1. The Tampa Two Era Is Over In The NFL

    In 1996 Tony Dungy took over the much maligned Tampa Bay Buccuners franchise, bringing with him Monte Kiffin as a defensive coordinater. The results was one of the most explosive and dominating defenses of the era...

    Tom Written by Tom about over 4 years ago 1,702 reads 8 comments

  2. With UFC Injuries, Is It Time to Call Up the WEC?

    It has been a very tough month for UFC President Dana White and UFC matchmaker Joe Silva, who have watched a rash of injuries and illnesses that have sidelined several of the league's key fighters...

    Tom Written by Tom about over 4 years ago 1,241 reads 2 comments

  3. Anthony Johnson Rumbling His Way to Middleweight

    At the UFC 104 weight-ins, that was more than a little concern for welterweight prospect Anthony 'Rumble' Johnson, who was clearly unstable and lightheaded after a marathon weight cutting session...

    Tom Written by Tom about over 4 years ago 711 reads 4 comments

  4. Champion or Not: The Shogun Is Back

    The night of UFC 104 finished in controversy and questions: who landed more effective strikes, who was controlling the action, who should be wearing the belt, and what where the judges smoking? ...

    Tom Written by Tom about over 4 years ago 1,121 reads 20 comments

  5. Is a College Education an Edge in MMA?

    The 10th season of The Ultimate Fighter has pitted two bitter rivals against each other as coaches, Rampage Jackson and Rashad Evans...

    Tom Written by Tom about almost 5 years ago 840 reads 19 comments

  6. The Martial Arts of MMA: The Grappling Arts

    The sport of mixed martial arts has progressed a great deal in the just over a decade, and the fighters have changed as much as the sport. Fighters went from knowing only a single discipline to multifaceted machines armed with an array of martial arts...

    Tom Written by Tom about almost 5 years ago 910 reads 11 comments

  7. The Martial Arts of MMA: The Stand Up Arts

    The sport of mixed martial arts has progressed a great deal in the just over a decade, and the fighters have changed as much as the sport. Fighters went from knowing only a single discipline to multifaceted machines armed with an array of martial arts...

    Tom Written by Tom about almost 5 years ago 262 reads 16 comments

  8. Why I Love College Football, But Hate College Football Fans

    If you’re reading this, you're already walking a path similar to mine—you absolutely love college ball. The emotion, the stadiums, the bands, the rivalries, and the atmosphere...

    Tom Written by Tom about almost 5 years ago 777 reads 29 comments

  9. Buckeyes: Calm Down, Take Emotion Out of It, and Have Some Perspective

    Since I first became a Buckeye in 2004 there has always been rumblings about Jim Tressel's job following a loss—from that Justin Zwick led defeat at Northwestern to last Saturday's defeat at the hands of the Trojans...

    Tom Written by Tom about almost 5 years ago 833 reads 18 comments

  10. Mistakes on Offense Dooms Outstanding Effort By Buckeye Defense

    Coming into the rematch of Ohio State and USC, many questioned how much the youth of Matt Barkley would affect the game, but few questioned the youth of Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor...

    Tom Written by Tom about almost 5 years ago 287 reads 3 comments

  11. Breaking The Trojans: Matchups, Challenges, and Keys to a Buckeye Victory

    On September 12th, the Ohio State Buckeyes will take the field representing not only their university but an entire conference that has fallen from grace...

    Tom Written by Tom about almost 5 years ago 1,145 reads 15 comments

  12. Young Buckeyes Survive Fourth Quarter Naval Assualt

    For the first time since the 1930's Ohio State hosted a military academy and a record crowd was there to welcome Navy and the start of the 2009 season...

    Tom Written by Tom about almost 5 years ago 199 reads 3 comments

  13. Mixed Martial Arts Film Study 101

    Mixed Martial Arts has taken huge leaps forward in the last ten years. It started out as the idyllic martial art vs martial art, the purest form of the competition because both competitors had ...

    Tom Written by Tom about almost 5 years ago 386 reads 4 comments

  14. UFC Close to Landing Top Rated Affliction Cast Off

    Yahoo Sports is reporting that according to Former UFC Heavyweight Champion "Minotauro" Nogueira has stated his little brother Antonio Rogerio Nogueira is close to signing with the UFC...

    Tom Written by Tom about almost 5 years ago 859 reads 12 comments

  15. In An Action Packed Weekend, Leonard Garcia Vs Jameel Massouh Steals the Show

    The weekend of UFC 101 and WEC 42 featured amazing knockouts, incredible upsets, and dominating performances to spare...

    Tom Written by Tom about almost 5 years ago 219 reads 3 comments

  16. Top 10 MMA Pound-for-Pound Fighter Ranking Shifts after Huge Weekend

    After a weekend that featured three pound for pound stands outs, not to mention UFC 100 and Affliction's demise, the vaunted pound for pound rankings have most defiantly shifted...

    Tom Written by Tom about almost 5 years ago 2,114 reads 38 comments

  17. Where Does Forrest Griffin Go from Here?

    UFC 101 was a complete disaster for Forrest Griffin. His defeat at the hands of Anderson Silva was one of a fighter who was completely outclassed and a defeat of the career crippling caliber...

    Tom Written by Tom about almost 5 years ago 4,029 reads 11 comments

  18. Where Is BJ Penn's Legacy Headed?

    The lightweight division has changed a lot since BJ Penn's title defense, and even after his match against Kenny Florian, BJ has to prove his dominance all over again against a new crop of lightweights...

    Tom Written by Tom about almost 5 years ago 629 reads 13 comments

  19. Top 10 Submission Artists in MMA

    The tapout is what separates MMA from almost any other major fighting sport. Fighters of ground fighting backgrounds use principles of leverage and simple physics to put opponents in inescapable positions...

    Tom Written by Tom about almost 5 years ago 8,939 reads 55 comments

  20. MMA: More Than Just the Heavyweight Division

    UFC 100 has come and gone, and during the spectacle we MMA fans saw the broadest and most positive coverage of MMA in the history of the sport...

    Tom Written by Tom about almost 5 years ago 299 reads 2 comments

  21. Roger Gracie Is Coming to the U.S., Strikeforce

    Some of you may remember that Roger Gracie made my list of 10 non-headliner fighters I couldn't wait to see in 2009. It turns out my wish will be granted, as Gracie has become part of an August Strikeforce card...

    Tom Written by Tom about 5 years ago 367 reads 4 comments

  22. A Fan's Ballot for an MMA Hall of Fame

    A recent discussion has cropped up on the logistics of a MMA Hall of Fame. The UFC has it's own Hall of Fame, an open MMA Hall of Fame would be very interesting...

    Tom Written by Tom about 5 years ago 482 reads 7 comments

  23. The UFC Should Reevaluate How It Develops Prospects

    The average UFC fighter waits 4-6 months between scheduled matches and the waits increase as fighters rise up rankings and wait for similarly high ranked fighters to become available...

    Tom Written by Tom about 5 years ago 429 reads 9 comments

  24. UFC 99 Headline Lands with a Resounding Thud

    The fight card of UFC 99 had been called into question in the weeks leading up to it, asking if it was PPV worthy and if possibly UFC 99 should have aired free on Spike. The event itself will likely do little to silence these questions...

    Tom Written by Tom about 5 years ago 480 reads 2 comments

  25. Win Or Lose, Frank Lester Has Made An Impression

    This season of the Ultimate Fighter has breathed life into was was becoming a tired show, as the attention shifted more and more firmly on the drunken antics of the fighters rather than fights themselves...

    Tom Written by Tom about 5 years ago 273 reads 2 comments