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  • Lance: I lied, I cheated; Slouch: What a revelation!

    Lance Armstrong went on national television last week – well, he appeared on something called the OWN network – and, in a “worldwide exclusive,” told Oprah Winfrey he had doped …


  • Sanity restored in Slouch’s world: NHL lockout ends

    Our long national nightmare is over; check that – Canada’s long national nightmare is over: The National Hockey League is back, baby!


  • Welcome back, NHL, Norman Chad missed you

    Our long national nightmare is over; check that – Canada’s long national nightmare is over: The National Hockey League is back, baby! Midweek Predators-Coyotes games. John Tortorella news conferences. Andy …


  • Slouch’s stepson more than a caddy at Springbrook

    The Springbrook High School boys basketball team in Silver Spring, Md., is 7-3 – a shaky 7-3. But if those boys could handle the press, cut down on turnovers, rebound …


  • Slouch’s stepson more than a caddy at Springbrook

    The Springbrook High School boys basketball team in Silver Spring, Md., is 7-3 – a shaky 7-3. But if those boys could handle the press, cut down on turnovers, rebound …


  • Norman Chad: Belichick’s success can be attributed to luck and tuck

    Bill Belichick, who has coached in five of the last 11 Super Bowls, is either the sharpest mind in the NFL or the luckiest man in America. He is the …


  • Zero hour could conceivably come for the NFL

    This column contains a piece of shocking information not suitable for all sports fans. Reader discretion is advised.


  • Chad: NFL’s zero hour approaches?

    The NFL recently announced it might expand its playoff format, to perhaps allow as many as half of the league’s 32 teams into the postseason.


  • Couch beats ‘end-of-world’ with his end-of-year column

    I have never written end-of-year columns. This year I figured, “What the heck? Why not?” But just my luck – I finally decide to weigh in with an end-of-the-year treatise, …


  • Norman Chad’s final column?

    I have never written end-of-year columns. This year I figured, “What the heck? Why not?” But just my luck – I finally decide to weigh in with an end-of-the-year treatise, …


  • Slouch finds air hockey suitable substitute for NHL on TV

    These are 23 (more) facts, tried and true, about the widening world of sports television: 1. If the South had won the Civil War, I can’t even imagine how conference …


  • Smell in DC? It’s Wizards, not Congress

    Incredibly, the biggest stink coming out of our nation’s capital these days is not emanating from Congress. The source of that stench, my friends, is the Washington Wizards. The Wizards …


  • Terps to Big Ten a big money grab

    OK, let’s quickly run down the upside of the University of Maryland’s sudden move to the Big Ten: • Road trip to Columbus!


  • Chad: Maryland cashes in with Big Ten

    OK, let’s quickly run down the upside of the University of Maryland’s sudden move to the Big Ten: —- Road trip to Columbus! —- Midwest farmers’ daughters really make you …


  • Knicks their own ‘Oldtimers Night’

    This season’s unexpected, un- defeated-for-a- while New York Knicks are the oldest team in NBA history. They have the league’s oldest player, 40-year-old Kurt Thomas.


  • Caltech, it turns out, doing a lousy job of cheating

    Which of the follow- ing NCAA schools is currently on three years’ probation for “a lack of institutional control?” Auburn.


  • With end of world looming, Slouch has expanded bucket list

    According to the Mayans – who are a pretty reliable group of people – the world will be ending Dec. 21. I have a bad habit of putting things off, …


  • Taking sports chatter one cliché at a time

    Just figured out that watching 12 hours of NFL games on TV 20 weeks a year for a half-century or so, I now have spent 500 full days of my …


  • Slouch wonders: What’s up with NFL kickers?

    If you’ve been following the flight of field goals in the NFL this season, you can reach only one logical conclusion: Either the ball is juiced or the kickers are …


  • Going inside the mind of the lockout king

    This is my favorite time of year in the NHL: A labor dispute leading to a delayed regular season. Every several autumns, lockout lord Gary Bettman turns off the lights …


  • Chad: NFL and betting go hand-in-hand

    The NFL’s spectacular growth over the past half-century has been dual-fueled by television and gambling. The league puts out a compelling product greatly enhanced by broadcasters and bookies, yet the …


  • What did we learn? No animals harmed

    Chicago survived a teachers’ strike, Los Angeles survived Carmageddon II and, now, America has survived its scars-and-stripes apocalypse, in which random citizens pulled out of line from Radio Shack were …


  • There’s nothing wrong with best and brightest committing early

    This summer – in the midst of our ongoing Olympic obsession – most of America might’ve missed the news that quarterback Tate Martell, a 14-year-old entering the eighth grade in …


  • One-sided NHL talks favor owners

    Every time I consider quitting the sports commentary business – a notion forwarded by many, many readers many, many times – the National Hockey League comes along with one of …


  • Chad: Don’t bench Strasburg

    I really don’t need an entire column to explain that the Washington Nationals shutting down Stephen Strasburg before season’s end is the dumbest decision in contemporary times since Decca Records …


  • Broncos, Saints honored as Teams of Destiny

    The Team of Destiny program – the most revered prognostication system in NFL history – is broken. The last few seasons, I’ve stunk up the joint more than I’ve wowed …


  • Chad: Selig a staple of Stupidest Things in Sports

    Yes, it’s time again for “Stupidest Things in Sports.” Which raises the question: How could this only be the second installment ever of “Stupidest Things in Sports”? One could do …


  • Norman Chad’s “Stupidist Things in Sports”

    Yes, it’s time again for “Stupidest Things in Sports.” Which raises the question: How could this only be the second installment ever of “Stupidest Things in Sports”?


  • All 30 pro baseball teams should be in playoffs

    It has just been brought to my attention that Major League Baseball has added two more wild-card playoff teams, effective this season. (I realize this is old news to many …


  • Chad: Let all baseball teams in playoffs

    It has just been brought to my attention that Major League Baseball has added two more wild-card playoff teams, effective this season.


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