1. Giants Draftee Ryan Scoma's Path to the Pros: The San Carlos Product Makes Good

    What were you doing about three months shy of your 22nd birthday? Better yet, what were you doing in the final days of your senior year of college? I can't answer either question—don't ...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 5 years ago 1,641 reads 40 comments

  2. SF Giants Return Home After Strong Road Trip: Hallelujah, Here They Come!

    If ever a 10-game stretch in June were worthy of a ticker-tape parade, the San Francisco Giants just completed one. Sounds odd coming off an anemic, 2-1 loss at the hands of the lowly Arizona Diamondbacks...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 5 years ago 269 reads 26 comments

  3. Commercial Culture: Michael Jordan's Other Legacy

    "Sometimes I dream that he is me, you've got to see that's how I dream to be... like Mike, if I could be like Mike. I wanna be, I wanna be like Mike...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 5 years ago 1,752 reads 41 comments

  4. The 10 Greatest MMA Career Comebacks of All-Time

    On Saturday night, Rich Franklin and Wanderlei Silva will both try to re-establish a foothold in the tilting landscape of mixed martial arts...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 5 years ago 22,268 reads 56 comments

  5. Brett Rogers: The Grim Is Now a Lamb Being Prepped for Slaughter

    With the San Francisco Giants coasting along on one of their delicate winning streaks, I've got no interest in rocking the superstitious boat with my observations...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 5 years ago 2,207 reads 25 comments

  6. The Braves Are Right: Axing Glavine Isn't About Money, It's About Heart

    Like most reasonable people in the good old United States of America, I marvel at the utter stupidity, egregious arrogance, and incredible greed of some of our most cherished professional athletes...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 5 years ago 352 reads 39 comments

  7. Randy Johnson Says It All with His 300th Win

    It's no longer exactly breaking news that Randy Johnson won his 300th game yesterday. Such are the perils of living on the Coast—I'm asleep while half the country is having its coffee and reading the morning's headlines...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 5 years ago 145 reads 28 comments

  8. Giant Killers: Dr. Journeymen/Mr. All-Stars

    Every team must have them. The San Francisco Giants cannot be the only goliath that suffers such a frustrating curse. If your favorite franchise falls victim to one, then you already know where I'm heading...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 5 years ago 270 reads 25 comments

  9. Steve Phillips Is Never Wrong...According to Steve Phillips

    One of the many reasons I started writing on Bleacher Report was because I got so tired of popular media giving its guiltiest members a free pass...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 5 years ago 654 reads 76 comments

  10. I Wonder If Adrian Gonzalez Likes Fishsticks, Too

    "It's amazin', so amazin', so amazin', so amazin', it's amazin'. I'm a monster, I'm a maven..."—Kanye West, "Amazing" Personal feelings aside about writing a tribute anthem to yourself, Kanye West's track is sick...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 5 years ago 624 reads 47 comments

  11. King James Isn't Quite Ready for the Throne

    Over the course of the National Basketball Association season, I've jumped at basically every opportunity to praise LeBron James. Truth be told, you could say it stopped being dignified several articles ago, and I'd mount only a token rebuttal...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 5 years ago 862 reads 62 comments

  12. Matt Cain Can Pitch: With Some Run Support, the Kid Can Win, Too

    For the last couple years, my dad and I have kicked around the same uncomfortable conclusion regarding Matt Cain and his lack of offensive support...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 5 years ago 405 reads 39 comments

  13. Giant Killers: Rick Ankiel vs. His Demons

    When I first heard about this series, I loved the idea—almost all sports fans are, more or less, homers for the underdog. Rarely do we sit down for an important match/game and root for the favorite unless the favorite happens to be our team...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 5 years ago 755 reads 40 comments

  14. L.A. Is Really Good, but the Dodgers Still Stink

    This one's gonna hurt, but it's gotta be done. There's a double edge to constantly dumping on the Los Angeles Dodgers when you're a die-hard San Francisco Giants fan. Well, if you are and you pride yourself on being as objective as possible...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 5 years ago 852 reads 51 comments

  15. An NBA Dream Is Already a UEFA Reality

    Almost all basketball fans in the United States of America are clamoring for a National Basketball Association Final that pits the Los Angeles Lakers against the Cleveland Cavaliers...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 5 years ago 599 reads 43 comments

  16. God Save Team USA in MMA

    Unlike a lot of the American television audience, I abhor reality programming—I just hate it. There's nothing real about a bunch of mental midgets being as reprehensible or as "interesting" as possible while the cameras are rolling...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 5 years ago 358 reads 50 comments

  17. Brian Sabean's Looking Smarter with Each Barry Zito Start

    OK, so it wasn't a nine-inning complete game since the San Francisco Giants could only muster one run in support of Barry Zito's latest gem. So what? A complete game is a complete game...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 5 years ago 559 reads 61 comments

  18. The NBA Is Almost Unwatchable and Only LeBron James Seems To Care

    For a basketball lover, that is a hard thing to admit. Very hard. Because the National Basketball Association is still the best place to see the game played at its highest level by the most staggering athletes in the world...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 5 years ago 1,319 reads 85 comments

  19. With Manny Ramirez Gone, the Giants Must Close the Gap

    Much has been made of Manny Ramirez's suspension for using performance-enhancing drugs, and rightfully so. When one of Major League Baseball's most prominent stars embroils himself in the game's biggest scandal, it figures to get a lot of run in the media

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 5 years ago 385 reads 52 comments

  20. SF Giants Follow Little Panda, Walk Off in Style

    Much has been made about the sorry state of the San Francisco Giants' offense thus far in 2009. And for good reason. Despite beginning the day three games over ...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 5 years ago 1,130 reads 12 comments

  21. Chris Mullin Sprung from Basketball Hoosegow in Golden State

    Some old school Golden State Warrior fans will be disappointed that the franchise severed its relationship with Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Chris Mullin...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 5 years ago 658 reads 4 comments

  22. How Do You Solve a Problem Like Manny Ramirez?

    Many a thing you know you'd like to tell [him], many a thing [he] ought to understand. But how do you make [him] stay and listen to all you say, how do you keep a wave upon the sand?—"Maria," ...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 5 years ago 389 reads 17 comments

  23. San Francisco Giants Fans Laugh Last and Longest

    It's not even because Manny Ramirez wears Los Angeles Dodger blue (OK, that's part of it). In news I'm sure you'll hear from my fingers first, Ramirez has tested positive for human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG)...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 5 years ago 357 reads 23 comments

  24. Keep Your Eye on the Lakers and Rockets, Forget About Manny Ramirez

    Oh dear God, everybody run for your fallout shelter, because Manny Ramirez just tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs. Looks like everyone in Los Angeles really wants the Lakers to win that National Basketball Association title this year...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 5 years ago 1,104 reads 12 comments

  25. The Top 10 Bay Area Sports Blogs: Swimming With the Sharks

    To borrow from a giant who walked before me, whoa Nellie! When I set out to find the 10 best blogs focusing on the San Francisco Bay Area sports’ landscape, I had zero idea about the world into which I was stepping...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 5 years ago 1,370 reads 7 comments