2019 NFL Mock Draft 7-30-18

It’s version 1.0 of our 2019 NFL mock draft. The order is completely randomized at this point. Don’t read anything more into the order than that.

Team needs were sometimes, but mostly, not taken into account, as it’s still absurdly early for a 2019 mock draft in the truest sense. Really, it’s more of a glorified prospect list at this point, to be honest. Have issues with the mock draft picks?

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Liverpool 4, Man United 1 News and Notes: Smalling, Pereira, Fred, De Gea, Grant

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Manchester United were routed in the “biggest” of their preseason exhibition games (if you can call a friendly “big”) 4-1 in the International Champions Cup clash against Liverpool at Michigan Stadium.

Let’s take a spin through the news and notes emerging from what transpired in Ann Arbor, Michigan this Saturday. The unofficial attendance for the match today was 105,000. Typically, these numbers are inflated, but if this figure holds, then today’s clash hosted by the University of Michigan is the third highest attended soccer game ever on American soil.

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Liverpool 4, Man United 1 News and Notes: Mane, Clyne, Shaqiri, Ojo, Klopp, Sturridge

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Liverpool won the “biggest” of their preseason exhibition games (if you can call a friendly “big”) 4-1 in the International Champions Cup clash against Manchester United at Michigan Stadium.

Let’s take a spin through the news and notes emerging from what transpired in Ann Arbor, Michigan this Saturday. The unofficial attendance for the match today was 105,000. Typically, these numbers are inflated, but if this figure holds, then today’s clash hosted by the University of Michigan is the third highest attended soccer game ever on American soil.

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Man United News: Anthony Martial, Marcos Rojo, ICC, Michigan, L.A. Rams

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For Manchester United, the “biggest” of their preseason exhibition games (if you can call a friendly “big”) commences in a few hours with the International Champions Cup clash against Liverpool in Michigan Stadium.

Although it’s just a friendly, up to 100,000 spectators are expected to attend so there is certainly no shortage of topics to discuss today. Let’s take a spin through the latest news and notes items making the rounds on the internet this Saturday.

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Liverpool FC News: Jurgen Klopp, Naby Keita, ICC, Michigan Wolverines, Mo Salah

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For Liverpool FC, the “biggest” of their preseason exhibition games (if you can call a friendly “big”) commences in a few hours with the International Champions Cup clash against Manchester United.

Although it’s just a friendly, up to 100,000 spectators are expected to attend so there is certainly no shortage of topics to discuss today. Let’s take a spin through the latest news and notes items making the rounds on the internet this Saturday.

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Manchester United News: ICC, Luke Shaw, Fred, Neil Patrick Harris

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It continues to be a very exciting summer at Manchester United, with a whole lot going on. The “biggest” of their preseason exhibition games (if you can call a friendly “big”) commences tomorrow, and with the International Champions Cup clash against Liverpool coming up there is certainly no shortage of topics to discuss today.

So let’s take a spin through the latest news and notes items making the rounds on the internet this Friday.

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Liverpool FC News: Jurgen Klopp, Alisson, ICC, Oblak, Harbaugh

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It continues to be a very exciting summer at Liverpool, with a whole lot going on at Anfield. The “biggest” of their preseason exhibition games (if you can call a friendly “big”) commences tomorrow, and with the International Champions Cup clash against Manchester United coming up there is certainly no shortage of topics to discuss today.

So let’s take a spin through the latest news and notes items making the rounds on the internet this Friday.

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University of Michigan Makes Cheap Man United vs. Liverpool Tickets Available

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It appears that the third International Champions Cup match at Michigan Stadium will not draw as well as the first two. Given an offer made by the University of Michigan, the institution that is hosting Saturday’s preseason friendly between Manchester United and Liverpool, ticket sales are not going near as well as they did for the first two matches in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

An e-mail obtained by The Sports Bank shows that the U of M is making a last minute ticket offer to current students.

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Jim Harbaugh Excited for Manchester United vs Liverpool Match in Michigan

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Manchester United and Liverpool will renew their rivalry, in preseason friendly form, on Saturday in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The match will take place in Michigan Stadium, nicknamed “The Big House,” home to Head Coach Jim Harbaugh and his Michigan Wolverines college football team.

This will be “an event” to say the least and Harbaugh is certainly excited about it. In past years, Harbaugh has visited with the soccer/football/futbol teams that have played in the big house, the stadium with the second largest capacity in the entire world.

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College Sports Fans Beware the Nefarious Influence of the Recruiting-Industrial Complex

It’s really astounding when you think about it- in an era when almost no one is willing to pay for news content, recruiting services can survive and thrive off a subscription-based business model.

The year-round extensive coverage of college recruiting, at every step in the process, has destroyed media coverage of college sports. It’s not just the rise of the recruiting-industrial complex itself that ruined it. Recruiting sites flourished at the same time social media exploded and these two phenomena fed off of each other to concoct a toxic cocktail.

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QB Shea Patterson Finally Cleared to Play at Michigan, Expresses Gratitude

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The long, drawn out, extremely tedious eligibility saga of quarterback Shea Patterson is now over! Michigan fans can rejoice because they now have their blue chip signal caller officially cleared to play this fall. Reports had surfaced last night that this might be coming, and the official announcement came in the traditional, industry standard Friday at 5 pm when everyone has already checked out for the weekend news dump.

The University of Mississippi QB and the U of M then sent out a joint statement that was so dull and boring that I won’t dare burden you with citing it.

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2018 NFL Mock Draft 4-26-18 FINAL EDITION

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Welcome to the 2018 NFL mock draft. The big night, at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas is now upon us. What will happen at Jerry’s World/The DeathStar? Our best projections follow below.

With only 32 picks to go around, yes, there will be a guy or two that you feel very strongly should be a first rounder, but got left out. Sorry, but it’s inevitable. Also, many of you will strongly disagree with the projections here, and with the write-ups, but try to be respectful about it in the comments section.

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