James Harrison: Pariah or Whiner?

The NFL’s announcement that they will start suspending players for dangerous and flagrant hits has been the talk of the sports world. Hell, we’ve already had two posts talking about an especially concussive week in the NFL. I had planned on leaving it at that. But, then I saw that James Harrison was contemplating retirement…

More Concussion Talk

Just watching SportsCenter and saw a great piece by Tim Hasselbeck on this weekend’s hits. Figured I’d do an update on my point from the Week 6 Post Mortem. Through Week 6 this season, there have been 35 players listed with concussions. That’s 14 more than last year, and 11 more than 2008. Interesting since…

NFL Week 6 Post-Mortem

Okay, so I’m tired of doing write-ups for every team or every game. Let’s face it, at this point in the season not every game means something. So these are the key points for this past weekend’s action.. #1. With the return of Big Ben, the Steelers look GOOD. They had 4TDs – all on…

UFC 120 Quick Wrap

Well, we discovered a few things on Saturday. First, we found out that Carlos Condit hits really really hard. Second, we found out about a little-known rule in the Unified Rules of Combat, the part where they say that an attempt to depants your opponent is a foul. So we now have our first draw…

Heisman Watch

I’m hoping that eye surgery has not resulted in a lot of typos on this one, but I was just astounded by the performances put up by the Heisman Trophy candidates in this week’s games. All of the Heisman hopefuls aside from LaMichael James were in action yesterday. Three of them lost. Worse yet, 2…

NFL Week 6 Picks

Due to some ocular difficulties, yours truly is posting the picks this week. I will likely suck and screw things up, and you, Faithful Reader, will deal with that. If you would like to file a complaint, please see Management. Game Steelers Casey Armondo Seattle @ Chicago (-6.5) Chicago Chicago Chicago Miami @ Green Bay…

UFC 120 Picks and Preview

First of all, this is our 100th post at the Bang! Here’s to many, many more and hopefully some of these may actually make some sense. It’s time to start a busy week in MMA. First up, the UFC throws us a freebie chock full of some possibly great fights. UFC 120 will come to…

College Football Week 7 Picks

I honestly can’t believe we’ve already passed the halfway point of the season. College football always passes too quickly for my tastes. But then again, I used to tape bowl games so I could have football to watch in March and April. That’s just me, I think I might have a problem. Anywho, there’s another…

NFL Breakdown

Through Week 5: Week 5 picks Picker Wins Losses Push Steelers 6 8 0 Armando 8 6 0 Casey 6 8 0 Overall Standings Picker Wins Losses Push GB Armondo 37 37 2 — Steelers 31 43 2 6 Casey 28 46 2 9 Congratualtions to Armondo for reaching the .500 mark. You are what…