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  • The Ultimate Fighter: Season 13, Episode 2: Bigger upset than VCU In our last episode, the blogosphere panicked because Brock Lesnar was boring. Even worse, Myles Jury was hurt and replaced by Chuck “Cold Stew” O’Neil. Wait, wait — that’s “Cold STEEL.” And Junior Dos Santos put his top pick, Shamar Bailey, against Lesnar’s last pick, Nordin Asrih, with predictable results. We see the credits for the ...
  • The Ultimate Fighter 16, Episode 9: Friends and fighting In life and The Ultimate Fighter, stepping up and apologizing is a Good Thing. From a utilitarian perspective, apologies add much to the greater good. They free society of the need to do excessive policing, allowing that society to focus on more positive efforts. They also establish norms of decency that reduce the risk of ...
  • Monday Myriad: When figure skaters attack The weekend in myriad sports … Figure skating:┬áIf you like seeing Americans in fourth place, the Cup of China was the Grand Prix event for you! Mirai Nagasu, Adam Rippon and the ice dance duo of Madison Chock/Evan Bates all took fourth. Chock and Bates set a personal best with 149.54 points. One surprise: Tatsuki Machida upset ...
  • The Ultimate Fighter 17, Episode 7: Bones does not know We recap, and then Josh Samman, still in a towel in his post-victory whatever, starts planning matchups. What was Jon Jones saying about him coaching too much? The gang goes to Hooters, and while I don’t make moral judgments, I refuse to acknowledge anything that takes place at a chain restaurant that encourages men to treat ...
  • The Ultimate Fighter Live: Unlucky week for Cruz The idiosyncrasies of the new TUF format are truly coming home to roost. Basically, we’re not yet through the first full round of competition. And we’ve completely run out of time to show what’s happening in the house. The last three weeks are packed. Two quarterfinals May 11. Two more May 18. Then the semifinals May 25. ...
  • The Ultimate Fighter 17, Episode 12: Award time! Wow, this is a long Harley-Davidson ad. Oh, wait, the show started. Yeah, one of the fighters gets a motorcycle. Whee. Chael Sonnen jokes with Kelvin Gastelum that the semifinalist fighter has upgraded his diet from Krispy Kreme to brownies. Man, I miss my 20something metabolism. Anyway, Gastelum and Josh Sannan both want to win. That’s a ...
  • Washington Post piece lectures kids about evils of MMA If in some parallel universe I was never given a chance to appreciate MMA, I hope I still managed to avoid writing pieces like this Washington Post monstrosity bashing an activity I neither understood nor cared to research. Let’s be clear — MMA isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Neither is boxing. Or football, rugby, Australian rules ...
  • SportsMyriad’s 2011 plans So you’ve opened all the presents and thought, “Well, that’s nice, but what I really want is to know what SportsMyriad is planning in 2011. We’ve seen nine months of erratic updates and programming. What now?” Basically, you’re going to see three big content initiatives: 1. 2012 medal projections. The goal is to be FiveThirtyEight.com for Olympic ...
  • Friday Myriad: Must be better than Thursday Time to have a good weekend of actual sports after a nasty day of news — cycling scandals, St. Louis soccer problems, etc. FRIDAY 5 p.m.: Cycling, Stage 6, Tour of California. A very tough mountain stage should shake up the standings. Versus 11 p.m.: MMA, Strikeforce. Veteran Matt Lindland vs. up-and-comer Kevin Casey in the main event. ...
  • Midweek Myriad: PanPac swimming, Diamond League finals Yes, I’m spending some time away from the computer this week. Coincidentally, I’m pondering a remake of SportsMyriad.com. The experimental phase should be at an end soon; the question is what follows. This is an unusually busy midweek for Myriad sports — CONCACAF Champions League group stage games, UEFA Champions League playoffs featuring teams you might ...
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