New Chicago Bears QB Justin Fields Excites Northwestern Coach Pat Fitzgerald

The Chicago Bears did exactly what they had to this NFL Draft weekend- they went out and got a real quarterback. Andy Dalton and Nick Foles simply won’t cut it. Bears GM Ryan Pace and Bears Head Coach Matt Nagy know that, just as they know that this draft and this season is their final chance to get it right.

The draft board fall of Justin Fields is just like the purpose/advantage of cryptocurrency- there is no discernible explanation or reason. The reasons given for why Fields slid down the draft don’t come close to making any sense, but when he did, the Bears made their move to get him.

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2021 NFL Mock Draft 4-29-21 Final Edition

Welcome to our latest of our 2021 NFL mock draft! You can get ready for the NFL draft this weekend (Thu-Sat) with BetQL’s National Football League odds. They’ll come in handy this NFL season too. The 2021 NFL talking season begins now, starting Thursday night, and you’ll need to do your due diligence, so that you can have all the vital stats and information.

Far as we know, we’re the only independently owned, mom and pop shop website that produces a mock draft for all four major American sports. For our latest MLB mock draft go here, the latest NBA mock is linked here and the NHL can be found here.

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2022 NFL Mock Draft Version 1.0

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Welcome to our very first 2022 NFL mock draft! For our latest 2021 NFL mock go here. Team needs were sometimes, but mostly not taken into account here. Our projections for the 2021 Draft were rarely, but most often not taken into account. The order is of course based on how we feel the NFL will play itself out in 2021.

Here is the link to a list of 70 of the worst NFL Draft cliches, buzzwords and other pointless word salad.

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Prep School that Produced Isiah Thomas, Evan Turner Set to Close

St. Joseph (Westchester, IL) is one of the most iconic high school boy’s basketball programs in not just the state, but the country, but it will soon be no more. When this academic year comes to an end, so will the school.

Some of the many legendary names that were once St. Joseph Chargers include: Olympic Dream Teamer Isiah Thomas (considered the greatest Detroit Piston ever), 2010 national college player of the year Evan Turner (NBA veteran of 10 years, now an assistant with the Boston Celtics), William Gates (has seen in Hoop Dreams) and Gene Pingatore (considered one of the greatest high school coaches in history).

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Detailing the Big Ten National Title Game Losing Streak

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If Michigan beats UCLA tonight, and they are heavily favored to do so, it means the Wolverines would go back to the Final Four. UM would then be just one win away from appearing in their sixth national title game. Michigan, the only Big Ten team left standing in the NCAA Tournament, is 1-4 all-time in the March Madness grand finale.

If they were lose that contest it would mark the eighth straight defeat for the Midwestern league in the national title game. I think we’re all ready for this losing streak to end at this point; heavy fatigue for this narrative has already long set in. But hey, we have a job to do, so let’s go down this road one more time.

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Big Ten, ACC “Challenged” Considerably on First March Madness Weekend

In 1999, ESPN created the Big Ten/ACC Challenge as a made for television “event,” with the purpose of trying to drum up interest in preconference college basketball. Generally, interest in college hoops at this time of the year, during the NCAA Tournament, is on par with the Super Bowl.

The rest of the year, it’s probably about as popular as Major League Soccer. However, the B1G/ACC Challenge is kind of a thing, sort of, as it matches up what are usually the two best leagues, annually, in the nation. This March Madness, however, has been real rough so far for both conferences.

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#1 Alabama vs #3 Ohio State: National Title Game Preview, Odds, FYIs

The next college football champion will be crowned Monday night, in Miami, when #1 Alabama and #3 Ohio State square off in the national title game. If this match-up feels familiar, even redundant, it’s because it definitely is.

The Crimson Tide are first in College Football Playoff games played (10) and games won (7). They’re tied with Clemson (2) for most titles won in this format. The Buckeyes are third in CFP games played (5), and they’ve gone 3-2 overall, winning the very first final four in 2014. In other words, this is a matchup of “they’ve been there before.”

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Ohio State vs Northwestern: Big Ten Title Game Odds, TV Info, Preview

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Here we go, the only reason the Big Ten bothered to even stage a season in 2020: trying to get one of their teams into the College Football Playoff. That team is #4 Ohio State of course, a program that rules the conference in the same way that Bayern Munich has dominion over the Bundesliga.

If getting the Buckeyes into the playoff means changing the rules and requirements for the league title game, as a stepping stone to the CFP, well so be it. The rules and regulations were all made up on the fly, and without a ton of legitimacy anyway. The next and final sacrificial lamb for the Buckeyes is #14 Northwestern.

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Five of the Best NFL Rookies so far this Season

The NFL season is still young, but already fans and self-appointed “experts” alike have identified the players and trends which they believe will dictate the season. As with most sports, football has been rocked to its core by the Covid-19 pandemic, with spectators locked out of games, and frequent disruption due to positive cases altering schedules.   [Read more…]

Top Three NFL Rookies on Defense Thus Far in 2020

  • While most of the top NFL rookies have been on the offensive side of the ball, a few defensive rookies have managed to stand out.
  • Tampa Bay safety Antoine Winfield Jr. earned Rookie Defensive Player of the Month honors in September.
  • Cleveland’s Jordan Elliott has come out of nowhere to make an immediate impact.
  • As expected, second overall pick Chase Young has made his presence known early in his NFL career.

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College Football Won’t Happen in 2020, Time to Accept it

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College football is my favorite sport; there I said it.  Therefore it is with a very heavy heart that I write this post and send it along to you. However, I have realized, for quite some time that we won’t have collegiate pigskin this autumn. The warning signs have been there all along, and today, the inconvenient truth is right there in front of us.

The faster you realize this, the quicker you can reach level five, “acceptance” in the stages of grief.

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2020 NFL Mock Draft 4-23-20 FINAL EDITION

The NFL Draft, for the first time ever, will be conducted without any centralized physical location. League Commissioner Roger Goodell will announce picks from his home, and teams will make their selections from their headquarters. Basically, it will be the first online only NFL Draft, as everything will be conducted virtually.

Obviously, the seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic calls for such measures, but it’s not a totally unprecedented format. After all, day three of the NFL Draft, for the past few years, has had no actual location. Anyone who watches it closely notices all the picks being announced remotely. Now they’re simply doing that for the whole thing.

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