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Name: The Sports Bank.net
Description: Chicago Based Sports Blog written and run by people who work in the field
URL: http://www.thesportsbank.net
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Related Team(s): White Sox, Twins, Cubs, Brewers, Bears, Packers, Vikings, Bulls, Bucks, Timberwolves, Jazz, Blackhawks, Wild
Related Sports(s): Baseball, Football, Basketball, Hockey, Ncaa Basketball, Ncaa Football
Date Added: 2009-01-24 07:09:30
  
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John Fox: one of the Chicago Bears’ few bright spots

This fall John Fox will be keeping on wearing orange and blue. Of all the deals that rookie Chicago Bears GM Ryan Pace has made thus far, the one to acquire “Foxy” as he is affectionately known, is the best. When the Coaching carou...


Arsenal performance today validates Arsene Wenger commentary

Today’s performance by Arsenal kind of verifies what Arsene Wenger said about his struggling side yesterday. The oft-quoted passage is below, and the Gunners needing an own goal to edge a Newcastle side playing with just ten men does noth...


Van Gaal unsure of Sergio Romero as the long term answer

Manchester United Manager Louis van Gaal has seen plenty of drama with his goalkeepers this summer. Obviously, it’s starts with his #1 David de Gea. That soap opera has been over-covered to the extreme, so we’ll refrain from further b...


Man United Goalkeeper Victor Valdes signs with Besiktas

Finally, Manchester United’s Victor Valdes nightmare is a thing of the past. The United Goalkeeper is now moving over to Besiktas on a two-year deal, claim reports from the English media. Earlier in the summer, Manager Louis Van Gaal stated tha...


Oakland Raiders Season Preview with Erin Coscarelli

The Oakland Raiders are a team that looks poised to make a significant improvement this season. Younger NFL fans only know of the Raiders as a team that lost the tuck rule game to Tom Brady, and then fell into oblivion. Nothing could be further f...


Sounds like Tim Beckman will sue the University of Illinois

Yesterday was a very eventful and dramatic day at the University of Illinois. It’s not going to quiet down any time soon either. Tim Beckman was fired by Illini Athletic Director Mike Thomas on Friday afternoon, and Beckman responded with a...


Three very overlooked Notre Dame football players

You wouldn’t think a star Notre Dame football player would fly under the radar, but there are actually three which don’t get a ton of attention despite their talents and abilities. FOX Sports did a college football preview press call ...


Dutch news outlet claims Man United bidding £73m for Arjen Robben

As we speed closer to summer transfer window deadline day, one Dutch outlet claims that Manchester United is a preparing a massive, and I mean massive bid for one of the world’s greatest players. News outlet De Telegraaf claims that Arje...


Man United send Jonny Evans to WBA, Blackett loaned to Celtic

There’s still plenty of Manchester United transfer business to discuss this summer; as it appears Manager Louis van Gaal is reshaping the back line. Jonny Evans, a very likeable Northern Ireland international, has been squeezed out. He wa...


VIDEO, AUDIO: Clayton Thorson, Northwestern QB1 profile

Northwestern named their starting quarterback yesterday, and we’ve been pretty confident all along that Clayton Thorson would win the job. Now it’s official. We came to this conclusion in the same manner that one solves a geometric p...


Jim Nantz says Raiders ready to be relevant again

Hello friends. Hello Oakland Raiders fans. It’s very difficult to interview CBS’ Jim Nantz and only use the print/online version of the discussion. You know and love his voice, so when you converse with him, not providing audio and/or...


Five preliminary Illinois football head coaching candidates

Illinois football deserves so much better than what it currently has. The Fighting Illini were 63-48-4 (.565) during the 1980s. However, they’ve gone just 111-166-2 (.401) since John Mackovic left town to go Coach Texas. Mackovic’s na...


Illini Coach Tim Beckman’s ten funniest verbal gaffes

With Tim Beckman now officially dismissed, we re-live his ten funniest instances of poor media skills while leading the University of Illinois. We are republishing this from September 23rd, last year. So this is before the “OSKEE” tra...


Why Mike Thomas CANNOT make the next Illini Football hire

With Tim Beckman now fired by the University of Illinois today, it’s we re-publish this op-ed from May 21st. Enjoy: When he took over in 2011, University of Illinois Athletic Director Mike Thomas quickly ousted the head coaches of three Ill...


VIDEO: Tottenham Hotspur introduce Heung-Min Son

New Tottenham Hotspur signing Heung-Min Son has declared himself “pleased and honored” to be headed to White Hart Lane, after joining the team from Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen. Today he was introduced as a member of the club. “Here...


Illini fire Tim Beckman amidst serious allegations of abuse

Firing your Head college football coach a week before the season starts is a very drastic measure. So these are drastic times at the University of Illinois. Tim Beckman, who went 12-25 (4-20 in Big Ten play) during his three years leading the Ill...


VIDEO: Louis van Gaal Man United pre Swansea press conference

Here is the video of the full Louis van Gaal press conference today previewing the match on Sunday between Manchester United and Swansea City. Here’s the YouTube embedded below.  The main takeaways were: -Adnan Januzaj is injured and he wi...


Manchester United favored to win their Champions League Group

Manchester United lucked out with a very favorable Champions League playoff draw. Then they were even more fortunate in their Champions League Group stages draw. There’s really no excuse for them not to advance to the knockout round, not wi...


Jim Nantz says Raiders ready to be relevant again

Hello friends. Hello Oakland Raiders fans. It’s very difficult to interview CBS’ Jim Nantz and only use the print/online version of the discussion. You know and love his voice, so when you converse with him, not providing audio and/or...


Chicago Bears Season Preview with NFL Network’s Erin Coscarelli

Our Never Too Early Season Preview series continues with another NFL Network personality podcast. Earlier this summer we discussed the Chicago Bears offensive outlook with Curtis Conway. Today we break down the defense with Erin Coscarelli. She...


VIDEO, AUDIO: Clayton Thorson, Northwestern QB1 profile

Northwestern named their starting quarterback yesterday, and we’ve been pretty confident all along that Clayton Thorson would win the job. Now it’s official. We came to this conclusion in the same manner that one solves a geometric p...


Notre Dame has sleeper stars in Martin, Day, Stanley

You wouldn’t think a star football player at Notre Dame would fly under the radar, but there are actually three which don’t get a ton of attention despite their talents and abilities. FOX Sports did a college football preview press ca...


Notre Dame’s Ronnie Stanley looking like a top 10 pick

Many NFL scouting services/media outlets/draftniks etc. rate Notre Dame‘s  Ronnie Stanley as the top offensive tackle prospect in the 2016 NFL Draft class and a near certain top ten overall pick. Many analysts see Stanley playing himself i...


Hull City A.F.C. adds Shaun Maloney

Everyone has already known this for quite some time, but now it’s official. Hull City A.F.C. have picked up midfielder Shaun Maloney from the Chicago Fire of American the Major League Soccer. Usually, these kind of moves go the other way, ...


Predicted Man United starting XI vs Swansea City

It’s Man United starting XI prediction time. The match at Swansea City kicks off Sunday afternoon. Swansea City heads into their home date against Manchester United sitting in 6th place in the Premier League table. They are two points behin...


Man United bid £21.9m for Felipe Anderson, claims Italian outlet

What’s the Manchester United fall back option post Pedro? Well, the latest transfer gossip revolves around Brazilian star Felipe Anderson. The latest update today comes from Italian outlet Tuttomercatoweb.com, who are reporting that Unite...


Manchester United get favorable Champions League draw

Fresh off the demolishing of Club Brugge (don’t you just love the way Manchester United Manager Louis van Gaal pronounces the name of the Belgian side in press conferences? I have trouble in trying to type out the sounds) the Red Devils now...


Hull City A.F.C. signs midfielder Shaun Maloney

Everyone has already known this for quite some time, but now it’s official. Hull City A.F.C. have picked up midfielder Shaun Maloney from the Chicago Fire of American the Major League Soccer. Usually, these kind of moves go the other way, ...


Clayton Thorson named Northwestern’s starting QB

It’s now official, Northwestern Coach Pat Fitzgerald has named Clayton Thorson his starting quarterback. Here’s the Tweet below, as well the original post we ran back on August 3rd, predicting this. I also called it while doing a TV h...


Arsene Wenger got a very tough Champions League draw

If Arsene Wenger and Arsenal are to get through the knockout stages of UEFA Champions League, they’ll truly really have to earn it. The selection process absolutely did them no favors today with the grouping they received. They’ll hav...


Arsenal receive tough Champions League group stage draw

If Arsenal are to get through the knockout stages of UEFA Champions League, they’ll truly really have to earn it. The selection process absolutely did them no favors today with the grouping they received. The Gunners do not have an easy roa...


Chelsea FC receive favorable Champions League draw

Chelsea FC have received their group stage assignment for UEFA Champions League, and it’s a pretty nice path to advancing. The reigning Premier League Champions have a favorable road. Group G – Chelsea FC, Porto, Dynamo Kiev, Maccabi ...


Manchester United receive their Champions League draw

Fresh off the demolishing of Club Brugge (don’t you just love the way Manchester United Manager Louis van Gaal pronounces the name of the Belgian side in press conferences? I have trouble in trying to type out the sounds) the Red Devils now...


Raiders LB Khalil Mack draws high praise from Tony Gonzalez

Khalil Mack has potential to be a transcendent NFL player. He also has the potential to help finally get the Oakland Raiders going in the right direction again. They have a good core of young players, that quarterback is really good and Amari Coo...


How Hurricane Katrina forever changed a prep football team’s fortunes

As the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches, here’s a must read from FOX Sports about a high school football team destined for greatness; until the category five storm hit, the levees broke, and their lives were forever changed....


John Fox: one of the Chicago Bears’ few bright spots

This fall John Fox will be keeping on wearing orange and blue. Of all the deals that rookie Chicago Bears GM Ryan Pace has made thus far, the one to acquire “Foxy” as he is affectionately known, is the best. When the Coaching carou...


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