1. Irish Shows Plenty Of Fight Against USC—Bad News For The Skeptics

    During my year and change on Bleacher Report, I'm sure I've demonstrated some tendencies that anyone watching closely would be able to enumerate quickly and persuasively...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about almost 5 years ago 647 reads 7 comments

  2. The Dodgers Vs. the Phillies in the NLCS: Fuss Over Bullpens Is Bull****

    I wouldn't want to be a Los Angeles Dodger fan for a variety of reasons, mainly because I've lived in San Francisco or its suburbs for most of the last 22 years. As such, I'm a die-hard fan of the Giants and I loathe the Bums...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about almost 5 years ago 274 reads 14 comments

  3. Rush Limbaugh's Bid to Buy the St. Louis Rams Already Successful

    “If anything here offends, I beg your pardon, I come in peace, I depart in gratitude.”—Garrison Keillor This is the last time I'm gonna use Rush Limbaugh's name...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about almost 5 years ago 396 reads 7 comments

  4. MLB and Instant Replay: What's So Impure About Getting It Right?

    It's not often I change my mind. Friends and family would say that's because I'm stubborn. I think it's because I don't rush to judgment...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about almost 5 years ago 193 reads 11 comments

  5. Warriors' Colorful Stephen Jackson Is Another Golden Boy for the Apologists

    In the wake of outrageously boorish behavior by high-profile individuals, I'm repeatedly stunned that so many apologists step forward...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about almost 5 years ago 391 reads 26 comments

  6. San Francisco Giants Roundtable: Contract Extensions for Management

    Sadly, the San Francisco Giants' 2009 season is already growing cold. It was a fantastic ride—better than most people expected—but it's time to close the books on another 162-game campaign...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about almost 5 years ago 314 reads 7 comments

  7. Deion Sanders Is All About The Kids...As Long As It Works For Him

    When I ran across Deion Sanders’ interview on the NFL Network this morning, I was gonna let it go. Notwithstanding my skepticism about officially clearing the air via an interview on your ...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about almost 5 years ago 1,236 reads 17 comments

  8. Cal Bears' Head Coach Neil McGuire Throws His Cubs to the Wolves

    OK, OK, so maybe they weren't wolves. Still, the Santa Clara Broncos can aptly be described as carnivores on the terrain of women's soccer...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about almost 5 years ago 1,183 reads 39 comments

  9. Baseball Gods Spare C.B. Bucknor One Night, Skewer Phil Cuzzi the Next

    During Thursday night's American League Division Series game between the Anaheim Angels and Boston Red Sox, first base umpire C.B. Bucknor had an absolutely horrendous evening...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about almost 5 years ago 1,225 reads 17 comments

  10. In the World of Modern MMA, the Fat Man Is King

    OK, so maybe he's not quite a king, but bear with me. After a decade of watching mixed martial arts, certain truisms are becoming obvious even as the sport continues to evolve...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about almost 5 years ago 1,372 reads 14 comments

  11. Torii Hunter Saves C.B. Bucknor and MLB from Total Humiliation...For Now

    Torii Hunter's three-run big fly on Thursday night pleased a lot of people. The Anaheim Angel fans—no disrespect intended, but the team simply is NOT anywhere close to Los Angeles—in attendance were audibly ecstatic...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about almost 5 years ago 278 reads 4 comments

  12. Detroit Tigers Not the Only Ones Hurt By Miguel Cabrera's Egotism

    When I was in high school during the mid-1990s, we had what would now be called a strength-and-conditioning coach. He was an ex-coach/administrator who volunteered to help around the edges of the program because he loved athletic competition...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about almost 5 years ago 293 reads 7 comments

  13. When Numbers Lie: Why Tim Lincecum's ERA Is Better Than Chris Carpenter's

    I'm a shade unclear as to the specific voting rules for Major League Baseball's regular season awards. Common sense would dictate the writers who select the winners have to wait until the last ...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about almost 5 years ago 778 reads 40 comments

  14. Say It with Me: Tim Lincecum Is the 2009 National League Cy Young

    The three-horse race for the National League Cy Young Award is officially over. The votes haven't been cast or tallied yet as the Major League Baseball season still has some leg in it, but Chris ...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about almost 5 years ago 730 reads 58 comments

  15. Reality Is Not a Good Look For The Ultimate Fighter

    Has anyone else noticed that the Ultimate Fighter has lost some serious giddyup as far as legitimate mixed martial artists are concerned? When TUF first broke on the scene, it seemed to be considered a joke by those inside the fight game...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about almost 5 years ago 840 reads 23 comments

  16. Love Him or Leave Him, Freddy Sanchez Will Be a Giant in 2010 (So Love Him)

    I'm not sure what to make of a headline that announced Freddy Sanchez is "open" to the idea of staying with the San Francisco Giants in 2010. In all honesty, my first reaction was to be a little perturbed...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about almost 5 years ago 461 reads 6 comments

  17. Any Way You Cut It, Kimbo Slice is Nice

    There's a reason Seinfeld is considered one of the best sitcoms of all time. It was hilarious, but in a timeless and true-to-life sort of way. If you can tolerate the whining, it might be your perfect comedy...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about almost 5 years ago 1,359 reads 13 comments

  18. The National League Cy Young Award and the Power of the Repeat

    Depending on what the top three candidates do in their final starts of 2009, the National League Cy Young announcement could be one of the most acrimonious days in recent Major League Baseball history...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about almost 5 years ago 1,033 reads 16 comments

  19. Terrell Owens' Blame Game Continues

    Not everyone gets the USA Today so you might not know what I’m talking about it. In fact, were I not in route across the country, the story would’ve passed quietly under my radar...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about almost 5 years ago 1,688 reads 12 comments

  20. The World of MMA Prepares to Fit Walker and Mayorga For Bad Idea Jeans

    Add Ricardo Mayorga and Herschel Walker to the list. Which list, you might ask? That would be the list of those severely misguided and misinformed individuals who think that jumping into the deep waters of mixed martial arts sounds like a good idea...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about almost 5 years ago 259 reads 9 comments

  21. San Francisco Giants' 2009 Season Is Over: Time To Read the Writing on the Wall

    I have dreamed a dream, but now that dream is gone from me.—Morpheus, Matrix Reloaded (and San Francisco Giants fans across the country) Technically, which means mathematically, the San Francisco Giants are still alive...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about almost 5 years ago 510 reads 25 comments

  22. Milton Bradley Strikes Out Again, Next Team to Offer the Guy a Shot Is Batty

    It's getting towards late September and that means several annual rituals are starting at the altar of Major League Baseball...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about almost 5 years ago 955 reads 25 comments

  23. Angels and Demons: Giants' Villalona in Police Custody on Suspicion of Murder

    Whoa, I had a totally different article all lined up about the frustration of being a West Coast fan stranded on the East Coast for vacation during a Major League Baseball postseason chase. That's out the window...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about almost 5 years ago 491 reads 7 comments

  24. UFC 103: dos Santos Answers the Skeptics, Franklin Proves Them Right

    UFC 103 didn't hold too much allure for me for two reasons: I've never been a Rich "Ace" Franklin fan and I never took Junior dos Santos very seriously...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about almost 5 years ago 1,265 reads 10 comments

  25. The UFC's Kimbo Slice Experiment Gets Off on the Right Foot (or Fist)

    If you're even a casual fan of mixed martial arts, you know the name Kimbo Slice. You know that his street-fighting exploits became the stuff of YouTube legend; his subsequent pseudo-celebrity ...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about almost 5 years ago 2,827 reads 23 comments