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All social media sites can be explained by donuts (photo)

All social media sites can be explained in one sentence. And the picture below uses donuts to explain it. Nothing left to say:   Paul M. Banks is CEO of The Sports Bank.net, a Google News site generating millions of unique visitors. He’s also a regular contributor to Fox Sports, MSN, Walter Football.com, Yardbarker, and Chicago Now A Fulbright scholar, published author and...
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February 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Danica Patrick Ricky Stenhouse Jr romance inspiring funny NASCAR soundbites

When the divorce of Danica Patrick became official in January (it was announced in November), the Danica Patrick Ricky Stenhouse Jr. relationship that had likely been going on for some time went public. Wow a romantic relationship between two NASCAR drivers, how’s that going to play out?  Of course, Danica Patrick Ricky Stenhouse Jr (I don’t have a cute hybrid couple name for...
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February 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Notre Dame hockey prepares for Soldier Field showdown with Miami

On Sunday at noon, Soldier Field hosts NCAA outdoor hockey action in the Hockey City Classic.  #12 Notre Dame hockey vs. #3 Miami-Ohio. Here’s more videos, pics from the rink. The Fighting Irish are the only team that could be considered “local” of the four playing. The Badgers and Gophers will meet in the night cap. The last time Notre Dame played Miami at Soldier Field the...
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February 16, 2013  |  Discuss
SCARS TO PROVE IT

Lindsey Vonn posts photos of injured legs

Will Lindsey Vonn return in time for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi? They begin in less than a year. And if you want to see how damaged her knees are take a look at the Lindsey Vonn Instagram pics of her legs after the jump. (As long as you’re not squeamish) “My knee looks…um…not very good…. #longskirtsthissummer #ugh” she instagrammed. You can see it on her Facebook...
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February 15, 2013  |  1 Comment

Dale Earnhardt Jr podcast launches on Monday

The 2013 NASCAR season is about to begin as Daytona 500 Speedweek. And a new season brings new digital entertainment with the Dale Earnhardt Jr podcast. The Dale Earnhardt Jr podcast will be heard on Dirty Mo Radio, an online home for radio-style talk centrally themed around NASCAR’s 10-time most popular driver.  Dirty Mo Radio will be based at Earnhardt Jr.’s official site...
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February 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Another Harlem Shake video, this year’s Gangnam Style

Here’s a Harlem Shake video you haven’t seen. Harlem Shake is to 2013 what Gangnam Style is to 2012 what Party Rock Anthem was to 2011 what (2010 didn’t really have an annoying over played  song) what “I gotta feeling was to 2009. The OVERPLAYED and ANNOYING dance song. But here’s a Harlem Shake video featuring video game characters by Next Media Animation. Gaming with...
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February 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Gophers basketball beats Badgers, mocks Wisconsin’s own victory dance (video)

If you have watch Tubby Smith dance passionately on your bucket list, now’s your chance to cross it off. As the unranked Minnesota Golden Gophers basketball team beat the #20 Wisconsin Badgers in over time 58-53 in OT (yes, even in overtime, some Big Ten scores are still in the 50s) they celebrated in the locker room. And the Gophers basketball victory dance looks like it was blatantly...
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February 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Kate Upton sister, Laura Upton a star Georgia Bulldogs athlete

With the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue dropping yesterday, Kate Upton is the talk of the country right now. So she’s getting plenty of attention. But do you know Kate Upton sister? Laura Upton is an accomplished Georgia Bulldogs equestrian. I don’t much about that sport other than what I learned about dressage and Mitt Romney’s wife’s dressage horse Refalca. However Laura...
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February 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Michelle Jenneke swimsuit issue appearance (video)

You remember internet media sensation Michelle Jenneke right? Well now there’s a Michelle Jenneke swimsuit spread in the latest issue of Sports Illustrated. The Michelle Jenneke swimsuit photos (you can see the video after the jump) should mark the third time that she’ll test the strength of web servers. The Australian hurdler’s famous pre-race dance: wiggling, jiggling and...
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February 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Daytona 500 Speedweek is here, NASCAR season getting closer

Daytona 500 speedweek is here. Well, that wasn’t a long offseason was it? The so-called “silly season” won’t be long now as another year of NASCAR racing is about to commence. Ten days of high-speed activity begin today with practice for Saturday night’s Sprint Unlimited, a non-points race for 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Coors Light Pole winners in which the new Gen-6 car will...
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February 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Raptors Landry Fields engaged to model Elaine Alden (photos)

Landry Fields agreed to a three-year deal with the Toronto Raptors. He just agreed to a “lifetime” with his now fiance Elaine Alden. Fields is now engaged to swimsuit/lingerie model Elaine Alden. You can learn more about her from her Twitter, Facebook and Model Mayhem pages. But everything you need to know you can see from the pics below Paul M. Banks is CEO of The Sports...
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February 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Reeva Steenkamp: the woman Oscar Pistorius took from this world

This country has a serious epidemic of gun violence; everyone knows that. Unfortunately, all the media attention is usually paid on the shooter, not on the victim. So this post is going to be all about Reeva Steenkamp and not at all about Oscar Pistorius. Reeva Steenkamp, a model and 30-year-old law school graduate, had been dating Pistorius for several months, NBC News reported...
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February 14, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 McDonald’s All Americans announced; Kentucky Wildcats dominate list again

The 2013 McDonald’s All Americans list will feature top ranked prep talent and Canadian-born Andrew Wiggins (Huntington Prep, W.Va.) playing alongside hometown hero and former #1 ranked player Jabari Parker (Simeon Career Academy – Chicago, Ill.). Aaron and Andrew Harrison (William B. Tavis – Richmond, Texas) mark the first set of twins since 2009 – the most recent pairs...
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February 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Misinterpreted Fighting Illini basketball promotion exudes family values (photo)

It’s been a great week and change for Illinois Fighting Illini basketball. They beat the #1 Indiana Hoosiers, then the #18 Minnesota Golden Gophers at their place. Then they finally ended their 8 game losing streak to Purdue, trouncing them by 20. I don’t have the facts and figures, but I bet the winning streak was good for their ticketing office. So things were going great for...
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February 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Kate Upton Justin Verlander? Upton denies it (video)

Here’s what you call a very strong denial. The Kate Upton Justin Verlander thing? Not happening according to the back to back SI swimsuit issue cover girl and hottest woman alive. Watch the clip below after the jump. Maybe the Kate Upton Justin Verland thing is still on? And this is just a vehement denial? Either way it’s a funny clip and you have to give the journalists points...
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February 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Mila Kunis named sexiest woman alive by Esquire magazine (photos)

Mila Kunis is certainly easy on the eyes. There’s no denying that. Sexiest woman alive? Well, that’s always a spirited cause for debate. I’ll let you decide. For videos, pictures and more on this go here Paul M. Banks is CEO of The Sports Bank.net, an official Google News site generating millions of unique visitors. He’s also a regular contributor to Chicago Now, Chicago...
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February 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packer players really resemble their wives (video)

Here’s a St. Valentine’s day story for you. According to a new online dating service and NBC 26 Green Bay, many Green Bay Packer players show a very strong resemblance to their spouses. FindYourFacemate.com is a new service that uses facial recognition technology to match couples based on how similar the facial layout. And the Packer players fit the bill. Sounds nuts, but watch...
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February 14, 2013  |  Discuss

This March Madness bracket should be madder than ever

Anyone who picks all #1 seeds in their March madness bracket this year needs to get their head checked. The Indiana Hoosiers stayed at #1 in the polls despite losing to the unranked Illinois Fighting Illini. Thus ended a stretch of five straight weeks in which the top ranked team went down. Now the #1 team in the country is just whoever hasn’t lost lately. And if these trends hold...
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February 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Give a St. Valentine’s Day gift like a man

This year, give a St. Valentine’s Day gift, and by that I mean a kiss, like a man this year. Just don’t give a St. Valentine’s Day gift, again I mean kiss, to Jenny McCarthy or Amanda Bynes; because you might get a nasty surprise in return. We know you’re thinking about sex; but a kiss opens the door to making love. You can’t enter the temple without going up the first...
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February 14, 2013  |  Discuss
ROAD TO RECOVERY

Rose might not return this season?

Derrick Rose is attempting to come back from a torn ACL and he now is saying that he might not even be back this season.

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February 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Let’s re-think the sports blog links aggregation process

  Sports blog links, the good ones, are very hard to come by. Sure you’ll easily get a lot of spammish “links” and pingbacks from sites that aren’t even ranked in Alexa. But to get an inbound link from Deadspin or another high traffic site is what really counts. Much much more so than television or radio promotion. Sports blog links from a high traffic site is what really...
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February 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Nerlens Noel ACL injury means Kentucky, college career over

The Nerlens Noel ACL injury is a game-changer to say the least. Noel has probably played his last games of college basketball, his final days with the Kentucky Wildcats. According to Matt Jones of Kentucky Sports Radio, he has a torn ACL. The Nerlens Noel ACL injury will now end his college basketball career and he’ll begin the recovery process for the NBA Draft. He would have...
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February 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Big Ten to stop playing FCS football teams

Big Ten officials have agreed to stop scheduling FCS football teams (Football Championship Series) for nonconference college football games. The change is expected to take effect before the 2016 season with a number of FCS football games already scheduled through the 2014-15 seasons. FCS football teams or Division 1-AA schools have been a part of large school schedules for years...
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February 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Danica Patrick Daytona 500 preparation and preview

The No. 10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet Impala SS is loaded and ready. Crew chief Tony Gibson and the GoDaddy.com crew are ready. And, most importantly, Danica Patrick Daytona 500 preparation begins. As she kicks off her first full NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. The marathon 36-race Sprint Cup schedule begins with the 55th Daytona 500 Feb. 24 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway....
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February 13, 2013  |  Discuss

NHL Network’s Carrie Milbank: photos and bio

NHL Network personality Carrie Milbank is yet another example of a cheerleader turned media personality. She captained the Houston Texans squad for four years. From NHL.com The Hockey Show profile: She was discovered by NFL Films in 2003 when she auditioned as a Guest Host on NFL Under The Helmet (FOX), revealing her Number One passion as an on–camera entertainer. She quickly...
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February 13, 2013  |  Discuss
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