouch examines truth in TV advertising

Occupy Wall Street? How ‘bout Occupy Madison Avenue? Those folks would sell Kryptonite to Superman. Here we are in the midst of this unrelenting economic downturn, yet best I can …


Who is Yani Tseng? Just the hottest thing in sports

Yani Tseng just completed one of the most dominating seasons in women’s golf history, which raises three simple questions: 1. Shouldn’t she be Sports Illustrated’s “Sportsman of the Year”?