MMA News Wrapup

We had us an interesting week in the world of MMA with several fights being made and the finals of the Bellator featherweight tournament were set in viscous fashion. Three fights were confirmed for UFC: Rio in August. The main event will be Anderson Silva defending the UFC Middleweight title against Yushin Okami. Former light…

NBA First Round Playoff Picks

Just getting these done in time as the Bulls/Pacers tip for game 1 in about 20 minutes. Commentary this week is brought to you by TJ, the letter F, and the number 7. Series Armando Casey TJ Comments East – #1 Chicago vs. #8 Indiana Chicago Chicago Chicago Three letters: MVP. Derrick Rose could beat…

NHL First Round Playoff Picks

For our breakdown of these series (or what passes for breakdowns), take a listen to this week’s BangCast. It should just be right below this post. For now, courage and a table of picks as we start two more contests. I love contests. I also like the almost constant sound of me losing them. NHL…

Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley – What’s Next?

The Monday after a big MMA event is always fun, because we get to play armchair cornerman and guess what’s next for the fighters on the card.  Some will be determined during the event (Jon Jones vs. Rashad Evans), some will be no-brainers (Brock Lesnar vs. Junior dos Santos winner getting a title shot), and…

Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley Predictions

Strikeforce’s first major show since the Zuffa purchase takes place in just a few hours from the San Diego Sports Arena (although I think it’s named for a casino now…) and we’ll be there. Well, I’ll be in my living room with the TV locked to Showtime but you get what I mean. I’ll be…

Patrick Peterson (nee Johnson): in trouble?

Armando introduced us to this little gem:http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=6275253 Looks like Cam Newton Pt. 2 in a sense. Funny that Patrick Peterson Sr., of all people, made that comparison, considering Papa Cecil’s involvement in Newtongate. Anyway – does this change anything? Is any NFL team gonna be deterred by this developing story? Does this story have its…