Is Major League Sport Ready to Take Hold in Vegas?

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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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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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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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EXCLUSIVE: Lane Kiffin on Twitter Controversy, Why He Chose FAU over Bigger Programs

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Roughly a decade ago, Lane Kiffin became one of the youngest head coaches in NFL history at age 31 when he accepted the Oakland Raiders.

Since then he’s had short stints at Tennessee, USC and Alabama. After departing from the Crimson Tide earlier this year, Kiffin was offered a number of opportunities at powerhouse college football programs all across the country. Thus, many were a bit surprised when he chose Florida Atlantic University over the more brand name programs.

What made FAU more appealing? We asked Lane Kiffin this exact question during our exclusive with the Owls Head Coach.

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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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ESPN 30 for 30: Top 20 of All Time List

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Rating the best films in the ESPN 30 for 30 series is a highly debatable endeavor, as there are so many great documentaries to choose from. Click the title where highlighted for a review/feature on that specific film.

A year ago, I would have told you that there’s Hillsborough, the college football docs, and then there’s everything else. Still true, except now there’s Laettner, which towers above everything else.

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Khalil Mack Rise Accurately Predicted by Tony Gonzalez Two Years Ago

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(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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Oakland Raiders AFC Wild Card Game Preview, Prediction

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It’s quite rare to see a 12-4 team as underdogs to a 9-7 in a NFL playoff game, but that’s life with the Oakland Raiders sans Derek Carr. You saw Carr’s NFL MVP bonafides last week as you saw what Oakland degenerated into without him. Yes, the Houston Texans are favored over the Raiders, and by how much depends on who you do “for novelty purposes only” with.
The house always wins, but some houses are giving the Oakland Raiders +2.5 points while others are all the way up to a touchdown.

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Can Connor Cook be the Oakland Raiders Savior?

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In the build-up to the 2016 NFL Draft, the narrative around Michigan State Quarterback Connor Cook paralleled a story line from the Kevin Costner film “Draft Day.”

The media just would not shut up about how Cook wasn’t named a team captain at MSU, and you could almost hear Costner’s character repeatedly asking, as he did in the film about the fictional blue chip prospect, “WHY DIDN’T HIS TEAMMATES COME TO HIS BIRTHDAY PARTY?!”

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