Benjamin Franklin once said nothing in the world is certain except death and taxes – maybe he should have included the Pittsburgh Steelers losing a key player to injury to that list, writes Freebetsmate.com Gary Anderson.Follow paulmbanks
NFL ratings continued their downward spiral on Thursday after the Denver Broncos/ San Diego Chargers game drew a 9.9 overnight rating. Compared to the same Thursday night game between the New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons in Week 6 of 2015, this marks a 5 percent drop in ratings. The conversation is definitely going to veer away from NFL lines into a more in-depth discussion on this issue.
In our 2017 NFL mock draft, we based the order on a hybrid of three facets: the latest Chicago Tribune NFL power rankings, the current NFL standings and our speculation of how the league will play itself out during the remaining three quarters of the season the post-season.
Team needs were sometimes, but not always taken into account, as team needs are a very fluid situation.
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.Follow paulmbanks
Daily fantasy football, a subset of fantasy football, has grown considerably in popularity over the past couple of years and it’s only going to get bigger.
It’s a game where players compete against one another by building a team of players from NFL teams under a salary cap, earning points on the actual performances of their players, with the opportunity to win real-life cash prizes.Follow paulmbanks
The NFL and college football devotes large amounts of money to run their activities. With that in mind, the biggest question is whether there is any possibility to rig the results of their scheduled games. This question first came up on November 28, 2015 on Quora, which is an online network in which people share knowledge and insights by answering a wide range of compelling questions.Follow paulmbanks
Last week Napoleon Harris had an experience that rivals a blockbuster Hollywood crime drama. Harris, a Chicago native and current resident of Flossmoor, IL is a member of the Illinois Senate representing the 15th district since 2013. He’s also an owner of two Beggar’s Pizza franchises; a very popular chain exclusive to the Chicago south lands.
When closing up shop at his pizzeria in Harvey, Illinois one evening last week he delivered the final order himself. The late night pizza order was a scam and four men physically attacked Harris.Follow paulmbanks
Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian is evolving at an astounding rate. At least according to the national NFL media narratives. The former Northwestern signal caller was named the Broncos QB1 on the same exact day that his alma mater had their season opening week press conference.
At that point, Siemian was still in the “who is this obscure guy?” category by the media, and NU fans were very excited about their season, as they were coming off 10 wins 2015. Then after weeks one and two, Northwestern looked really bad while Siemian was decent and looking good.Follow paulmbanks
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.Follow paulmbanks
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.Follow paulmbanks
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.”Follow paulmbanks
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.Follow paulmbanks