Paul Banks

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Name: Paul Banks
Date registered: March 26, 2010
URL: http://sportsjabber

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  1. The Sports Bank.net: Illini football fans split on coaching change or bowl appearance — November 25, 2014
  2. The Sports Bank.net: Top five Illini football coaching candidates — November 21, 2014
  3. The Sports Bank.net: Peyton Manning will likely play one more year, not two — November 18, 2014
  4. The Sports Bank.net: UGLIEST. GAME. EVER. Michigan Wolverines 10, NU Wildcats 9 — November 8, 2014
  5. The Sports Bank.net: Does Notre Dame football deserve the #10 ranking? — November 1, 2014

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Nov 25

The Sports Bank.net: Illini football fans split on coaching change or bowl appearance

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The Illini football fanbase is pretty much split evenly when it comes to what they’d rather have: a coaching change, or a bowl berth. You already know where I stand. I’ll let you make up your mind, by voting in the poll here.* I’ve watched the poll results since Saturday, and they swing 45-55% both …

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Nov 21

The Sports Bank.net: Top five Illini football coaching candidates

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Beyond Ws and Ls, Q Rating is a severe issue for Illini football. As awful as Tim Beckman’s 10-24 (2-23 versus the Power 5) record is on the field…take a second to think about the program’s non-existent brand awareness. Nationally, the Fighting illini do not even register. In their biggest stronghold (Chicago), Illini football is …

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Nov 18

The Sports Bank.net: Peyton Manning will likely play one more year, not two

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The Denver Broncos shocking upset loss to the St. Louis Rams this past weekend reminded us all that the championship window is closing soon for Peyton Manning and company. It’s time to start thinking about Manning’s future, and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network gave us a report on that very topic. “Broncos people expect Peyton …

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Nov 08

The Sports Bank.net: UGLIEST. GAME. EVER. Michigan Wolverines 10, NU Wildcats 9

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The Michigan Wolverines and Northwestern Wildcats truly deserve each other. Rod Flanders once said on The Simpsons “lies made baby Jesus cry.” So does looking at the box score from this abomination. So I’ll spare you the numbers and statistics. Trust me, they’re hideous and you really don’t want to see them. Trust me- you …

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Nov 01

The Sports Bank.net: Does Notre Dame football deserve the #10 ranking?

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Notre Dame football fans are right up there with Ohio State and Michigan as some of the most thin-skinned college football fans in the nation. Every media member that justifiably criticizes Notre Dame football is branded “biased,” and receives hate mail. *Every questionable call that goes against the Fighting Irish verifies the officiating anti-Golden Dome …

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Oct 30

The Sports Bank.net: ACC Basketball Preview: #9 Notre Dame Fighting Irish

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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,*Big 12,*SEC, and*AAC, and now turn my attention to the already new-look*ACC. After suffering through their first losing season in the Mike Brey …

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Oct 20

The Sports Bank.net: Will Fuller now charged with critical ND game-changing penalty

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The controversial closing seconds offensive pass interference penalty, which negated a game-winning touchdown pass from Everett Golson to Corey Robinson has been charged to a different player. In ND’s 31-27 loss at Florida State last night, the second to last play featured an Irish touchdown waived off due to an infraction originally called on Notre …

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Oct 16

The Sports Bank.net: Even Danica Patrick can win this weekend at Talladega

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As Danica Patrick prepares for her Talladega nights (and Talldega days) this weekend, she made a statement that is quite the opposite of something you’d hear Ricky Bobby say. The fictional character played by Will Ferrell in that legendary comedy from a few years ago gave us gems like “I piss out excellence” and “second …

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Oct 13

The Sports Bank.net: Geno Smith: Jets could be his first, and last NFL gig

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Geno Smith is just not very good at playing professional football. Yesterday he averaged just 4.4 yards per attempt today as the New York Jets fell to 1-5 on the season. With his 4-6 TD to INT ratio on the season and passer rating of only 69.3, he is not progressing at all. Since being …

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Sep 24

The Sports Bank.net: ESPN suspends Bill Simmons, due to his Goodell thrashing

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Due to his verbal thrashing of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Bill Simmons has been suspended by ESPN. First, here’s what Simmons said on his podcast on Monday that landed him in trouble: “Goodell, if he didn’t know what was on that tape, he’s a liar,” “I’m just saying it. He is lying.* I think that …

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