Stories tagged: Norman Chad
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 16, 2019, 9:58 p.m.
Couch Slouch: These are 23 (more) facts, tried and true, about the widening world of sports television:
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 9, 2019, 10:11 p.m.
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, 6:35 p.m.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 26, 2019, 7:10 p.m.
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, 5:53 p.m.
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, 8:16 p.m.
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, 7:50 p.m.
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, 8:22 p.m.
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, 11:38 p.m.
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, 10:23 p.m.
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, 7:12 p.m.
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, 6:30 p.m.
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, 9:09 p.m.
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, 6:28 p.m.
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 …
UPDATED: Mon., April 29, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
Couch Slouch: Think of the most fearsome, dominant individual-sport athletes of the last couple of generations; at their best, you had little chance of beating them: Mike Tyson. Michael Phelps. …
Mon., April 15, 2019, 6:21 p.m.
Couch Slouch: LeBron James will not play in a ninth consecutive NBA Finals, and according to many pundits, it is because he moved to Los Angeles and went Hollywood. I …
UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019, 10:23 p.m.
Couch Slouch: As the National Hockey League playoffs commence — they are held annually at this time except in those years in which the entire season is canceled — I …
Mon., April 1, 2019, 7:27 p.m.
Couch Slouch: We have reached a tipping point on fan behavior in America. Of course, this mirrors a tipping point on online behavior in America. Which, naturally, reflects a tipping …
Mon., March 18, 2019, 7:15 p.m.
As many of you have undoubtedly heard by now, bridge – the last pure sport in America and beyond – has been rocked by a drug scandal of Cansecoian proportions. …
UPDATED: Mon., March 4, 2019, 7:02 p.m.
Couch Slouch: Tim Donaghy used to fix NBA games, in David Stern’s NBA. You might remember hearing about this several years back, but it largely disappeared from the public eye. …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 25, 2019, 8:46 p.m.
There are only two things you need to know about bowling: 1. Anyone can bowl, and anyone should bowl. 2. No one bowls as well as Jason Belmonte.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:02 p.m.
Mon., Feb. 11, 2019, 6:54 p.m.
Couch Slouch: At last count, nearly 2,000 NBA players changed teams last week before the trade deadline. Remarkably, Anthony Davis was not among them.
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 3, 2019, 8:48 p.m.
The thing is, it’s not healthy to root against people or teams. Heck, I didn’t even root against the British in the Revolutionary War. But Super Bowl Sunday is ruined …
Mon., Jan. 21, 2019, 6:58 p.m.
Couch Slouch: Before this season, there was a little-noted change in the NBA rulebook that stated, “Defenders shall not impede any shot by an opponent; if at all possible, the …
Mon., Jan. 14, 2019, 6:40 p.m.
Couch Slouch: The Oakland/Los Angeles/Oakland/Las Vegas Raiders are looking for a temporary home for the 2019 NFL season. At this point, a pop-up stadium in Dubai might be in play. …
Mon., Jan. 7, 2019, 6:44 p.m.
Couch Slouch: The NFL remains an easy thing to watch and a hard to thing to listen to. What was once plainspoken is now plain gobbledygook; game analysts turn simple …
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 31, 2018, 5:26 p.m.
We need change – radical change – and we need it now, so in 2019 please join Couch Slouch as we make Sports Nation a better place:
Mon., Dec. 24, 2018, 6:01 p.m.
My once-and-always misguided alma mater, the University of Maryland, was celebrated this month for hiring Michael Locksley to helm its out-of-control football program.
Mon., Dec. 17, 2018, 6:31 p.m.
If professional football is in the midst of an inexorable decline – the NFL, some doomsayers sayeth, might be a sporting dinosaur by century’s end * – then how is …