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5 Super Bowl XLVII storylines the media overkilled these past 2 weeks

One thing about the Super Bowl that no one likes is the extra week of media buildup. Absolutely no one cares about the Pro Bowl, so the second bye week creates even more time for the press to recycle the same tired storylines. And like this flu season, this “Harbowl,” “Harbaugh Bowl,” or “Harbauwl” was much worse than most years. The main plotline has been beaten to death...
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February 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Great Super Bowl Ad: NFL American Television Moments

Of all the Super Bowl ads that everyone will be talking about, this one by far takes the cake. Remember seeing all those classic American television characters again, except this time sporting the regalia of the NFL team home to where the show was set! The spot features no less than 48 television celebrities from 20 of America’s favorite shows, along with all 32 NFL teams. On top...
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February 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Great interview of Jennifer Love Hewitt, JLH’s breasts (video)

Pretty watchable interview of Jennifer Love Hewitt, or Jennifer Love Hewitt’s breasts. But then again aren’t all interviews of JLH pretty much just interviews of her boobies. Or about them. They don’t call her Jennifer Love huge **** for no reason. And all this seems less creepy when an old Scotsman is discussing this topic so vividly. Or maybe it’s more creepy when you hear...
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February 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Hoosiers Cody Zeller is apparently a hydroelectric engineer, on Twitter

The #3 Indiana Hoosiers defeated the #1 Michigan Wolverines 81-73 as Cody Zeller scored 19 points. It’s the third time in school history that the Hoosiers (19-2, 8-1 Big Ten) have beaten the No. 1 team at home, and the first time they’ve done it in back-to-back seasons. The win gives Indiana a five-game winning streak, sole possession of the Big Ten lead and likely the top spot...
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February 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Keys for the #3 Indiana Hoosiers against the #1 Michigan Wolverines

Fans, analysts and (surely) the teams themselves have had this one circled all season. Indiana and Michigan were projected to be the Big Ten’s two best teams before the beginning of the 2012-13 college basketball campaign, and each has held true to form — even if in inverse order to this point. And at 9 p.m. today, the Hoosiers and Wolverines — both with 7-1 Big Ten marks —...
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February 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Sara Walsh of ESPN Photo Archive

We all love ourselves some Michelle Beadle, don’t we? But who’s that new gorgeous media princess who filled in on Sports Nation when Beadle was absent? And of course, the show belongs to Charissa Thompson now. However, let’s take a look at the 34-year-old Sarah Walsh, who joined ESPN in May 2010. Walsh left WUSA-TV in Washington, D.C., where she served as the station’s weekend...
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February 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Niners Patrick Willis interviews Ravens Michael Oher: video

Finally something unique related to the Super Bowl: video of Patrick Willis and Michael Oher talking cars, hairlines, football and growing up in TN. As I’m sure you know, Patrick and Michael have a lot of similarities. They were teammates at Ole Miss, both from West Tennessee, both had challenging childhoods, and are now both going head to head in the Super Bowl this Sunday Which...
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February 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Former Cubs, Diamondbacks 1B Mark Grace gets 4 years in prison

Recently, former White Sox and Red Sox catcher Carlton Fisk got drunk and drove his truck into a cornfield. He’s facing some serious drunk driving charges. And now this: Former Chicago Cubs and Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman and most recently D-Backs television color analyst Mark Grace was sentenced to jail on DUI charges. The “lovable” drunk that used to hang out a lot...
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February 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Stacy Keibler, former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader attending Super Bowl XLVII

Courtney Lenz isn’t the only ex-Ravens cheerleader making headlines this week. George Clooney’s girlfriend and former WWE Diva Stacy Keibler is making the trip to Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Sunday to cheer for the Baltimore Ravens. Go here for our photo gallery of Keibler bikini pics Keibler, once a cheerleader for the team, old radio host Ryan Seacrest: “I...
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February 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs name spring training non-roster invites

The Chicago Cubs have invited 22 non-roster players to major league spring training, which begins Tuesday, February 12 when pitchers and catchers hold their first formal workout in Mesa, Ariz. Position players are invited to report to camp Saturday, February 16 with the team’s first full squad workout Sunday, February 17. The following 11 pitchers have been invited to major league...
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February 01, 2013  |  Discuss

7 worst Super Bowl XLVII story pitches

An actual press release received this week. as you can see it’s HARD HITTING IMPORTANT NEWS: BALTIMORE, Jan. 28, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Minutes before today’s flight to New Orleans, Baltimore Quarterback Joe Flacco was seen with his favorite treat: Haribo Gold-Bears. The original gummi bears are Flacco’s go-to choice while prepping for the big game. Known for his sweet tooth...
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February 01, 2013  |  Discuss

What I don’t like about the Cubs proposed Wrigley Field renovations

Wrigley Field is the second oldest ballpark in the major leagues. It is also one of the most historic and one of the few old school stadiums still standing. When the Ricketts Family bought the team in 2009, they promised sweeping changes were coming to this franchise. While those sweeping changes still have yet to translate to the product on the field, other changes are already being...
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February 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Former Baltimore Ravens Cheerleader Stacy Keibler: New Bikini Photos

Maybe the hottest 31-year-old on the planet, dating the coolest 50-year-old planet, Stacy Keibler has been an internet media sensation (well, more than usual anyway) lately because of her relationship with Hollywood’s ultimate bachelor George Clooney. And that’s the extent of celebrity gossip discussion on this site. Keibler is burning up the bandwidth because she just did a...
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February 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Top Super Bowl XLVII related searches, Nate Silver’s Super Bowl prediction

Notable Top Bing Searches · Team: The San Francisco 49ers were the search darlings this Super Bowl, receiving twice as many searches as the Baltimore Ravens. · Quarterbacks: The 49ers quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, appeared to be the fan favorite quarterback among Bing searchers, surpassing Raven’s QB, Joe Flacco, by more than 50 percent. · Harbaugh Brother: The most searched...
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January 31, 2013  |  Discuss

CBS rejects wholesome SFW Super Bowl XLVII ad made by porn website (video)

Super Bowl broadcasting network CBS blocked a proposed multi-million dollar commercial from Pornhub.com, an online destination for adult entertainment. The G-rated commercial features a fully-clothed elderly couple sitting on a park bench before the Pornhub logo is revealed towards the end of the web-shortened 20 second spot. The safe-for-work ad was released on YouTube earlier this...
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January 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Grizzlies send Rudy Gay to Raptors in three-team deal: trade breakdown

Rudy Gay’s name has been floating around in trade rumors the past couple of weeks and finally the triggered has been pulled in our first major pre-trade deadline deal.  Gay heads from the Memphis Grizzlies to the Toronto Raptors in a three-team trade that also includes the Detroit Pistons.  Here is my trade breakdown. Toronto Raptors get: SF-Rudy Gay, C-Hamed Haddadi Memphis...
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January 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Amy Poehler Super Bowl ad sneak preview (video)

Former star of Saturday Night Live and featured player in numerous movies such as “Mean Girls” and “Baby Mama” comedienne Amy Poehler will have her own Super Bowl 47 advertisement for Best Buy. The 41-year-old, 5’2″ actress was a very hot and trending term on the internet recently, as her jokes with friend and usual co-star Tina Fey at the Golden Globes killed. Their...
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January 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Ravens-49ers Super Bowl XLVII freestyle rap and prediction

Once the highly energized AFC and NFC Championship games end, the two weeks leading up to the Super Bowl make for one of the most annoying experiences for hardcore football fans. Not only do you have to be subject to intense commercialism, but also the same story-lines over and over day in, day out. Here at The Sports Bank we like to have a little more fun with out Super Bowl story...
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January 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Comcast Chicago brings in Jen Lada from Fox Milwaukee to free-lance

Comcast SportsNet Chicago has made a couple female hires in the recent calendar year. First there was Susannah Collins to replace the departed Sarah Kustok, now Fox 6 Milwaukee’s Jen Lada gets the call up to the big show from AAA. Beginning Wednesday, Lada will join the network’s anchor-reporter team as a free-lancer and will contribute to Comcast SportsNet Chicago’s online...
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January 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Baltimore Ravens cheerleader Courtney Lenz uninvited to the Super Bowl

One Baltimore Ravens cheerleader, 23-year-old Courtney Lenz of Baltimore, Md., is a five-year veteran of the squad, but she didn’t receive an invitation to attend the biggest game NFL football game around. Now fans of football (and t&a mostly) have taken to the internet, launching an online petition asking the Ravens to let Lenz cheer at the Super Bowl. After all how many chances...
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January 30, 2013  |  Discuss

What The Washington Redskins need to fill this offseason:

The big question surrounding the Redskins offseason is will RGIII be able to return the next season following his recent injury and surgery? The team also has other holes they need to worry about during this offseason. The first problem is the decision of who should they keep. There are a few players with contracts up including Pro Bowl player Lorenzo Alexander and Rob Jackson, who...
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January 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Alex Rodriguez, Nelson Cruz, Gio Gonzalez reportedly linked to PED in 2012

Now we have smoking gun to indict A-Rod as who he truly is: A-Roid.  Yankees star Alex Rodriguez, along with former Chicago White Sox pitcher Gio Gonzalez, Nelson Cruz and Melky Cabrera are the four biggest MLB stars treated at a South Florida clinic where, according to a report in Tuesday’s Miami New Times, they received performance-enhancing drugs. Records taken from Biogenesis...
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January 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Former 49ers and Raiders OL assaults ex-boyfriend in fight over soy sauce

No that’s not a typo in the headline. I know you think that because the NFL has no current players who’ve come out of the closet. And there’s a very low number of ex-players (and since we’re talking about ex-Niners, c’mon Jeff Garcia, quit living the lie, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with being who you actually are) who are known to be gay that this must be an error...
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January 28, 2013  |  Discuss

What lockout backlash? Chicago Blackhawks ratings through the roof

On Sunday the Chicago Blackhawks recorded their highest-rated regular season game in Comcast SportsNet Chicago history with a 6.31 HH rating. The NHL on CSN continues its strong start as both the Philadelphia Flyers and Blackhawks were both ranked #1 for the time period in key male demos. So much for the so-called NHL lockout backlash. Like Rihanna going back to Chris Brown, who...
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January 28, 2013  |  Discuss

6 past quarterbacks who could have benefited from the read-option

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick will start Super Bowl XLVII next Sunday. With just seven days remaining until Super Bowl XLVII, I thought I’d take some time to reflect. The 2012 NFL season has been the breakthrough year for the “Read-Option” offense. It began in 2010 with Tim Tebow when he was a Denver Bronco. It continued in 2011 with Cam Newton of the Carolina...
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January 28, 2013  |  Discuss
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