1. Super Bowl XLVIII Fits Peyton Manning's Simple, Yet Complicated Legacy Perfectly

    Peyton Manning 's legacy is actually quite clear at this point. He is the greatest regular-season quarterback the NFL has ever seen by a wide margin, but he struggles in the postseason ...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about 6 months ago 2,367 reads 28 comments

  2. Marshawn Lynch Fine Should Signal Beginning of End for NFL's Free Public Ride

    Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has the right to remain silent via the First Amendment of the United States Constitution, which guarantees freedom of expression among a variety of fundamental protections...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about 6 months ago 10,153 reads 51 comments

  3. NL West Rumblings Have Division Gearing Up for Potentially Epic 2nd Half

    If you had to describe the National League West's showing thus far in the 2013 Major League Baseball season with a single word, it would have to be "disappointing...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about 1 year ago 3,483 reads 8 comments

  4. Miami Heat Playoff Run Demonstrating the Real Problem with the Decision

    "The Decision" was such a monumental nightmare that it obscured the real problem with LeBron James ' actual decision to take his talents to the Miami Heat ...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about 1 year ago 24,404 reads 336 comments

  5. Atlanta Braves' World Series Design Is Fatally Flawed

    If the Atlanta Braves are serious about completing the championship journey they supposedly started during the offseason, they're going to need some help...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about 1 year ago 5,540 reads 59 comments

  6. San Francisco Giants' 2nd Consecutive Walk-Off Home Run Has Familiar Feel to It

    The San Francisco Giants ' game Saturday night had a familiar feel to it and not just because Buster Posey hit a walk-off home run the night before...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about 1 year ago 2,287 reads 4 comments

  7. MLB Offseason 'Winners' Find April Is the Cruelest Month

    In Major League Baseball, money can buy headlines, but it cannot buy wins. The first month of the 2013 MLB season is in the books and already serves as a stark reminder to those ...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about 1 year ago 863 reads 3 comments

  8. UFC 159 Results: Jon Jones Throttles Chael Sonnen, Squarely in No-Win Territory

    After mauling Chael Sonnen at UFC 159 , it's clear that Jon Jones has no serious challengers at 205 pounds. This isn't news to most fight fans, but there's really no room for debate left...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about 1 year ago 1,093 reads 2 comments

  9. UFC on Fox 7: Henderson vs. Melendez Delivers on Considerable Promise

    UFC on Fox: Henderson vs. Melendez could've been a disaster. Instead, it was a face-smashing success complete with an in-Octagon marriage proposal...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 1 year ago 2,010 reads 2 comments

  10. Tim Lincecum's 2013 Season Already a Microcosm of His Disastrous 2012 Campaign

    Tim Lincecum had a brutal, those-numbers-can't-be-right 2012 season. It was one of the most-dissected storylines of the year and for good reason...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 1 year ago 3,697 reads 23 comments

  11. Zack Greinke Injury Proves One Thing: LA Dodgers Are True Media Darlings

    Matt Kemp's sluggish start is suddenly the least of the Los Angeles Dodgers ' concerns. That's because Zack Greinke fractured his collarbone in a donnybrook that ...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 1 year ago 2,811 reads 7 comments

  12. Rob Gronkowski's Fun Is Harmless for Now, but the Good Times Won't Last

    Rob Gronkowski 's forearm simply will not cooperate. It had the nerve to break twice during the 2012-13 NFL season and then refused to heal in time for the New England Patriots tight end to be fully effective on the dance floor in Las Vegas...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 1 year ago 14,806 reads 41 comments

  13. San Francisco Giants Taking a Serious Gamble on Angel Villalona

    Angel Villalona is an arrogant killer or the victim of callous opportunists, depending on whom you ask ...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 1 year ago 5,125 reads 24 comments

  14. Oscar Pistorius Murder Allegations Latest Version of a Lesson We Refuse to Learn

    Oscar Pistorius, the first amputee to compete in the Olympic Games, allegedly gunned down his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, in cold blood...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 1 year ago 31,502 reads 73 comments

  15. The LeBron James Syndrome: How Much Is Enough for Today's Pro Athlete?

    LeBron James has already made hundreds of millions of dollars playing the game of basketball, but he wants more. Either a fatter contract or credit for "sacrificing" for the good of the team—doesn't matter to 'Bron...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 1 year ago 929 reads 20 comments

  16. San Francisco Giants' Offseason Looking Better as Winter of Insanity Continues

    The world economy is limping along and Europe is slowly sinking into a quicksand of debt with every rosy report chased by a slew of gloomy ones ...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 1 year ago 6,133 reads 13 comments

  17. Ravens Won, 49ers Lost Super Bowl XLVII Because They Followed Harbaugh's Lead

    At some point, San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh must get himself under control. Considering his team just lost the franchise's first Super Bowl in six trips, now would be a terrific time...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 1 year ago 2,573 reads 22 comments

  18. Jose Aldo Is UFC's Most Underrated Champion and Its Most Dangerous

    When the main event at UFC 156 was over, featherweight champion Jose Aldo was paraded around the Octagon on his cornermen's shoulders, as has become his custom...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 1 year ago 3,133 reads 63 comments

  19. UFC 156 Results Leave No Doubt About It, Demian Maia Is a Force at Welterweight

    Demian Maia's not just a wildly entertaining force. UFC 156 , another of the organization's annual contributions to Super Bowl Weekend, did not disappoint...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 1 year ago 901 reads 0 comments

  20. Colin Kaepernick Stirring Ghosts of Legendary QBs from 49ers' Past

    Except those ghosts never had tattoos. For a moment, Colin Kaepernick 's ink threatened to overshadow his game...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 1 year ago 1,692 reads 10 comments

  21. Manti Te'o Hoax Is Officially the Dumbest Story in the History of Sports

    I tried to watch Katie Couric interview Manti Te'o about his imaginary girlfriend, but the dying braincells made it sound like someone was inside my skull, walking around on bubble wrap...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 1 year ago 3,574 reads 66 comments

  22. Celebration of Ray Lewis' Redemption Must Include the Story's Ugly Beginning

    By the time Super Bowl XLVII finally rolls around, the celebration of Ray Lewis ' redemptive football career figures to be one of the few stories that won't inspire the same reaction in football fans as rancid meat...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 1 year ago 2,658 reads 64 comments

  23. San Francisco Giants Flush with Championships, Still Short on Respect from ESPN

    In most sports, on most planets, winners are revered. There are exceptions. Sometimes the planets align and you benefit from some ethereal component that can't be quantified, captured or reproduced...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 1 year ago 10,270 reads 169 comments

  24. Tom Brady, Peyton Manning Reviving Old Debate with Classic Seasons

    Once upon a time, Tom Brady and Peyton Manning ruled the National Football League and, by corollary, the world. Those two names started every conversation about the league's best quarterback, and they usually ended it...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 1 year ago 5,735 reads 43 comments

  25. MLB Free Agent Market Becoming a Fool's Paradise at the Top

    The 2012-13 MLB hot stove has finally started cooking in earnest, and things are starting to tilt toward crazy...

    Andrew Brining Written by Andrew Brining about over 1 year ago 4,619 reads 32 comments