I love to hear regular people talk about how pro athletes should be fired for doing dumb things. The common phase I hear when an athlete screws up is, "if I did that in my job, I would get fired immediately, so player X should be dismissed also." This logic does not fly with me even though I do hate to see pro athletes get away with some egregious behaviors. The fact is, pro … [Read more...] about Should the 49ers stay committed to Colin Kaepernick?
It’s happening. The day has finally come where the play calling in the NFL resembles my own play calling from back when I first started playing Madden. First and 10? Streak to the endzone. Second and four? Streak to the endzone. Third and short? Streak to the endzone. Okay, it might not be that drastic. But if it hasn’t been apparent in the past decade or so leading up to … [Read more...] about NFL passing emphasis, rushing decline: by the numbers
One thing about the Super Bowl that no one likes is the extra week of media buildup. Absolutely no one cares about the Pro Bowl, so the second bye week creates even more time for the press to recycle the same tired storylines. And like this flu season, this "Harbowl," "Harbaugh Bowl," or "Harbauwl" was much worse than most years. The main plotline has been beaten to death on … [Read more...] about 5 Super Bowl XLVII storylines the media overkilled these past 2 weeks
You know what would be really cool? For the Chicago tie to the Super Bowl to be that the Bears would be in it. You know what’s not really cool? Reality. The Bears are on the outside looking in. Instead of preparing for an epic battle in New Orleans, most players are probably busy handing out Super Bowl party invites. And even though some of those players are living it … [Read more...] about The Chicago Ties to Super Bowl XLVII
Once the highly energized AFC and NFC Championship games end, the two weeks leading up to the Super Bowl make for one of the most annoying experiences for hardcore football fans. Not only do you have to be subject to intense commercialism, but also the same story-lines over and over day in, day out. Here at The Sports Bank we like to have a little more fun with out Super … [Read more...] about Ravens-49ers Super Bowl XLVII freestyle rap and prediction
One of the big trends for Super Bowl XLVII - #Kaepernicking. We've had Tebowing, Bradying, Te'oing and pretty much every -ing with a football player you can name in the past year or so. Now the San Francisco 49ers QB’s signature pose has gone viral, and Colin Kaepernick has teamed up with licensed apparel brand Sportiqe to use the social media phenomenon for a good cause. … [Read more...] about Colin Kaepernicking now being done for a good cause
San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh went from potential idiot to genius in a matter of a few hours after his hand-picked quarterback shredded the NFL record books in the divisional round of the playoffs. Second-year guy Colin Kaepernick who resembles a human-like gazelle on the football field ran for a NFL-playoff record 183 rushing yards on 16 carries against the Green … [Read more...] about Colin Kaepernick sets NFL records in win over the Packers
"Bright lights city gonna set my soul, gonna set my soul on fire. I gotta whole lotta money that's ready...oh wait, never mind, this is University of Nevada, not Nevada-Las Vegas. Oh, we're not doing UNLV this year? They didn't make the cut? Well the Nevada Wolfpack hometown of Reno may not be as exciting as Vega$, but at least they have a high-rollin' big winnin' college … [Read more...] about College Football 77 in 77: #70 Nevada Wolfpack