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Geno Smith: his NFL, not just NY Jets career in danger

Geno Smith is not very good at playing professional football. He averaged just 4.4 yards per attempt today as the New York Jets lost yet again; falling to 1-5. With his 4-6 TD to INT ratio on the season, his passer rating is just 69.3. Geno Smith, for his career has a passer rating of just 67.2 and the Jets have been the laughingstock of the NFL punditocracy for the past couple...
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October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Charissa Thompson interviews Tony Romo: FOX deems it a HUGE DEAL

Charissa Thompson had an exclusive with Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo last night after the Cowboys’ upset of her hometown Seahawks. Pretty standard really, nothing to get actually excited about. Thompson is very good at what she does, and she did a great job with this interview, but what’s the big deal? You know how boring Romo is in 99% of his media appearances. Yes...
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October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

SEC Basketball Preview: #3 Arkansas Razorbacks

The Sports Bank’s college basketball season previews undergo a face lift this season. Rather than counting down the top 111 teams in 111 days, we will go conference-by-conference.  I’ve already counted down the Pac-12 and Big 12 now we turn our attention to the SEC. If any team is poised to supplant Kentucky or Florida in the top two of the SEC, it is the Arkansas Razorbacks...
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October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEOS: Notre Dame fight song on field, in golden dome

If people only know one college fight song, it’s the Notre Dame fight song. If they only know two, then Michigan would be the second. The Notre Dame fight song will be played a lot this week in the MEGAHYPE and SUPERHYPE leading up to the huge showdown versus #2 Florida State. So we’re going heavy on ND this week leading up our ALL CAPS GAME PREVIEW on Wednesday morning. As...
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October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

SEC Basketball Preview: #4 Ole Miss Rebels

The Sports Bank’s college basketball season previews undergo a face lift this season. Rather than counting down the top 111 teams in 111 days, we will go conference-by-conference.  I’ve already counted down the Pac-12 and Big 12 now we turn our attention to the SEC. With the graduation of Marshall Henderson, it could actually be addition by subtraction as the Ole Miss...
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October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Chelsea superstar Diego Costa scores 1st goal with Spain

Diego Costa was the signing of the summer in the Premier League. The superstar, and league leader in scoring is a big part of what the Blues are fulfilling preseason expectations and sitting atop the table right now. Costa is getting it done for club and tonight he did it for country, scoring his first goal since he switched affiliation from Brazil to Espana. Diego Costa’s first...
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October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Chelsea superstar Diego Costa scores 1st goal with Spain

Diego Costa was the signing of the summer in the Premier League. The superstar, and league leader in scoring is a big part of what the Blues are fulfilling preseason expectations and sitting atop the table right now. Costa is getting it done for club and tonight he did it for country, scoring his first goal since he switched affiliation from Brazil to Espana. Diego Costa’s first...
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October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Tottenham Hotspur transfer news: Ben Yedder, Huntelaar

It’s pretty clear that Robert Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor are not working out at White Hart Lane. Therefore, most Tottenham Hotspur transfer news will revolve around the striker position. Soldado is likely the one moving out and one of two names could be coming in. Wissam Ben Yedder is a French footballer who plays as a centre striker for Toulouse in Ligue 1. He is of Tunisian...
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October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Man United GK David de Gea: becoming Spain’s new #1

File this under #DaveSaves. When last we saw David de Gea in action before tonight, he was saving anything and everything that came his way during an extremely dominant performance. Couple that with the subpar efforts of Spain current #1 Iker Casillas right now and I think you can figure out where this is going. De Gea got the start for Spain tonight, the first of his career in...
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October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Mario Balotelli vows Liverpool FC will see his “genius”

Mario Balotelli a reputation for being a difficult character and taking part in questionable and often amusing activities. He was once described by The Special One Jose Mourinho as “unmanageable.” We’ll cover and recap all his off-the-pitch escapades in a moment, but first let’s look at how he’s struggling on the pitch. In all eight competitions with LFC this season, Balotelli...
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October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Chip Kelly: latest of the NFL mastermind mad scientists

Chip Kelly vs. Jim Harbaugh on Monday night football this week. This will be the first time they’ll match wits on the professional stage. (Maybe it will be the last if Harbaugh is seriously going to take the Michigan job) The former Pac-12 North rivals faced off twice in their college football days ranks, with Harbaugh and Stanford winning in 2009. Kelly and Oregon struck back...
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October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

SEC Basketball Preview: #5 Georgia Bulldogs

The Sports Bank’s college basketball season previews undergo a face lift this season. Rather than counting down the top 111 teams in 111 days, we will go conference-by-conference.  I’ve already counted down the Pac-12 and Big 12 now we turn our attention to the SEC. Despite a second place SEC finish, the Georgia Bulldogs failed to advance to the NCAA Tournament. With four...
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October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Bengals HILARIOUSLY RIPPED by Jim Rome

The Cincinnati Bengals made everyone believe in them; finally. They were “for real” a couple weeks ago. Then the New England Patriots disaster happened. And now they’re the Bungles again. As of now, they’re headed to overtime versus a pretty good Carolina Panthers team, so we’ll see how this all plays out.  But the Bengals and their ginger quarterback were a punchline...
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October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns QB Brian Hoyer will get $8-12m per year in open market

(Cleveland’s Brian Hoyer, Update from The NFL Today) JASON LA CANFORA: “They could have had him signed long-term for very low-end starter money, even high in back-up money in the spring when last these sides talked. That is no longer the case. If they don’t get him extended in the next four-to-six weeks, I fully expect Hoyer to gamble on himself in free agency, a la Joe Flacco...
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October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Wayne Rooney goal, climbs up England scoring list

According to The Sun, Wayne Rooney vows he will become England’s all-time leading goal scorer. He scored the second in Three Lions 5-0 win over San Marino. And today he found the back of the net again in the 1-0 victory over Estonia. He’s now fourth on the list with 43, one behind Jimmy Greaves (44) and further adrift of Gary Lineker (48) and Sir Bobby Charlton (49). Here...
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October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL GMs say Jameis Winston draft stock is UTTERLY DESTROYED

This may be a bit of a “Captain Obvious” type of situation, but it bears noting considering the new world in which all the criminals playing in the NFL get more publicity than ever before. The NFL brand is tarnished more than ever given the high level of human slime playing in the league. Given all the character red flags that surround Jameis Winston now, hard to imagine many...
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October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Man United: Juan Mata for Arturo Vidal swap in the works?

Time for your daily Arturo Vidal is coming/not coming/maybe coming/definitely coming to Manchester United update. We’ll look at what media outlets in which countries are saying the transfer has been completed. Or not. Or maybe it has. Yes, the smash hit song of the summer is indeed back! The international break has seen this story-line re-emerging There’s media in three...
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October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Ronaldo would cost Man United one Billion Euros minimum

Speaking to the Spanish daily sports newspaper AS, Jorge Mendes, the agent of Cristiano Ronaldo, reveals the release clause in Ronaldo’s contract to be 1 billion Euros, yes, that’s billion with a “b.” Given the current exchange rate, that’s £800 million. So yeah, there’s that. CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST: Cristiano Ronaldo has a release clause of £800million (that’s...
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October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Ronaldo to Man United? 1 Billion Euro release clause revealed

Speaking to the Spanish daily sports newspaper AS, Jorge Mendes, the agent of Cristiano Ronaldo, reveals the release clause in Ronaldo’s contract to be 1 billion Euros, yes, that’s billion with a “b.” Given the current exchange rate, that’s £800 million. So yeah, there’s that. CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST: Cristiano Ronaldo has a release clause of £800million (that’s...
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October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Man United transfer rumors: Coleman, Alves, Vlaar, Carrick

It’s Sunday which means it’s the time when Premier League transfer rumors and gossip are at their best. So who’s coming and going, and staying at Old Trafford come January? Let’s talk Man United transfer rumors. -Last Sunday in the Daily Express,  via Fox Sports Paper Chase we read: “Manchester United are the favorites to sign Barcelona’s 31-year-old Brazilian full...
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October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Meet the 7 players on the Notre Dame Football “Money Team”

Cash rules everything this group of seven Notre Dame football players. They call themselves “The Money Team” and it consists of  Tarean Folston (Sophomore, Running Back), Will Fuller (Sophomore,Wide Receiver), KeiVarae Russell (currently suspended Cornerback), Cole Luke (sophomore cornerback), Greg Bryant (sophomore running back) Jaylon Smith (sophomore linebacker) and Torii...
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October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

ND’s Everett Golson: great QB, but Heisman talk ends now

Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson had the most bipolar, split-personality game possible versus a.) Syracuse b.) North Carolina c.) both. Obviously, the answer is C. Sandwiched in between those two games was the true Heisman moment he had to close out the win over Stanford. Which reinvigorated the Heisman hype again. However, in two of the past three weeks, For #5 individually...
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October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Ranking the 65 best Arsenal FC football players ever (vote!)

Where would you rank the top 65 Arsenal FC  players of all time? How would you begin to compose the list? Which Gunners would rank near the top?  Well all Arsenal FC fans and Arsenal FC experts can come together with the widget below to figure it out. It’s time to look at where today’s heroes such as Thierry Henry and Aaron Ramsey rank among the greatest ever to wear the...
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October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Ranking the 58 best Manchester United players ever (vote here)

The international break leaves us some time to look at where today’s Manchester United heroes such as Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie rank among the greatest ever to wear the Manchester United kit. Legends like Sir Bobby Charlton and Bryan Robson. You can add Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao into the mix too. And Ranker is here to foster that debate. You can vote up or down...
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October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Real Madrid trying to poach David De Gea from Man United

According to Marca, Real Madrid are eyeing David De Gea as the successor to Iker Cassilas. Los Blancos have definitely expressed their interest before. “De Gea’s current contract expires in two years and United are keen to secure their Spanish goalkeeper on an improved deal worth around £90,000 a week,’ reported the Mirror. However, nothing materialized. De Gea was signed...
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October 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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