Stories tagged: Norman Chad
Mon., June 5, 2017, 6:24 p.m.
With one obscene gesture last week, Mr. Met went from flipping a bird to flipping burgers. Here’s the thing, though: Team mascots are seen as cartoon characters, but there is …
Mon., May 29, 2017, 7:27 p.m.
These are 23 (more) facts, tried and true, about the widening world of sports television:
Mon., May 22, 2017, 6:38 p.m.
I had an epiphany in 1983, watching Texas Rangers manager Doug Rader eating barbecue ribs while wearing nothing but a jockstrap. But I’ll get back to that later. To many …
UPDATED: Mon., May 15, 2017, 8:18 p.m.
So you fellas – and, yes, you are almost all fellas – were in Los Angeles last week, getting the ten-cent tour of the City of Angels. And this week …
Mon., May 8, 2017, 7:19 p.m.
In 1947, Jackie Robinson broke the color line in Major League Baseball, joining the Brooklyn Dodgers as the game’s first black player in the modern era. In 2017 – seventy …
UPDATED: Mon., May 1, 2017, 8:34 p.m.
Last week I had a choice – pass some kidney stones or watch the NFL draft. To preserve my mental health, I passed on the draft.
Mon., April 24, 2017, 6:56 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Russell Westbrook and the triple-double have become as synonymous as Louis Pasteur and pasteurization.
Sun., Feb. 5, 2017, 11:01 p.m.
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: 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: 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rick Pitino is the devil.
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 7:02 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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 …