1. San Francisco Giants Must Play Buster Posey: Bruce Bochy Is Out Of Excuses

    Nobody can accuse me of being hypercritical of the San Francisco Giants' management, including the Bay Area's two most bullet-ridden targets. For all his warts, I've always believed general manager Brian Sabean's gotten more heat than is justifiable...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about 4 years ago 4,471 reads 14 comments

  2. Strikeforce: Fedor Vs. Werdum—Live Blogging the Results in San Jose

    Sorry, no time for a catchy title tonight—it took me about an hour just to get out of San Francisco so I'm a little late to the party at the HP Pavilion in San Jose...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about 4 years ago 8,045 reads 93 comments

  3. Fedor Emelianenko: MMA's Imperfect Answer to Muhammad Ali?

    Alright, before everyone freaks out in a knee-jerk reaction to apparent sporting blasphemy, let me explain. Nobody's suggesting Fedor Emelianenko is a perfect parallel to Muhammad Ali...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about 4 years ago 1,879 reads 33 comments

  4. San Francisco Giants' Matt Cain: The Kid's Quiet Evolution Continues

    Take a peek at the San Francisco Giants' active roster and you'll see a curious thing. You'll see Pablo Sandoval and Buster Posey checking in at a green 23 years of age—the Kung ...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about 4 years ago 1,807 reads 6 comments

  5. 2010 World Cup: Landon Donovan's Late Goal Saves Soccer in the United States

    I don't mean to state the obvious. Clearly, Landon Donovan's brilliant strike with 90:45 showing on the clock preserved the 2010 World Cup hopes of the United States of America...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about 4 years ago 1,028 reads 16 comments

  6. Oakland Athletics' Recent Struggles Mean Some Veterans Might Be on Borrowed Time

    When I first arrived at the Oakland Coliseum for Tuesday's game against the visiting Cincinnati Reds, the sky was mostly blue as the sun was successfully holding streaks of gloom at bay...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about 4 years ago 396 reads 12 comments

  7. UFC Middleweight Division Will Soon Have a New Face To Challenge Anderson Silva

    Undoubtedly, one of the most refreshing things about covering a mixed martial arts event is the accessibility of the fighters...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about 4 years ago 1,569 reads 15 comments

  8. Live Blogging the Finale of TUF Season 11: Team Liddell vs. Team Ortiz/Franklin

    Well, I swear I'm live from the Palms Casino Resort for The Ultimate Fighter: Team Liddell vs. Team Franklin finale. Unfortunately, the Internet isn’t cooperating so the “live” portion will have to come later...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about 4 years ago 949 reads 23 comments

  9. The Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale: Can the Dean of Mean Steal the Show?

    When Court "The Crusher" McGee stands opposite Kris "Savage" McCray on Saturday night, fans of mixed martial arts will be 15 minutes (at most) away from answers to a couple intriguing questions...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about 4 years ago 118 reads 8 comments

  10. San Francisco Giants: Ship Sailing Smoothly Despite a Few Ugly Swells

    Even after absorbing Tuesday's loss to the visiting Baltimore Orioles, the San Francisco Giants are humming along now that May is but a memory...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about 4 years ago 3,259 reads 15 comments

  11. UFC 115 Post Mortem: Here Lie the Careers of Chuck Liddell and Rich Franklin

    The Ultimate Fighting Championship had a bad weekend in Vancouver. Mind you, the actual scrapping was pretty good and delivered some quality moments. But the outcomes couldn't have been worse for the organization as far as building its future brand...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about 4 years ago 3,005 reads 36 comments

  12. MLB's Kiddie Table Needs More Chairs: 15 Most Exciting Players Under 24

    Every so often, you hear people of influence connected to or interested in Major League Baseball fuss about how the black American baseball player is disappearing from the diamond...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about 4 years ago 2,974 reads 26 comments

  13. The Ultimate Fighter Season 11: Tito Ortiz Is Who We Thought He Was...Or Is He?

    As the dust settles on the 11th season from the tip of the Ultimate Fighting Championship's promotional spear, the most compelling question left is not about the upcoming finale. When The Ultimate Fighter: Team Liddell vs...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about 4 years ago 1,881 reads 27 comments

  14. Oakland Athletics Continue To Win, So How About a Little R-E-S-P-E-C-T?

    If you have the unfortunate habit of paying attention to the national Major League Baseball buzz (as I do), you witness a lot of apparently misinformed feet sliding into mouths...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about 4 years ago 602 reads 8 comments

  15. San Francisco Giants Smart to Give Pat Burrell's Tires Another Kick

    Call it Christmas in June for the usual suspects in the San Francisco Bay Area. Given the warm yuletide season around here and the scorching hot couple of days the City's seen recently, the analogy works splendidly...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about 4 years ago 7,368 reads 13 comments

  16. Buster Posey Stunningly Validating the Hype with the San Francisco Giants

    By now, the Major League Baseball watching world is at least casually familiar with one Gerald Demp Posey III...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about 4 years ago 5,803 reads 13 comments

  17. The Emergence of the San Francisco Giants' Andres Torres...Oops, My Bad

    One of the aspects of modern Major League Baseball I loathe most is the constant berating of under-performing players who are otherwise beyond reproach...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about 4 years ago 2,852 reads 12 comments

  18. Rashad Evans' Victory at UFC 114 Further Complicates Light Heavyweight Division

    Recently, the explosion of interim champion Shane "The Engineer" Carwin, challenger Cain Velasquez, and challenger Junior "Cigano" dos Santos, combined with champion Brock Lesnar's ...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about 4 years ago 1,237 reads 24 comments

  19. San Francisco Giants Fans Should Be Embarrassed

    And if you were at AT&T Park watching last night's game against the Washington Nationals and booing—booing —Tim Lincecum, you should be ashamed of yourself. You're also amongst the dumbest life forms on the face of this planet...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about 4 years ago 1,116 reads 46 comments

  20. San Francisco Giants vs. Oakland A's: 2010 Bay Bridge Series Starts Perfectly

    Friday marked the sixth time Bleacher Report and I have been welcomed into the press box at the Oakland Coliseum. My five previous trips were all stellar experiences, but this one felt different the minute I crossed the parking lot's threshold...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 130 reads 0 comments

  21. On the Field With the Oakland A's: 10 Highlights For True Baseball Fans

    One of the greatest things about receiving a press pass is the on-field access that comes with it. Since I'm not allowed in the clubhouse—the Oakland Athletics were extremely ...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 774 reads 4 comments

  22. San Francisco Giants in the Brian Sabean Era: Fred Lewis Says It All

    Sooner or later, the revisionist sharks will begin circling one of their favorite pieces of bait, San Francisco Giant general manager Brian Sabean. My guess is that they've already started and the first bite is only a matter of time...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 5,926 reads 62 comments

  23. Florida Marlins' Hanley Ramirez Dogs It, Showing Why He's NL East's Second Best

    Every now and then, life hands you tidy little coincidences that fit perfectly in your view of the world. The Baseball Gods delivered one of these gems on Monday night...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 714 reads 0 comments

  24. Fedor Emelianenko: How Can a Champion Be a Chump?

    If you're an aficionado of mixed martial arts, you know there are plenty of enigmatic fighters peopling the sports' current landscape. There are the big fish like Brock Lesnar, Anderson "The Spider" Silva, and B...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 4,863 reads 36 comments

  25. If LeBron James Is Really Smart, He'll Stay a Cleveland Cavalier...at a Discount

    Let's all agree on one thing right out of the chute—barring some astoundingly cataclysmic decision-making, LeBron James will never have to work on a budget...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 4 years ago 1,010 reads 17 comments