Butch Hobson Leads Chicago Dogs, Talks Red Sox, Crimson Tide and More (Exclusive)

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The Chicago Dogs, the metropolitan area’s newest professional, independent league baseball team, will open their inaugural season May 18 at Sioux Falls. The team, managed by former Boston Red Sox skipper Butch Hobson, opens its home slate on Memorial Day weekend.

The Dogs, beginning with Friday night May 25 against the Kansas City T-Bones, will play 50 home games between Memorial Day and Labor Day at the brand new, state-of-the-art Impact Field in Rosemont.

We had an exclusive chat with Butch Hobson, on the eve of the team’s spring training, where we discussed all things Chicago Dogs as well as a few other topics, including his Boston Red Sox and Alabama Crimson Tide.

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QB Shea Patterson Finally Cleared to Play at Michigan, Expresses Gratitude

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The long, drawn out, extremely tedious eligibility saga of quarterback Shea Patterson is now over! Michigan fans can rejoice because they now have their blue chip signal caller officially cleared to play this fall. Reports had surfaced last night that this might be coming, and the official announcement came in the traditional, industry standard Friday at 5 pm when everyone has already checked out for the weekend news dump.

The University of Mississippi QB and the U of M then sent out a joint statement that was so dull and boring that I won’t dare burden you with citing it.

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2019 NFL Mock Draft 4-27-18

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It’s version 1.0 of our 2019 NFL mock draft. The order is completely randomized at this point. Don’t read anything more into the order than that. The 2018 NFL Draft has not been taken into account, as it obviously has not transpired yet! We did not figure our 2018 NFL mock draft selections into this mock either, as that’s kind of overkill- engaging in that kind of behavior.

However, if you want to see the 2018 mock, go to this link. Team needs were sometimes, but mostly, not taken into account, as it’s still absurdly early for a 2019 mock draft in the truest sense. Really, it’s more of a glorified prospect list at this point, to be honest. Have issues with the mock draft picks? Of course you do! Someone always does- have at it in the comments section. Just keep it classy and professional! Enjoy!

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2018 NFL Mock Draft 4-26-18 FINAL EDITION

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Welcome to the 2018 NFL mock draft. The big night, at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas is now upon us. What will happen at Jerry’s World/The DeathStar? Our best projections follow below.

With only 32 picks to go around, yes, there will be a guy or two that you feel very strongly should be a first rounder, but got left out. Sorry, but it’s inevitable. Also, many of you will strongly disagree with the projections here, and with the write-ups, but try to be respectful about it in the comments section.

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Chicago Bears 2018 NFL Draft Mocksourcing: Denzel Ward or Tremaine Edmunds?

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The Chicago Bears are bound to get a great prospect #8, given a.) they have so many needs and b.) it’s a deep draft across multiple positions. The consensus seems to believe that Chicago should go cornerback or linebacker here, but obviously you couldn’t go wrong trying to beef up the line to protect the investment in Mitch Trubisky either. Some mock drafts slot an OG to the Monsters of the Midway.

They also need wide receiver help, but that could wait until a later round. Without further ado, let’s dive right in to the Chicago Bears 2018 NFL Draft mocksourcing.

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Notre Dame 2018 NFL Draft: Former Teammate Describes Irish Pro Prospects

It’s going to be a very exciting and extremely interesting 2018 NFL Draft for Notre Dame Fighting Irish fans. Offensive Guard Quenton Nelson could be a top five overall pick. Offensive tackle Mike McGlinchey could go in the top 10-15. Then you’ll see some skill position players picked in the mid rounds. Wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown is looking like a round 2-4 pick, while running back Josh Adams projects round 3-4ish. 

Additional former members of the Fighting Irish should be selected on day three. We did a “mocksourcing,” showing where all the blue chip prospects are projected, and you can view that over at this link. Also, here’s the link to our latest mock draft, and you can see where we slotted Nelson and McGlinchey.

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Notre Dame Football: Major Takeaways from Blue-Gold Game

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Heading into this edition of the Notre Dame football Blue-Gold game, we analyzed several KEY storylines and dissected a few pressing questions. Today, we saw if not some answers, at least some relevant information and evidence that could bring us towards some answers; eventually.

The Blue (offense) beat the Gold (defense) 47-44, but it’s a spring game, so don’t read too much into the final score (the same goes, actually it goes double for the individual statistical numbers. The offense scored points in the same traditional way they do in a real game, the defense, by making important and key plays (stops, turnovers, sacks etc.) The most important thing, as Notre Dame football Coach Brian Kelly said: “we got out of it injury free.”

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Notre Dame Football: Five Biggest Storylines to Watch in Blue-Gold Game

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The Notre Dame football program concludes their spring session of 15 practices on Saturday with the 2018 Blue-Gold intrasquad game. One thing’s for sure this weekend, the Notre Dame football team will pick up another “win.”

But seriously folks…this spring session is one that’s been filled with optimism, as the Fighting Irish have a lot of positive momentum to build upon. The program broke their New Year’s Day bowl game drought, a losing streak that had reached seven games, and extended all the way back to the 1994 Cotton Bowl. That’s history now, as the Irish handled a very good LSU team, with back-up quarterback Ian Book becoming one of the game’s heroes.

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Notre Dame NFL Draft Mocksourcing: Nelson, McGlinchey, St. Brown

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In 2017, Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly finally went against his pass happy ways and committed to the run game. Why? Because he had two future NFL studs on the left side of his offensive line, and he set up not just the rushing attack, but the offense itself to play to the strengths of the Fighting Irish.

Tackle Mike McGlinchey and Guard Quenton Nelson paved the way for what was certainly a top ten, maybe top five run game in the nation. In just a week from tomorrow night, we’ll find out where both of these big boys will be balling professionally. With Nelson, there seems to be a very positive consensus- he won’t last beyond the top ten, and looks very likely to be selected top five.

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Man United vs Liverpool at Michigan; Full ICC Schedule Announced

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It was officially announced moments ago that Manchester United and Liverpool will take their bitter rivalry to the Big House this summer. This huge match-up was reported weeks ago, but the date was not revealed until just now- Saturday, July 28, 2018, 5:00 pm at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor.

America’s largest capacity stadium, second in the world behind only Rungrado 1st of May Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea, hosted United and Real Madrid in 2014. That event remains the highest attended (109,318 fans) soccer match on U.S. soil in history. In 2016, Madrid took on Chelsea, at that clash was the second highest attended (105,826) fans soccer game in American history and the highest in Chelsea history.

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2018 NFL Draft Attendees: Where All 22 Could Get Selected

Only 22 players were invited to the 2018 NFL Draft, and for those that made the cut, the future looks very bright indeed. We’ve since updated our 2018 NFL Mock Draft, in the wake of the attendees list being announced.

Getting named to this short list is about as good as it gets in terms of NFL Draft stock, as it’s the highest indicator possible of first round potential. It also provides a glimpse into who has the best odds of being selected first overall. Like an online casino, trying to project who gets selected where, is fun and engaging, because it’s so unpredictable.

In fact, sports books do take bets on which players will be drafted where.

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HBO’s Joe Paterno Film a Crime Drama with a Plot Twist Ending

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There are not one, but two protagonists in the HBO film Paterno, which chronicles the period in 2011 when the nation learned what a child raping monster former Penn State Defensive Coordinator Jerry Sandusky is.

Although the entire plot centers around Sandusky’s criminal and deplorable actions, his actual presence is reduced to a few cameos and only a couple lines of dialogue. Paterno is actually the story of two main characters, former Penn State head coach Joe Paterno and then Harrisburg Patriot-News/now CNN reporter Sarah Ganim.

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