Stories tagged: couch slouch
Mon., June 26, 2017
I love dogs – Toni will tell you I don’t need a wife by my side, I just need a Weimaraner – and every year, my favorite column to write …
Mon., June 5, 2017
With one obscene gesture last week, Mr. Met went from flipping a bird to flipping burgers. Here’s the thing, though: Team mascots are seen as cartoon characters, but there is …
Mon., May 29, 2017
These are 23 (more) facts, tried and true, about the widening world of sports television:
Mon., May 22, 2017
I had an epiphany in 1983, watching Texas Rangers manager Doug Rader eating barbecue ribs while wearing nothing but a jockstrap. But I’ll get back to that later. To many …
UPDATED: Mon., May 15, 2017
So you fellas – and, yes, you are almost all fellas – were in Los Angeles last week, getting the ten-cent tour of the City of Angels. And this week …
Mon., May 8, 2017
In 1947, Jackie Robinson broke the color line in Major League Baseball, joining the Brooklyn Dodgers as the game’s first black player in the modern era. In 2017 – seventy …
Mon., April 24, 2017
Rory McIlroy, championship golfer, now is Rory McIlroy, newly-wed husband. Talk about an unplayable lie.
UPDATED: Mon., April 17, 2017
Playing Strat-o-Matic Baseball as a kid, I figured I might grow up to become an MLB general manager one day. Meanwhile, my mother figured I might grow up to become …
Mon., April 10, 2017
The NBA playoffs are upon us, which seems unlikely considering the NBA regular season never ends. The only thing that lasts longer than the NBA regular season is a Ken …
Mon., March 27, 2017
The NBA’s latest problem – they charge you Broadway prices and then give you an off-Broadway show – is self-inflicted and solvable.
Mon., March 20, 2017
A recently released scientific study – based on 20 years of Major League Baseball games – concluded that players do not play as well after long flights.
Mon., March 13, 2017
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
We are in such a rush these days, no one has time to sit for anything start to finish.
Mon., Feb. 27, 2017
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,” …
Mon., Feb. 20, 2017
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
Russell Westbrook and the triple-double have become as synonymous as Louis Pasteur and pasteurization.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 23, 2017
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.
Mon., Jan. 16, 2017
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 …
Mon., Jan. 2, 2017
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.”
Mon., Dec. 26, 2016
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 …
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016
If you Google “hate New England Patriots,” you will come upon scores of lists of why people hate the Patriots.
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016
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
Mon., Dec. 5, 2016
Rick Pitino is the devil.
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016
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 …
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016
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 …
Mon., Nov. 7, 2016
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 …
Mon., Oct. 31, 2016
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 …
Mon., Oct. 24, 2016
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 …
Mon., Oct. 17, 2016
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 …
Mon., Sept. 5, 2016
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 …