Archives for September 2011

Guide to Buying Budget Beds

Looking for a discount bed? Need a bed badly, but have only a tight budget to work with?

You’ll need to find an outlet that stocks a wide selection of single beds, double beds, king size beds and super king size beds. You’ll want to pay attention to a supplier that offers those beds in leather, metal, faux leather and wooden finish.

Check out Bed SOS  The UK’s leading Beds supplier.

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Link Bank 9-30-11: Stacey Dash, Claire Danes, Anna Faris, Erin Burnett

Is there anyone alive who somehow puts off aging as well as Stacey Dash? She almost has a Benjamin Button thing going on. Remember “Mo ‘Money” and “Clueless”? Those movies came out when I was in high school, and she looks the same (just as hot) today as she did then.

She convincingly played a high school student just 15 years ago, and today she’s 45! 45. seriously.

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Philadelphia Eagles Beat Writers in Twitter, then Physical Smackdown

If there was a place where the media fights itself, it would likely be the same city where they booed Santa Claus, cheered for serious injuries and threw battery laced snowballs onto the field- yes Philadelphia, if you can avoid assault and battery there, you can avoid assault and battery anywhere.

The field isn’t the only place you can see violence in the NFL.

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Week 4 Fantasy Football Rankings: Put up or shut up

We’re three weeks into the fantasy football season and the surprises just keep on coming. Cam Newton and Matthew Stafford are top-10 fantasy quarterbacks. Coe College alum Fred Jackson is the third best fantasy back. And how about Scott Chandler, who had one catch before this year, picking up four scores in the first three weeks. But much like business, it’s not what you did last week; it’s what are you going to do for me now. So let’s look into the crystal ball and find this weeks surprise, shall we?

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#40 Belmont Bruins: College Basketball 111 in 111

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Welcome to The Sports Bank’s second annual college basketball season preview series.  Last year we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  This year, we are being slightly more aggressive and expanding to 111 teams in 111 days.  We will rank the 74 power conference teams and top 37 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters, non-conference schedules, and pick a player to watch for each team.

With an experienced, balanced attack, the Belmont Bruins should once again be able to compete on a national scale this season.  They return nine players from their 11-man rotation and will be an unstoppable force in their final year in the Atlantic Sun before moving to the Ohio Valley Conference.

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Tigers Max Scherzer Took Roundabout Way to MLB Postseason

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One Detroit Tigers starting pitcher took an interesting detour on his way to the MLB playoffs

Onetime Fort Worth (TX) Cats (American Association) fireballer Max Scherzer appears to have the most prominent role among former Independent players who will be in major league baseball’s high octane Octoberfest, but he will not stand along.

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Got $969,000? Buy Carlos Zambrano’s House!

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Everyone’s favorite starting pitching psychopath/sociopath hybrid Carlos Zambrano, the man who’s performance this season was a de facto heist of $19 million from the Chicago Cubs, has put his house on the market.

Let’s hope for the prospective buyer that he treated his home better than he treats his teammates/gatorade cooler/umpires/catchers/general human beings. Big Z, known for his $91 million dollar contract, and level of self-restraint that rivals your average two year old, is actually willing to take a loss on this.

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Michigan State Spartans Lose Forward Delvon Roe; Retires from Knee Pain

I have to admit, I did see this one coming- just a little bit. I heard whispers about it last year, and could see early signs of while at media row of the 2010 Final Four.

Michigan State University senior forward Delvon Roe has decided to end his time with the Spartans basketball team due to degenerative knee pain. Roe will remain on scholarship and is on track to graduate in May 2012. And given the world of pain I would continually see him play through at close proximity on numerous occassions, I can’t say I blame him.

And as a life-long sufferer of chronic hyper-mobility of the patella- I’m with you brother!

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Steelers Troy Polamalu’s College Counterpart (Hair Wise): Illini RB Troy Pollard

The similarities between Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu and Illinois Fighting Illini leading rusher Troy Pollard go further than just the amazing coincidence in names. There’s the hair thing too!

You’ve seen Polamalu’s shampoo commercials, right? “Troy Polamolecules dude.”

You can go here for more. But let’s learn more about the man nicknamed “bucket o’ hair.”

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’85 Chicago Bears Invited to White House, Dan Hampton Declines

I’ve always said that the ’85 Chicago Bears need to go away. We’ve been hit over the head with them enough. President Barack Obama doesn’t agree with me. NFL Hall of Famer Dan Hampton does. And that’s one of the rare times I’ve actually agreed with him on something,

Obama invited the 1985 Super Bowl championship team to visit Washington, D.C., earlier this month. The Bears had been scheduled to meet with President Ronald Reagan way back in January of 1986, but the space shuttle Challenger explosion forced the White House to cancel.

Hampton has said “no thanks.”

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Redskins Ryan Kerrigan NFL Rookie of Month, Boiler Up, Purdue People

We knew he was going to be dominant at the next level. It was obvious when you saw how he tore up Big Ten offensive lines.

The National Football League announced today Washington Redskins linebacker Ryan Kerrigan as the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month for September. He is the first Redskins player to win the award since Chris Horton in September 2008 and the fourth overall to receive the honor (Horton, Fred Smoot in September 2001 and Champ Bailey in October 1999).

It’s getting to be a bigger week for Purdue Boilermakers fans, at least on the NFL level. Curtis Painter should start at QB for the Indianapolis Colts this week.

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It’s Time for Curtis Painter, Indianapolis Colts- Boiler Up Purdue Fans

Curtis Painter has been the subject of much opinion during his tenure as the backup quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts — most of those opinions negative.

He’s not a NFL-caliber QB. Anyone would be better than that no-talent waste of a draft pick.

Are these opinions really the case? Is this thinking based on his play in meaningful games (his total is one, last Sunday’s 23-20 loss to Pittsburgh)?

True, the former Purdue field general has looked mostly poor in his outings, but last week’s game-tying drive (never mind Kerry Collins‘ possible concussion … or Peyton Manning’s long-term health uncertainty, for that matter) should be enough to say that it’s time to find out once and for all how Painter stacks up as a NFL QB.

It’s time for the Colts to start Painter.

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