Norman Chad: Most recent columns

Sure, Puerto Rico, become the 51st state. Now about those national teams ...
Couch Slouch takes issue with separation of sport and state, as well as D.C. voting rights.
 
A day in the life of Mr. Met: It’s not just a sweaty costume and obscene gestures
(The Washington Post, June 4, 2017; 3:51 PM)
 
From arm wrestling to Charles Barkley: 23 more reasons why sports on TV remain compelling
(The Washington Post, May 28, 2017; 5:33 PM)
 
Jockstraps and condescension: Sportswriting isn’t exactly a dream job
(The Washington Post, May 21, 2017; 2:31 PM)
 
The 2024 Olympics in Los Angeles? No, thanks.
(The Washington Post, May 14, 2017; 2:09 PM)
 
Adam Jones’s Fenway Park moment illuminates dearth of black players in baseball
(The Washington Post, May 7, 2017; 3:39 PM)
 
What’s worse, the NFL draft or kidney stones? Couch Slouch makes the call.
(The Washington Post, April 30, 2017; 3:32 PM)
 
Rory McIlroy, forget wedded bliss. You’re now playing from the rough.
(The Washington Post, April 23, 2017; 4:34 PM)
 
The baseball GM’s office, where the young Ivy Leaguers roam
(The Washington Post, April 16, 2017; 3:48 PM)
 
America’s team is the Utah Jazz, and the rest of Couch Slouch’s NBA playoffs primer
(The Washington Post, April 9, 2017; 3:25 PM)
 
Las Vegas and the Raiders are a match made in ... America
(The Washington Post, April 2, 2017; 4:16 PM)
 
Here’s a simple solution to the NBA’s resting-stars-in-big-games problem
(The Washington Post, March 26, 2017; 2:17 PM)
 
Spoiler alert: 20-year study of baseball games shows that jet-lagged teams suffer
(The Washington Post, March 19, 2017; 2:57 PM)
 
Before you lose faith in humanity, realize there are ice hockey players in Kenya
(The Washington Post, February 26, 2017; 2:03 PM)
 
In the NBA, they play the feud almost as often as the games
(The Washington Post, February 19, 2017; 2:17 PM)
 
Russell Westbrook might have perfected the triple-double, but he’s far from the first
(The Washington Post, February 12, 2017; 3:45 PM)
 
Super Bowl viewer’s guide: Nobody outside of New England roots for the Patriots
(The Washington Post, January 29, 2017; 3:11 PM)
 
San Diego stands up to a stadium-seeking billionaire, and L.A. is the big loser
(The Washington Post, January 22, 2017; 5:01 PM)
 
Pay attention: Women’s teams are worth it
(The Washington Post, January 15, 2017; 3:56 PM)
 
When it comes to NFL officials, it’s impossible not to cry foul
(The Washington Post, January 8, 2017; 5:08 PM)