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This Just In! Well, it is déjà vu all over again… You may recall that on January 4th, we reported how mixed martial arts’ (MMA) greatest light-heavyweight fighter, Jon Jones, defeated an Olympian in a historic title defense.  Then, just a few days later, we unfortunately had to update our readers that Jones failed a drug test, thereby tarnishing his reputation.  Well, lo and behold, one month later, we write about Anderson Silva, the greatest MMA fighter of any weight class, returning to competition after enduring a horrific injury that almost derailed his career. Silva triumphed in his return (as…

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A Brief History On February 3, 2014, one year ago today, Fox Broadcasting announced that the previous day’s Super Bowl XLVIII (no. 48) had been the most watched television event in U.S. history with 111 million people watching the Seattle Seahawks beat the daylights out of the Denver Broncos 43-8 in the Meadowlands of New Jersey. Digging Deeper This game was also significant as it was the first Super Bowl played in cold weather in an open-air stadium. Although both teams entered the game with a regular season record of 13-3, the game lost much of its competitiveness as the…

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This Just In! Yesterday, January 31, 2015, we published an article about last night’s return of history’s greatest mixed martial artist (MMA) to active competition. Ultimately, in Anderson Silva’s five round brawl against infamous trash talking contender Nick Diaz, Silva triumphed, winning a somewhat close unanimous decision and bloodying Diaz up in the process.  Nevertheless, whereas Silva achieved fame as a middleweight champion, Diaz had won his championships at the lighter welterweight class.  Moreover, not only is Silva now 39 and arguably past his prime, he indicated after the fight that even his children want him to stop fighting. As…

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A Brief History Tonight, January 31, 2015, marks the return of Anderson “the Spider” Silva, the greatest mixed-martial artist of any weight class! Digging Deeper Unfortunately, his career almost came to a dramatic end in December 2013 when he fractured his leg in absolutely gruesome fashion.  After a year of recovery, Silva competes once again tonight at UFC 183 against former Strikeforce and World Extreme Cage Fighting welterweight champion Nick Diaz.  Should Silva have a successful return, he may once again challenge for the middleweight championship.  On a bizarre note, while Silva is known for various charitable endeavors and for…

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A Brief History On January 29, 1936, the first class of baseball “Hall of Famers” was named and was comprised of Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson, and Walter Johnson.  Before the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum finally opened in 1939, another 20 men were also selected for this honor. Digging Deeper This year’s (2015) group of inductees are the pitchers Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinex and John Smoltz, as well as second baseman Craig Biggio. Located in Cooperstown, New York, the alleged site of the birth of baseball, the Hall of Fame currently has over 300 inductees made up of Major…

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