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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 …


Norman Chad: Every American deserves right to lose his shirt

Across America these days, there are pitched battles over the rights of people to gamble. In particular, online poker and daily fantasy sports – two cash cows that plunged into …


Couch Slouch: Major League Soccer expansion? Really?

Against all odds, Major League Soccer is currently expanding faster than the universe.


Volunteers’ football-first approach has Couch Slouch outraged

The good folks at the University of Tennessee – Motto: “Football Is First, Felonies Are Secondary” – made a two-pronged announcement last week that sent Couch Slouch into an offseason …


Kardashian sisters seem to ruin more professional athlete careers

When word spread recently that Odell Beckham Jr. might be romantically linked to Khloe Kardashian, prayer vigils popped up in locker rooms nationwide to lend spiritual support for yet another …


Couch Slouch hopped up over Budweiser gimmick

Budweiser has renamed itself “America,” effective until the November presidential election.


Couch Slouch apologizes to Canada

Couch Slouch would like to apologize to Canada, and to all Canadians.


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Syracuse University, perhaps the nation’s premier institution of higher learning in terms of balancing academic excellence with athletic achievement, has announced it will offer the first-ever U.S. bachelor’s degree in …


Chad: Raiders, not Romo, likely to be seen in Vegas

How is this possible? Last year the NFL wouldn’t allow Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo to hold a fantasy event attached to a Las Vegas casino, this year an NFL owner …


Couch Slouch: Sports world gone mad for Donald Trump

If you ever set foot in a Donald Trump casino, you would never lend a hand to a Donald Trump campaign. But we’ll get back to his gambling properties later …


Norman Chad: Mark Cuban smart billionaire, his comments sometimes idiotic

Every other time Mark Cuban opens his mouth, he says something stupid. Granted, this means that every other time he opens his mouth, he says something smart, but I guess …


Couch Slouch: Continuing fight to stop publicly-funded palaces for billionaires

America’s unending quest to empty public coffers to build new stadiums has taken an insidious turn over the last 20 years: The hotel tax.


Couch Slouch: How to beat the Warriors

So can these 73-9 Golden State Warriors be vanquished this postseason? Of course they can. Heck, Oscar Robertson would tell you that a starting five of Kevin Hart, Justin Bieber, …


Chad: As long as there are ridiculous fans, deflategate will never go away

Seven New England Patriots fans are suing the NFL in an effort to recover the first-round pick taken from the team as punishment for the Deflategate scandal.


Pitchers should have 250 innings in them easily

Chicago Cubs ace Jake Arrieta pitched 229 regular-season innings last year. Then a couple of his postseason starts were substandard; conventional wisdom says his arm was tired, so this season …


Couch Slouch: LeBron James demonstrates absurdity of Twitterverse

LeBron James unfollowed the Cleveland Cavaliers last week on Twitter, which apparently was the equivalent of the Pope skipping Easter Sunday Mass for a bingo tournament. There was a global …


Couch Slouch reveals catastrophic problems with the NHL

It is time for Couch Slouch’s annual state-of-the-NHL address – delivered, well, not quite annually but every several years, depending on mood – in which we assess the health of …


Couch Slouch: Disdain grows for NCAA basketball

People often ask me, “Why do you ignore college basketball?” Really? That’s like asking a vegan, “Why do you ignore cattle farms?


Couch Slouch: Tuffy tells it like it is on Iditarod Trail

It’s called “The Last Great Race on Earth” – no, not the Republican presidential quest – and as the arduous Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race treks on, Tuffy the Snow …


Couch Slouch nominates a few sports guys for president

Have you taken a gander at our presidential candidates? We’re not talking a hatful of winners here, folks. Frankly, I think we have a better shot of finding the next …


Couch Slouch agrees with Roger Goodell about dangers of sitting on couch

I waited a week – out of respect to the golden anniversary of the Super Bowl – to address concussionologist and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s remarks just before The Big …


Norman Chad: Perfect timing for some Super Bowl observations

“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” opens in theaters next month. This month – in the guise of Super Bowl L – we just had “Sheriff vs. Superman: Justice at …


Couch Slouch: Beware of anything for sale from higher ed

Today, Couch Slouch presents two columns in one – an unmatched bargain in these demanding economic times – both involving our ever-tattered institutions of higher learning. First we will bring …


Couch Slouch: Should we even be watching football?

Should we still be playing football? Should we still be