Sep 27

The Badgers Themselves in the First Stretch of the Season

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Michigan State didn’t just lose to Wisconsin. They were soundly beaten, so much so that everyone knew the game was over midway through the fourth quarter; and the loss obviously went against prevailing NFL odds. Michigan just doesn’t lose that way, or rather they do not lose so soundly very often. Alabama treated them in …

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Sep 25

The Sports Bank.net: Chelsea FC Looking to Send Cesc Fabregas to West Ham?

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Back in May, we received word that Chelsea were looking to offload Cesc Fabregas.*This notification came via email from a people claiming to be a member of the Chelsea board, but lacking any sort of verifiable status that he in fact held the position he claimed. That highly questionable source told The Sports Bank of …

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Sep 25

BTB: Seven Things We’re Thinking About The Cowboys Play In The Trenches

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After spending a good deal of time the last two weeks watching the Dallas Cowboys line play. on both sides of the ball, here are a number of observations that, on their own, are not worthy of a column. After a while, they sort of pile up, though, so here they are, shared with the …

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Sep 15

SEC Spotlight

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After another week of SEC action, Alabama is still the best team in the league and it’s still not really close.  But what else did we learn from last week’s games?  I personally believe we learned a lot as the puzzle continues to unfold.  Kentucky is clearly the worst team in the league while the …

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Sep 14

First Week Injuries Show the NFL Doesn’t Really Care about Player Safety

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For the past few seasons, the NFL says it has been trying to make the game safer. While the league has done a few things to increase the safety of its players and spent a lot of money on public relations, it might all been all for naught because the first week of the 2016 …

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Sep 12

Week 2 – SJ Top 10 – How Do You Have Them Ranked?

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1. Alabama – No dispute here. They played amazing, even if they did play an over-ranked USC squad. Seems like everyone but the pollsters knew USC was a year away from being a highly ranked team. ‘Bama proced it. 2. Florida State – Not sure why people see Clemson at number two, but after watching …

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Sep 11

What Happened to Northwestern

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This program won 10 games a year ago, including a big win over Stanford. It has started 2016 at 0-2, with losses to Western Michigan and FCS Illinois State. Northwestern loses to Illinois State 9-7 to fall to 0-2 on the season. A year after winning 10 games, the Wildcats suddenly find themselves in a …

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Sep 11

The Holy War | Utah 20, BYU 19

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SALT LAKE CITY — Sunia Tauteoli had two interceptions as the Utah defense saved the day in a disjointed 20-19 win over rival BYU on Saturday. The Utah defense was routinely put in bad positions as the offense committed six turnovers. Troy Williams threw had 194 yards passing with one touchdown and three interceptions. Starting …

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Sep 11

15 years since 9/11

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Ask an American where he or she was when the Towers fell, and you’ll most likely get a reply with no hesitation. For people who were part of one of America’s darkest days, the answers follow somber reflection. Words are chosen carefully, and the anguish of 15 years ago comes through in quiet and sometimes …

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Sep 09

SEC Spotlight

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As I watched the opening weekend of college football unfold, one thing really stuck out: the SEC is top heavy.  Alabama is once again the team to beat and the others fall in line somewhere beneath them.  The shocking revelation was just how far down some of the other teams are in comparison to ‘Bama. …

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