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Carrie Underwood doing unprecedented live version of Sound of Music on TV

As you heard here first; a full day before the official announcement was made, Carrie Underwood is your new Sunday Night Football singer. She replaces Faith Hill this fall with the SNF theme song on NBC. And she’s super busy with other projects this fall/winter as well. Two of major significance. What will Carrie Underwood be doing? Which we’ll be watching simply because it...
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October 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Oregon Ducks De’Anthony Thomas ALWAYS Tweets in ALL CAPS! HE’S YELLING

Every De’Anthony Thomas tweet is in ALL CAPS! EVERY SINGLE ONE! SO YOU KNOW THAT HE’S SHOUTING! Oregon running back De’Anthony Thomas is a burner, and a bonafide NFL Draft prospect. Before getting hurt he was one of the top tailbacks on everyone’s draft boards. Of course, NFL teams rarely take running backs in the first round anymore though. De’Anthony Thomas exited the...
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October 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Ducknuts: most ZEALOUS Oregon Ducks fan ever

Meet Ducknuts, official name Tom Finneran of Portland Oregon. Check out the pipes on this guy. Ducknuts was featured yesterday on ESPN College Gameday. Wasn’t it weird to see Gameday in the darkness of night? Dude man, so weird! Anyways Ducknuts has done commercials and local television interviews. Welcome to the world of college football bowl game pep rallies. I encountered this...
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October 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Penn State football beatdown from Ohio State: facts and figures

The Penn State football team got a beat down from Ohio State last night that was so bad…one half of football was a blowout of epic proportions in itself. In just the first 30 minutes, the Buckeyes did enough destruction of this Penn State football team to constitute an entire full game’s bloodbath. OSU put up 414 total yards, 210 rushing yards and 42 points, in the first half...
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October 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Illini Coach Tim Beckman: the hot seat is RADIOACTIVE again

If you believe Illinois football Coach Tim Beckman is in over his head, then you got a lot of further validation today. If you’re in the Tim Beckman must go camp, well your camp will soon be overpopulated. Michigan State beat Illinois 42-3 today, in a game that was even more lopsided than it sounds. If that’s possible. The look of disgust/concern/discontent on the face of University...
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October 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Michigan State Spartans (7-1) now Big Ten Division front-runner

The Michigan State Spartans versus the Illinois Fighting Illini is always high quality, meaningful, fun to watch college basketball. However, this is college football, where…well the game’s signature play was one involving two Illini defensive backs touching the football before MSU wide receiver Bennie Fowler came down with it. The 29 yard touchdown pass from Michigan State Spartans...
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October 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Rumors of Manchester United demise have been exagerrated

Perhaps the Manchester United fall from grace storyline will subside a bit now. It’s likely that the yearning for the days of Sir Alex Ferguson will cool a bit. The temperature on the hot seat of David Moyes will be turned down. At least for a day, as the Red Devils beat Stoke City 3-2. And even the much publicized midfielder issues of Manchester United seem less severe. Michael...
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October 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Eight sports Halloween costumes to avoid

It is that time of year again: Halloween! And that means we will seen some sports Halloween costumes repeated over and over. All Hallow’s Eve brings out the best, sluttiest, and God-awful costumes that can only be attempted during the bewitching hours. In the spirit of sports, The Sports Bank has compiled a list of sports Halloween costumes ideas to avoid at all costs. The female...
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October 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Sir Alex Ferguson book elaborates on split with David Beckham

The famous soccer player in the world, David Beckham was driven out of the most famous soccer club in the world, Manchester United, by the sport’s most legendary Manager, Sir Alex Ferguson. The final wedge was the most upper class member Posh Spice, of the late 90s most popular musical act, the Spice Girls. David Beckham and Sir Alex Ferguson didn’t see to eye while the two...
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October 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Jessica Moran something to watch this World Series

Jessica Moran on Comcast Sports Net New England is definitely something worth watching this World Series. Given how much I, and most of America hates both teams. And of course hates their fan bases even more. not to mention there’s Tim McCarver, who’s unwatchable and unlistenable, I’m amazed the WS has drawn 13 million viewers to game 2. Again there is Jessica Moran though...
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October 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Carrie Underwood #2, Faith Hill #4 most popular football intro songs

Carrie Underwood is not the most popular all time singer of a tune introducing you to football. She’s actually second. And it’s not Faith Hill either. Whom she replaced. So if it’s not Carrie Underwood or Faith Hill, then who is it? Well, all my rowdy friends are coming over to find out. It’s someone who actually compared President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler believe it...
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October 26, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Big East basketball season preview (FS1, Madness edition)

The Big East Basketball conference is not what it once was. But it is college basketball only now, no college football. So it is unique and interesting in that sense. Big East basketball features one team ranked in the coaches poll, #17 Marquette. Georgetown and Creighton will be competitive though. Then you have Coach Lav and St. John’s, who could be a factor. Villanova will be...
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October 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Manchester United and Premier League Writers WANTED! Apply! Built-in Audience

EPL Season is here, and I need Manchester United writers. I’ve seen what Man U can do page views wise, and if you generate the page views here at The Sports Bank you will get paid to write about the team you know and love. We have a built in audience already. Our traffic rank in the UK is very very good and our Manchester United content always does well. So I need a few of you...
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October 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Lindsey Vonn going on Today Show hopefully NO TIGER WOODS TALK

I used to find Lindsey Vonn very attractive. Used to. She’s got beautiful hair and facial features. And the best legs on the planet. Of course, the brain is the most sexual organ of all, and Lindsey Vonn does not have one; unfortunately. After her own failed marriage, she got involved with a known asshole, and women who do this, I completely lose attraction to. They’re not women...
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October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Halloween: From Macabre Origins to Contemporary Slutiness

America is especially adept at turning religious or national events into massive commercial spectacles.  Christmas starts in November here.  Somehow, Easter is now intimately tied to rabbits, in real, chocolate, and marshmallow varieties.  Thanksgiving is more about the discount shopping deals that occur the day after it, as opposed to, well, giving thanks, or acknowledging that...
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October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Top 10 NFL Cheerleaders in Halloween Costumes Photos

NFL Cheerleaders in naughty nurse, naughty schoolgirl, slutty Alice-in-Wonderland….sign me up! Halloween i.e. National Dress Like a Slut Day, is tomorrow. Well actual Halloween is still almost a week away, but the holiday has been co-opted by adults into…never mind, just get ready because the strip club/brothel comes to you Saturday night. No need for you to find it. (“In my...
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October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Top 6 most cliche 2013 Halloween Costumes Miley Cyrus, Duck Dynasty etc.

2013 Halloween costumes will feature some of the most shopworn cliches ever. Remember the Cubs fan Steve Bartman costume on Halloween 2003? How about Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky in 1998? Or Gangnam Style last year? What will be the most overdone and overblown 2013 Halloween costumes? What will people with absolutely no creativity or originality dress up as this year?In this...
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October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Robin Van Persie should start for United versus Stoke City

Robin van Persie should return to starting duties against Stoke City; after nursing minor injuries. The 30-year-old missed Manchester United’s 1-0 victory over Real Sociedad in the Champions League on Wednesday night due to issues with his toes and groin. He originally feared the worst about his foot; possibly a break or something similarly bad. However, Red Devils Manager David...
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October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Manchester United midfield issues explained by Sir Alex Ferguson book

We know Manchester United has some severe issues at midfielder. We know the Sir Alex Ferguson book “My Autobiography” has a lot of revelations, especially in the “old news is new news” category. Roy Keane became a “nightmare.” Owen Hargeaves “had no confidence in himself whatsoever.” Sir Alex Ferguson rips him in detail here. Steven Gerrard wasn’t a “top, top...
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October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

#21 Wichita State Shockers: 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 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Buffalo Bills’ EJ Manuel Dedicates 2013 Season to Children of Cancer Victims

EJ Manuel, the injured but still true starting quarterback for your Buffalo Bills has partnered with Camp Kesem, a non-profit organization whose mission is to support children whose parents have or have had cancer. EJ Manuel signed on to lead Camp Kesem’s newest initiative, Scoring For Good, a novel fundraising program in which participating NFL players will donate funds every...
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October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Iowa Hawkeyes Vodka Samm speaks out (video)

Infamous Iowa Hawkeyes college football fan and raging alcoholic Vodka Samm breaks her public silence. Don’t get us wrong, Samantha Goudie was very public in her speech on her Twitter account. Vodka Samm was addicted to the social media fame even more than she’s dependent on alcohol. But then she made a total change. No more sending candid tweets from jail. She deleted her profile...
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October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings: brutally honest preview

Let the primetime streak begin as the Green Bay Packers make their first appearance in the spotlight in a bout with the division-rival Minnesota Vikings. The Packers currently own sole possession of first place in the NFC North division and the Vikings are trying to pick themselves up from the bottom of the league. It also marks the first time that Vikings’ wide receiver Greg Jennings...
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October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Notre Dame vs AFA: hottie Lauren Gardner in, Louis Nix out

When watching the Notre Dame game on Saturday night, you’ll see former Denver Broncos cheerleader Lauren Gardner. The former Colorado Avalanche and Colorado Rockies hostess and sports media smokeshow will be working the sidelines. Notre Dame at Air Force (5:00 PM, ET). Andrew Catalon and Aaron Taylor call the action, along with reporter Lauren Gardner from Falcon Stadium in Colorado...
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October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Sidney Crosby speaks about Russian LGBT laws in Sochi Games

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby will be on the newest edition of Costas Tonight, to debut on Tuesday, October 29 at 11 p.m. ET on NBCSN. In the episode, Crosby is asked about the bigoted laws against homosexuals that are currently status quo in Russia. Here’s the key moment from the upcoming interview- Sidney Crosby on Russian LGBT Laws and 2014 Sochi Games: “Growing...
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October 25, 2013  |  Discuss
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