For this 2016 NFL mock draft, the order is randomized. It’s kind of based on the order this season and what I have picked to each team in my 2015 NFL mock draft. Team needs were sort of taken into accounts for the mock draft; at times.Follow paulmbanks
Bill Maher, host of HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” presented his “New Rules for Real Sports” in the closing segment of the Tuesday, Feb. 24 edition of “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.” That previous sentence might have set a new world’s record for use of the word “real” density.
Maher took on the NFL, a very common place punching bag these days. (As well it should be because NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is terrible at crisis management.Follow paulmbanks
As the San Diego Chargers progress forward with an uncertain future, hopefully they make the right call and stay home. It would be a huge mistake for the Bolts to follow through on that Carson stadium share with the Oakland Raidders. That’s a more macro level San Diego Chargers question.
How about a more micro level San Diego Chargers question? What do they do at #17 overall in the 2015 NFL Draft?Follow paulmbanks
This past weekend Kansas City Chiefs Tight End Travis Kelce partook in a dance-off against the Professional Bull-Riding’s Fan of the Night. This was at something called the 2015 PBR BFTS Caterpillar Classic in Kansas City. Yes, I know that sentence has a whole lot of acronym alphabet soup in there, and no, I have no clue what most of the words meant.Follow paulmbanks
Both the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders plan a shared stadium near L.A. in case their hometown venue deals don’t end up working out. If they can’t get their new stadiums, then the Chargers and Raiders will move forward on this plan to build a privately financed, $1.7-billion stadium in Carson, California, near Los Angeles.Follow paulmbanks
Both the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders plan a shared stadium near L.A. in case their hometown venue deals don’t end up working out.
If they can’t get their new stadiums, then the Chargers and Raiders will move forward on this plan to build a privately financed, $1.7-billion stadium in Carson, California, near Los Angeles.Follow paulmbanks
Yet another rough season for the Oakland Raiders. That’s become all too common for this once proud franchise. It’s been lean lately; like Keira Knightley on ephredra lean. If there was a NFL version of the NBA Draft Lottery; the Raiders would be like the Milwaukee Bucks- seemingly there every year.
They’re back at #4 this April, but this time there’s a bright side. They made the right call in hiring Jack Del Rio. It would have been disastrous is they had hired Pat Shurmur.
The latest Raiders draft class last year provided building blocks. Maybe you have the signal caller of the future now in Derek Carr, Maybe? And then you pair him with a wide-out?Follow paulmbanks
Without a doubt, the Philadelphia Eagles will be looking to upgrade their secondary this offseason. Expect them to draft a defensive back or two come April. As the NFL Scouting Combine begins this week, NFL Network Analyst Mike Mayock conducted a media conference call. Of all the safety prospects that Mayock discussed, this soundbite was the most memorable:
“Ibraheim Campbell from Northwestern, a smart tough kid. Probably a fourth round pick, I like him.”Follow paulmbanks
Washington Wizards franchise player John Wall sat down for an extended interview with Hot 97 in New York City. The in-depth interview occurred on the birthday of Washington Quarterback Robert Griffin III. Wall had some advice for RG III on how to deal with all the haterade.
And as we all know, Griffin has received a ton of criticism lately.Follow paulmbanks
The headline here pretty much says it all: Michael Irvin dancing in a pink tutu is indeed Michael Irvin dancing ballet in a pink tutu. Like Homer J. Simpson’s thoughts during the Springfield Film Festival: “but the football in the groin movie had a a guy getting hit in the groin by a football.”
We love #88; the NFL Network Analyst gave us a couple of exclusive interviews for our podcast: you can check them out here and here, so we’re going to reciprocate the favor by plugging his next project.Follow paulmbanks
What’s a Chinese New Year’s party without the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders, right? Check that, what’s a Hong Kong CNY party without the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders?
Yes, the squad will indeed participate in the 20thAnnual Cathay Pacific Lunar New Year Celebration in the Hong Kong on the 19th.Follow paulmbanks