New Orleans Aints Nickname Ain’t No More After Today

Crescent city gives last rites to “Aints” nickname with public Jazz Funeral today

By Paul M. Banks

Perhaps no event in life can define the term “emotional roller coaster” as well as a jazz funeral.The darkest depths of despair signified by the slow, low dirges of horns eventually give way to an up tempo swing encapsulating the most euphoric of highs. In Spike Lee’s documentary “Katrina: a Requiem,” a jazz musician describes exactly what a jazz funeral symbolizes. The slow, melancholic portion represents death, and the person who has passed on. The fast, joyous music that follows expresses “yeah, you’re gone, but it was such a pleasure knowing you,” and “sure, you’ve crossed over to the other side- but let’s celebrate that you’re now in a better place than here on Earth.”

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NFL Mock Draft 2nd Round 2-9

NFL Mock Draft 2-9

By Paul M. Banks and Peter Christian

Yesterday a football game was played. A game of some significance that you might have heard about. It received a fair amount of publicity.You can read our live blog about it here. If you’re interested in seeing any of the commercials again, and letting some market research people know what you thought about those commercials click here. Or for our Super Bowl drinking game…go here

On to the mock draft, where we made quite a few pick changes this week. And as always you can check out our draft-related lists, by clicking on the highlighted key words below.

NFL Team Needs listing

Offensive Positional Rankings

Defensive Positional Rankings

NFL Draft Big Board

Senior Bowl Draft Stock Report.

Click here for the second round of this mock draft.

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The LIVE Sports Bank Super Blog

by Peter Christian

Hey did you hear? There’s a football game today, and for the first time in two weeks, it’s actually kind of important!

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Bold Super Bowl Predictions

By the TSB Staff

First off, you can see more Super Bowl predictions by licking here. whoops I meant to say clicking here. The Kim Kardashian photo threw me off. Basically two TSB contributors have mapped out every single thing that’s going to happen in this Super Bowl, and pretty much every comment that will be made by the announcers. And put it all together in a fun Super Bowl drinking game for your enjoyment. But I warn you now- avert your eyes from the Khloe Kardashian phot0, unless throwing up is your goal.

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Super Bowl XXXXIV Drinking Game

By: Peter Christian and David Kay

Is your team not playing in the Super Bowl but you still feel obliged to watch the game because it’s the Super Bowl?  Have no fear.  The Sports Bank has the cure for how to remain entertained during the game while also livening up your Super Bowl Party beyond the delicious taco dip your buddy’s wife made.  Read the following rules, go to the grocery store, stock up on booze, and enjoy.  Please do not drink and drive though.  And as a pre-cautionary measure; The Sports Bank will not be held responsible if you are actually insane enough to try this:
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