1. NHL: Do the Right Thing, Shut Down Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby

    Sidney Crosby has skated for 15 minutes three of the past four days and that already has some Penguins fans salivating about a potential return...

    Mike Shannon Written by Mike Shannon about over 3 years ago 1,560 reads 22 comments

  2. WWE: Time To Let The Rock, Steve Austin, HHH and Undertaker Go

    So, in a rare event, people are actually excited about a WWE pay-per-view for once. WrestleMania is going to feature The Rock as guest host, Steve Austin as a referee, Snooki in a 6-man tag that the world doesn't need to see, and HHH vs...

    Mike Shannon Written by Mike Shannon about over 3 years ago 4,531 reads 29 comments

  3. NHL: Why Mario Lemieux's Letter to Gary Bettman Is Very Important

    Monday was a very busy day in Penguins -land as team captain Sidney Crosby returned to the ice and team owner Mario Lemieux unveiled a letter sent to commissioner Gary Bettman...

    Mike Shannon Written by Mike Shannon about over 3 years ago 657 reads 6 comments

  4. WWE Raw Review March 14, 2011: The Push To WrestleMania

    Raw Review – March 14, 2011 -How much of a joke is Jeff Hardy right now? I mean, seriously, how can TNA even justify ending their PPV like that? Vince McMahon would NEVER have allowed that to proceed on PPV...

    Mike Shannon Written by Mike Shannon about over 3 years ago 886 reads 11 comments

  5. WWE Raw Review: March 7, 2011: Steve Austin Returns

    -So the “text-heavy” reviews were a big hit, so we’ll continue those this week. Feel free to contact me with any suggestions, questions or complaints that I won’t address...

    Mike Shannon Written by Mike Shannon about over 3 years ago 1,525 reads 20 comments

  6. Pittsburgh Penguins: Is a Stanley Cup Run Still Possible?

    So, the Pittsburgh Penguins sit only two points out of first place in the Eastern Conference after a 3-2 overtime victory against the Boston Bruins on Saturday...

    Mike Shannon Written by Mike Shannon about over 3 years ago 1,227 reads 16 comments

  7. New York Islanders' Trevor Gillies Has Absolutely No Place in the NHL

    Trevor Gillies needs to be suspended for the rest of the season, possibly longer. This should be a no-brainer and made official immediately...

    Mike Shannon Written by Mike Shannon about over 3 years ago 1,550 reads 108 comments

  8. 11 of the Worst Trades in Sports History

    How many of us have played the Armchair GM game at least once in our lives? "If I were running this team, I tell you, there would be a TON of changes." Then we sip our Miller Lites and go back to cheering for Tom Brady to break his ankle...

    Mike Shannon Written by Mike Shannon about over 3 years ago 1,711 reads 0 comments

  9. WWE Raw Review: February 28, 2011: The Rock Responds

    So one of my wonderful readers, dlman91@hotmail.com, asked me to try a more “review-heavy” style instead of focusing on play-by-play...

    Mike Shannon Written by Mike Shannon about over 3 years ago 2,164 reads 46 comments

  10. WWE Raw Review: February 14, 2011: The Rock Returns

    You’ll have to forgive me for not getting to Raw last week, a Super Bowl hangover along with travel time left me in slightly less than a positive mood so I decided to take a personal day…you understand, I imagine...

    Mike Shannon Written by Mike Shannon about over 3 years ago 4,480 reads 17 comments

  11. NHL Embarrassment: The New York Islanders Made a Mockery Of Hockey

    Along with the typical Pittsburgh-bashing articles on this site after the Pens-Islanders debacle, I've also been reading the people who leave comments who chirp their agreement with much enthusiasm...

    Mike Shannon Written by Mike Shannon about over 3 years ago 177 reads 48 comments

  12. 20 Rule Changes That Sports Need Right Now

    Sports are an evolving entity. The NFL that you watch today is much different from the game that was played 50 years ago, just like the game in 2061 will be different than the one we watch today...

    Mike Shannon Written by Mike Shannon about over 3 years ago 2,789 reads 27 comments

  13. WWE Raw Review January 31, 2011: The Night After the Rumble

    -A couple Rumble thoughts before we get started: Edge vs. Dolph Ziggler -It was a good enough match but who really cares or bought Ziggler as a legitimate threat? It was basically Edge vs...

    Mike Shannon Written by Mike Shannon about over 3 years ago 1,120 reads 3 comments

  14. The 20 Best Sports Movie Quotes of All Time

    Sports movies resonate with many of us, helping us relive glories of yesterday or watch the worst team in the league suddenly win the big game...

    Mike Shannon Written by Mike Shannon about over 3 years ago 19,238 reads 8 comments

  15. WWE Raw Review: January 24, 2011: Corre Vs. Nexus

    Forgive me for missing last week but I had a bit of a commitment. Seems I missed the debut of the FCW champion as a part of Nexus but, since he's green as hell, I doubt much will come of it...

    Mike Shannon Written by Mike Shannon about over 3 years ago 911 reads 12 comments

  16. NFL: Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Is Knocking On Canton's Door

    It isn't always pretty on the stat sheet when it comes to Ben Roethlisberger, but the Steelers franchise quarterback does one thing better than anyone: thrive in the big moment...

    Mike Shannon Written by Mike Shannon about over 3 years ago 265 reads 1 comments

  17. NFL Playoffs: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. New York Jets Preview

    There are many intriguing story lines in the the upcoming AFC Championship game even if Rex Ryan isn't talking about how "personal" this game is...

    Mike Shannon Written by Mike Shannon about over 3 years ago 1,310 reads 0 comments

  18. Ben Roethlisberger Is Just as Great as Peyton Manning or Tom Brady

    I know, I know. The comments are going to be filled with tasteless jokes and Steelers haters before I even know what hit me. But as a personal favor to me, how about you at least read the article before deciding you hate it? Deal? Deal...

    Mike Shannon Written by Mike Shannon about over 3 years ago 5,688 reads 131 comments

  19. Sidney Crosby Is Talking: Maybe the NHL Should Listen

    By now, you've no doubt read about Sidney Crosby and his opinions on blows to the head in the NHL. After being struck in the head by both David Steckel and Victor Hedman, Sid had this to say: “When I look at those two hits...

    Mike Shannon Written by Mike Shannon about over 3 years ago 1,555 reads 41 comments

  20. WWE Raw Review: The New Nexus? (January 10, 2011)

    There's a new voice here on Bleacher Report when it comes to wrestling, and his name is Mike Shannon. If you don't know me (and how couldn't you?), I have been a wrestling columnist ...

    Mike Shannon Written by Mike Shannon about over 3 years ago 1,403 reads 5 comments

  21. NFL Playoffs: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Baltimore Ravens Preview

    Very few rivalries in the NFL are as heated as Ravens vs. Steelers and for good reason. The players don't like each other, the fans hate one another and every game seems more hard-hitting than the last...

    Mike Shannon Written by Mike Shannon about over 3 years ago 2,817 reads 12 comments

  22. NHL: The Top 10 Worst Pittsburgh Penguins of the Last 10 Years

    The Pittsburgh Penguins are only two seasons removed from their last Stanley Cup championship, have the greatest player in the world as their center, and have a supporting cast of Jordan Staal, Marc-Andre Fleury, and Evgeni Malkin...

    Mike Shannon Written by Mike Shannon about over 3 years ago 854 reads 10 comments