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DAN HARDY FEATURED IN ZOO

February 17, 2009

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FEDOR ON XMRADIO

January 20, 2009

HENDO EDGES ACE, RUA LOOKS TERRIBLE

January 18, 2009

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Dan Henderson earned himself a spot on the The Ultimate Fighter 9 as the coach of the American team. Hopefully he also earned a rematch down the road aganst Rich Franklin It was a tight fight that should’ve been waged over five rounds instead of three.

The bigger loser on the night was one of the winners. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua struggled to put away a totally exhausted Mark Coleman. Rua will match up next against Chuck Liddell at UFC 97.

MMA ROUNDUP

UFC 96 and 97 main events are set

Snoozefest gets Fight of the Night bonus

The betting favorites dominate at UFC 93

Henderson and Franklin left with unfinished business

Rua looks terrible against 44-year-old Coleman

Palhares schools Horn with his grappling work

Belcher has the talent to submit Kang

Davis outsmarts Lytle

UNLV NEEDS WINK AT TCU

January 10, 2009

Big game today for the Rebels. Here’s hoping that the week off has allowed UNLV”s leading score time to mend that ab strain. It’s the first Mountain West road game for the Rebels against a much improved Horned Frog team led by former Kent coach Jim Christian.  

MMA ROUNDUP

Franklin doesn’t want to lay in his own sh*t

UFC ruffians like their tunes

Bonnar can’t get sex as a child or an adult

If Yvel gets dirty, Barnett will go medieval on his ass

Naked guy looking for pickup MMA fight

Affliction’s Michael Cohen needs a muzzle

Here are some of the breakout MMA stars for 2009

Sherdog’s Loretta Hunt knows her boxing

DAILY RAYS OF SUNSHINE

August 27, 2008

IS THIS REALLY NANCY O’DELL?

If so, she’s quite the Cougar. At 42, she looks damn good. And the rack looks natural. We’ll have to follow this one closely.

MR. MET GOES THUG AT SHEA

WAS TEAM USA REDEEMING THINGS FOR BLACKS?

This is the jist of an interesting take from ESPN.com’s Jemele Hill who says the African-American community needed this win:

But considering how, until recently, Team USA has been vilified for being selfish, noncompetitive and fundamentally inept, it doesn’t surprise me that African-Americans view the gold medal as a special vindication.

The previous failures of the national team brought a strong sense of embarrassment to both African-American fans and players.

SportsonMyMind.com strongly disagrees.

FOXNEWS NOT REALLY WELCOME IN DENVER THIS WEEK

MMA CENTRAL

Spike adds more ‘talent’ to its blogging lineup

When will EliteXC strip Noons of his title?

This is what Wanderlei Silva gets for learning English

BROOKS ON 8/26

August 26, 2008

BARNETT SHORT

August 5, 2008

BECKY QUICK!!! COFIELD’S SLEEPER PICK OVER FOX5′S LORRAINE BLANCO

May 13, 2008

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I’m now addicted to CNBC’s Squawk Box. Quick is not smoking hot but there’s something sneaky hot about her. Don’t you think?

 

UNLV HOOPS A HOT COMMODITY… NOT ENOUGH SLOTS FOR ALL THE POTENTIAL RECRUITS

May 1, 2008

UNLV’s hoops beat writer, Matt Youmans joined us. There’s some great transfers who are considering Lon Kruger’s program.

Youmans outlines the good “dilemma” facing UNLV. Use scholarships on the transfers or save them to land three top 100 players who hoop it up in Vegas?

CLICK HERE FOR THE YOUMANS INSIGHT

 

COSTAS AND FOUL MOUTHED AUTHOR TURN BLOG INVESTIGATION INTO HATCHET JOB

April 30, 2008

What a sad night for media “legend” Bob Costas during his CostasNow show on HBO.

He talked to a whole two bloggers and then made the piece into a print v. blog battle.

WATCH AUTHOR BUZZ BISSINGER SCREAM AND CURSE AT BLOGGER WILL LEITCH

Bissinger’s W.C. Heinz reference was ridiculous. No one is saying bloggers are better writers or that their insight is more valid than some print members. The blogosphere simply provides additional entertainment and info options.

Bissinger also stated said he worries about kids, in particular his 16-year old. If his child is tapping one source as the gospel, the problem isn’t with the source, it with you as a parent. Maybe screaming bullshit and f**k at your child isn’t working.

The traditional media members also leaned on their crutches saying they’re responsible and worked to get where they are. With pride, Costas includes himself in that group. Yet it was obvious he did little research and had no more knowledge than that “sports fan in his basement” that he derides so often.

Are these guys responsible?

  • Pete Vecsey had to apologize for making up a story just two days ago.
  • Ron Borges fired from the Boston Globe for plagiarising.
  • Jay Mariotti, Chicago Sun-Times, is constantly hammered by athletes for never venturing into a lockerroon.
  • I sat at a Final Four and witnessed Bill Rhoden from the N.Y. Times watch no more than five minutes of the game sitting courtside as he was engaged in conversation with another writer.
  • We all witnessed Tony Kornheiser routinely turn in half-assed 7″ columns during the 2007 football season at the Washington Post

Funny enough, the only writer recently chastised for shoddy print work was African-American Stephen A. Smith. It is not possible for a good columnist to turn in the same quality work that he did 10 years before he took that radio and TV job on the side. Smith was fired by the Philly Daily News.

As far as working to get where they are…huh? The newspaper biz is as political any other business. The best writers don’t have the biggest jobs. Many of the nation’s top columnists are no different than the tenured teachers people bitch about. Now that they’ve arrived, they’re best work is 10 years behind them.

The entire CostasNow segment on blogging was a set-up.

Deadspin’s Will Leitch has done a brilliant job leading the way in the field. But Will is not a TV or radio guy and he could not state his case with Bissinger cursing at him. Is it a coincidence that the other blogger featured, the Harvard educated Michael Schur from FireJoeMorgan.com, was not invited to the face-to-face conversation? Yet we take the word of Syracuse’s Bob Costas and the Penn educated Bissinger. I guess one Ivy Leaguer can be trusted and other can’t.

I honestly don’t care where a guy went to school. Though if I did, we could compare Syracuse’s academic reputation against many other schools and have a good laugh. And I don’t want to hear about Cuse’s broadcasting/journalism school, Newhouse. As far as “sports-talk” radio goes, Newhouse’s reputation is overblown. With dozens of Cuse alum doing shows around the country, can you name me five that do really good shows?   

Let’s get back on track. The fear from these “sportswriters” Bissinger and Albom was so evident in their generalizing about bloggers. They were more than comfortable saying that most bloggers are uneducated goofs. This was based on what research?

Internet viewers aren’t stupid, in spite of what the panel thinks. They’re drawn in by well written, unique, creative and timely commentary and pictures. Everything on Deadspin, The Big Lead, Mr. Irrelevant, AwfulAnnouncing and Sports By Brooks is not mean or smut based. These sites and many other blogs do a great job of spurring discussion and bringing fun back to sports.

Here’s a great discussion with Brooks from SportsByBrooks that we did on my ESPNRadio 1100 radio show during the Final Four.

Brooks, is not a 20-year in his Mom’s basement. He worked in radio and still does regular spot on 710 ESPN in L.A. The discussion revolves around the online revolution and the constant lying by the traditional media. That includes much of sports-talk radio.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO BROOKS (on the top of the page) 


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