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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.


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,” …


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.


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, …


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.


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 …


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 …


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.”


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 …


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.


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


Louisville coach Rick Pitino a devil in disguise

Rick Pitino is the devil.


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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, …


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 …


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 …


What’s wrong with college football? A lot, says the Couch Slouch

Whether I’m at a coffee shop or the gun range or Pilates class, I always get the same two questions: 1. How come you’re so much better looking in person …


Couch Slouch campaigns to be ‘most interesting man’

Dos Equis retired its most interesting man in the world – and, yes, he was very, very interesting – and replaced him with an equally bearded, much younger, Spanish-speaking, MacGyver-like, …


Couch Slouch tabs Saints his 2016 ‘NFL Team of Destiny’

Before unveiling this year’s NFL Team of Destiny – I understand that Team of Destiny announcement parties are all the rage at Big Ten and SEC frat houses – Couch …


Norman Chad: Good riddance to the Rams … right St. Louis?

I ran into a couple of lost St. Louis souls last week, and, lo and behold, they were still whining about the Rams leaving town. They even implied that I …


Couch Slouch: Give the Olympics a permanent site

The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro are almost upon us – assuming they don’t get canceled or moved to a safer planet – and is Couch Slouch ever …