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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2018 NFL Mock Draft 11-7-17

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Welcome to the 2018 NFL mock draft. Order was based on an amalgam of NFL power rankings from across the internet, plus the first quarter of results this NFL season. If you have issue with the order, well 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 mock draft right now. For the link to our NBA mock draft go here.

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Pete Carroll, Charles Barkley, Mark Cuban Respond to Trump UGLINESS

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Friday night Donald Trump held a campaign rally for an election that he already won 10 months ago. At the rally he called Colin Kaepernick, and other NFL players who don’t stand for the national anthem, “sons of bitches.”

Therefore he also called mothers of NFL players “bitches” in the process. Naturally and deservedly, he’s getting a ton of blowback for such hateful and divisive commentary. Chicago Bears Team Captain Akiem Hicks called Trump out on Saturday.

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Boomer Esiason, James Brown, Nate Burleson All EVISCERATE Trump

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Friday night Donald Trump held a campaign rally for an election that he already won 10 months ago. At the rally he called Colin Kaepernick, and other NFL players who don’t stand for the national anthem, “sons of bitches.”

Therefore he also called mothers of NFL players “bitches” in the process. Naturally and deservedly, he’s getting a ton of blowback for such hateful and divisive commentary. Chicago Bears Team Captain Akiem Hicks called Trump out on Saturday.

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PetPlan Puppies Picked NFL Winners at 70% Clip Last Year

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Another NFL season kicks off tonight and, just like in most recent seasons, the news cycle surrounding the league has been very dark and gloomy. If you need some more light hearted NFL news, then I suggest you take a look at the PetPlan pup-nosticators.

Yes, what’s better to deliver you from gloom and doom news, then puppies! Puppies that also actually do better at picking NFL winners than the so-called “experts.”

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Brian Kelly Has Apparently Had Enough DeShone Kizer Questions

The noted American poet laureate Anthony Kiedis once rhetorically asked “how come everybody want to keep it like the Kaiser?!” in the 1991 Red Hot Chili Peppers hit, “Give it Away.” Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly essentially implied how come everybody want to ask about the Kizer in his response on a media teleconference Sunday afternoon.

Former Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer, who left school early to declare for the NFL Draft last season, was a second round pick by the Cleveland Browns. It was recently announced that Kizer won the Browns QB1 job, so he’ll open up under center against the rival Pittsburgh Steelers a week from today.

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2018 NFL Mock Draft 6-29-17

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Welcome to the 2018 NFL mock draft. Order was based on an amalgam of NFL power rankings from across the internet. If you have issue with the order, well so do many others. That’s what the comments section is for! Just keep it above board and professional in your criticism.

Team needs were not taken into account for the 2018 NFL mock draft as it’s just too early. 2017 NFL Draft picks were mostly not taken into account for our projections.

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Chicago Bears 2017 Draft Grade: Participant Trophy

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Chicago Bears General Manager Ryan Pace will either a.) be ultimately proven a genius for his outside the box 2017 NFL Draft selections or b.) soon looking for a new gig.

Coming off a 3-13 season in which the Bears hit rock bottom, Pace went with a very high risk/very high reward strategy which yielded just five total picks, out of a draft that lasts seven rounds. The end result will be extremely hit-or-miss, sink-or-swim, choose your all-or-nothing cliche.

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Jacksonville Jaguars Add More Illini Flavor by Drafting Dawuane Smoot

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In the Jacksonville Jaguars organization, the man at the very top is an Illini grad.

As of Friday night, so is the newest member of the club- Defensive end Dawuane Smoot.

The 6-3, 264-pound tackles-for-losses machine was selected with the fourth pick in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft in Philadelphia. Smoot was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars with the 68th overall pick.

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Mitchell Trubisky Selection Was Not Very Well Received by the Chicago Bears Fan Community

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Former North Carolina Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky asked people to start calling him Mitchell and stop calling him Mitch during the Scouting Combine in February. Perhaps Mitchell needs a nickname too, can we suggest “Mitch?” There were reports that the Chicago Bears were looking to trade back from the #3 slot, but instead they went up to #2 and then took Trubisky.

Pretty much no one in the Bears community likes this pick. It’s been widely panned on Twitter. Here’s just a very small sampling.

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Britt McHenry Laid Off by ESPN; Addresses Trolls in Goodbye Facebook Post

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You can now add Britt McHenry to the list of ESPN on-air personalities laid off this week. Her last gig with the network will be covering the Arizona Cardinals on NFL Draft night. While the total carnage from the ESPN layoffs is estimated to be about 100 jobs lost in total, we’re still learning the identities of many of the casualties.

We likely won’t know all of them for a couple more days yet, but what’s happened in Bristol says an awful lot about not just the self-ascribed “world wide leader,” but the sports media industry in general.

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2017 NFL Mock Draft 4-27-17 FINAL Edition

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Time for another 2017 NFL mock draft update….and we’ve already updated our 2018 NFL mock draft twice!

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 NBA mock draft, (NBA round two), 2017 MLB mock draft and 2017 NHL mock draft coming soon.

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