Norman Chad: Most recent columns


Tim Don­aghy fixed NBA games under David Stern’s watch. They are both to blame.
Are we to believe that Donaghy, when officiating games in which he had a vested wagering interest, did not make calls to tilt the point spread in his favor? Please.
 
America, embrace Jason Belmonte. With two hands.
(The Washington Post, February 24, 2019; 12:46 PM)
 
It’s never fun to watch the Patriots. It’s even worse when they win the Super Bowl.
(The Washington Post, February 3, 2019; 11:00 PM)
 
NFL TV broadcasters are speaking a language all their own
(The Washington Post, January 6, 2019; 2:39 PM)
 
Coaching in the NFL is truly a family affair
(The Washington Post, September 9, 2018; 3:05 PM)
 
Former Cowboys are just about everywhere on NFL national telecasts this season
(The Washington Post, August 26, 2018; 12:44 PM)
 
An argument for ‘The Twist’ to replace the national anthem before sporting events
(The Washington Post, August 12, 2018; 4:38 PM)
 
Watching an MLB game is like attending a Gallagher show where no watermelons are smashed
(The Washington Post, August 5, 2018; 2:18 PM)
 
Double features, doubleheaders and duckpin bowling: Missing the 20th century
(The Washington Post, June 17, 2018; 1:00 PM)
 
Brandon Mann’s journey to MLB: 16 seasons, 17 teams across 12 states and two nations
(The Washington Post, May 27, 2018; 12:19 PM)
 
Kurt Warner, Ben Roethlisberger and Tom Brady: Around forever, and still making news
(The Washington Post, May 13, 2018; 2:52 PM)
 
The Tiger Effect, win probabilities and 21 more facts about the world of sports TV
(The Washington Post, March 25, 2018; 3:15 PM)
 
In this age of the enlightened athlete, where are the voices beyond the NBA and NFL?
(The Washington Post, March 11, 2018; 12:35 PM)
 
In the latest NCAA basketball scandal, sports fans share some blame, too
(The Washington Post, March 4, 2018; 4:31 PM)
 
How can we make the NBA even better? Here are 20 ways.
(The Washington Post, February 25, 2018; 2:04 PM)
 
Think the Olympics are the great uniter? In truth, they divide us.
(The Washington Post, February 18, 2018; 1:59 PM)
 
Between hollow bans and lack of Bob Costas, Winter Olympics leave me cold
(The Washington Post, February 11, 2018; 12:49 PM)
 
Do you believe in miracles? Yes — because the Patriots lost the Super Bowl.
(The Washington Post, February 4, 2018; 11:07 PM)
 
‘The team is excited to play’: A maybe-real, pre-Super Bowl interview with Bill Belichick
(The Washington Post, January 28, 2018; 12:29 PM)
 
We need to pay less attention to officiating in sports, not more
(The Washington Post, January 21, 2018; 2:15 PM)