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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Alleged Jenn Sterger-Brett Favre text saga Hilariously set to Music

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The NFL’s answer to Weird Al Yankovic is FINALLY back. Friend of The Sports Bank and fellow New England Patriots fan BF83, known on YouTube by the proper name of Brady Fan 83, has given us a musical summation of the story that dominated the sports blogosphere last week.

That whole penis picture text exchange alleged by sideline princess Jenn Sterger, and denied by the Minnesota Vikings Brett Favre, for more on that go here.

Now onto the music.

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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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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 4-8 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 3-17

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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NFL Mock Draft 2-2

By Paul M. Banks and Peter Christian

The Senior Bowl was this week. And you can thank the mainstream sports media for dropping the ball metaphorically as badly as Tim Tebow did in a literal sense on Saturday, by devoting 99.999999% of Senior Bowl coverage to Tebow, as his draft stock fell worse than General Motors. Luckily, we’re here for you to fill in the coverage gaps with our Senior Bowl Draft Stock Report. Oh, and the Pro Bowl was this week too, if anyone cares…

Click on the following highlighted/bold phrases to read TSB’s:

NFL Team Needs listing

Offensive Positional Rankings

Defensive Positional Rankings

NFL Draft Big Board

Click here for the second round of this mock draft.

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Happy 3rd Birthday The Sports Bank!!!

By Paul M. Banks

This weekend, it became 3 total years since The Sports Bank went live online. And today TSB is stronger than ever. January’s daily traffic average is well ahead of December’s pace; which itself was about 3x the previous month’s high. In fact, we’ve seen steady consistent growth in readership each of the past five months. We’re just half a month into 2010, but our annual daily page views for this year is 4x that of 2009. Which itself was double that of 2008.

Mostly, it’s been our twin mock drafts: the NFL Mock Draft and NBA mock Draft, produced by TSB President Paul M. Banks and Vice President David Kay respectively that have spurred this growth. And we couldn’t have done it without all the mock draft databases out there. You guys truly are the wind beneath our wings. But let’s also give an assist where it’s due: to Erin Pageviews. I mean Erin Andrews, and Jenn Sterger.

Well, to be more accurate- Jenn’s big fake chest, and Erin’s naturally bangin’ body. This just helps “bringing ’em in” and “pack the house” over here. But whatever the reason, business is booming, times are good and for that we thank you! You the reader, you’re the one who makes this all possible, we are eternally grateful and we have a special treat for you on this occasion.

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