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John Elway giving state of the Denver Broncos address

John Elway is Denver Broncos football. Probably always will be. Yes, Jake Plummer had his moments, and Jay Cutler had his best season as a pro in Denver. And that guy they have now at QB is rather good, but this is still the Elway franchise. As Exec. VP of Football Operations John Elway will join Greg Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf at halftime of the St. Louis Rams-Denver preseason game...
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August 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Northwestern football reveals new white helmet for opener vs Cal

Yesterday, Northwestern football was saying though their social media that they had a big announcement coming the next day. Sometimes when they do this, or a lot of college and pro teams for that matter, it’s all drum roll and no cymbal. Teams say they have news which is notable, but in the world the SIDs/Media Relations people live in seems a lot bigger than it really is. However...
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August 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Time for Arsenal to shift some blame away from Arsene Wenger

This Premier League article comes from Mansur Abubakar When then Arsenal Captain Patrick Vieira lifted that FA cup trophy at Wembley in 2005,I wouldn’t have believed anyone that tells me 8 seasons later, a large section of the fans that paraded the streets and pubs to celebrate that day will be calling for the head of Arsene Wenger. The manager undoubtedly took the club to another...
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August 22, 2013  |  Discuss

#81 Belmont Bruins: 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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August 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Danica Patrick heading to Bristol, but not that Bristol

Danica Patrick is headed to Bristol this weekend, but not that Bristol. She’s racing a car in Tennessee, not getting the “Car Wash” treatment from ESPN in Connecticut. Say the words “Bristol Night Race,” and drivers, crew members and fans immediately think of one of the great spectacles on the Sprint Cup circuit. The .533-mile Bristol Motor Speedway with 160,000 seats wrapped...
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August 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Ron Zook taking break from banking to rejoin CBS Sports

As you no doubt heard a month or so ago, Ron Zook works in a bank. Not a big name, high-powered investment bank, but a small branch in Ocala, Florida. Zook serves as a Business Development Officer for Gateway Bank. But when Ron Zook is not out trying to woo new clients to reduce their transaction fees and overdraft costs, he’s doing TV work for CBS Sports Network. Inside College...
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August 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Jim Tressel now teaches a class at Akron

Disgraced former Ohio State Coach Jim Tressel has fallen pretty far down the ranks. Sure, he had that minor figurehead type role for the Indianapolis Colts briefly, but now he’s relegated to the MAC. Not that there’s anything wrong with the MAC, and the Vest actually has a pretty nice gig in Akron, it’s just when you’re as high a Jim Tressel once was…well he often reminds...
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August 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Tolerating a Lingerie Football League or LFL doubleheader

When is a good time to experience the Lingerie Football League or LFL? The LFL, now renamed the Legends Football League has a very short season, with the Chicago Bliss having a three game stand in the summer and the LFL postseason during the “dog days of summer.” Because like they say in Hollywood “no one watches television in August.” Or as former leader of the military...
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August 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Steelers icon Jerome Bettis joins ESPN

Super Bowl champion running back Jerome Bettis has joined ESPN as an NFL analyst. The Pittsburgh Steelers icon and Notre Dame hero to Domers everywhere will appear on NFL Live and SportsCenter. Jerome Bettis will contribute to other ESPN platforms too, beginning September 1. The National Football League’s sixth all-time leading rusher, Bettis ran for 13,662 yards and 91 touchdowns...
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August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Did the Cubs give Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro the money too soon?

One of the major themes of the Chicago Cubs’ 2013 seasons is whether team management was hasty in awarding long term extensions to shortstop Starlin Castro and first baseman Anthony Rizzo when both were under club control for several more seasons.  On August 28, 2012, the Cubs signed Castro to a seven-year, $53 million contract through 2019 even though he was under club control...
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August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Chicago Bears predictions: Bold and sure to be wrong

Chicago Bears predictions are running rampant online, which means the Chicago Bears need to skip ahead to week 1 of the regular season. Having to wait another two weeks will force some fans to be desperate enough to watch the fourth and final preseason game in its entirety. I will not be one of those people, but I am someone who enjoys going out on a limb. This Bears team has boom...
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August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

And we’re off! Wayne Rooney Saga Escalates

This Wayne Rooney article comes from Robbie Dunne. The Premiership season is in full swing yet again with every team having played over the weekend. There were predictions made and plans for the year drawn up. In some cases (Arsenal), the future looks bleak having signed nobody and lost Alex Oxlade Chamberlain until at least November with a knee injury. In other cases, the future...
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August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

CBS acquires TV rights to American Athletic Conference (non Catholic 7 Big East)

CBS Sports Network has acquired the rights to telecast college football and basketball games from the American Athletic Conference through a sub-licensing agreement with ESPN. We haven’t heard the term American Athletic Conference much as of yet, basically it’s the non Catholic 7 teams from the Big East. The Catholic 7 will retain the Big East moniker. The American Athletic...
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August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

#82 Texas Longhorns: 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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August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Allie LaForce, Bart Scott part of CBS new NFL pregame show

CBS ‘s new “That Other Pregame Show” is exactly what is sounds like, a break from the familiar NFL pregame show format. “TOPS” will be hosted by Adam Schein along with 11-year NFL veteran Bart Scott (known best from his days as a fearsome New York Jets Linebacker) and long-time Oakland Raiders executive Amy Trask, the first woman to ever rise to such a high office in the...
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August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

NBC’s Brian Williams does Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Warren G. Nate Dogg (video)

Late Night host Jimmy Fallon plays a mashup of NBC News anchor Brian Williams rapping Snoop Dogg’s verse from the classic Dr. Dre song “Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ Thang.” Behold Brian Williams in all his glory. Brian Williams is the anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News, the evening news program of the NBC television network since 2004 position. Brian Williams was listed...
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August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

#83 Houston 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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August 20, 2013  |  Discuss

#84 Washington State 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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August 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Max Bullough: Indeed Mr. Michigan State Spartans

Michigan State has a tenacious defense taking to the gridiron this fall. And the leader of that fearsome defense is OLB Max Bullough; who blood is as green and white as it gets. He’s a third-generation Spartan, following in the footsteps of his grandfather Hank (guard, 1952-54) and father Shane (linebacker, 1983-86) who played football at Michigan State. Bullough has the word “SPARTAN”...
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August 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Tony Stewart’s season goes up in Smoke, but not his race team for 2014

I am sorry, Smoke, but you must sit — for the next three months. And I don’t mean inside your stock car. One of the biggest names in NASCAR is Tony Stewart, a three-time Sprint Cup champion and part-owner of Stewart-Haas Racing. Tony Stewart is also Danica Patrick’s boss, as One Lap Downica herself races the No. 10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet for SHR. But Tony Stewart broke his...
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August 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Badgers: Linemen Preseason NFL Draft Stock

With football season approaching it’s easy to get wrapped up in the excitement of practice reports, scrimmages and preseason games. The hollow, empty feeling of football-less February is thankfully long gone, so it’s with an eye toward getting a leg up next February that it’s time to take stock (pun intended) of the NFL draft prospects for current Badgers. Today let’s take...
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August 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Alabama QB AJ McCarron: NFL Draft stock analysis

Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron has a hot girlfriend. But too bad AJ McCarron’s NFL draft stock isn’t as hot as Katherine Webb. Well, it’s luke warm. According to some NFL scouts his draft stock is high. But he has his detractors though too. When the college football season starts in another week, AJ McCarron will be starting his last campaign for the Crimson Tide and defending...
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August 20, 2013  |  1 Comment

Manchester United unsuccessful with bid for Everton duo

This Manchester article is from Aayush Dureha. Manchester United’s combined bid for Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini and left back Leighton Baines has been turned down by their club. An offer believed to be £28m was labelled “derisory and insulting” by Everton in a press statement on the club’s website. “Everton can confirm that it has received bids from Manchester...
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August 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Convicted Sex Offender Pierre Pierce hits game winnner vs Iowa

Pierre Pierce hit a game winning shot today AGAINST the Iowa Hawkeyes, the college basketball team with which he is most synonymous. Pierre Pierce is the man who has forever tarnished the name of Steve Alford; and for good reason. He was involved in a pair of sexual assaults while a member of the Hawkeyes. In 2002, Pierce was accused of sexually assaulting a female student. He reached...
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August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts season preview QB/ST/Overview/predictions

This is the final installment of our series previewing the Indianapolis Colts season. To see the other parts click on the links at the bottom here. It’s pretty hard to forecast the Coltss season a couple weeks before the year even kicks off. Schedule strength doesn’t matter as much in the NFL a it does in college football. The NFL has much more parity, and a much longer season...
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August 19, 2013  |  Discuss
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