What does and doesn’t make a rivalry

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Ayn Rand once said, “Indifference, not hatred is the opposite of love.”

Remember that quote the next time you voice hatred for your rival team. Red Sox fans hate the Yankees, but they desperately need the Yankees in the same way the Jedi needed the Sith. Rivalry unifies and defines. And it starts early.

In a Boston sports memorabilia shop, I once overheard two seven-year old Massachusetts girls fight each other with taunts of ‘Yankee fan! Yankee Fan;’ they also slapped one another across the face with pinstriped clothing. But in all rivalries, the loser is the side exhibiting more hatred, anger, and fear for its opponent.Think of “Sibling Rivalries;” the same exact principle applies in sports rivalries.

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Versus’ The Daily Line on The Sports Bank (Video)

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The Sports Bank collaborated with Versus’ sports talk show “The Daily Line.” Check out the cast: Reese Waters, Liam McHugh, Rob DeAngelis, and Jenn Sterger answering the queries I sent them on the topics of the World Cup, Big Ten expansion, the Super Bowl and MLB.

By Paul M. Banks

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Ohio State vs. Florida St. in Big 10/ACC Challenge rematch

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Ohio State, tabbed by some publications to be among the Top 5 teams nationally heading into the 2010-11 season, will travel to Florida State to take on the Seminoles in the 2010 ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The Buckeyes will meet FSU Nov. 30 in Tallahassee in a nationally-televised game on the ESPN family of networks with station and time to be determined.

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2010 NFL Mock Draft 4-22 Final Edition

NFL Mock Draft 4-21 Round 2

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By Paul M. Banks

For our draft big board rankings go here

To read our updated team needs go here

For round 1 click here

We finally added Round 3!! FOR ROUND 3 GO HERE

As always, you can check out my College Football and NFL blogs on the Washington Times.com by clicking the hyperlinked text.

For our NBA Mock Draft click here

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NFL Mock Draft 4-21

NFL Mock Draft 4-8 Round 2

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By Paul M. Banks

For round 1 click here

We finally added Round 3!! FOR ROUND 3 GO HERE

Click on the following highlighted/bold phrases to read our:

NFL Team Needs listing

NFL Draft Big Board

As always, you can check out my College Football and NFL blogs on the Washington Times.com by clicking the hyperlinked text.

For our NBA Mock Draft click here

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NFL Mock Draft 3-31

NFL Mock Draft 3-31 Round 2

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By Paul M. Banks

For round 1 click here

Click on the following highlighted/bold phrases to read our:

NFL Team Needs listing

NFL Draft Big Board

As always, you can check out my College Football and NFL blogs on the Washington Times.com by clicking the hyperlinked text.

For our NBA Mock Draft click here

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NFL Mock Draft 3-24

NFL Mock Draft Round 2 3-17

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By Paul M. Banks

For round 1 click here And check back later this week for our round 3!

Click on the following highlighted/bold phrases to read our:

NFL Team Needs listing

NFL Draft Big Board

As always, you can check out my College Football and NFL blogs on the Washington Times.com by clicking the hyperlinked text.

For our NBA Mock Draft click here

And don’t even think of the Jags taking Tim Tebow here because, the Jacksonville season ticket holders have spoken, and they don’t want him. For more on that click here

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Photo Evidence of Jenn Sterger’s Post Implant Existence

By Paul M. Banks

You may have heard a thing or two last fall about FSU Cowgirl Jenn Sterger’s decision to have her breast implants removed. Well, I hope you did because what I wrote about it ended up becoming one of the 10 most read posts in Sports Bank history. Her decision to have the procedure performed was widely discussed on the internet, and many regarded that move’s logic to be in the same category as: actress Shelly Long leaving the sitcom “Cheers”, the Herschel Walker trade, the Barry Zito signing, pretty much every move Isaiah Thomas made as a NBA GM…you get the idea.

Today, thanks to Busted Coverage.com, we get to see how she’s doing now that her intercontinental ballistic missiles have been disarmed.

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