2017 NFL Mock Draft 2-14-17


Time for another 2017 NFL mock draft update, as the NFL offseason is officially here.

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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Liverpool FC Ownership was Offered to Bill Gates, Patriots Owner Bob Kraft

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One of the most interesting Liverpool news stories circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world today involves two big names that you would never expect- Bill Gates and Bob Kraft. Gates, the Microsoft founder and current richest man alive was offered a chance to purchase the team but did not respond.

Bill Gates, with a current estimated net worth of $84.2 billion, has been deemed the wealthiest man alive since 2014, and he also held the title from 1995-2007 and 2009.

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Chelsea FC, Tottenham Hotspur Stars Celebrate New England Patriots Super Bowl Victory


Super Bowl Sunday is an event that annually reverberates around the world and yesterday was no different. The big game sent shockwaves throughout the global Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Last night, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady became the first signal caller to ever win five (like the old Saturday Night Live sketch “the 5 Timers Club”), Super Bowls breaking the tie he previously held with Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw.

Obviously, Brady is going to the Hall of Fame, and there’s a strong case that he’s the greatest of all time.

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Tom Brady: Debunking the Widely Held Misconceptions of the Patriots QB


Super Bowl LI weekend was a crazy one, in the best way possible, for me as a native Houstonian. I spent a good majority of my weekend with the New England Patriots ‘ front office staff, and in the midst of the frenzy I just had to ask about what it was like to work with the one player no one can ever seem to hear enough about – Tom Brady.

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Dan Marino Says He’d Rather be a Hall of Famer than Win a Super Bowl


Dan Marino is widely regarded to be the best quarterback never to have won a Super Bowl. Last night, Tom Brady became the first to ever win five (like the old Saturday Night Live sketch “the 5 Timers Club”), breaking the tie he previously held with Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Reveals What Position He Would Play if he were in the NFL

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Happy Super Sunday everybody! In just a few hours, the New England Patriots will take on the Atlanta Falcons at NRG Stadium in Houston for the NFL championship. In the spirit of all things National Football League, let’s take theme across the pond to the English Premier League.

Former New York Giants star Osi Umenyiora, who twice won a Super Bowl (over the Patriots both times) got the chance to meet Manchester United striker and leading scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

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Khalil Mack Rise Accurately Predicted by Tony Gonzalez Two Years Ago


(UPDATE: Saturday night saw Oakland Raiders Linebacker Khalil Mack win NFL Defensive Player of the Year. Back in August of 2015, The Sports Bank sat down with NFL Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez, and talked quite a bit about the Raiders, including a whole lot of conversation about the Raiders. We decided to re-publish that exclusive with Gonzalez, as he pretty much called the rise of Mack. See the quotes below)

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Martellus Bennett Only Patriot Speaking Up Against Trump, Not “Sticking to Sports”


New England Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett is as colorful a character as any in the NFL. He’s also among the most courageous and socially active. It’s hard to root against anyone with that both that much personality and qualities deserving of admiration.

As Nancy Armour of USA Today reported, the point of Media Day sessions are to talk without ever saying anything. To meet the press, and give them very little, if any, soundbites of actual news value. For Super Bowl Media week, those “goals” are magnified.

It gets kicked up a notch when you have the Patriots in the bowl, because “The Patriot Way” is to always speak to all media members in worthless coachspeak cliches and meaningless Bradyspeak platitudes.

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Patriots Legend Tedy Bruschi Doesn’t Have “Clean Read” on Super Bowl LI

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How will the New England Patriots fare against a formidable Atlanta Falcons football team?

What makes Houston, host of Super Bowl LI, any different from other NFL championship locations?

On Tuesday when I went one-on-one with former New England Patriots line backer Tedy Bruschi, I asked him those exact questions.

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Stick to Sports? Not Anymore, not with the SERIOUS Concerns We Have


(Editor’s note: re-posting from November 18th, 2016)

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to acknowledge the passing of the phrase “stick to sports.”

It has now passed on into the great abyss.

Of course, to be honest with ourselves, we must first acknowledge

a.) that “stick to sports” only existed as a phrase conveniently leaving off the second, more important, self-defining portion of the expressed sentiment.

b.) that it was impossible for stick to sports to ever really exist in the first place.

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Sam Adams vs Sweetwater in Super Bowl LI Beer Twitter Beef

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It’s definitely not the industry standard regional delicacy bet on a championship sporting event. The civic pride food wager has long been a stale cliche, but Super Bowl LI has seen a brand new spin on it, via the team’s quintessential hometown brewers.

It all started with a Georgia gas station banning sales of Sam Adams, the brewers of Boston-based Samuel Adams, and then a Twitter smackdown.

Sam Adams and Atlanta-based Sweetwater Brewing got into a Twitter beef, take a look:

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Baltimore Ravens Should Pursue a Joe Flacco Back-up/Successor

The Baltimore Ravens found a reliable signal-caller in Joe Flacco when they took him in the first round of the 2008 NFL Draft.

However, this was roughly 9 years ago, and Flacco obviously isn’t going to last forever. As Flacco enters his twilight years, should the Ravens begin looking for a successor that they can begin developing while they still have ample time?

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