Tag Archive: sports

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 21

The Landry Hat: Will Cold Weather Cool Off the Dallas Cowboys?

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The 2014 season has been anything but frigid for the Dallas Cowboys. Dallas has been keeping the heat applied to the NFC East even when they are on a bye as the Cowboys found themselves tied for the divisional lead after the Philadelphia Eagles fell to the Green Bay Packers over the weekend. All while …

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Nov 21

Mario Williams plows Kelly’s driveway

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Buffalo Bills defensive end Mario Williams has become a hero to many stuck in the Buffalo, New York snowpocalypse. Most of the city is snowed in with a blanket of up to six feet of snow. One person can get out of his driveway now though thanks to Mario Williams. According to CBS Sports on …

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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 18

Rumors & Rants: Brock Lesnar ready to return to UFC?

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It seems that every few months we get a headline like the one above, but this time there appears to be some validity to everyone’s favorite mixed martial arts rumor. UFC president Dana White claims that Brock Lesnar is finally fully healthy and interested in returning to the sport. Lesnar is the current WWE World …

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Nov 18

Howard investigated for child abuse in Georgia

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Georgia police confirmed Tuesday that they have re-opened an investigation related to allegations that Dwight Howard committed felony child abuse, following a pair of reports raising questions about the Houston Rockets center physically disciplining his 6-year-old son, Braylon. TMZ reported Sunday that the Florida Department of Children and Families had investigated Howard, 28, following a …

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Nov 14

LewPBlog:Biggest deal in baseball history: Giancarlo Stanton close to 13-year, $325 m

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Last night it was believed to be 10 years and $300 million. This morning it was said to be 12 years and $320 million. And now both Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com and Jon Heyman of CBSSports.comreport that Giancarlo Stanton and the Marlins are close to signing a 13-year, $325 million contract. Stanton’s new deal would …

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Nov 10

No Guts, No Glory: Micky Lolich doesn’t see the comparisons with Madison Bumgarner

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San Francisco Giants pitcher*Madison Bumgarner still has people talking about his performance in the World Series. As we all know*Bumgarner’s performance will probably go down in MLB history as one of the best during a World Series. Since that performance, many people have compared*Bumgarner performance to ex Detroit Tigers pitcher*Micky Lolich. During the*1968*World Series against …

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Nov 10

Kobe Bryant is not going to be traded until he makes a stink

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Save for a draft-night dalliance that saw him briefly wearing a Charlotte Hornets cap, Kobe Bryant has been a lifelong Los Angeles Laker. He has a binding contract that will pay him more than $48 million combined this year and next to play with the Lakers until the summer of 2016. He also owns one …

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Nov 10

BTB: Cowboys Snap Counts vs Jaguars: Ironman Orlando Scandrick

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Want to know which Cowboys players were on the field for how many snaps? Look no further. The Cowboys won 31-17 against the Jaguars, and simply by looking at the boxscore, you’d have good reason to suspect that the Cowboys offense had a lot more snaps than the defense in the game. But that wasn’t …

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