LATEST STORIES FROM THE SPORTS BANK

Marcus Mariota isn’t “pro ready” enough to be #1 overall

Can former Oregon Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota pull a Cam Netwon? Win the Heisman and then become the #1 overall NFL draft pick? Mariota certainly has all the measurables, numbers, tools and statistics to accomplish this exceedingly rare feat. The 6’4″ 212 pound signal caller from Honolulu, Hawaii has INSANELY good stats, but he’s not as pro ready. It’s turns out that...
Via The Sports Bank
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Man United transfer rumors: Pogba, Clyne, El Fitouri, Anderson

Here are the latest Manchester United transfer rumors circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Not all of these will actually happen, but they are all interesting to read nonetheless. It’s always fun to speculate who might be coming to/leaving from Old Trafford. Especially with the window set to close on Monday. We start with the latest in the...
Via The Sports Bank
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Liverpool news and notes: Ings, Sturridge, Balotelli

Here are the latest Liverpool news stories circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. We also have a couple of the few Liverpool transfer rumors to touch upon. We begin with the latest story on the health of Daniel Sturridge. -(Daily Mail) Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is predicting Daniel Sturridge ‘s return to fitness will transform his side’s...
Via The Sports Bank
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Why Marcus Mariota won’t be the #1 overall pick

Can former Oregon Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota pull a Cam Netwon? Win the Heisman and then become the #1 overall NFL draft pick? Mariota certainly has all the measurables, numbers, tools and statistics to accomplish this exceedingly rare feat. The 6’4″ 212 pound signal caller from Honolulu, Hawaii has INSANELY good stats, but he’s not as pro ready. It’s turns out that...
Via The Sports Bank
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Eight Michigan State football players who will get drafted

NFL Draft guru Mel Kiper Jr did an ESPN conference call with the nation’s media and the one college program that kept coming up was…Miami? Notre Dame? USC? Nope. Someone from the SEC? No, it was a Big Ten program. Ohio State? Michigan? Neither, it was Michigan State football actually. Yes, the Spartans are loaded with prospects; for both the 2015 NFL Draft and 2016 NFL Draft...
Via The Sports Bank
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Man United news: Falcao, Bale, Chicharito, Rojo

Here are the latest Manchester United news stories circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. We begin with a really interesting revelation being made official by David Moyes. It pertains to a very high profile player that’s been heavily linked to United these past few months. Gareth Bale of course. David Moyes has confirmed that he tried to sign...
Via The Sports Bank
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Manchester United making final Aymeric Laporte push

The clock is ticking for Manchester United to acquire Athletic Bilbao’s Aymeric Laporte. The winter transfer window will close in just mere hours. You know that United badly needs defenders, and the center-back would fit in well at Old Trafford. The Daily Mail says that Bilbao won’t accept anything less than the £31.5 million buy-out clause in Laporte’s contract, while...
Via The Sports Bank
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Man United making last minute push for Mats Hummels

Manchester United went all out for Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels in the summer transfer window, and it was no secret that Louis van Gaal would be back this winter. He’s made Hummels a top target, and now we’ll see if he’ll impose his will upon Jurgen Klopp, who thus far is refusing to sell. It’s been thought that this one is indeed going to happen, but the question...
Via The Sports Bank
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chelsea transfers: Juan Cuadrado coming, Andre Schurrle leaving

Colombian winger and one time Manchester United target Juan Cuadrado is set to complete his move to Chelsea from Fiorentina. To free up the space, and seal the deal by funding the transfer, Andre Schurrle is headed to Wolfsburg. He is set to have his medical with the Bundesliga side today. Sources told ESPN FC on Thursday that “Cuadrado was expected to sign “in the next 48...
Via The Sports Bank
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Former Bengals QB Jeff Blake: “everyone intentionally deflates footballs”

Want more evidence that “deflategate” is the biggest non-story ever? How it’s all a media-driven “scandal” that no one, and I mean no one, should ever care about? How all of this nonsense this week was nothing but over-blown media hype? We now turn to former Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Jeff Blake. “I’m just going to let the cat of the bag, every team does it,...
Via The Sports Bank
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tottenham transfer rumors: Martinez, Adebayor, Kane

Here are the latest Liverpool transfer rumors circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Not all of these will actually happen, but they are all interesting to read nonetheless. It’s always fun to speculate who might be coming to/leaving from Anfield. We start with Emmanuel Adebayor. There’s a whole lot on him out there today: -(The Telegraph...
Via The Sports Bank
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Liverpool transfer rumors: Stindl, Bittencourt, Martinez, Neves

Here are the latest Liverpool transfer rumors circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Not all of these will actually happen, but they are all interesting to read nonetheless. It’s always fun to speculate who might be coming to/leaving from Anfield. We start with a couple of Liverpool transfer rumors from the Daily Star: Liverpool boss Brendan...
Via The Sports Bank
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NBC’s Super Bowl XLIX goal: 125 million viewers

Stay with me, this is the ONE TIME that talking about ratings numbers is actually interesting. Super Bowl XLIX, could be the first event in which Nielsen numbers might actually be legitimate news. Seriously, Super Bowl XLIX might produce numbers that someone outside of NBC employees might find to be a compelling narrative. As I’ve said numerous times, TV ratings numbers are the...
Via The Sports Bank
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Man United transfer rumors: De Gea, Pogba, Laporte

Here are the latest Manchester United transfer rumors circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Not all of these will actually happen, but they are all interesting to read nonetheless. It’s always fun to speculate who might be coming to/leaving from Old Trafford. Man United ready to make David De Gea the best-paid keeper in the Premier League...
Via The Sports Bank
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Liverpool news: Sterling, Akpom, Neves, FA Cup TV info

Here are the latest Liverpool news stories circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. We also have a few Liverpool transfer rumors to touch upon. We begin with the latest story on the uncertain future of Raheem Sterling. As he is one of the most important player on the team by far, expect this narrative to play out in the media for a long time going...
Via The Sports Bank
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Man United news: De Gea, Fletcher, Zaha, FA Cup TV info

Here are the latest Manchester United news stories circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. We begin with the latest story on the uncertain future of David de Gea. As he is the most important player on the team by far, expect this narrative to play out in the media for a long time going forward. -(The Telegraph) Real Madrid are prepared to test...
Via The Sports Bank
1 day ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Aaron Rodgers, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix in NEW Key & Peele East/West Bowl

Green Bay Packers teammates Aaron Rodgers and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix make cameos in the latest edition of Key and Peele’s world famous “East/West Bowl” sketch. The bit that Key and Peele are most famous for now has a pro edition, released in time for the Super Bowl. The first two editions were college, but in this video each professional player says where he went to school. The...
Via The Sports Bank
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Why ESPN only SEEMS like it’s “Eastern Seaboard Programming Network”

Many of us have made the joke: “ESPN, Eastern Seaboard Programming Network.” Or we’ve at least discussed the famous “east coast bias” at not just ESPN, but within the entire mainstream media. In May, when The Sports Bank first visited Bristol, we had a frank and honest discussion with both Steve Levy and the late great Stu Scott about the Tim Tebow/Lebron James/Johnny...
Via The Sports Bank
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kathryn Tappen to visit human foosball table in Phoenix

Kathryn Tappen will co-host “Super Bowl Zone” along with Carolyn Manno. Here are some of the key segments that will comprise “Super Bowl Zone”: Kathryn Tappen visits SuperFoos2015, a unique life-sized foosball rink in downtown Phoenix that allows people to participate as foosball players. NBC Sports’ popular figure skating analysts Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski will...
Via The Sports Bank
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolyn Manno to get in F-16 Fighter Jet for Super Bowl segment

  “Super Bowl Zone” will be co-hosted by NBC Sports commentators Carolyn Manno and Kathryn Tappen.  Following are segments that will be featured in Saturday’s episode of “Super Bowl Zone”: NBC Sports’ popular figure skating analysts Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski will visit Rawhide Western Town, an 1880s Wild West theme park in Phoenix, for an authentic Old West experience...
Via The Sports Bank
2 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Islanders: there are no “statement games”

For what seems so long ago, before the Islanders embarked on a home and home, back-to-back series against the Pittsburgh Penguins, we explored the idea of Islanders trying to win “statement games.” The Islanders were one of the best teams in the league through the first 18 games, winning 12 and losing six. The emergence of their youngsters, and strong play by the veteran additions...
Via The Sports Bank
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Arsenal transfer rumors: Luis Suarez, Chuba Akpom

Here are the latest Arsenal transfer rumors circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Not all of these will actually happen, but they are all interesting to read nonetheless. It’s always fun to speculate who might be coming to/leaving from the Emirates. We start with “Chewy Luis,” yes indeed we have some Luis Suarez transfer rumors to discuss...
Via The Sports Bank
2 days ago  |  Discuss

FA charges Chelsea’s Diego Costa, will miss Man City clash

Diego Costa is set to miss Saturday’s rematch with the Premier League champions, Manchester City, after the Football Association charged the Chelsea superstar striker with violent conduct. The FA finds that Diego Costa had been guilty of a stamp on Emre Can 12 minutes into extra time. The second alleged stamp, on Martin Skrtel, was deemed accidental and not worthy of sanction...
Via The Sports Bank
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Blackhawks need to jettison Dan Carcillo

Dan Carcillo was playing so well by his standards. Then Dan Carcillo Dan-Carcillo’d all over himself. This may come as surprising news to you, but ‘Carbomb’ has more than worn out his welcome. His latest antics cost him six games. For some reason, the left winger decided cross-checking a defenseless Mathieu Perreault was necessary. The Winnipeg Jet suffered an upper body injury...
Via The Sports Bank
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Why ESPN seems like it’s the Eastern Seaboard Programming Network

Many of us have made the joke: “ESPN, Eastern Seaboard Programming Network.” Or we’ve at least discussed the famous “east coast bias” at not just ESPN, but within the entire mainstream media. In May, when The Sports Bank first visited Bristol, we had a frank and honest discussion with both Steve Levy and the late great Stu Scott about the Tim Tebow/Lebron James/Johnny...
Via The Sports Bank
2 days ago  |  Discuss
SITE INFORMATION
The Sports Bank
"Sports. Media. Entertainment: unfiltered"
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.