Blood in the Cage: Mixed Martial Arts, Pat Miletich, and the Furious Rise of the UFC L. Jon Wertheim Like any good bout in the sport of mixed martial arts that Wertheim describes so well, this book is fast-paced and entertaining. This … [Read more...] about Review: Blood in the Cage by Wertheim (2009)
All I knew was that his upper body, outside of range an instant ago, was suddenly in range and the big blue glove that covered his right fist was expanding and filling my field of vision as time slowed. I realized that I, standing there … [Read more...] about The Superman Punch
The tale of Richard Peeke, an English sailor captured during a raid on Spanish coastal towns in 1625, was popular during his own time, but showed renewed interest during the Victorian era for Peeke’s display of manly virtue. Today, the tale … [Read more...] about Quarterstaff vs. Rapiers: Peeke’s Three to One
Folks, we’re getting down to the wire and I for one am excited to see if this pardon will be granted. As a rule, modern presidents tend to issue a whole slew of pardons right before leaving office rather than doing so earlier. That way, … [Read more...] about Will President Bush Pardon Jack Johnson?
A blow-by-blow account of two women boxing at Harry Hill’s concert saloon in 1876. To give this tale some context, Harry Hill was an Englishman (born in Liverpool, 1819) who opened his saloon in New York city in 1854 and operated it until … [Read more...] about A Female Boxing Match (1876)