Remembering NFL writer Don Banks

Mike Heller starts Monday's show remembering Don Banks who passed away this past weekend.

To read more about Banks check out what Sports Illustrated had to say about their former colleague: "When The MMQB launched in 2013, Peter King decided that Don Banks would write a weekly column named, “The Conscience.” It didn’t need much explanation for those who were regular readers of

“He would consider both sides of a story,” King says, “and he would write not the expedient opinion, but the correct opinion.”

If there’s a way to describe Banks, it’s this: He was the voice of reason, both in his job and beyond it. Banks died early Sunday morning, at age 56; he was in Canton, Ohio, for the Pro Football Hall of Fame ceremonies, doing the job he did so well for decades. Banks covered the NFL for most of his 36-year career in sportswriting, establishing himself as one of the most reliable media voices by always finding a way to make sense of what we were all watching and talking about. More importantly, he was also one of the most trusted people you could ever work with. He leaves behind his wife, Alissa, and his two sons, Matt and Micah."


Photo: Sports Illustrated

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