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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 …


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.


Couch Slouch

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, …