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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”?


Couch Slouch advises against sports betting

A couple of weekends ago, a friend of mine – a serial sports bettor – called to relate to me his latest mood-altering, stomach-turning, I-bet-the-house-and- had-the-house-won- until-the-house-came- tumbling-down wagering disaster: …


Here’s a tip from Slouch: Don’t get started betting

A couple of weekends ago, a friend of mine – a serial sports bettor – called to relate to me his latest mood-altering, stomach-turning, I-bet-the-house-and-had-the-house-won-until-the-house-came- tumbling-down wagering disaster.


Couch Slouch looks at probable lineup for Longhorn Network

The University of Texas, in conjunction with the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network – sometimes known as ESPN, sometimes known as “The Worldwide Leader in Sports,” sometimes known as “Is …


Couch Slouch says it’s time to review replays

In watching NFL Sundays since I was, oh, 7 or 8 years old, I can safely say it has brought more joy to my life than anything other than my …


Couch Slouch says it’s time to review replays

In watching NFL Sundays since I was, oh, 7 or 8 years old, I can safely say it has brought more joy to my life than anything other than my …


Slouch looks in as NBA commish finds ways to pass the time

David Stern’s NBA – the only NBA many of us have ever known – is teetering momentarily, locked in a labor-management dispute marked by greed, power, lust and, I’m sure, …


Will NBA play? Couch Slouch has $272 (for 2 Lakers seats) that says yes

NBA czar/emperor David Stern has canceled the first two weeks of the regular season – with perhaps the entire season in jeopardy – which means two things: 1. LeBron James …


Couch Slouch puts his money on the NBA

NBA czar/emperor David Stern has canceled the first two weeks of the regular season – with perhaps the entire season in jeopardy – which means two things: 1. LeBron James …


High school football on TV? Couch doesn’t have to like it

These are 23 (more) facts, tried and true, about the widening world of sports television: 1. I firmly believe in a market-driven economy, but that doesn’t mean I have to …


Coach Slouch not a fan of high school football on TV

I firmly believe in a market-driven economy, but that doesn’t mean I have got to like an economy driven by a market for televised high school football games.


Couch Slouch shines spotlight on two college placekickers

Abraham Mercado is a place kicker at Morgan State University in Baltimore. He would be a blip on the college football radar, except that he’s Mexican-born, an orthodox Jew and …