1. What Is Mark Coleman's Place in History?

    The recent Mark Coleman-Shogun Rua fight has brought up the issue of Coleman's place in MMA history for me. It was a foregone conclusion that Rua would pound Coleman with ease—even I was over looking one of the great fighters in UFC history...

    Tom Written by Tom about almost 6 years ago 457 reads 7 comments

  2. The Ten Greatest NFL Coaches of All-Time

    A look at the 10 greatest coaches in NFL history. I am not a football historian, so my inclusion of pre-merger coaches will be limited but I feel many of the best coaches have coached in the Superbowl Era...

    Tom Written by Tom about almost 6 years ago 44,777 reads 24 comments

  3. The Jim Tressel Era: A Look Back at Buckeyes Recruiting

    In 2000, the Buckeyes were having a disappointing season. It had started out well with a 5-0 start, but a stunning loss to Minnesota in Ohio Stadium ended National Title dreams...

    Tom Written by Tom about almost 6 years ago 1,120 reads 5 comments

  4. Tim Tebow Has a Real Future in Pro Football, Just Not at QB

    Tim Tebow could be one of the single most outstanding college players ever and has a real shot to join the Two-Heisman Club with Archie Griffin (I hear it has jackets). His stats are mind-blowing, his plays electrifying, and his heart unquestionable...

    Tom Written by Tom about almost 6 years ago 1,550 reads 22 comments

  5. Chris Wells to Enter NFL Draft

    Chris Wells has announced that he will enter the NFL draft today, as Adam Rittenberg of ESPN reports. Many Buckeye fans will lament his departure because of his role in the Buckeye offense, namely being the offense...

    Tom Written by Tom about almost 6 years ago 385 reads 4 comments

  6. Ten Off-the-Beaten Path Fighters I Can't Wait To Watch in 2009

    Happy New Years to All! To ring in the New Year I present to you the 10 Off the Beaten Path Fighters to Watch in 2009. Going into 2009 I have 10 fighters that aren't UFC champions, undefeated champions or superstar fighters that I can't wait to watch...

    Tom Written by Tom about almost 6 years ago 456 reads 15 comments

  7. Breakdown of Ohio State Buckeyes in the Fiesta Bowl

    On Jan. 5, the Fiesta Bowl will feature the third meeting in four years of Texas and Ohio State. This has proved to be one of the most entertaining series in recent history and the ...

    Tom Written by Tom about almost 6 years ago 144 reads 0 comments

  8. First Reactions To A Disappointing UFC 92

    First and foremost I want to say this about UFC 92: yuck! One-sided fights and ugly injuries and cuts were the norm of the night...

    Tom Written by Tom about almost 6 years ago 307 reads 3 comments

  9. BR Preview Of UFC 92: Quinton Jackson vs Wanderlei Silva

    UFC 92 features three main events and all three have the potential to be the fight of 2008, none more perhaps than Quinton Jackson vs Wanderlei Silva. There is no title at stake only the pride of these two storied warriors...

    Tom Written by Tom about almost 6 years ago 656 reads 2 comments

  10. TUF Final Upset May Be More Revealing Than Surprising

    The Lightweight Final of the The Ultimate Fighter Season Eight featured two undefeated fighters but the odds seem heavily in Phillipe Nover's favor, his athleticism and stand up looked ...

    Tom Written by Tom about almost 6 years ago 97 reads 1 comments

  11. Anthony Johnson's Rising Star Back on Track

    Five months ago the young Anthony Johnson was a rising welterweight star with a 5-1 record and impressive striking skills...

    Tom Written by Tom about almost 6 years ago 227 reads 2 comments

  12. The Ultimate Fighter 8 Reflections Going into the Semis (LHW Edition)

    Moving forward with my look at the first two rounds of The Ultimate Fighter Season 8 we are moving into Light-Heavies, which is solid group but not as stacked as the lightweights with true UFC talent...

    Tom Written by Tom about almost 6 years ago 205 reads 4 comments

  13. The Ultimate Fighter 8 Reflections Going into the Semis (LW Edition)

    This season of the Ultimate Fighter is headlined by two coaches who are both premier Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighters...

    Tom Written by Tom about almost 6 years ago 299 reads 1 comments

  14. Rick Franklin's Transition to Light Heavyweight In Full Swing

    The 34-year-old former middleweight champ of the UFC, Rich Franklin has completely abandoned the 185-pound class and moved up to the world of the 205-pounders...

    Tom Written by Tom about almost 6 years ago 340 reads 21 comments

  15. In The Long Run Urijah Faber Will Be Better Because Of His Loss To Brown

    Something happened last weekend that hasn't happened in over three years, Urijah Faber was in a fight that was stopped by the referee and it wasn't his hand being raised, rather his face being tended to by his corner...

    Tom Written by Tom about almost 6 years ago 697 reads 17 comments

  16. Stephan Bonnar: The Forgotten Light Heavyweight Contender

    The American Psycho is returning to the octagon in 2009, making it almost a full two years out due to injury and Stephan Bonnar hopes to pick up where he left off, with back-to-back wins in 2007...

    Tom Written by Tom about almost 6 years ago 733 reads 6 comments

  17. Week 10 College Football Power Rankings

    1. Texas (8-1) Wins over No. 1 Sooners, No. 11 Mizzouri, and No. 6 OSU and their one loss comes to the No. 7 Texas Tech Red Raiders. They have one of the finest defenses in the nation, and an outstanding offense and great special teams 2...

    Tom Written by Tom about almost 6 years ago 153 reads 6 comments

  18. USC's Struggles Aganist Unranked Teams Says More About...

    ...Pete Carroll's coaching style than ability. Since 2002, USC's post-bowl ranking hasn't been below fourth, which is outstanding. He recruits like a madman, he churns out NFL-level players (especially on defense) and wins big games...

    Tom Written by Tom about 6 years ago 215 reads 0 comments

  19. What Is Wrong with OSU?

    1. Jim Heacock If the NFL is any indicator, the Ohio State defenses over the last few years have had a lot of talent. OSU's defensive players from past years have turned into total studs around the league...

    Tom Written by Tom about 6 years ago 278 reads 4 comments

  20. In Shocking Run to US Silver, Keeth Smart Is King of The Comeback

    Tiger Woods, John Elway, and Mariano Rivera could sit down and learn something from Keeth Smart ‘s preformace in the 2008 Olympics. The US came into the team event ranked 7th and expectations were low with out US steadfast Ivan Lee...

    Tom Written by Tom about 6 years ago 290 reads 0 comments

  21. Upset Rich Men's Sabre Feautres Surprise Winner and French Dominance

    Men’s Sabre was full of surprises in 2008, in one of the more upset leaden Olympics in recent history...

    Tom Written by Tom about 6 years ago 166 reads 0 comments

  22. MMA Must Avoid The Same Mistakes Boxing Made

    Mixed Martial Arts is the fastest growing sport in the world, and it is filling the fight sport void that boxing has left...

    Tom Written by Tom about 6 years ago 540 reads 5 comments

  23. Cubs Fans Step Away From The Ledge!

    The Cubs have been bad since the All-Star break, how bad? Real bad, their offense has scored 33 runs since the break. Sounds ok but remove the 19 runs that were all score in two blow out wins and the Cubs have mustered 14 runs in 7 games...

    Tom Written by Tom about 6 years ago 149 reads 4 comments

  24. 2008 NCAA Football Preseason Rankings

    I love baseball and my Cubbies are rolling but what I really want is 50 degrees, a windchill, the band striking that first note in Ohio Stadium and watching my team charge on to the field ready to do battle...

    Tom Written by Tom about 6 years ago 3,400 reads 12 comments

  25. Fedor Is Truely The Emperor Of MMA Heavyweights

    Fedor Emelianenko's critics were out in full force coming into last week's match up with Former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia...

    Tom Written by Tom about 6 years ago 614 reads 6 comments