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  • Couch Slouch not a big Seahawks fan

    There is one reason to admire the Seattle Seahawks: Russell Wilson. But there might be close to 100 reasons to not admire the Seahawks, and 92 of them involve Pete …


  • ESPN to make sure last BCS a mega attraction

    I don’t want to say we’re in the throes of irreversible cultural decline in America, but Dennis Rodman remains our leading emissary to North Korea and Donald Trump remains a …


  • Norwegian chess champ no chess nerd

    With most of us knee-deep in end-of-the-year family traditions – the holidays, NFL football, divorce, buying guns and what not – many of you probably missed the fact that Norwegian …


  • PBA oils up TV viewers with a blue pattern

    I am here today to save the professional bowling tour, but it’s a daunting task. Heck, just the fact that I’m writing about bowling today means I’ve just lost two-thirds …


  • To Slouch there’s no debate: West best

    Horace Greeley once said, “Go west, young man.” Why? Because that’s where all the good stuff is. (Of course, he didn’t mention higher taxes if you happen to end up …


  • Too much sports on TV? Yep

    Today is the second part of Couch Slouch’s two-part investigative series, “Sports in Television in America: Wow!” Viewer discretion is advised. So here’s the thing. Nobody wants to hear what …


  • Sports’ TV has gone way beyond saturation point

    Today, Couch Slouch launches a two-part investigative series, “Sports on Television in America: Wow!” Funding for this project provided in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the California Wellness …


  • Sports’ TV has gone way beyond saturation point

    Today, Couch Slouch launches a two-part investigative series, “Sports on Television in America: Wow!” Funding for this project provided in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the California Wellness …


  • Nets owner ties dreams to wallet

    Sure, the most interesting man in the world is the Dos Equis guy. But the second-most interesting man in the world is a 6-foot-8 globetrotting Russian playboy millionaire with pursuits …


  • Chad: Nets owner ties dreams to wallet

    The second-most interesting man in the world is a 6-foot-8 globetrotting Russian playboy millionaire with pursuits in metals, gold, mining and the 24-second shot clock.


  • Chiefs living up to hype as Team of Destiny

    There are two things you need to know about the Kansas City Chiefs: 1. Naysayers are calling them the worst 9-0 team in NFL history.


  • Listening to Mayock downright painful

    It’s Mike Mayock’s world now on Thursday nights, and we just have to despair in it. NFL Network’s slogan is: “Together We Make Football.” Mayock’s slogan is: “By Myself I …


  • Couch Slouch: Mike Mayock’s wordy world

    It’s Mike Mayock’s world now on Thursday nights, and we just have to despair in it.


  • NBA coaches need name tags

    With another NBA season upon us, I recently texted outgoing NBA monarch David Stern – maybe the most fan-friendly despot in despotic history – and suggested the league require all …


  • Goings-on at WSU part of big picture

    Today we present Part Three of Couch Slouch’s two-part series on the folly of college football. Well, I guess it’s a sequel to my two-part series earlier this fall – …


  • Norman Chad: There are ways to keep NFL players safe

    Trust me, good people – concussions notwithstanding – an expanded NFL postseason and an 18-game regular season are inexorable. Oh, sure, the players union will balk and some sports columnists …


  • NFL on the couch just fine for Slouch

    In a half-century of watching NFL games, I have seen literally thousands of them – on TV. I have gone to, maybe, five NFL games in person. The NFL is …


  • Chad: Watch NFL from the couch

    In a half-century of watching NFL games, Norman Chad has seen literally thousands of them – on TV. He says he has gone to, maybe, five NFL games in person. …


  • Hockey dreams become a thing of nightmares

    A hockey fan since birth – upon delivery, I likened being in the womb to being in the penalty box – I spent most of my adolescence yearning for an …


  • Stadiums leave taxplayers with little more than big debt

    Here’s the thing about stadiums: They’re built to last, like the Roman Colosseum or the L.A. Coliseum. But here’s the other thing about stadiums: In the last quarter-century, we keep …


  • Stadiums leave taxpayers with little more than big debt

    In the last quarter-century, we keep building new stadiums on the taxpayers’ dime, because cash-cow owners keep convincing cash-strapped cities they’ll go elsewhere if we don’t.


  • Nonstudent-athletes just independent contractors

    This is part two of Couch Slouch’s two-part series on the folly of college football. Today’s focus is on the sport’s “student-athletes,” whom I prefer calling “nonstudent-athletes,” because, well, they …


  • Nonstudent athletes just independent contractors

    Yes, there are some Division I student-athletes who balance academics and athletics, and, yes, it’s an arduous task. But that’s a small percentage of the Alabama offensive line or, in …


  • Slouch says time to end this ‘marriage’

    Couch Slouch today begins a two-part series on the folly of college football. Part one: “College football? It’s a crock.” Part two next week: “College football? It’s a crock.” For …


  • Slouch plays ‘destiny’ card: Cowboys ‘n’ Chiefs

    Rather than tease the possibilities and build the suspense – plus to cater to the sensibilities of the burgeoning Twitterverse, which prefers instant 140-character-or-less gratification – Couch Slouch will cut …


  • Slouch helps ESPN stay ahead of rivals

    Everyone’s coming after ESPN: It’s a cable cavalry looking to topple cable’s superpower. CBS Sports Network, NBC Sports Network, now Fox Sports 1 – heck, Al Jazeera is probably gearing …


  • Given option, Couch Slouch would rather bowl than golf

    In our short time on this Earth, we are faced with myriad decisions. The big ones – regarding jobs and homes, family and faith – are actually easier than they …


  • Slouch sweet on several sports talkers – for real

    At my last Cynics Anonymous meeting, it was suggested I could benefit from thinking positively about all the good things in my life. I immediately called Toni – a.k.a. She …


  • Let whining begin at the World Series of Poker

    LAS VEGAS – The World Series of Poker Main Event gets underway in a few days – the American dream compressed into a week, where one might turn $10,000 into …


  • Let whining begin at the World Series of Poker

    The World Series of Poker Main Event gets underway in a few days – the American dream compressed into a week, where one might turn $10,000 into $10 million – …


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