Ex Raiders LB Napoleon Harris Fends Off Muggers; Helps Catch Murder Suspects

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Take a seat because this Napoleon Harris story is one that you’ve got to consume.

I first knew Harris as a star on one of the most crazy athletic high school basketball teams of all time. On that Thornton Township high school hoops team with Napoleon Harris (Thornton Wildcats class of ’97) was- former 49ers wide receiver Tai Streets, former Pittsburgh Steelers star Antwaan Randle-El and former college hoops stars Erik Herring and Melvin Ely.

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Broncos QB Trevor Siemian: 2016’s Kyle Orton (“Game Manager”)

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The young gentleman in my building’s elevator that summer Sunday afternoon looked familiar, but I just couldn’t place him.

Had he not been wearing a Northwestern Wildcats football t-shirt and shorts, I probably wouldn’t have even realized that he was a person of at least a little bit of consequence in my world; the sports media universe.

The elevator ride ended. We parted ways and I thought ok “an NU football player lives here or is visiting someone who lives here.

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2017 NFL mock draft 9-22-16

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The night time is the right time for a 2017 NFL mock draft. If you’re reading this during daylight, we’re cool with that as well. The 2017 NFL mock draft order was based on the latest Chicago Tribune NFL power rankings. Team needs were sometimes but not always taken into account.

The Sports Bank is the only independently owned, mom and pop on the internet with a mock draft for the top four American professional sports leagues. Be sure to check out our 2017 NFL mock draft, 2016 NBA mock draft, 2016 MLB mock draft and 2016 NHL mock draft.

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Oakland Raiders are Division Title Contenders Says LaDainian Tomlinson

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It’s a simple but great generational litmus test for NFL fans- who’s L.T.? If you’re a Generation Xer or older, it’s Lawrence Taylor. For millennials and younger, it’s LaDainian Tomlinson.

It’s also possible, if you’re someone like me, born right on the millennial/Gen-X border, to appreciate both stars as actually being “L.T.”

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NFL, NFLPA Review Handling of Cam Newton Hit

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It wasn’t just the helmet-to-helmet hit on Cam Newton that elicited interest and drew attention away from the NFL spread but also the way that it was dealt with.

The NFL and NFLPA announced Sunday that they were commencing investigations designed to review the manner in which the Newton hit was handled during Thursday Night’s game.

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What the Seattle Seahawks 9/11 National Anthem Gesture was About

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“This isn’t a protest. They want to be specific that this is a sign of unity.” – NFL Network analyst Michael Robinson on the Seattle Seahawks plan for the National Anthem today, the 15th anniversary of 9/11.

It started with Colin Kaepernick’s peaceful protest. Then United States Women’s National Team star Megan Rapinoe joined the movement. Right now, the national anthem is a very hot button issue topping the all the current talking point lists.

Today, on the National Football League’s opening season, the Seattle Seahawks made a gesture that jumped them into the fray of the discussion.

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Megan Rapinoe Accused of Insulting the Military by Pro Soccer Club

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United States Women’s National Team star Megan Rapinoe knelt during the national anthem Sunday night before her Seattle Reign battled the Chicago Red Stars to a 2-2 draw. Postgame, Rapinoe described the gesture as “a little nod” to San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

The QB’s refusal to stand for the Star-Spangled Banner was a protest against racial injustice and minority oppression came in America. It came earlier this preseason when he decided to remain seated on the bench prior to kickoff of a preseason game against the Green Bay Packers.

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Twitter Hash Tags for All 32 NFL Teams #NFLGameDay #NFLKickoff

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Here it is; the primary and secondary social media hash tags for all 32 NFL teams. Happy NFL kickoff. This comes to us via a social engagement company called Postano, You have the official hash tag for each NFL team, as well as the most used hash tag for each NFL team.

Enjoy!

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Tottenham Potentially Planning to Host NFL, Prem on Same Day

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The new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is going to be a lot more than just a replacement for White Hart Lane. The new grounds will also serve as a centerpiece of a recreational district in a London neighborhood that is a prime candidate for gentrification.

The new Tottenham stadium will also become the NFL’s new home to games played in London. Perhaps it will even be home to a NFL franchise in the capital of Great Britain?

That would be one major long term goal. One major short term goal, however, is the concept of Barclay’s Premier League football and National Football League competition taking place on the same day.

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NFL Executives Take Issue with Colin Kaepernick Protest

Joe Flacco’s Little Brother WMU’s Backup QB; Someday Potentially “Elite”?

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Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco  has a little brother who also plays quarterback. Tom Flacco, a sophomore at Western Michigan University, is the WMU Broncos QB2. Senior Zach Terrell is ahead of him, and he’s really good. In fact, Athlon rated Terrell the 24th best QB in the nation this season.

Tom Flacco is more of a “change of pace quarterback;” you know like a “change of pace back.” He’s a run first quarterback, unlike Terrell, and unlike his brother.

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Who is Trevor Siemian? the new Denver Broncos QB1

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Before he suffered his “lower body injury” in 2013, the latest individual to be named Denver Broncos QB1, Trevor Siemian, was the best pure passer in the Big Ten; at that time.

It’s not hyperbole. In 2013-14 Big Ten was a tailback driven league, and most of the QBs were dual threat, read-option guys, and then Northwestern quarterback Trevor Siemian was the best straight up, drop back passer the league had for a couple years. So while most people right now really don’t know who Siemian is, and even fewer people know a whole lot about him, please take notice of all the tremendous potential that he has.

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