PGF Preview/Competitor Notes

Guys, I started researching the competitors for this PGF season as soon as it was announced. Once I started trying to put together a summary and realized the initial list put out was just tentative, I stopped for a while. When I found out the final list, I restarted with the hope of educating myselfContinue reading “PGF Preview/Competitor Notes”

PGF SEASON 2 WEEK 1 FANTASY ANALYSIS

DISCLAIMER: This advice is just that, advice by a blue belt fan of the PGF. I make no promise of helping you win the $1,000. Also, McWhorter, you are banned from reading this blog. I’m still a little salty from you using my analysis to edge me out last year (just kidding, bud. best ofContinue reading “PGF SEASON 2 WEEK 1 FANTASY ANALYSIS”

PGF: Paying You $1,000 to Watch Their Grappling Season

UFC Fight Pass charges $10 a month. Flograppling gets you for $20 or $149.99 if you want to see ADCC. The Professional Grappling Federation (PGF) wants to pay one fan $1,000 for watching their second season for free on YouTube. Well, there’s one catch…you have to win their Fantasy Grappling league. Brandon Mccaghren, 10th PlanetContinue reading “PGF: Paying You $1,000 to Watch Their Grappling Season”

PGF: A Model for Bringing the Sport of Jiu Jitsu to the Masses

With the second season of the Professional Grappling Federation debuting March 5 on YouTube, 10th Planet Black Belt Brandon Mccaghren finds himself on the precipice of changing the sport of jiu jitsu.  We all know how Royce Gracie’s domination at UFC 1 opened the eyes of martial artists and fight fans to the power ofContinue reading “PGF: A Model for Bringing the Sport of Jiu Jitsu to the Masses”

Professional Grappling Federation Season 2 Preview Video Breakdown

If you’re on this blog, you’re a fan of the Professional Grappling Federation (PGF). I’m working on one or two more PGF Season 2 blog posts as a previews for the upcoming season. I’m going to try to get back my old journalism mojo and see if I can write something to get some tractionContinue reading “Professional Grappling Federation Season 2 Preview Video Breakdown”

PGF Season 1 Tournament Analysis

OKAY, SOME BIG UPDATES TO THE BRACKET: CHANGE 1: EASTERN CONFERENCE (ON THE LEFT) – JOSH DIADDARIO HAS REPLACED JEREMY GEIGER. CHANGE 2: WESTERN CONFERENCE (ON THE RIGHT) – MOISES CARRASCO IS OUT, LEADING TO A CASCADE OF CHANGES. I’LL UPDATE IN THE TEXT BELOW. Here it is, the night we’ve all been anticipating.  Now,Continue reading “PGF Season 1 Tournament Analysis”

PGF WEEK 9 FANTASY ANALYSIS

We’ve hit the end of the road for the regular season of the inaugural season of the Professional Grappling Federation (PGF).  Even as I type this piece, I have a mix of Boyz II Men’s “End of the Road” in my head, but a little Frank Sinatra’s “My way” added in there out of respectContinue reading “PGF WEEK 9 FANTASY ANALYSIS”

MOST ANTICIPATED MATCHES OF WEEK 9

I’m barely making my deadline due to a glorious Zoom-powered parents’ back to school night for my eldest son.  Nevertheless, your cure for a case of the Mondays is here.  Sadly, the final week of the season is upon us.  Let us not mourn the passing of the first season of the PGF, but revelContinue reading “MOST ANTICIPATED MATCHES OF WEEK 9”

PGF WEEK 8 FANTASY ANALYSIS

Congrats to McWhorter, Bull City Jiu-Jitsu, and The Winners on joining me with the top team scores of the week.  We all decided Noah-t to overlook Noah (McDojo show inside joke there). Now the Pete Rose of the PGF, Kevin Primeau, has had to give up his #1 position, sinking down to #3.  Kevin, youContinue reading “PGF WEEK 8 FANTASY ANALYSIS”