Stories tagged: norman chad
Mon., Jan. 20, 2020
Couch Slouch: So the Houston Astros, using cameras and video monitors and a labyrinthine baseball-bat-and-trash-can notification system, were stealing signs from opposing teams. From all indications, this is cheating and …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 14, 2020
Couch Slouch: To be fair, replay as an officiating tool remains only the fifth-worst global problem, behind climate change, world hunger, the decline of American exceptionalism and the inability to …
Mon., Jan. 6, 2020
I have a friend – let’s call him “Wes,” because his real name is Scott but he does not want me mentioning him – who, every time I ask, “How …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 31, 2019
Let’s take a closer look at the bugaboos and blemishes infesting our nascent millennium.
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 23, 2019
A popular sentiment these days – and one that most of Sports Nation wants to embrace – is that the New England Patriots finally will be kaput in the postseason …
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 16, 2019
Couch Slouch: Just before the turn of the century, two monsters of a new millennium were unleashed on the unsuspecting sporting communities of New York and Washington. Twenty years later, …
Mon., Dec. 9, 2019
Before going any further, let’s briefly summarize
Mon., Dec. 2, 2019
Couch Slouch: In a clandestine meeting at a Doubletree by Hilton conference room in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in late March 1987, Pete Rozelle, Paul Tagliabue and Roger Goodell secretly hatched …
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 18, 2019
Couch Slouch: Let’s talk load management!
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 11, 2019
In November 2022 – just a scant three years from now – comes the next World Cup, in Qatar. This will set up one of the extraordinary, epic collisions in …
Mon., Nov. 4, 2019
Couch Slouch: In the hypercompetitive world of NFL inside information, the big boys – ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen, NBC’s Peter King and Mike Florio, Fox’s Jay Glazer – …
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As gambling seeds are increasingly planted across this foundering nation of opportunists, hustlers, grifters and, yes, gamblers, it is rather appropriate that this is the 100th anniversary of the 1919 …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 14, 2019
The NCAA, naturally, strongly opposed this new law; it was also opposed to indoor plumbing and freeway exits.
Mon., Oct. 7, 2019
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Couch Slouch has obtained an open letter sent to all 32 NFL franchises recently by one of the league’s former employees – social injustice, self-empowerment and shoe spokesperson Colin Kaepernick. …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 16, 2019
Couch Slouch: These are 23 (more) facts, tried and true, about the widening world of sports television:
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 9, 2019
Couch Slouch: It is the golden age of golden oldies among NFL quarterbacks. Week 1 saw seven starting quarterbacks aged 35 or older.
Mon., Sept. 2, 2019
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Couch Slouch: In case you are wondering how long it’s been since you watched a men’s tennis match on TV, it’s because it’s been a long time. And why haven’t …
Mon., Aug. 19, 2019
College football is a thoroughly corrupt, shameful, depraved, ignoble, wicked, appalling, inexcusable, indefensible, unjust, unscrupulous, unprincipled, amoral, loathsome, hypocritical, warped, egregious, appalling, reprehensible and foul exercise in American power, greed …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 12, 2019
Okay, let’s take an unconventional, unvarnished look at this Dan Le Batard-ESPN diplomatic divide that popped out of the Bristol jack-in-the-box bin when I was on vacation.*
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 5, 2019
When I take a column vacation each summer – which often coincides with a reality vacation in Las Vegas – I am soothed by the extended break from the noxious …
UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019
Couch Slouch: We are in the midst of the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, with the world championship $10,000 buy-in Main Event beginning July 3, and in its …
UPDATED: Mon., June 10, 2019
I’m going to say this one time and one time only: EVERYONE – I BEG OF YOU! – SHUT UP ABOUT LeBRON.
UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019
I could not stop watching James Holzhauer. I could not stop thinking about James Holzhauer. I could not stop dreaming of James Holzhauer.
Mon., May 27, 2019
I speak for all of America – except for the commonwealth of Massachusetts and certain pockets of New Hampshire and Portland, Maine – in stating that absolutely no one wants …
UPDATED: Mon., May 20, 2019
Why are people no longer going to MLB games? That’s why I am here, ladies and gentlemen. My short answer: I don’t know.
UPDATED: Mon., May 13, 2019
Tiger Woods hysteria resumes this week at the PGA Championship, in the wake of his widely proclaimed “greatest comeback in sports history” last month at the Masters. I am going …
Mon., May 6, 2019
Couch Slouch is thinking of recasting this column as Gambling Gus because America – a rambling, gambling nation-in-progress since 1776 or thereabouts – is on the inexorable Manifest Destiny road …