Archive for the ‘Accursed Sports Towns’ Category

R&R’s Weekend in Review

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

We're starting a new segment here at Rumors and Rants called "Weekend in Review," mostly because it chronicles the events of the past weekend. I guess we'll have to do it again to qualify as a segment. And by "we" I mean myself. Also, I consider Monday to be part ...

Phillie Phun Phacts

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

Well good for Philadelphia, they finally have a legit shot at winning a title for the first time in years (realistically the Eagles had no shot against the Pats in 2005). The Phillies advanced to the World Series last night with a 5-1 win over the Dodgers, giving them a ...

The Curse of the Goat Will Not Settle for Just a Sweep

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

We don't really buy into the whole curse thing around here. But hey, we're clutching at straws since the Cubs got bounced from the playoffs in such insanely awful fashion. You'll never understand. Anyway, just after landing in the Domincan Republic after contributing almost nothing to the series against the Dodgers, ...

Here We Go Again…

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

In order to make things easier for the police, I'm just going to come out and confess: if 300-400 hobos in Chicagoland are found brutally murdered Wednesday morning, there's a chance that I had some culpability in the matter. Or at least I might have if I didn't take the ...

Keep This Dick Away From The Cubs

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

For the past 99 seasons, every Cubs team has had some form of kryptonite. But this year, people are treating the Cubs differently. Try as they might, no one can find a serious flaw in this well-oiled machine. Well, those people don't know Dick. Dick Stockton, that is. Stockton is a familiar (ugly) ...

Misery Loves Lake Erie

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008

On a previous episode of Rumors and Rants, we held a televised YouTube debate on what was the most accursed sports town in America. Our conclusion was that the city of Buffalo held this distinction in a slight edge over Cleveland. However, in a much-less read follow-up, we also ...

Biggest Loser Follow-Up

Monday, October 29th, 2007

When I wrote my first real piece for this blog last week, regarding the sports woes of the fine cities of Cleveland and Buffalo, I figured that the content would resonate with readers. And I was fairly confident -- maybe even cocky -- that I'd get as many as 10 ...