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  1. Sactowns Alpha Males: UFC on FOX 9

    Geoff Gallo

    You have to rewind your memory bank to 2007 to remember the last UFC event held in Sacramento, a city that most resembles a remodeled basement. Even though MMA devotee Arnold Schwarzenegger vacated the governor's mansion long ago, the triumphant retu...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  2. Metamoris: Spending a Day in the World of Jiu-jitsu-Centric MMA

    Geoff Gallo

    Maybe I've never worn a gi and maybe I've never rolled, but I am still passionate about mixed martial arts. What little I know of jiu-jitsu comes from my neighbor, Tim, who enjoys making his friends submit during UFC broadcasts. "You see that? You se...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  3. Branching Out for Bellator

    Geoff Gallo

    For the combat sports fan, it's all about maintaining focus. We attend live events, watch other shows at home, then program our DVRs to bridge the gaps. We listen to industry podcasts, check Twitter feeds, patrol various blogs, and maybe even leave s...

    Blog | March 27, 2013
  4. We Went There: UFC 155, Las Vegas

    Geoff Gallo

    UFC events in Las Vegas have distinct electricity. In a city this grandiose, title fight cards almost become distorted by anticipation and excitement. It just feels different. And with the UFC looking to punctuate 2012 by brandishing a championship r...

    Blog | January 04, 2013
  5. Save the Aloha, For Now: UFC Legend B.J. Penn

    Geoff Gallo

    Back in January of 2009, my friend Rick traveled to Las Vegas with some business associates to attend UFC 94. Living in San Francisco, just a short flight away, I decided to visit my old college buddy and reminisce about decades of miserable Vikings ...

    Blog | December 19, 2012
  6. Playbook's ultimate list of who's NOT NEXT

    DJ Gallo

    ESPN's NEXT determines the people who are primed to dominate the sports world in the coming years. Playbook's NOT NEXT determines who and what have almost no hope for the future. Here are some names, teams and things not to keep an eye on. Ho...

    Blog | December 13, 2012
  7. UFC 152 Emerges From the Rubble

    Geoff Gallo

    For an entertainment company accused of oversaturating the market with its product, maybe an extended break wasn't the worst thing that could happen. But UFC 151's cancellation on August 23 created an undeniable firestorm in the mixed martial arts wo...

    Blog | September 26, 2012
  8. DJ Gallo's fall NFL/movie combo preview

    DJ Gallo

    Playbook is a sports site, but we also do some pop culture. Why write one article about, say, the 2012 NFL season and an entirely different one about the upcoming fall movies? That's a lot of work when you can just cover both topics at once. "...

    Blog | September 04, 2012
  9. UFC Roots: The Gracie Academy in Torrance

    Geoff Gallo

    I never liked the idea of fighting for the sake of fighting. Other than my brothers' hilarious brawls in the 1970s, it seemed wrong on many levels. So back in 1993, when some friends invited me over to watch the original Ultimate Fighting Championshi...

    Blog | August 28, 2012
  10. UFC on Fuel 4: Everything But the Fights

    Geoff Gallo

    Like most of the American workforce, I spend a considerable amount of my day linking YouTube videos or Google images in meaningless instant-message exchanges. My friend Lemmer navigates his computer for similar reasons. Anytime he comes across a fema...

    Blog | July 13, 2012
  11. DJ Gallo: It's time for Mr. Manners

    DJ Gallo

    Page 2's advice columnist again lends wisdom to the lost souls of sports.

    Story | Conversation | February 05, 2010
  12. DJ Gallo: It's time for Mr. Manners

    DJ Gallo

    With so many athletes in desperate need of advice, Page 2 had no choice but to bring back Mr. Manners.

    Story | Conversation | July 16, 2009