Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe is one of the most outspoken players in the history of the NFL. The avid marriage equality and gay rights advocate has as much a social conscience as anyone to ever play the game. From gun control to civil rights, Kluwe is somebody who almost always has something meaningful to say.Follow paulmbanks
For the time being, Jordan Lynch is a member of the Chicago Bears. The NIU quarterback, who hails from Chicago, will attempt to make a professional football career in the same general area where he starred playing both his high school and college football.
Lynch signed as a free agent and a Bears press release says Jordan Lynch is a running back. I guess that works since Jordan Lynch broke the single game record for rushing yards by a quarterback this season; then the broke it again.Follow paulmbanks
It’s never too early to talk Penn St football. Or re-live the glory of last season. After all, we’re now less than a week from Big Ten Media Days.
With the start of the 2014 college football season on the horizon, ESPNU will televise the Top 25 College Football Games of 2013. Games No. 25 through No. 6 – in descending order — will be aired each weekday (7 p.m. and 10 p.m. ET) between Monday, July 21, and Thursday, July 31. Game No. 5 will be televised on Friday, August 1 (7 p.m.) and the countdown concludes with No. 4 and No. 3 on Saturday, August 2 (6 p.m. and 9 p.m.) and No. 2 and No. 1 on Sunday, August 3 (6 p.m. and 9 p.m.).
And PSU made the list.Follow paulmbanks
Phillip Rivers proved that he still can bring it. The San Diego Chargers QB answered his critics with authority. Just like his sperm cells often answer egg cells with authority. He led a high powered offense (almost as high powered as his fertilization capabilities) that overcame the shortcomings and the injuries on defense. Their pass defense was awful, and San Diego made some excellent changes to upgrade the secondary in the offseason, getting Jason Verrett where they did in the draft was a steal.Follow paulmbanks
This summer, America fell in love with their goalkeeper, as Tim Howard became an even bigger national hero during the men’s World Cup. Howard is a PETA advocate, animal rights activist and part-time broadcaster. He’s idealistic and media savvy.
Tim Howard is probably the best goalkeeper in the Premier League. The Everton stopper from New Jersey, USA might actually be the best keeper in the world; period. He’s certainly one of the most talked about footballers on Earth this summer. And for good reason he had his best season ever in 2013-14.Follow paulmbanks
Jordan Lynch was arguably the greatest player in NIU football history. You’d have to put the former Northern Illinois quarterback in the discussion for the MAC all-time Mt. Rushmore, if you don’t have him there already. But again, and it pains me that I have to say this in the first place, he’s not a NFL player. He may catch on with a practice squad somewhere, but if he makes it to into the Chicago Bears two-deep at the tailback position then I’ll change my entire wardrobe to skin tight t-shirts designed by Ed Hardy.
I have a better chance of entering a serious relationship with Candice Swanepoel than Jordan Lynch does of being a significant part of the Bears ground attack.Follow paulmbanks
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.
There’s media in three countries interested in this: Juventus (Italy) his current club, Chile (where he was a national star for the World Cup team) and United (England of course!)Follow paulmbanks
The stars on the German national team are in high demand. Die Manschafft won the World Cup by having the most complete and efficient tournament of anyone. And Sami Khedira was perhaps the best midfielder of all in Brazil this past summer.
Despite Khedira’s agent insisting that his client was not in talks with Arsenal, CaughtOffside has now claimed that the Emirates Stadium outfit have agreed personal terms with the Germany international and will confirm the midfielder’s capture on Monday.
Metro is picking up on this report as are numerous other sources, but I’m not totally sure I really buy in quite yet.Follow paulmbanks
The picture above is Arsenal transfer target Mario Balotelli pointing a gun at you from his Instagram account. (Get it? “The Gunners?” He later deleted the snapshot…for obvious reasons) Of course, we’ll begin our Arsenal transfer rumors post with an update on the situation concerning the AC Milan striker.Follow paulmbanks
French striker Loic Remy will reportedly fly to the United States to undergo a medical ahead of his proposed move to Liverpool. (Here’s more on that) Remy would join Rickie Lambert, Emre Can, Adam Lallana and Lazar Markovic as new purchases by Brendan Rodgers this summer. Therefore, it’s time to talk Liverpool transfer rumors. Who is Brendan Rodgers going to spend that huge transfer kitty on?
Who’s the next player coming to Anfield?Follow paulmbanks
French striker Loic Remy will reportedly fly to the United States to undergo a medical ahead of his proposed move to Liverpool. So it looks like the deal is done now. The Reds are believed to have met Queens Park Rangers’ release clause in a bid to bring him to Anfield this summer.
He will join the team in Boston, Massachusetts as they prepare to take on AS Roma at Fenway Park in a couple days. The ballpark is home to the Boston Red Sox who are share the same ownership with Liverpool.Follow paulmbanks