Michigan’s Caris LeVert: B1G’s most NBA ready player


We know Ann Arbor is a place where basketball season doesn’t typically start until Mid-January. It’s the opposite in places like Champaign and Bloomington; basketball season begins in October there. However, when you look at how talented Caris LeVert and the rest of his Michigan Wolverines teammates truly are, the UM faithful need to start paying more attention.

Especially when you consider that both Michigan football Coach Brady Hoke and Athletic Director Dave Brandon (Chris Christie and Rick Perry lookalikes) are proverbial dead men walking.

Let’s talk Michigan basketball.

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2015 NBA Mock Draft-First Round (10/30/14)

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Here is The Sports Bank’s 2015 NBA Mock Draft where team needs have NOT been taken into account.  By the way, The Sports Bank had the most accurate NBA Mock Draft in both 2011 and 2012 along with the second most accurate mock in 2013. [Read more...]

2015 NBA Mock Draft-Second Round (10/30/14)

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Here is The Sports Bank’s 2015 NBA Mock Draft where team needs have NOT been taken into account.  By the way, The Sports Bank had the most accurate NBA Mock Draft in both 2011 and 2012 along with the second most accurate mock in 2013. [Read more...]

Is Notre Dame football underrated at #10? ESPN pundits discuss

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Notre Dame football fans are right up there with Ohio State and Michigan as some of the most thin-skinned college football fans in the nation. Every media member that justifiably criticizes Notre Dame football is branded “biased,” and receives hate mail.  Every questionable call that goes against the Fighting Irish verifies the officiating anti-Golden Dome “agenda.”

Every poll that ranks ND  is……wait, the Domers are actually right on this one.

Stop the presses!

For the entire college football world usually regards the Fighting Irish as always overrated in the polls. The initial college football playoff poll greatly underrates them. Tis true.

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Brian Griese on the decline of Michigan football


ESPN had a media conference call with a couple of their leading college football pundits, Brian Griese and Mack Brown, to discuss the first college football rankings. One of the Michigan football beat writers was on it, and she asked Griese, a former Michigan QB, a few questions about the sad state of the Wolverines right now.

For lovers of Michigan football it’s been a disastrous autumn, Griese sympathizes and empathizes.

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Projected Man United starting XI for Manchester Derby

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Time for another Man United Starting XI projection. The Manchester Derby will soon be upon us. The defending champions look vulnerable too as they have just two wins in their last six matches of all competition. Newcastle eliminated them from the Capital One Cup yesterday

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Wayne Rooney deemed fit to return versus Man City


As the Manchester Derby approaches Sunday, Wayne Rooney has battled to be fit for Manchester United’s clash with Manchester City.  Monday night Rooney attended a promotional event for a watch-maker for which he has a commercial relationship. At this event he was witnessed as limping and being in discomfort as he walked. Rooney’s camp denies this and claim he will be fit.

It appears that they were right, and the reports about Wayne Rooney suffering a food injury in training on Monday were exaggerated.

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Predicted Man United starting XI vs Man City


The Manchester Derby will soon be upon us. That means the time is at hand for a Man United Starting XI prediction. This one comes to us from Old Trafford Faithful. Here’s the television info for the match. This is a big one as United have not looked great on the road this season, and City is a very tough opponent as they are the defending champions.

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Hull City to train Chicago Fire keeper Sean Johnson


Goalkeeper Sean Johnson of the Major League Soccer side Chicago Fire will train with English Premier League team Hull City from Oct. 30 through Nov. 9.

 “This is a good chance for Sean to continue to train in a Premiership environment during the offseason,” said Chicago Fire head coach Frank Yallop. “He’s had similar training experiences in the past as a result of the relationships that we have abroad, and it’s a good opportunity for him to stay sharp as we turn our sights to the 2015 season.”

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Oregon QB Marcus Mariota odds on favorite to be NFL #1 pick

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Can Oregon Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota pull a Cam Netwon? By becoming the Heisman Trophy winner in December and then the #1 overall draft pick the following April? Mariota certainly has all the tools to and statistics to do both. The 6’4″ 212 pound signal caller from Honolulu, Hawaii has an INSANE 24-1 TD to INT ratio. To go with his 192.2 QB Rating and 69% completion percentage.

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Jim Harbaugh coaching the Michigan Wolverines in 2015? Latest odds

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I do hope there’s a lot of great Jim Harbaugh Halloween costumes this year. It’s pretty easy to construct: discount pleated khakis, black 49ers hat, black long-sleeve Niners shirt. Add in the headset and you’re done. If I wasn’t way too old for Halloween I would totally do it.

However, that Jim Harbaugh costume will have to be changed drastically for Halloween 2015 and he’s….coaching the Michigan Wolverines next year? Somewhere else in college football? The Oakland Raiders?

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John Calipari makes bizarre Communism analogy


John Calipari made sure to distance himself from the sociopolitical beliefs of Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin last night. Coach Cal appeared on CBS Sports Network’s “We Need to Talk” a show that made television history (more on that here) and discussed how he will be distribute playing time amongst all the extremely talented players on his roster.

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