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NFL Network’s Amber Theoharis ran the 40 in 5.9 seconds

Amber Theoharis formerly of MASN, and the Baltimore Orioles replaced Kara Henderson on NFL Network. Theoharis was a sports talk radio host for WJZ-FM, and from late 2011 to April 2013 was a sports reporter for WRC-TV in Washington, D.C. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland. With the NFL Scouting Combine just completed, Amber and the rest of her NFLN crew ran the 40 yard...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL asked Blake Bortles about girlfriend Lindsey Duke at Combine

Lindsey Duke is more famous than her boyfriend, former UCF QB Blake Bortles. This despite the fact that Bortles is being projected as a top 5 NFL Draft pick, and quite possibly the #1 overall pick to the Houston Texans. Due to her “physical features,” bikini picture heavy Instagram account and the general creepiness of the internet, Lindsey Duke is overshadowing her Fiesta Bowl...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Lizzy Seeberg’s father, Tom Seeberg talks about Prince Shembo, ND

Regarding the death of Lizzy Seeberg, no one was ever tried in court. However, the case is again being heard in the court of public opinion now after former Notre Dame football player Prince Shembo admitted that he was the player being investigated for sexually assaulting her. Shembo admitted that he was the player in question during media availability at the NFL Scouting Combine...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Possible replacement for Man United Capt Nemanja Vidic in AS Roma?

Manchester United Team Captain Nemanja Vidic is very likely headed to Inter Milan with his agent saying it’s pretty much a done deal. So what about a replacement for The Serbinator? Lots of names have been thrown out there, and a certain AS Roma defender has emerged as a very likely candidate. Here’s an excerpt from TalkSPORT’s transfer rumors piece on Mehdi Benatia, a Moroccan...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Fredy Guarin, former Man United target, to re-sign with Inter Milan

Fredy Guarin was a big time target for both Manchester United and Chelsea during the January transfer window, but if he was going to move, it likely would have been to Juventus, if anywhere. Tottenham Hotspur was linked to Fredy Guarin as well. However, that’s all moot as Guarin is staying put at Inter Milan now. Guarin was asking for 15 million €, but Manchester United didn’t...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Robin van Persie blames Manchester United teammates for loss

Robin van Persie hasn’t been anywhere near as healthy this year as he was last year. When fully able to get on the pitch Robin van Persie hasn’t played at a level as good as he did he was at last season. Like a few Manchester United players struggling this season, he was better under Sir Alex Ferguson than he’s performing thus far under David Moyes. So the young Dutch striker...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Jewel of Bobby Petrino recruiting class charged with child sex felony

Maybe hiring Bobby Petrino was a bad idea. Maybe all those times when I said replacing Tim Beckman with Bobby Petrino would be a good idea…yeah I take that back. Meet three-star linebacker prospect and signed member of the Louisville Cardinals recruiting class Sharieff Rhaheed-Muhammad. The native of Fort Pierce, Fla., was arrested Monday on a felony sex-related charge of “lewd...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Sochi Olympics: 2nd worst television ratings in 20 years

During the Sochi Olympics, NBC took blatant self-promotion/cross-promotion to an art form. Remember this is the only network that ever made a sitcom about itself. Every network does conference calls with the media, featuring their on-air talent and producers, but NBC is more aggressive at turning those conference calls into infomercials. And the Sochi Olympics conference calls were...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Man United forcing season ticket holders to buy Olympiacos tix

Manchester United Football Club are forcing their season ticket holders to buy seats for Man United match versus Olympiacos tickets.The deadline is tonight. The penalty for not buying tickets to this Man United game? Your season ticket will not be valid for the Manchester Derby versus Manchester City. So they are strong-arming season ticket holders here in order to get what they...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Frank Thomas joining FS1 as new baseball analyst

Retired Chicago White Sox legend Frank Thomas has landed a new gig, he’ll be an MLB analyst for Fox Sports 1 during the 2014 Major League Baseball season. But he’ll still keep his gig with Comcast SportsNet Chicago. I spoke CSN Chicago News Director Kevin Cross today about the role Frank Thomas will have with the network. “Frank’s got a contract with us, the be our White...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Mock Draft: 2-26-14

This 2014 NFL mock draft has added more feature stories on the players themselves. They’re linked in the player name and listed after each entry too. The draft combine is over and it included NFL cheerleaders running the 40 yard dash in it this year!  This is our first update since the combine, and we’re kind of disappointed in the lack of news emerging from the combine. We...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Blackhawks Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook appearing on NBC Drama

Chicago Blackhawks Duncan Keith (#2) and Brent Seabrook (#7) play will appear on the NBC drama “Chicago Fire” tonight. This is not to be confused with the local soccer team of the same name. Star defenders Brent Seabrook and Duncan Keith guest star on tonight’s installment of the NBC show, which returns to its 9 p.m. CST Tuesday slot tonight after an Olympics-induced hiatus...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Manchester United’s Juan Mata in new corner kick commercial (VIDEO)

Manchester United’s new midfield maestro, Juan Mata puts his skills to the test in the latest edition of bwin’s Corner Kick Challenge. This is the first commercial spot Mata has been in since moving from Chelsea to Old Trafford. The Spanish star Juan Mata follows in the footsteps of teammates Michael Carrick, David de Gea and Anderson to take part in a test which gives Man Utd...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

United G David De Gea drawing serious interest from Real Madrid

The publication El Confidencial is claiming that Real Madrid are very keen on Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea. The same publication states that De Gea has agreed to terms over a new deal with United, but has yet to sign the contract. And now Sport Direct News has also linked the 23-year-old with a move back to the current capital city in Spain. David De Gea spent three...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Tara Lipinski gets new gig with Access Hollywood

Tara Lipinski is one of the few big winners in the Sochi Winter Olympics, from an American stand point. Well, we did alright in the medal count, but we didn’t exactly set the world afire. Except in all those fake sports created by ESPN in the past decade or so for their Winter X-Games. We dominated those ‘MERICA!! But Tara brought it. In the announcing game. And now Tara Lipinski...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

States of Illinois and Indiana to be shut out of NCAA Tournament

Illinois is a state that’s certainly synonymous with the great sport of basketball. Say that you’re from Chicago when traveling abroad, and the first thing people will say is Michael Jordan. Which replaced Al Capone. Before the 1990s, people on planet Earth associated gangsterdom with the second city. Now it’s the Chicago Bulls. The state of Indiana is right up there with North...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Charles Matthews announcing college choice, likely Kentucky Wildcats

Charles Matthews, a five-star 2015 shooting guard from Chicago will announce where he play his college basketball on Wednesday morning at 8:30 central time. He will make the announcement from his high school St. Rita. Matthews Tweeted Monday, “Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan St, and Marquette was the final 5.” Pretty much all recruiting experts are saying Kentucky. And Coach...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Sixers to buy out Danny Granger, traded Evan Turner for NOTHING

The Danny Granger for Evan Turner trade, with a small footnote including Lavoy Allen was the highlight of NBA Trade Deadline day. There are trade deadline days some years that are extremely boring, pointless and painful. Then there’s 2014 NBA Trade deadline, which made those kind of deadline days I just described look exciting and interesting. But it appears Danny Granger won...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Teddy Bridgewater didn’t do himself any favors at NFL Scouting Combine

Teddy Bridgewater did not run or throw at the NFL Scouting Combine yesterday, after saying that he would. Which is disappointing. A lot of QBs don’t like throwing in Indianapolis because they would rather throw to their own guys under circumstances they are more familiar with. Teddy will throw at the Louisville Pro Day March 17th. It’s interesting that Bridgewater didn’t want...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Man United target Toni Kroos warned not to hold Bayern Munich hostage

Negotiations for Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos are “going through the roof,” says Bayern’s Honorary President Franz Beckenbauer. Kroos has been linked with a to Manchester United, and it’s no secret that United Manager David Moyes is very keen on signing the 24-year-old. Beckenbauer, a legend of German football, advised Toni Kroos not to hold the club to ransom. ...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Erin Andrews replaces Brooke Burke on DWTS

After Erin Andrews completed her third place finish on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” I posed the question where will she land next? And on June 15th, 2010 I wrote right here in this spot “Erin Andrews should replace Brooke Burke as host of DWTS.” It looks like ABC/Disney is listening to me because today that exact move was announced. I have no idea why people were so...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Manchester United increase Toni Kroos bid to £250,000 a week

Manchester United is reportedly prepared to increase their bid for Bayern Munich midfielder, Toni Kroos. His contract runs until June 2015 but has so far he’s turned down one contract extension already from Bayern. Now United are said to be offering Toni Kroos a contract worth £250,000 per week – thrice of what the midfielder is earning at his current club, the Daily Mirror...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Danica Patrick hatred is fueled more by backlash than pure sexism

It’s not news that Danica Patrick is polarizing. She immensely popular, looked up to by little girls everywhere and the perfect corporate pitchwoman. Big business and the media love her. Hard core NASCAR fans hate her. They’re sick of all the media attention she gets. They abhor the idea of someone who finished 27th in the standings last year with an average finish of 26th, gets...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NCAA Tournament Bracketology (2/24/14)

It’s never too early to start thinking ahead.  Here is an early projection of the 2014 NCAA Tournament Bracketology.   You will notice on the Bracket Matrix grades that The Sports Bank’s bracketology has been more accurate than ESPN’s Joe Lunardi three of the past four years.  Be sure to check back at The Sports Bank throughout the college basketball season for weekly updates...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Notre Dame the bigger villain than Prince Shembo in Lizzy Seeberg case

When you search for “Prince Shembo” in Google, do you know what comes up in the auto-complete function? “Prince Shembo rape.” When I entered “Prince Shembo” into WordPress (the software I use to create this site) when commencing this article, the exact same thing occurred. In Bing, the auto-complete shows “Prince Shembo Arrest” and in Yahoo! you get “Prince Shembo...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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