Bobby C

Inside Look: College Football Players Should Get Paid!

This is a topic of much debate among college campuses across the country. It starts off simple enough: College athletes are given scholarships that often cover tuition, as well as room and board. They receive payment and should not –in principle- get any more money, as THAT would be unfair to the other students who have to pay their way through higher education, more often than not, unwittingly amassing heaps of debts that they will end up having to pay off for several years to come. When I first heard that side of the argument I was outraged! How can you compare a star quarterback for the University of Michigan, who is generating hundreds of thousands of dollars a year for the school, to an Art History major at UCLA, who isn’t producing squat for the school? It seems absolutely ridiculous. College sports don’t all make money for the schools. Read More

Ronda Rousey vs Lara Croft?

This morning, I was doing some surfing on the net, catching up with some of the headline sports stories and upcoming events and there her name was again…Ronda Rousey. I mean, who is this chick anyway? Not only is she hot, she’s also tough as nails and appears to be pretty smart too. A VERY DANGEROUS combination.


They’re giving away gold medals to kids riding bicycles and skateboards, and even for driving cars around parking lots. Yes, the X-Games are back! At the end of each school year, my son’s elementary school has an awards ceremony. Parents show up in the cafeteria to watch their kids accept awards for various achievements. For two hours, the children file across the stage in endless lines, grabbing trophies as their names are rattled off. By the time it’s over, the kids are so overwhelmed with fake gold statues; they can barely cradle them in their little folded arms. Everybody is a multiple winner! I look around at the proud parents, pushing and shoving their way forward to take pictures of their kids being winners. Am I the only person in the room that sees a problem with this trophy-fest? We are attempting to social engineer a future generation of confident Read More


While it cannot be said that war was made for TV, it sure looks great on it – At least the parts the Pentagon allows us to see. And it’s always on TV. So it got me to thinking about the enormous potential that exists for generating advertising revenue from our wars. I’m not talking about television commercials, but actually turning the various elements of the war machine into a revenue machine. These wars, (is it five now? I’m losing count) are driving us $750 million dollars a day further into debt. It is time for a serious dose of the type of inspiration and American ingenuity that took this empire to the top. At first, my plan may seem a bit shocking. What I’m proposing is unconventional, but as you will see, it is uniquely American. Time is of the essence and we have no other choice. So, let’s Read More


Everybody’s calling for Bob Bradley’s head after the USA gave up four straight goals to Mexico.  Not me.  I think he came to the gunfight with a squirt gun full of red sugar water. America peaked two years ago at the Confederations Cup.  The Yanks humiliated Spain, broke Egypt’s hearts, and nearly knocked off Brazil.  I’ll admit it – I drank the Kool-Aid too — for a while.  It was looking like US Soccer had finally arrived.  A world championship was just a few years away, wasn’t it?  After all, we were on a surreal run that started in 2002 with the defeats of Portugal and Mexico at the World Cup, and featured an orgasmic, decade long run dominance of our southern neighbors.  The Stars and Stripes was the undisputed monster of Concacaf. But my jaw dropped and I spilled an entire pitcher of Kool-Aid on my lap, when three Read More


Obviously, the Mavericks are much better than most everyone thought, especially on the defensive end. We all knew about their depth and shooting, but to quiet Lebron, and slow down both Wade and Bosh is a phenomenal job – they have earned my respect. It should have been obvious a few weeks back, when they easily dismissed the Lakers, that Dallas was a powerful and well-rounded team. Soon after, when they repeatedly came back from large deficits to finish off the Oklahoma City Thunder, we should have realized that Rick Carlyle’s boys had heart. I wrote three years ago that I thought Dirk Nowitzki would win MVP before an American soccer player would win MVP in a European League. He was heroic and clutch, performing a Jordan-esque finish to game four while dealing with a fever. And despite all that, we still thought the Heat would win the championship. Unfortunately Read More


Within 20 years, there will be a television show featuring an Australian man running around in the wilderness, enthusiastically stalking large animals with the sole purpose of checking out their private parts. The show will be called Monster Cock Stalker Unchained, and will go a little something like this: Dressed in the mandatory safari shirt, hat and pants, a blond host will crawl up to a herd of large animals, then look back at the camera and say with an over-the-top Oz accent, “I’m gonna sneak up to one of the larger bulls and tryin’ get him aroused so we can take a looook!” Then, he’ll run at the animals, wrestle one to the ground and tell it, “Easy mate, not gonna hurt ya, ol’ boy – just wanna take a looook-see at your wanker.” America has a perpetual craving for Australian guys groping wild animals for entertainment. It started Read More

WTF bout the WTC

I have the worst headache of my life. Last night at 11pm, I walked around the lake to my fishing buddy Henry’s house. In my hand was a 5th of Maker’s Mark that I had set-aside during September of 2001 for this precise moment. I had assumed that it would not have taken ten years for me to drink it, but the moment of Osama Bin Laden’s death had finally arrived. Despite fully understanding that it was sipping whiskey, we were guzzling it and firing rifles into the air before I fell off his dock into the lake. USA! Coincidently, earlier that day I had been hanging out with Ken, the most Liberal of all my left wing friends. He was foaming at the mouth, telling me how appalled he was that his neighbor’s 13 year-old son wanted to join the military. “The child has obviously been brainwashed!” All I Read More


Why isn’t there a law requiring athletic teams, both professional and amateur, to construct rosters that more accurately reflect the racial breakdown of America?  Shouldn’t there be punishment for these organizations for not giving Asian, White, Native American, and Hispanic kids more opportunities to make millions of dollars playing around with a ball?  Its not fair, and something must be done! For example, if the roster of an NBA franchise reflected the racial mix of this country, there would be 9 White, 3 Hispanic, and 2 Black players, along with a final roster spot to be given to a player of either Asian, Oceanic, or “Mixed” ethnicity, (Aren’t we all mixed?).  As it stands now, the current NBA roster percentages are 80% black, 19.9% white dudes with foreign accents, and Yao Ming. Both college and professional sports organizations seem to have no problem fielding teams that are acute in their Read More


Witch-hunts are a good time, but they never get the real witch. We’re hearing quite frequently that the Barry Bonds steroid/pergury/obstruction of justice trial has a rascist element to it. However, when it comes to enduring racism, he’s no Hank Aaron. In today’s era of overplayed political correctness, and current environment of white guilt that has infested America, Bonds has actually been spared any sharp criticism by white sports writers, who are too afraid of bigot accusations to truly speak their minds. (Same thing can be said about Obama). Imagine for a second what would have happened if Hammerin’ Hank had been caught doping. Lynch mob anyone? In the arena of racism victims, Bonds is no Henry Aaron. I don’t think this is a racism issue, but I do believe this circus is a misguided witch-hunt, orchestrated by traditional elements of our society that fear for baseball’s future. We have Read More