Adrian’s Peterson 65 Yard TD Run – There’s a reason he went #1 in your draft!

Adrian Peterson - Liz's Toons

Adrian Peterson - Liz's Toons

There’s a reason RB Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings was the number 1 pick of 99.9% of all Fantasy Drafts across the world – Please see below!

During the 4th quarter of the Vikings – Browns game, Peterson broke off for a 65 Yard Touchdown run in which he made the Browns defenders look absolutely ridiculous.  He broke their tackles with such ease they might as well not have been standing there.

Peterson finished the game with 180 Rushing Yards, 18 Receiving Yards and 3 Touchdowns.  Like I said there’s a reason he went # 1 in your Fantasy Draft, the man is simply unstoppable!

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The Madden Curse Strikes Again! Troy Polamalu Injured In Season Debut vs. Titans

Madden claims another victor... (Toons by Liz!)

Madden claims another victim - Troy Polamalu!... (Toons by Liz!)

The Madden Curse strikes again!  If you are unaware of the Madden Curse – please read here.  A quick recap of the curse is that any player who appears on the cover of the famous video game will suffer some type of injury throughout the course of the season.

Long behold Troy Polamalu – Safety for the Pittsburgh Steelers this year’s cover boy suffered a sprained MCL knee injury in last night’s  season opener vs. the Tennessee Titans.

It is unsure how long Polamalu will be out, but it’s rumored to be 3-6 weeks.  It’s a shame that Polamalu was injured during the second quarter of the game because prior to that he was all over the field causing havoc for the Tennessee offense.

Troy had 6 tackles  and one amazing interception on Kerry Collins (see video below).  By far one of the most amazing and athletic interceptions I have ever seen.

Along with Troy, wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald of the Arizona Cardinals also appeared on the cover of Madden 10.  Let’s hope that the curse only claims one victim this year!

Weekly NFL Picks with a lil’ help from Madden 10 – Week 1

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL!?

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL!?

Well ladies and gents this concept is not new at all – but I figured I’d give it my own spin. Every week I will be simulating the games scheduled via Madden 10.  Hopefully this will help you with your weekly NFL picks and if it doesn’t I still think it’s going to be fun to see if the Madden rankings and roster updates can stay true to form throughout the season and pick the winners each week accurately.

So without further ado – Week 1 picks presented you by The Sports Bra Reports!

Thursday – Sept 10, 2009

Tennessee Titans at Pittsburgh Steelers

Final Score: Tenn 14 – Pitt 21

Victory for the Superbowl Champs!

Victory for the Superbowl Champs!

Sunday – Sept 13, 2009

Miami Dolphins at Atlanta Falcons

Final Score:  Miami 14 – Atl 28

Denver Broncos at Cincinnati Bengals

Final Score:  Denver 17 – Bengals 24

Minnesota Vikings at Cleveland Browns

Final Score:  Minn 13 – Cleveland 27

Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts

Final Score:  Jags 23 – Colts 24

Detroit Lions at New Orleans Saints

Final Score:  Lions 3 – Saints 37

Dallas Cowboys at Tampa Bay Bucs

Final Score:  Cowboys 24 – Bucs 21 (OT)

Philadelphia Eagles at Carolina Panthers

Final Score:  Eagles 15 – Panthers 30

Kansas City Chiefs at Baltimore Ravens

Final Score:  Chiefs 10 – Ravens 34

New York Jets at Houston Texans

The Mark Sanchez era with the New York Jets will start off with a VICTORY! (I hope!)

The Mark Sanchez era with the New York Jets will start off with a VICTORY! (I hope!)

Final Score:  Jets 17 – Texans 10

Washington Redskins at New York Giants

Final Score:  ‘Skins 7 – Giants 17

San Fransisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals

Final Score:  49ers 19 – Cards 25

St. Louis Rams at Seattle Seahawks

Final Score:  Rams 19 – Seahawks 28

Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers

Final Score:  Bears 21 – Packers 13

Monday – September 14, 2009

Buffalo Bills at New England Patriots

Final Score:  Patriots 24 – Bills 14

San Diego Chargers at Oakland Raiders

Final Score:  Chargers 16 – Bills 9

NOTES:

OK, so there we go… The first week results as simulated via Madden.    A few notes you might want to take into account before making your picks, Browns winning over the Vikings is a huge upset, specially now that they have Favre.  Yet that might be the reason for the upset, Farve throwing a few picks and the Browns scoring a few TD’s off of those turnovers.

Another one that caught my eye was the Chargers vs. Raiders results.  Does Madden really think the Chargers will only score 16 on the Raiders?? I would be skeptical about that pick if I were you, not because of the Chargers winning but because it only has then scoring 16 points! On the Raiders! The Chargers will at least go for 35 points in that game – but we’ll just have to wait and see.

So there we go – Our Week 1 simulated results for the NFL Season.  Check back Tuesday morning to see if how we stacked up against the real scores and results.  All I have to ask before signing off is… Are you ready for some football!?!?

As an added Bonus! The Sports Bra Reports – Weekly Picks!

Hmmmm... Winners Will Be...

Hmmmm... Winners Will Be...

Tennessee Titans @ Pittsburgh Steelers – Our Pick Steelers

Miami Dolphins @ Atlanta Falcons – Our pick Dolphins

Denver Broncos @ Cinncinnati Bengals – Our pick Bengals

Minnesota Vikings @ Cleveland Browns – Our pick Vikings

Jacksonville Jaguars @ Indianapolis Colts – Our pick Colts

Detroit Lions @ New Orleans Saints – Our pick Saints

Dallas Cowboys @ Tampa Bay Bucs – Our pick Dallas

Philadelphia Eagles @ Carolina Panthers – Our pick Panthers

Kansas City Chiefs @ Baltimore Ravens – Our pick Ravens

New York Jets @ Houston Texans – Our pick J-e-t-s… JETS! JETS!! JETS!!!

Washington Redskins @ New York Giants – Our pick Giants

San Fransisco 49’ers @ Arizona Cardinals – Our pick Cardinals

St. Louis Rams @ Seatle Seahawks – Our pick Seahawks

Chicago Bears @ Green Bay Packers – Our pick Packers

New England Patriots @ Buffallo Bills – Our pick Patriots

San Diego Chargers @ Oakland Raiders – Our pick Chargers

On Tuesday – we’ll compare our simulated Madden picks and the Sports Bra Reports picks to the actual scores to see how we fared.

Top 15 Basketball Posters… So Far

As an athlete you know you’ve made it the big show when you’ve been put on a poster.  It means that thousands of your fans will be able to put you up on their walls and pledge their love and allegiance to you (for how long? well, that depends on the person and athlete).

In basketball, they have a saying “You’ve been posterized!” usually that means after a great dunk or a great play the defender has become the victim of what might hang on someone’s wall one day.  The following basketball posters are some of people who have been posterized, some are just funny, others are just classics.  Without further ado… The Top 15  Basketball Posters ever printed… so far!

1: Micheal Jordan – Wings

"No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings"

"No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings" - Jordan

2:  Michael Jordan – I’ve failed…

"I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed." - Jordan

"I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed." - Jordan

3:  Mount Dunkmore – Nike

Jordan, Sir Charles, "The Admiral" David Robinson & Scottie Pippen... The faces of the NBA during the 90's.

Jordan, Sir Charles, "The Admiral" David Robinson & Scottie Pippen... The faces of the NBA during the 90's.

4:  Lebron James – We Are All  Witnesses

Lebron... NBA MVP @ 24 Years of age... We are definitely all witnesses.

Lebron... NBA MVP @ 24 Years of age... We are definitely all witnesses.

5:  Michael Jordan – Free Throw Line Dunk

1988... Jordan vs. Dominque Slam Dunk Championship... Jordan jumps from behind the free throw line.. The rest as they say "is history!"

1988... Jordan vs. Dominque Slam Dunk Championship... Jordan jumps from behind the free throw line.. The rest as they say "is history!"

6:  Charles Barkley – Battle of The Century

The year was 1992, Sir Charles' MVP season, but it was also the year of Barkely vs. Godzilla.. For those wondering... Barkley came out on top.
The year was 1992, Sir Charles’ MVP season, but it was also the year of Barkely vs. Godzilla.. For those wondering… Barkley came out on top.

7:  Penny Hardaway & Lil’ Penny – Nike

Penny & his half brother Lil' Penny.

Penny & his half brother Lil' Penny.

8:  Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen & Dennis Rodman “Titlewave”

These 3 were the anchors of the Bulls 3 championship teams during the late 90's.

These 3 were the anchors of the Bulls 3 championship teams during the late 90's.

9:  Shawn Kemp – Reignman

Reign Man

The Reignman

10:  Kevin Garnett – “Teen Wolf”

Teen Wolf - Garnett

Garnett was definitely "Teen Wolf" on the court - once he stepped on it, like a madman he would do all he could to achieve victory.

11:  WNBA – Inaugural Season

This poster provided inspiration to thousands of female basketball players in the United States.  It said, finally a league of our own.

This poster provided inspiration to thousands of female basketball players in the United States. It said, finally a league of our own.

12:  Jason Kidd – KIDD can PLAY

As a Kidd fan growing up - this by far was my favorite poster of him - annd as an added bonus he's doing "Blue Steel" from Zoolander.

As a Kidd fan growing up - this by far was my favorite poster of him - annd as an added bonus he's doing "Blue Steel" from Zoolander.

13:  Tim Duncan & David Robinson – Twin Towers

Tim Duncan & "The Admiral" David Robinson.. The most dominate PF & C combo ever in the NBA.

Tim Duncan & "The Admiral" David Robinson.. The most dominate PF & C combo ever in the NBA.

14:  Michael Jordan & Mar – The Best on Earth, the best on Mars.

MJ & Mars

MJ & Mars aka Spike Lee

15:  Damon Stoudamire – Mighty Mouse


Damon Stoudamire's Might Mouse Tattoo and at 5'5" and a starting point gaurd in the NBA, he definitely was mighty.

Damon Stoudamire's Might Mouse Tattoo and at 5'5" and a starting point gaurd in the NBA, he definitely was mighty.

This is just  a small sampling of my favorite basketball posters… trust me, the list could go on and on.  But I wanted to keep it short and sweet.

What do you think of this list (have I missed one or a few?)?  What’s your favorite basketball poster?