1. Strikeforce Challengers: Episode Six—Live Blogging from San Jose

    It's been almost two full weeks since the last time I wrote anything, which has gotta be a record for me as far as writing downtime is concerned...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about almost 5 years ago 369 reads 14 comments

  2. Demian Maia: A Few Questions with Anderson Silva's New Opponent for UFC 112

    Mixed martial arts is a brutal, dangerous sport. It takes serious stones and a wee bit o' crazy to step into that Octagon...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about almost 5 years ago 1,215 reads 27 comments

  3. UFC 109: Relentless- Randy Couture's Show Swiped by Davis, Thiago, and Sonnen

    Hey, did you hear there was a football game last Sunday? It really is futile to resist the cacophony of the National Football League and its crown jewel, the Super Bowl...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about almost 5 years ago 535 reads 12 comments

  4. Peyton Manning's Playoff Demons: Might Tracy Porter Be His Exorcist?

    In this cyberspace, I've probably scrawled several thousand words explaining the who-what-when-where-why-how keeping Peyton Manning from making that last leap to unparalleled greatness. To the everlasting glee of many, I'm sure...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about almost 5 years ago 519 reads 11 comments

  5. Super Bowl Doesn't Mar Peyton Manning's Legacy; The Game Fits Right into It

    Here's a little courtesy nudge for those Indianapolis Colts and Peyton Manning fans still in denial after yet another tortuous ending to the season for both...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about almost 5 years ago 1,231 reads 60 comments

  6. UFC 109: Relentless Press Conference—Sonnen Takes a Jab at Silva, Strikeforce

    For a card that stumbled out of the gates, Ultimate Fighting Championship 109: Relentless sure finished with gusto. After the six preliminary bouts got off to a slow start—Rolles Gracie ...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about almost 5 years ago 805 reads 4 comments

  7. UFC 109: Relentless—Live Blogging My Way to Couture Vs. Coleman

    All right, fight fans, we're almost ready for the Ultimate Fighting Championship to drop its curtain on UFC 109: Relentless...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about almost 5 years ago 4,151 reads 41 comments

  8. UFC 109: Relentless—Inside the Weigh-In from Las Vegas

    I'm back in Las Vegas for another round of cage-side action courtesy of the Ultimate Fighting Championship and Bleacher Report. This time around, I'm attending UFC 109: Relentless at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about almost 5 years ago 458 reads 26 comments

  9. Strikeforce: Miami Confirms UFC Has Company Atop the MMA Ladder

    As we head down the final stretch toward UFC 109 in Las Vegas over Super Bowl Weekend, it's clear the Ultimate Fighting Championship still has a comfortable edge on its biggest domestic competitors as far as technical practitioners are concerned...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about almost 5 years ago 1,174 reads 15 comments

  10. Randy Winn Signs With Yankees: Bronx Bombers Drop Another One on Scott Boras

    When San Francisco Giant fans look to right field on Opening Day of the 2010 Major League Baseball season, an unfamiliar sight will greet them—an orange and black uniform, but no Randy Winn underneath it...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about almost 5 years ago 609 reads 16 comments

  11. The Tim Tebow Super Bowl Ad: College Great Fumbles Before First Pro Snap

    All essential problems run the risk of leading to death or intensify the passion of living. —paraphrasing Albert Camus If the French existentialist were alive today, he would certainly agree ...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about almost 5 years ago 2,375 reads 166 comments

  12. Brett Favre Is Cute and All, But Randy Couture Is the Man

    Since the National Football League is crowning its conference champions this week and his team is one of the four vying for such honors, the sports media has been punting Brett Favre's name from coast-to-coast...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about almost 5 years ago 685 reads 29 comments

  13. The NFL, Its Rooney Rule, and Knowing When To Cry Wolf

    As a white male, any time you venture near the subject of race, you know you're bleeding in blue water. So let's be clear about this—I've got no problem with the Rooney Rule that requires ...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about almost 5 years ago 390 reads 53 comments

  14. UFC 109: Demian Maia's First Step on the Road To Redemption

    If you look at Demian Maia's resume on Wikipedia, you'll see a curious thing. Under the "Method" category pertaining to the Brazilian's loss at the hands of Nate "The Great" Marquardt, it says, "KO (Punches)...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about almost 5 years ago 484 reads 13 comments

  15. San Francisco Giants' Winter Modesty Taking a Beating, But It's the Right Call

    Man, who knew the divorce that's chewing up the Los Angeles Dodgers' buffer from a year ago would put so much heat on our beloved San Francisco Giants? The fallout in La La Land from the McCourt divorce was predictable, to a degree...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about almost 5 years ago 1,377 reads 27 comments

  16. The Peyton Manning Problem: It's Not the Man, It's His Fans

    Although I won't pretend I was rooting for them, I'm almost glad the Indianapolis Colts beat the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday. For one thing, there is no good reason to dislike Peyton Manning...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about almost 5 years ago 1,607 reads 101 comments

  17. Top 10 MMA Entry Anthems to Get the Blood Pumping

    At Ultimate Fighting Championship 108, I was reminded of one very simple, invariable truth: Few things get the adrenaline pumping as quickly and as hard as the right song played at obscene volumes in front of a large crowd...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about almost 5 years ago 2,436 reads 40 comments

  18. Tony Romo Elevating His Game: What More Could Go Wrong?

    The first article I ever wrote for Bleacher Report that got substantial notice argued Tony Romo was the most overrated player in the National Football League. While judged at the time I wrote it, I still think the statement is absolutely true...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about almost 5 years ago 1,258 reads 14 comments

  19. Alabama, Boise State, and the Arrogance of the BCS: Are We Angry Yet?

    Do you realize just how stupid corporate America thinks the rest of the country is? I mean, do you really appreciate it? Look at this story about how Wall Street is preparing to hand out six-, ...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about almost 5 years ago 2,027 reads 79 comments

  20. UFC 108: dos Santos, Daley, and Stout Stand Tallest Amid the Bedlam

    Near the end of the UFC 108 postfight press conference, there was a prolonged lull in the barrage of questions. After hours of sensory mayhem, the silence seemed out of place...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about almost 5 years ago 293 reads 5 comments

  21. UFC 108 Live Blog: B/R On The Ground in Las Vegas

    This is a bit surreal, but I'm officially ring-side for UFC 108. Or I guess I should say Octagon-side. Regardless, we're about 15 minutes from the first fight of the night between lightweights John Gunderson and Rafaello Oliveira...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about almost 5 years ago 849 reads 40 comments

  22. On The Ground at UFC 108: Media Roundtable With Georges St. Pierre

    Those of you who've read my mixed martial arts work from the very beginning might know that I was never a huge Georges St. Pierre fan. For some in-articulable reason, the dude just didn't get my fighter-pulse racing...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about almost 5 years ago 4,151 reads 17 comments

  23. UFC 108: The Scene from the Fertile Meadows AKA Las Vegas

    I don't know how you heave a huge sigh of relief virtually, but let's pretend I just did it. After spending the last several days deep in the catacombs of California law, I've emerged in time ...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about almost 5 years ago 300 reads 28 comments

  24. San Francisco Giants' Team of the Decade: The Outfielders

    The Aughts began with the San Francisco Giants on top of Major League Baseball, almost literally. They finished with the best record in baseball in 2000, came six agonizing outs away from the ...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about 5 years ago 1,794 reads 18 comments

  25. Manny Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather Fiasco Adds Another Feather to MMA's Cap

    If it's true that boxing and mixed martial arts are mutually exclusive, then Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. are doing the sweet science a grave disservice...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about 5 years ago 3,473 reads 23 comments