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Wait Is Over: Loss Column Mock Draft 2011

Ed. note: In keeping with tradition I’m stoked to offer your official 2011 NFL mock draft, courtesy of occasional contributor Chris. Who, you might remember, was one of the few pundits to correctly call the Ravens picking Joe Flacco. Take that, Peter King. 1. Panthers- Cam Newton, QB, Aurburn Having no pick until the 3rd […]

Trompe Le Monde

The USA attempts to do just that this Saturday at 2:30 EST in South Africa against the ever ballyhooed English side, who is again favored to make a deep run in the tournament. What’s most fun about England is watching the birth of national pariahs as they inevitably go crashing out every four years (providing […]

2010 NFL Mock Draft, TLC Style

1. ST. LOUIS RAMS – Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma: Meh. I guess it’s a more hopeful option than Boller. 2. DETROIT LIONS – Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska: The Lions make their SECOND defensive first round pick in a decade…A DECADE. If Detroit didn’t have the Red Wings and Faygo brand soft drinks, I’d feel really […]

To Thrill a Mockingbird

Ed. Note: In advance of this weekend’s festivities I’m stoked to present the official Loss Column Mock Draft, courtesy of semi-regular contributor Chris. Don’t blame him for the dumb headline, though — that’s all me. 1. Detroit Lions — Jason Smith, OT (Baylor) The Matt Millen plague has been lifted. No more drafting like a […]

Cowboy Down

This may be feeding the beast that needs to be slain, but wevs. Tabloid sports journalism has become so sickeningly prevalent that the wacky misadventures of Pacman Jones receive top billing over the improbable rise of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, the Miami Dolphins devil-may-care, circus offense, the Morbid Angel/Deicide/Death supergroup kickball squad, and other […]

All Fur Naught

Soon there’ll be lots of college basketball on TV. But with college basketball on TV comes college mascots on TV, and you’re gonna need to be prepared. People either love mascots or hate mascots. But there’s one thing you can’t do: ignore mascots. Here’s the best and the worst from the place where athletics meets […]

Run-TLC is the King of Mock

Ed. note: this is the Loss Column’s official 2008 mock NFL draft, courtesy of quasi-regular contributor Chris. Enjoy. 1. Dolphins – RB – Darren McFadden – Arkansas. Miami would love to trade down, but no one will be desperate enough to bite. After shopping the pick around to no avail, they go BPA. Run D-MC […]

A Tradition Unlike Any Other (Apparently)

It’s that time of year again again. Leaves, Leafs, candy apples, Candy Samples, light wraps (including but not limited to shawls, tunics, neo-wimples, and jumpers), used Type O Negative CDs, Dane Cook, the farthest time from when employees of the PAAS corporation have to think about going back to work again, and best of all, […]