1. Birds of a Pricey Feather: The Most Expensive Flip-Offs of the Last 20 Years

    "It's the same old story, same old song and dance." - Aerosmith Stop me if you've heard this one before: A loudmouthed athlete forgets decorum and unleashes a Bird Bomb on an unsuspecting victim...

    Ivan Blanco Written by Ivan Blanco about over 4 years ago 15,906 reads 5 comments

  2. Wrestling's Biggest "WTF?!" Moments of the Decade, Part II

    I'm a moron. That's about the only explanation I can give as to why I keep thinking about this stuff. Ever since my last "WTF?!" article garnered so much attention, I've slaved away at my computer, ...

    Ivan Blanco Written by Ivan Blanco about over 4 years ago 1,581 reads 10 comments

  3. Coaches Starting To Steal Attention From Players

    Watching the games last night, I became aware of the fact that coaches are becoming as big a stars as anyone on the field. At least in terms of subplots...

    Ivan Blanco Written by Ivan Blanco about over 4 years ago 39 reads 2 comments

  4. Like It Or Not, The Playoffs Need a Villain: Thank You, Mr. Ryan

    Ready, Self? Take a deep breath. Here we go. As someone who grew up a Dolphins fan, and as someone who eventually found himself a stranger in the strangest land (Raider Nation), what I'm about ...

    Ivan Blanco Written by Ivan Blanco about over 4 years ago 74 reads 0 comments

  5. Marlins Signing Johnson Won't Bring Fans Back. But It's a Start.

    The Marlins made sure they locked up this Josh before they'd have to trade him like the last one. What the Marlins managed to pull off in signing their disgruntled ace is nothing short of a miracle...

    Ivan Blanco Written by Ivan Blanco about over 4 years ago 47 reads 0 comments

  6. Wrestling's Biggest "WTF?!" Moments of the Decade

    Face it, wrestling fans: We love the bizarre. Don't believe me? Take a look at the picture to your left. Those of you who were watching wrestling in 1999-2000 will probably remember this man as Mideon...

    Ivan Blanco Written by Ivan Blanco about over 4 years ago 5,070 reads 32 comments

  7. Pride and Poison: Al Davis' Inability To "Get It"

    EDIT: This was a piece I wrote back in November for another site I blog on. It was meant to address the state of the Raiders at the time, but given the current mess with Rich Gannon, I think it's now just as fitting...

    Ivan Blanco Written by Ivan Blanco about over 4 years ago 132 reads 9 comments

  8. Time For a Change, Dixie? You Betcha, and It Starts With Image

    Ah, Dixie, I didn’t see you standing out there. Come in, come in.   Please, have a seat; we have a lot to go over...

    Ivan Blanco Written by Ivan Blanco about over 4 years ago 234 reads 26 comments

  9. Wrestling's 10 Best Hidden Gems of the Decade

    Another decade, another crop of matches that don't get their share. For every Hogan/Andre bout that drew $X billions of dollars (depending on who's telling the story), there's always a better Steamboat/Savage match lurking in the undercard...

    Ivan Blanco Written by Ivan Blanco about over 4 years ago 15,245 reads 19 comments

  10. The 10 Best Miami Hurricanes of the Decade

    'Cane Domination? Maybe not in terms of titles, but that doesn't mean the decade hasn't produced a fresh crop of new stars to carry on Miami's "NFL U" banner...

    Ivan Blanco Written by Ivan Blanco about over 4 years ago 446 reads 34 comments

  11. TNA Knockout Christy Hemme Has Retired

    According to her podcast last night,TNA Knockout Christy Hemme has retired from in-ring competition. As of last week, it looks as though she's found a new niche in TNA as a backstage announcer...

    Ivan Blanco Written by Ivan Blanco about over 4 years ago 953 reads 2 comments

  12. Chris Henry Dead at 26

    CBS is reporting this morning that Cincinnati Benglas' WR Chris Henry has died. Henry was stricken with "life-threatening injuries" when he fell out of the back of a pickup truck yesterday. Police are still investigating the cause of the accident...

    Ivan Blanco Written by Ivan Blanco about over 4 years ago 528 reads 1 comments

  13. Champs Again: "The U" Highest Rated Documentary In ESPN History

    If ESPN had their way, they'd resurrect the 1980's Hurricanes and stick'em on prime time year-round. Variety is reporting today that ESPN's latest "30 for 30" series installment, The U, drew in a record-setting 2...

    Ivan Blanco Written by Ivan Blanco about over 4 years ago 234 reads 2 comments

  14. ESPN's "The U": A Reflection

    All this happened, more or less. - Kurt VonnegutIt wasn't supposed to go down this way.After watching ESPN's latest documentary, The U, I was anxious and inspired to talk about my own memories of the Hurricanes...

    Ivan Blanco Written by Ivan Blanco about over 4 years ago 103 reads 1 comments

  15. Gruden Back In Oakland...for One Night, Anyway

    It's gonna take more than the return of JaMarcus Russell, a 21-point loss to the Redskins, and the tearing of both of Bruce Gradkowski's MCL's to dampen the spirits of some of the Raider faithful...

    Ivan Blanco Written by Ivan Blanco about over 4 years ago 167 reads 8 comments

  16. JaMarcus Russell: The NFL's Answer To Alfred E Neuman

    My past transgressions with the Russell family is pretty public stuff, so it should come as little surprise when I nearly rang up J-Rock's family today after reading about his latest comments to the media...

    Ivan Blanco Written by Ivan Blanco about over 4 years ago 184 reads 0 comments

  17. A Lesson In Fear and Loathing For Boise St. and TCU

    Every day it's the same sh**. Buzz. Whap. Brew. Brush. Dress. Shuffle. Ignite. I get in my car and weave my way through traffic like some kid creeping from drunkard dad. The streets aren't snarling: they're downright angry...

    Ivan Blanco Written by Ivan Blanco about over 4 years ago 187 reads 2 comments