1. UFC: What the Light Heavyweight Title Picture Should Have Looked Like

    Mauricio "Shogun" Rua and Brandon Vera have won a combined two fights since June of 2010, but thanks to a shocking announcement by Dana White , one of them will have a light heavyweight title shot after their fight at UFC on Fox 4...

    Adam Reiter Written by Adam Reiter about 2 years ago 888 reads 6 comments

  2. Major League Baseball: Why Games Need to Be Shortened and How It Can Be Done

    According to MLB .com, the average time for a nine inning game in the 1970s was around two hours and 30 minutes...

    Adam Reiter Written by Adam Reiter about 2 years ago 21,967 reads 4 comments

  3. 6 MMA Fighters We Hope to Never See in the ESPN Body Issue

    The ESPN The Magazine Body Issue has been a huge hit since it debuted back in 2009. The ESPN rival to the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue obtained 35% more ad sales than comparable issues its first year...

    Adam Reiter Written by Adam Reiter about 2 years ago 3,884 reads 9 comments

  4. Jeremy Lin: It Will Always Come Back to the Facts and Stats

    Thirty-five games. That's all it took for Jeremy Lin to go from undrafted point guard out of Harvard to signing a two-year deal worth $500,000 a year to becoming worth $25 million over three years...

    Adam Reiter Written by Adam Reiter about 2 years ago 1,072 reads 7 comments

  5. UFC 148: Predicting the PPV Buyrate for Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen II

    One-million, six-hundred thousand. That is, in terms of pure numbers, the holy grail of UFC pay-per-view numbers. Three years ago, it was the buyrate of UFC 100, the highest selling UFC PPV ever...

    Adam Reiter Written by Adam Reiter about 2 years ago 2,559 reads 2 comments

  6. UFC 147: A Card Not Worthy of Being on Pay-Per-View

    When UFC 99 was aired on PPV three years ago, it wound up being the second-least purchased UFC PPV of the year...

    Adam Reiter Written by Adam Reiter about 2 years ago 1,759 reads 3 comments

  7. All-Star Games: Why They Mean Nothing to Sports and Need to Be Removed

    Fans love All-Star games because they are the one time of year where the best players in the league all come together and put on a show for the fans, with more highlight reel moves than someone would ever see at a regular-season/postseason game...

    Adam Reiter Written by Adam Reiter about 2 years ago 136 reads 0 comments

  8. MLB: Why the Hall of Fame Is in Danger of Losing Its Credibility

    After reading Cody Swartz's article on the The Top 75 Active MLB Players with the Best Chance of Making the Hall of Fame , I realized that, if those players really have those kinds ...

    Adam Reiter Written by Adam Reiter about 2 years ago 1,307 reads 14 comments

  9. UFC: Why the Korean Zombie Has Nothing for Jose Aldo

    Jose Aldo , in many ways, is Anderson Silva, Jr. He's a Brazilian UFC Champion with a black belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu, though he rarely needs to show off his ground game because ...

    Adam Reiter Written by Adam Reiter about 2 years ago 2,437 reads 7 comments

  10. Fedor Emelianenko: When He Does Retire, How Will He Be Remembered?

    Fedor Emelianenko defeated Babalu Sobral , Heath Herring, Minotauro Nogueira, Mark Coleman, Mark Hunt, Tim Sylvia, Andrei Arlovski and Brett Rogers as part ...

    Adam Reiter Written by Adam Reiter about over 2 years ago 2,281 reads 12 comments

  11. UFC: Is It Possible to Convince Fans That the Knockout Is Not Always King?

    Fans of any combat sport in the world—whether it be boxing, mixed martial arts, karate or tae kwan do, among others—love a good knockout...

    Adam Reiter Written by Adam Reiter about over 2 years ago 290 reads 5 comments

  12. UFC: Can Dustin Poirier, Chan Sung Jung Give Jose Aldo a Challenge?

    When Dustin "The Diamond" Poirier and Chan Sung "The Korean Zombie" Jung meet in the main event of UFC on Fuel TV 3, the two 145-pound warriors will fight for the right to be the next No...

    Adam Reiter Written by Adam Reiter about over 2 years ago 500 reads 0 comments

  13. UFC Fighters and Their Celebrity Doppelgangers

    Everybody out there supposedly has someone who looks exactly like them—a doppelganger. In the UFC, the story is no different. Some UFC fighters, including one who appears on this list, have earned nicknames based off of the people they look like...

    Adam Reiter Written by Adam Reiter about over 2 years ago 6,538 reads 33 comments

  14. UFC: Is Jason "Mayhem" Miller All Hype and No Substance?

    Jason Miller may best be known for flashy entrances, Chael Sonnen -esque way with words and being the host of MTV's Bully Beatdown . When you're supposed to be a world-class MMA fighter, its not a good thing that you're not best known for that...

    Adam Reiter Written by Adam Reiter about over 2 years ago 1,033 reads 3 comments

  15. UFC: Why Jon Jones Should Face Rashad Evans Next, Not Hendo

    People often talk about the most undeserving title challengers of all-time, such as the Brian Lopez-Benchimol article seen here: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/982539-vitor-belfort-and-the-25-most-undeserving-title-challengers-ever ...

    Adam Reiter Written by Adam Reiter about over 2 years ago 1,156 reads 3 comments

  16. UFC 143: Why Fabricio Werdum Will Have No Problems Against Roy Nelson

    At UFC 143 , former UFC contender Fabricio Werdum will make his return to the octagon more than three years after his previous fight, a knockout loss to now Heavyweight Champion ...

    Adam Reiter Written by Adam Reiter about over 2 years ago 1,414 reads 25 comments

  17. 2011 Best Games: We Know Number One, What's Number Two?

    When it comes to the top games of 2011, one game is the signed, sealed and delivered winner: Game 6 of the World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Texas Rangers...

    Adam Reiter Written by Adam Reiter about over 2 years ago 1,208 reads 0 comments

  18. UFC 141: How Nam Phan Can Become a Contender in the Featherweight Division

    Nam Phan burst onto the UFC scene in the fall of 2010 as a member of Josh Koscheck's team on the 12th season of "The Ultimate Fighter," during which time he became the first person ...

    Adam Reiter Written by Adam Reiter about over 2 years ago 425 reads 1 comments

  19. UFC: Why Now Is the Time for the Strikeforce Heavyweights to Enter the Octagon

    Shane Carwin, Minotauro Nogueira, Brock Lesnar , Cain Velasquez and Junior Dos Santos. Other than all being UFC Heavyweight Champions of some sort at one point or another, they have all missed time this year due to injury...

    Adam Reiter Written by Adam Reiter about over 2 years ago 236 reads 3 comments

  20. The NBA All-Time No. 1 Overall Draft Picks Team

    There have been 65 No. 1 Overall Picks since the first NBA draft back in 1947. Some have been the greatest players of all-time, others were some of the biggest busts ever, and some never even played a second in the NBA...

    Adam Reiter Written by Adam Reiter about over 2 years ago 11,935 reads 57 comments

  21. UFC 141: What a Loss to Alistair Overem Would Mean for Brock Lesnar's Career

    When former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar steps into the octagon against former Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion Alistair Overeem on December 30, in the Main Event of UFC 141 ...

    Adam Reiter Written by Adam Reiter about over 2 years ago 1,759 reads 13 comments

  22. NFL: When "Little Giants" Hit You from "The Blind Side" on "Any Given Sunday"

    Before this past Sunday's NFL games, many people would have had trouble figuring out who Panthers offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski was, let alone pronounce his name...

    Adam Reiter Written by Adam Reiter about over 2 years ago 725 reads 0 comments

  23. NFL: Are You Ready for Some (Really Bad) Football?

    During the fall, Sunday nights on NBC and Monday nights on ESPN are expected to show the best games every week during the NFL season. This season has not been the case...at all...

    Adam Reiter Written by Adam Reiter about over 2 years ago 104 reads 2 comments

  24. UFC: How Dana White Built the Ultimate Combat Sports Juggernaut

    Dana White shows up for the biggest event in the history of his organization. There are no less than 100 members of the media on hand, and in 24 hours, over 55,000 people will be watching the result of his hard work live...

    Adam Reiter Written by Adam Reiter about over 2 years ago 220 reads 0 comments

  25. UFC 141: Who Could Take the Place of Alistair Overeem Should He Not Compete?

    With fans buzzing about UFC 140, the big story leading into the UFC 141 pre-fight hype has been rumors that former Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem has suffered ...

    Adam Reiter Written by Adam Reiter about over 2 years ago 1,838 reads 1 comments