Haters Guide to Super Bowl 50

It’s a 50-year-old question: “Who are you rooting for in the Super Bowl?” Those who don’t have an interest usually answer by finding something positive in a team and embracing that. Then there are the surrounding annoyances that take away from the enjoyment of the game. So let me tell you how to be a grump about this year’s Super Sunday …

Playing second banana

If the San Diego Chargers follow the money to L.A., undoubtedly, they will be second banana in an NFL two-team market. Here’s a look at other two-team markets in football, basketball, baseball.

Hall of Fame voters need ego check

Halls of fame are a great concept, in theory. But for baseball and pro football, the mortal characteristics of politics and ego get in the way of those with a chance for figurative immortality.

Winds of change

With the 2015 regular season in the books, the NFL head-coaching carousel will start to spin in full force. But the question is whether these moves will pay off or become just another spin in a vicious cycle of failure.

Tied down by tiebreakers

The list of NFL tiebreakers to determine playoff teams can seem like a cross between a legal brief and an IRS tax code. So let me help you understand all of the Ed Hochuli-type explanations about which team needs what to happen to keep playing past Week 17.

Merry Christmas — there, I said it

I’d like to say and see others have a “Merry Christmas” without people flipping out about it. If you don’t believe in my beliefs, that’s fine. Just don’t try to change my mind when I don’t agree with yours.