1. Four in a Row? A Preview of the Race for the Premiership Title

    For various reasons, I've not written on B/R for quite a while now, but as the 2009-10 Premiership season approaches, I thought I'd give my thoughts on the title race, given my successes predicting the events of last season...

    Nick Johnston Written by Nick Johnston about almost 5 years ago 306 reads 12 comments

  2. Fighting To Keep the Dream Alive: FC Porto v. Man. Utd

    Manchester United go into Wednesday's second leg of the UEFA Champions League quarterfinal fully aware of the size and importance of the task that confronts them...

    Nick Johnston Written by Nick Johnston about over 5 years ago 125 reads 0 comments

  3. Not Yet Midnight: Rays' Cinderella Story Continues

    Who would have predicted it? The Tampa Bay Rays continue to laugh in the face of expectations.Tampa Bay had never won more than 70 games in a season. They'd never so much as smelled the excitement of playoff fever in their 10-year history...

    Nick Johnston Written by Nick Johnston about almost 6 years ago 254 reads 0 comments

  4. Time to Panic Yet? Manchester United Stuck in First Gear

    After five competitive matches this season, last year's English and European champions have just one win and three draws to their name and only four goals...

    Nick Johnston Written by Nick Johnston about almost 6 years ago 505 reads 5 comments

  5. Yankee Stadium: A History in Numbers

    Yankee Stadium, as we've all heard over the past days, weeks, and months is closing for good. It's undeniably (even for a BoSox fan like me) one of the greatest ballparks in history...

    Nick Johnston Written by Nick Johnston about almost 6 years ago 678 reads 1 comments

  6. Manchester United Holds Chelsea at Stamford Bridge: Who Leaves Happiest?

    In a game frustrated by officious refereeing from Mike Riley, reigning champions Manchester United held Chelsea to a 1-1 draw, having led for much of the game after a first half goal by Park Ji-Sung, later cancelled out by a Salomon Kalou header...

    Nick Johnston Written by Nick Johnston about almost 6 years ago 545 reads 1 comments

  7. OctoberTest: Who Can Offer the Best MLB Predictions for 2008?

    I hope I'm not stealing someone else's role or whatever, but I wanted to propose a challenge to all you baseball fans. It's mid-September, and all but one of the eight playoff spots are up for grabs (mathematically, at least, if not in practice)...

    Nick Johnston Written by Nick Johnston about almost 6 years ago 438 reads 7 comments

  8. Belgian GP Drama: Stewards Strip Lewis Hamilton Of His Spa Win

    UPDATE: McLaren have announced that they will appeal this decision. We'll just have to wait and see I guess... The drama has only just finished at the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps...

    Nick Johnston Written by Nick Johnston about almost 6 years ago 755 reads 14 comments

  9. Is Motor Racing in The 21st Century Morally Irresponsible?

    Before you dismiss this as a hippie, tree-hugging rant against a popular and long-running international sport, I have to admit that I am a fan of F1...

    Nick Johnston Written by Nick Johnston about almost 6 years ago 743 reads 17 comments

  10. South Africa Beckons: The Road To 2010 World Cup Starts Here

    Whilst it seems as though we've only just finished Euro 2008, the road to South Africa begins in earnest this weekend for European nations. With 53 competing nations and 13 places up for grabs, qualifying runs from August 20th to October 14th next year...

    Nick Johnston Written by Nick Johnston about almost 6 years ago 321 reads 4 comments

  11. MLB Gears Up for the Hunt for a Red October

    With the 2008 regular season heading into the last month, what are the chances of back-to-back World Series for the Boston Red Sox? First, they still need to make the playoffs...

    Nick Johnston Written by Nick Johnston about almost 6 years ago 414 reads 10 comments

  12. The Only Gay In the Village? Homosexuality and Sport

    Competing this year in Bejing are 10,708 athletes. Only 10 are openly gay and only one of them, Matthew Mitcham, is male...

    Nick Johnston Written by Nick Johnston about almost 6 years ago 714 reads 9 comments

  13. Yelena Isinbayeva: The Reason I Love the Olympics

    For many people, the highlight of the Beijing Olympics will be Michael Phelps winning eight golds or Usain Bolt obliterating the rest of the 100m field and his own world record with his shoelace untied...

    Nick Johnston Written by Nick Johnston about almost 6 years ago 568 reads 1 comments

  14. Bolt, Gay Or Powell? A Preview Of The Men's 100m

    With the excitement in the Olympic swimming pool drawing to a close, attention now turns to the Bird's Nest Stadium and the action on Track and Field. For many, the highlight will be the men's 100m, featuring three supreme talents...

    Nick Johnston Written by Nick Johnston about almost 6 years ago 630 reads 2 comments

  15. It's Time to Stop Devaluing the Olympic Gold Medal

    The Olympics are, without a doubt, the greatest sporting spectacle on earth. No one could argue that these games do not represent the pinnacle of human physical ability...

    Nick Johnston Written by Nick Johnston about almost 6 years ago 907 reads 5 comments

  16. All-Time Line Up: Manchester United

    Many of you who read this by now will have seen Thomas Leemon's United XI which has had its critics, so I would like to offer my alternative vision of the ultimate line up of players from arguably the world's greatest football team...

    Nick Johnston Written by Nick Johnston about almost 6 years ago 24,641 reads 26 comments

  17. Can Chelsea Really Challenge On All Four Fronts?

    "Big Phil" Scolari has claimed that he believes Chelsea can and will challenge on all four fronts this season and claim an unprecedented quadruple. Sir Alex Ferguson has claimed that Chelsea are too old to present a significant challenge to his side...

    Nick Johnston Written by Nick Johnston about almost 6 years ago 463 reads 2 comments