1. NBA Finals 2011: Fans Rooting for LeBron James Fail, or Dallas Mavericks Win?

    I was in Atlantic City this past Thursday night, at A Dam Good Sports Bar. It is a great place to watch a game and have a good time. If you are a LeBron James hater, it's an even better place to watch and have a good time...

    Tom DeRiggi Written by Tom DeRiggi about over 3 years ago 1,913 reads 22 comments

  2. LeBron James Evaluation: Comparing James, Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan

    Why is it that every time I turn on the TV, the best basketball player in the NBA is being tarred and feathered like he's Roger Goodell and the NBA Finals is this NFL labor dispute? ...

    Tom DeRiggi Written by Tom DeRiggi about over 3 years ago 4,787 reads 7 comments

  3. LeSpectacle: 13 Thoughts on the LeBron James Situation

    As I was watching this LeBron Special/Decision/completely unnecessary one-hour special last night, I was receiving more texts and calls and emails then I've ever gotten at one time in my entire life...

    Tom DeRiggi Written by Tom DeRiggi about over 4 years ago 373 reads 0 comments

  4. Mike Brown: Going About Things Cavalierly

    If you told me before the Cavaliers-Celtics series that the series would be tied 2-2 after four games, someone would have a 29-18-13 and his name is not LeBron James, and Cavs losses ...

    Tom DeRiggi Written by Tom DeRiggi about over 4 years ago 313 reads 4 comments

  5. The Masters: Truly a Tradition Unlike Any Other

    As I was driving my ice cream truck Sunday and unable to see the Masters until the 13th hole, I was pondering about writing a column recapping the Masters...

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  6. Is NCAA Tournament Worth All the Madness?

    There is no doubt in my mind that March Madness is the most exciting tournament of any of the major playoffs in this country. Every year we see the upsets, we see the drama, and we see the expectations...

    Tom DeRiggi Written by Tom DeRiggi about over 4 years ago 316 reads 4 comments

  7. NBa's Future Forecast: Looks Like Thunder

    Back in the day, which was a Wednesday by the way, me and my roommates used to discuss for hours upon hours upon more hours about the NBA, NFL, and MLB. Hell, we even threw in some Tennis and Soccer when the occasion presented itself...

    Tom DeRiggi Written by Tom DeRiggi about almost 5 years ago 693 reads 1 comments

  8. Five New Year's Resolutions for Important Sports Figures

    Merry Christmas. Happy Hanukkah. Happy Kwanzaa. Happy New Year, and any other Happy-(fill in a made up holiday) that I happened to miss during my month-long hiatus. There's no way you can have a well-established blog during the holiday season...

    Tom DeRiggi Written by Tom DeRiggi about almost 5 years ago 341 reads 4 comments

  9. The NFL: "What Have You Done For Me Lately?"

    "There is never time in the future in which we will work out our salvation. The challenge is in the moment; the time is always now."—James A. BaldwinNothing quite like starting a sports column with inspirational words...

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  10. The Yankees Win: Order Up Another Pie!

    "Start spreading the newsss, Im leaving todayyyI want to be a part of it—New york, New yorkkkk...These vagabond shoessss, are longing to strayyyyRight through the very heart of it—New york, New yorkkkk...

    Tom DeRiggi Written by Tom DeRiggi about 5 years ago 486 reads 0 comments

  11. The Monday Morning Blues: Tony Romo, Cowboys Losing Fans with Lackluster Play

    During my entire existence on this gracious planet, I have seen hundreds of football games—from pee wee to high school to college all the way to the granddaddy of them all, the NFL...

    Tom DeRiggi Written by Tom DeRiggi about 5 years ago 778 reads 9 comments

  12. Top 10 Most "Illegal Teams" in Video Game History

    Anyone who has gone to college and lived in a dormitory knows that a cardinal rule of the male presence in a dorm is the absolutely ridiculous amount of video games that must be played. It's as much of a tradition as fireworks are on the fourth of July...

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  13. Outcome Aside, The Brazil Loss Was The Greatest Game In US Men's Soccer History

    Let me start by giving you the setting of my day so far. I had to get up to work today at 10-5ish, on the day the US men's soccer team is playing the biggest game of their rough history. I knew I had to see this game, some how, some way...

    Tom DeRiggi Written by Tom DeRiggi about over 5 years ago 591 reads 6 comments

  14. One Final Mock Draft of the 2009 NBA Lottery Picks

    Welcome to the new and improved, most unpopular, exciting, and entertaining blog on the Internet. Gone are the days of Chit-Chat Sports, even though I still love the name. Welcome to my newest self-proclaimed nickname: The Sports Enthusiast...

    Tom DeRiggi Written by Tom DeRiggi about over 5 years ago 1,197 reads 2 comments

  15. One Final Take on the 2009 NBA Season

    As the Laker's gallantly hop, skip, and jump down Sunset Blvd. all the way to Figueroa St. to the Staples Center, I thought I'd take the time out to devour this past NBA season...

    Tom DeRiggi Written by Tom DeRiggi about over 5 years ago 396 reads 18 comments

  16. Seven Adjustments the Orlando Magic Must Make To Get Back in the Finals

    I felt compelled to give you guys an article after the last game because it was a classic...classic disaster. I had so many things running through my mind after the game that I could have written my first book...

    Tom DeRiggi Written by Tom DeRiggi about over 5 years ago 197 reads 1 comments

  17. Magic-Lakers: How Orlando Can Save Its Season

    Hear ye! Hear ye! I come to you today with a newly-formed, foolproof system that I have constructed to get the Orlando Magic back into this NBA Finals, and—wait for it—potentially ...

    Tom DeRiggi Written by Tom DeRiggi about over 5 years ago 243 reads 12 comments

  18. Why the Orlando Magic Have a Slim-to-None Chance of Winning

    I had to take a break for a few days after my week for the ages last week. I believe I posted five articles last week, but hey hopefully one day I'll be writing every other day and getting paid for it...

    Tom DeRiggi Written by Tom DeRiggi about over 5 years ago 175 reads 0 comments

  19. A Running Diary of Game Six: Orlando Has Too Much Magic For Cleveland

    So throughout the game last night, I did a running diary. Of course, I did this with the intention it was going to be a good game until the end. Little did I know it would indeed only be good for the first half...

    Tom DeRiggi Written by Tom DeRiggi about over 5 years ago 120 reads 0 comments

  20. Mike Brown: Far From Coach of the Year

    If you haven't noticed, I'm on a blistering pace with my writings this week. There is just so much going on. After I finish one article, something crazy will happen the next night and then I'm ...

    Tom DeRiggi Written by Tom DeRiggi about over 5 years ago 1,379 reads 4 comments

  21. NBA Officiating Has Officially Fouled Out

    The talk of the National Basketball Association, or "No Balls Association" as Bill Simmons calls it, is the absolutely horrendous officiating that is taking place in these NBA Playoffs...

    Tom DeRiggi Written by Tom DeRiggi about over 5 years ago 1,034 reads 20 comments

  22. Lebron...Have You Seen My Three Championship Rings?

    Once again, Chit-Chat Sports is derailed by the ever so reliable Mr. Skowronski. I've asked this dude three times for his article on the Yankees and the state of baseball but he has yet to deliver...

    Tom DeRiggi Written by Tom DeRiggi about over 5 years ago 187 reads 0 comments

  23. NBA Playoffs: Oh, How I Love Game Sevens

    Since Chit-Chat Sports just reached it's 1000th visitor, (Oh Yeah! we're doing big things) I was going to have a guest post on by one of my good friends, my boy Ski...

    Tom DeRiggi Written by Tom DeRiggi about over 5 years ago 130 reads 0 comments

  24. Tweet! Tweet!: The Availability of Our Athletes

    In case you haven't heard, there is this new thing called Twitter on the Internet nowadays. If you haven't seen or used this lovely feature by now, let me be the first to tell you....you're missing out...

    Tom DeRiggi Written by Tom DeRiggi about over 5 years ago 91 reads 1 comments

  25. Kobe Bryant: We Are Not Losing This Game

    For those waiting for a Kobe Bryant sighting in these 2009 NBA Playoffs, look no further.I had been waiting all through the first round and the start of this second round for the Lakers—and ...

    Tom DeRiggi Written by Tom DeRiggi about over 5 years ago 105 reads 0 comments