Five Reasons the Jacksonville Jaguars Could Beat the New England Patriots


By John O’Leary

As the NFL season slowly approaches Super Bowl 52, it’s become quite clear that not much has changed since last year. Not at the top, at least.

The scenery in the playoffs is certainly different. Three teams that didn’t crack the playoffs a year ago – the Eagles, Vikings and Jaguars – are all competing for a chance to get to the league’s finale.

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2018 NFL Mock Draft 1-16-18


Welcome to the 2018 NFL mock draft.

Order is from Tankathon, who we linked here. We then projected how we think each postseason team will finish out. If you have issue with the order, well then you have a lot of company. That’s what the comments section is for! Just keep it above board and professional in your criticism.

Team needs were somewhat taken into account for the 2018 NFL mock draft, at least as much as we could at this point. It’s still very early for a 2018 mock draft right now, and team needs will not be fully accounted for until AFTER NFL free agency ends.

For the link to our NBA mock draft go here.

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Five LSU Tigers NFL Draft Prospects to watch in the Citrus Bowl

Consistently one of the top college football powerhouses in the country every year, the LSU Tigers send several talented athletes to the NFL each April. The 2018 draft (full mock available at this link) looks to be no different, as a number of Louisiana State prospects are projected to be taken by an NFL team in the first three rounds.

Here’s a quick look at your top five LSU Tigers projected to go pro this spring. Keep an eye on them in the Citrus Bowl today versus Notre Dame (full game preview available at this link).

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What Four Legendary Old School Football Players Do These Days

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By John O’Leary

When our favorite old-school football players left the field for the last time, some dropped out of the spotlight, choosing to lead quieter lives. Others do everything that they can to stay in front of the camera, seeking careers in entertainment, either acting or becoming a sports commentator. Still more get their moments in the spotlight in negative ways, such as felons on the evening news.

If you’ve ever wondered what happened to your favorite players after retirement, keep reading to learn about four famous former players and the lives that they lead now.

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Is Major League Sport Ready to Take Hold in Vegas?


By John O’Leary

Over the decades, Las Vegas has become famous for many things but major league sport hasn’t been one of them. However, the signs are that this is all about to change and, indeed, it has already started to with the arrival of the Vegas Golden Knights NHL team. Now ice hockey may seem like an unlikely sport for a city where the average October daytime temperature is over 80o F but the team has already started to make itself at home at the T-Mobile Stadium enjoying a record-breaking run of wins for an inaugural season.

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New Tottenham Hotspur Stadium Gets Visit from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (Photos)

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It’s been known for quite some time that the National Football League seeks a permanent team in London, and that Tottenham Hotspur football club seeks to provide that home. THFC’s White Hart Lane, in the midst of a major re-development and augmentation, aims to be that host.

The NFL, the Premier League and Tottenham Hotspur have made public their aims to one day host American NFL football and English football on the same day, potentially next year.

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Mike Pence, Donald Trump Sports “Boycott” Inspiring Wagering Now

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At this point, anyone who’s been paying attention and possesses a basic adult human intellect realizes that Mike Pence was simply pulling a blatant publicity stunt at last Sunday’s Indianapolis Colts game versus the San Francisco 49ers.

Upon “leaving in disgust” at the national anthem protests, Pence then commenced a twitter storm which consisted of obviously pre-planned statements and talking points.

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Colin Kaepernick Still Out of the NFL; Eight AWFUL QBs Currently In

Over the weekend, a reporter for a Sunday NFL morning pregame show revealed the details of his meeting with blackballed former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. As of now, Kaepernick is not doing interviews because he wishes to not draw attention upon himself; he’d rather the publicity be directed towards the causes for which he stands instead.

“He’s not planning on kneeling,” CBS’ Jason La Confora said of what Kaepernick intends to do this season, should he be given another chance at becoming a NFL starting quarterback.

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Trevor Siemian: Denver Broncos QB1 is Huge Northwestern Campus Hero

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Northwestern alum and Denver Broncos QB1 Trevor Siemian will be an honorary captain for the Wildcats’ Homecoming game against #4 Penn State. Siemian enters the NFL bye week tied for sixth in the league in TD passes, 20th in completion percentage and 19th in yards passing per game.

He’s also 20th in yards per attempt and 19th in total pass completions.

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Illini Football Has Same Primary Problem as Chicago Bears: Quarterback

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All the glorious ties and shared proud traditions of Chicago Bears and Illinois Fighting Illini football were highlighted tonight. It’s the inaugural Hall of Fame weekend at the University of Illinois, and the three biggest names being enshrined are Dick Butkus, Red Grange and George Halas.

All are legends in Bears and Illini football lore, but recalling their glory days isn’t enough to distract you from the current mess in front of us. The past 24 hours have shown us that the Bears and Illinois are once again closely related, but this time it’s a serious problem they share- the QB1 position.

Right now, both teams are severely restrained by a really inferior starting quarterback.

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TSB Show 10: Richard Dent, Otis Wilson, Zach Miller, Curtis Conway

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TSB Show is back with the tenth edition, and it’s all Chicago Bears. This episode features one current player Zach Miller and three club legends (former players) in Otis Wilson, Richard Dent and Curtis Conway. We also break new ground on the TSB Show, as this is our first foul language, and therefore it’s the first NSFW episode in history.

We anticipate that this could become a trend in the near term future.

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Peanut Tillman Joining the FBI: Bears Legends Smith, Wilson and Dent Weigh In


Goodbye television punditry and acting, Peanut Tillman has moved on to a bigger and better post-football career.The former Chicago Bears cornerback (who also had a very small role in one of the Sharknado films) recently began training to become an agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Tillman, 36, was a criminal justice major at Louisiana Lafayette, and when the news broke last week that he had designs on joining the FBI, we reached out to a few of his colleagues, all with Chicago Bears connections, to hear their thoughts on this development.

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