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Barton says Sir Alex Ferguson can’t coach and National Team is S***

Queens Park Rangers midfielder Joey Barton sounded off on a whole host topics: Sir Alex Ferguson, the FA Commission, the English National Team and the current ways that English football talent is developed. Speaking at the Leaders in Sport summit at Stamford Bridge, Joey Barton said: ‘The English national team are ****. What’s the point of this commission? It’s quite a smart...
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October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Magic Johnson leaves ESPN Countdown

Magic Johnson is a NBA and college basketball icon and part owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Magic is a tremendous personality, but he was never a tremendous announcer. And he is now leaving ESPN NBA Countdown. Earvin Magic Johnson apparently has too much to do. We believe him, because he does have a lot of things going on his life. Magic Johnson is a successful business man and...
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October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Joey Barton: “Sir Alex Ferguson can’t coach,” “National Team is S***”

Queens Park Rangers midfielder Joey Barton sounded off on a whole host topics: Sir Alex Ferguson, the FA Commission, the English National Team and the current ways that English football talent is developed. Speaking at the Leaders in Sport summit at Stamford Bridge, Joey Barton said: ‘The English national team are ****. What’s the point of this commission? It’s quite a smart...
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October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Manchester United could acquire Paul Pogba

Juventus admits they would likely lose Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba if the Red Devils were to make him a huge offer. Pogba departed Old Trafford on transfer after his relationship with United Manager Sir Alex Ferguson became strained. Of course, now that David Moyes is in charge, everything has changed. So as bad as things have gone with the manager transition, this transfer...
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October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians logo skewered by Native American group

The National Congress of American Indians published a powerful image that truly speaks for itself. This visual juxtaposition rightfully skewers the Cleveland Indians logo, by effectively portraying its racially-charged stereotyping. The fictional Chief Wahoo of the Cleveland Indians is an abomination, and this picture says it all. Look at how similar the two fake teams are to the...
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October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

#40 Arizona State Sun Devils: College Basketball 111 in 111

Welcome to The Sports Bank’s fourth annual college basketball season preview series where we break 111 teams in the 111 days leading up to the opening tip-off of the 2013-2014 season.  We will rank the 84 power conference teams (including the new Big East and American Athletic Conferences) and top 27 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters...
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October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

‘League of Denial’: Nothing we did not know

PBS and its show Frontline aired the highly anticipated documentary ‘League of Denial,’ a look into the National Football League’s handling of concussions Tuesday night. Reactions have ranged from astonished to let down. For those like me who have followed the NFL long enough, the information provided was nothing new. Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada wrote the book and lent...
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October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts vs San Diego Chargers: brutally honest preview

The Indianapolis Colts are facing a “running back controversy.” You know, like a QB controversy, just for tailbacks. There are some major issues there now with Ahmad Bradshaw going down, and out for the season. Trent Richardson is terrible. We all thought the Indianapolis Colts in that trade. At least I did. Turns out it was actually Cleveland fleecing Indy on that one. Richardson...
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October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

NASCAR driver promoting domestic violence awareness arrested for beating his wife

NASCAR Sprint Cup series Travis Wade Kvapil, currently the driver of the #93 car in the Sprint Cup Series, and his wife had a domestic dispute last night. Kvapil was arrested and charged with assault on a female and false imprisonment. There are certain stereotypes against NASCAR drivers, NASCAR fans, the NASCAR community etc. Kvapil did nothing to fight those stereotypes. He fought...
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October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Olivia Wilde thinks Redskins changed their team name

At least Olivia Wilde has her heart in the right place. She seems to think that the Washington D.C. NFL team has already changed their name. Wishful thinking, and I agree with her, but maybe she should try paying attention to the news. Instead of just being aware that something called the news exists. From the Olivia Wilde Twitter feed: Glad to hear my hometown DC has now decided...
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October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Bill O’Brien is REALLY FOCUSED on Michigan

When Penn State Head Coach Bill O’Brien joined the Big Ten conference call yesterday unintentional hilarity ensued. He took “coachspeak” to a whole new level on Tuesday as he worked the same phrases “really focused on Michigan” or “focus on Michigan” into every response he could. He had five variations of it, within the first three minutes. Reading in between the lines...
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October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Danica Patrick seeks recovery from abysmal disaster at Charlotte

Danica Patrick will head to Charlotte this weekend seeking to rebound from her abysmal performance last weekend at Kansas. It’s been an extremely rough 38 race season for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rookie, with her outing at Kansas City being the nadir. “One Lap Downica” didn’t even survive one lap. She crashed halfway through the first lap, and finished 43rd. Out of 43 drivers...
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October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Illini basketball unveils this year’s motivational slogan

Illini basketball coach John Groce unveiled the motivational slogan for this season. Consider it the Illini basketball answer to/version of “Whatever Is Needed” or “W.I.N.” from Tim Beckman. Which was then quickly changed to W.I.N.T. Adding a “Today” at the end. It should be noted that Northwestern has been using the epigram “W.I.N. What’s Important Now” for many...
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October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Washington Redskins: second sinister level to why the name is racist

I love the play of RG III, and Hail to the Redskins is a great NFL fight song, but this is where we have to part ways. There are a few big names in sports media dropping the name Washington Redskins. Bill Simmons, Peter King, Christine Brennan won’t publish the name Redskins ever again. CBS Chicago blogger Tim Baffoe has joined the movement, and he’s convinced me to do the same...
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October 09, 2013  |  1 Comment

Browns Executive Jon Sandusky, son of Jerry Sandusky, arrested for DUI

Cleveland Browns Director of Player Personnel Jon Sandusky was arrested on DUI charges in Fargo, ND early Tuesday morning. The 36-year-old NFL front office man turned down a breathalyzer test and then failed field sobriety tests miserably. Yes, he’s the son of Jerry Sandusky, the amoral monster who’s atrocities led to the (deserved) dismal state of Penn State football today....
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October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

FRIGHTENING Fan shows up at house of Matt Schaub

Matt Schaub had to deal with some frightening moments today due to a crazed football fan. The Houston Texans quarterback was the victim of a someone-wtih-way-too-much-free-time showing up at his house to berate him. “A fan went to his house and told him off,” a source close to law enforcement told CBS Houston, adding that another person “took pictures of his family,” which...
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October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Wisconsin vs. #19 Northwestern: brutally honest preview

Neither the Wisconsin Badgers nor the Northwestern Wildcats could knock off the almighty Ohio State Buckeyes. And now the Badgers and Wildcats clash in a battle to decide who’s really in the second echelon of Big Ten teams. Wisconsin has won its previous four versus Northwestern at Camp Randall going back to 2004 which includes a 41-9 victory in 2006 and a 70-23 triumph in 2010...
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October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

#41 BYU Cougars: College Basketball 111 in 111

Welcome to The Sports Bank’s fourth annual college basketball season preview series where we break 111 teams in the 111 days leading up to the opening tip-off of the 2013-2014 season.  We will rank the 84 power conference teams (including the new Big East and American Athletic Conferences) and top 27 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters...
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October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

#42 Pitt Panthers: College Basketball 111 in 111

Welcome to The Sports Bank’s fourth annual college basketball season preview series where we break 111 teams in the 111 days leading up to the opening tip-off of the 2013-2014 season.  We will rank the 84 power conference teams (including the new Big East and American Athletic Conferences) and top 27 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters...
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October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Mock Draft: 10-10-13

2014 NFL mock draft time. Team needs were taken into account this time. The 2014 NFL mock draft order is based on projections on how we believe the NFL teams will perform this season. 1. Jacksonville Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville JAX can’t “keep throwing good money after bad” as they say in corporate America. And if it were Gabbert throwing the money, it would almost always...
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October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Penn State vs Michigan: still some sizzle, but no steak

The Penn State Homecoming Game versus the Michigan Wolverines is a lot less meaningful than it sounds on paper. You hear Penn State and Michigan and you think “Wow! Two marquee programs! HUGE game this week!” When in reality, not so much. This game is actually a lot more meh than meaningful. The Nittany Lions are 3-2 overall after losing to Indiana for the very first time in...
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October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Three Georgia Bulldogs skill guys undergoing surgery at same time

Two Georgia Bulldogs wide receivers underwent knee surgery today and a surgery for a tailback is still to come. All three were injured in Georgia’s better lucky than good OT victory over the unranked Tennessee Volunteers Saturday. Junior Michael Bennett (not to be confused with the former Wisconsin Badgers and Minnesota Vikings tailback of the same name) had a right knee menisectomy...
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October 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Start realizing that Northwestern football is better than you thought

It’s time to stop to talking about Northwestern football being good by Northwestern standards. The talk about what Pat Fitzgerald has done despite the limitations he has needs to end. There is no need for qualifying statements anymore. No more “given the…” It’s just Big 10 standards now plain and simple. This week should have taught you that Northwestern football has arrived...
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October 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Wayne Rooney says blame players, not David Moyes

David Moyes is taking a lot of heat in Old Trafford, and rightfully so. However, star striker Wayne Rooney thinks the fire is misdirected. The 27-year-old forward believes the Manchester United fans and media should cut Moyes some slack. Wayne Rooney thinks it’s the players’ fault, not the Manager, for all that’s gone wrong. “Obviously the manager is under a bit of pressure...
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October 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Manchester United needs more from Michael Carrick

Manchester United needs as much as they can get from Michael Carrick. Right Now. Now more than ever. Year one of the David Moyes regime has been rather difficult thus far, and the news of Marouane Fellaini’s wrist injury has made it an even rougher road. Of course, Fellaini’s injury can’t be that all serious if he’s playing for Belgium Friday. Still, Man U is now left with...
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October 08, 2013  |  Discuss
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