Madden 11 Cover Revelead and the winner is… Drew Brees!

For the first time ever fans were able to choose who they wanted out on the cover of Madden 11 out of 3 worthy candidates.  Viking DE Jared Allen, Colts WR Reggie Wayne and Super Bowl Champs Saints QB Drew Brees.  So who did the fans choose?

Madden 2011 Cover Boy - Super Bowl Champion New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees

The fans have spoken.. and in Brees they trust for the Madden 2011 cover!

Perks that come with a Super Bowl Championship? How about the cover of Madden 11!

HBO’s Hard Knocks Will Feature The New York Jets This Season

Jets + Hard Knocks? Must see TV!

It has been leaked that the New York Jets will star in the sixth season of HBO’s hit series Hard Knocks.  Hard Knocks is a reality series that picks one team and follows it during training camp, giving viewers a behind the scenes look into how a team operates during this time.

The Jets will definitely be entertaining with a cast led by head football coach Rex Ryan who has become a media favorite with his offbeat press conference and unabashed bravado, pretty boy QB Marc Sanchez aka The Sanchize and many other Jet players who aren’t afraid of the spotlight.  Right Tackle Damien Woody tweeted today “Time to let people into our madness.”

I for one am definitely excited about this news.  I’m looking forward seeing to the J-E-T-S, JETS, JETS, JETS every Wednesday night on HBO’s Hard Knocks.

Oh When The Saints Come Marching In… New Orleans Saints Win 1st Super Bowl

Saints sent Manning & The Colts packing on their way to their first Super Bowl title ever.

Sunday February 7th, 2010 is a day that will always be remembered in New Orléans.  It is when the Who Dat nation clinched their very first ever Super Bowl title.  Led by Super Bowl MVP Drew Brees, the Saints defeated the heavily favored Indianapolis Colts 31-17.

In what was the most watched  Super Bowl ever (106 million people tuned in to watch the game) – the Saints did not let the opportunity pass them by.  After the victory Drew Brees said, “We play for so much more than ourselves. We played for our city. We played for the entire Gulf Coast region. We played for the entire Who Dat nation that has been behind us every step of the way.”

Congrats to the Saints and all their fans on winning their first title ever – it is a city and a team that deserved it.

Super Bowl XLIV... Colts 17 - Saints 31

Football 101 for Girls – Your Guide To Super Bowl XLIV (44)

Ladies… ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL!?

Let’s hope so because the big game is just around the corner (Sunday 2/7/10 – 6:30 PM ET),  but just in case you aren’t and would like to be ready, read our guest post at YepYep giving you a comprehensive but simple guide to Super Bowl XLIV (44) or just continue reading the Sports Bra Reports – Girls Guide to Super Bowl XLIV (44)!

Liz's Cartoons - Superbowl Sunday w/ the guys!

Ladies - ever find yourself bored or not having a clue during about the game during Super Bowl Sunday? Well, have no fear - The Sports Bra Reports is here to help!

We all know how big the Super Bowl is to most Americans, including many of our male significant others, brothers, cousins, dads, etc –  but what about us ladies? Do we love the Super Bowl as much as our male counterparts?

In some cases, the women are just as into it as the men and can spew the facts and stats about the game just like any other football fanatic. In other cases, some women feel as confused and left out as a man at a bridal shower.

But have no fear ladies! Here at the Sports Bra Reports, we have decided to roll out, what will become a yearly special The Girl’s Guide To The Super Bowl! In this guide, you will have all the information you need to feel like you can talk about Super Bowl XLIV (44) like you have followed the NFL all season long.

Let’s start with the basics:

Teams:

Indianapolis Colts (Indiana) Colors – Blue & White vs. New Orleans Saints (Louisiana) Colors – Black & Gold

Date: February 7, 2010

Stadium: Sun Life Stadium

City: Miami, Florida

Kickoff Time: 6:30 PM ET

TV Network: CBS

Rules: Check out the NFL’s Beginner’s Guide to the Rules here.

Who to Root For:
Trying to pick a team to root for in the Super Bowl can be a little tricky if you don’t know too much about the game or the teams playing, but here are a few suggestions:

  • Root for the team that has players or coaches that you like. For example, if you like Peyton Manning because of his appearance on SNL or his funny commercials with Justin Timberlake, root for the Colts.
  • Family members, boyfriends/girlfriends or friends root for either the Colts or Saints.
  • Root for the home team or the teams which location that is closest to you.

Here’s a little background on each team playing in these year’s Super Bowl in Miami – that way when the conversation comes up about Manning’s & the Colts year, you’ll be able to join in on the topic without hesitation and churn out interesting points such as:

“Yeah, I think the Colts should have gone for the perfect season, but Coach Caldwell did achieve the results he wanted by having a healthy team in time for the Super Bowl.”

Trust me ladies, your man/friends/parents, whoever you’re watching the game with will definitely be impressed.

Indianapolis Colts

Indianapolis Colts Team Logo & Helmet

Season Story: The Colts had a chance at perfection heading into week 16 of the NFL season, they decided not to go for the perfect season by opting to rest their players to have them all ready for the playoffs. Which in theory worked as they made it to the Super Bowl.

QB (Quarterback) – Peyton Manning #18: Manning is this year’s NFL Most Valuable Player (MVP). He won it for a record-setting 4th time this year. He is one of the most accurate QB’s – expect him to carve up the Saints Defense just as he did against the Jets.

TE (Tight End) – Dallas Clark #44: One of Manning’s favorite targets and can be lined up anywhere on the field.

WR (Wide Receiver) – Reggie Wayne #87: Manning’s number 1 receiver is expected to have a big game against the Saints secondary.

DE (Defensive End) – Dwight Freeney #93: Freeney has partial torn ligaments in his ankle; he will be a day-to-day decision. But if he doesn’t play expect the Colts defense to be significantly weakened.

New Orleans Saints

New Orleans Saints Team Logo & Helmet

Season Story: Hailing from a city that a few years ago was devastated by Hurricane Katrina, the Saints put the city on it’s back and gave them all something to cheer for. Also like the Colts, they too had a chance at a perfect season but faltered a bit towards the end of the season losing 3 out of their last four games.

Key Players:

QB (Quarterback) – Drew Brees #9: Brees had almost as good of season as Manning did, throwing for over 4,500 yards and 34 touchdowns. Expect him to test the Colts defense with his high-powered offense.

RB (Running Back) – Reggie Bush #25: Kim Kardashian’s boyfriend is an explosive all around player for the Saints. He helps the team by returning punts, kickoffs and playing running back/wide receiver. Expect him to make a big play or two.

S (Safety) – Darren Sharper #42: The 34-year-old, is a 13-year league veteran, that is one of the most feared defenders in the league. If Manning makes a mistake; Sharper will make him pay for it with a pick (interception).

Ladies, just in case all this is way to much – here’s a brief article by actor/comedian Denis Leary on the “8 Things Not to Talk About During The Super Bowl,” a funny and poignant piece.

So there you go ladies and gents, a short but effective preview of Super Bowl XLIV (44). Expect this to be a great game as both the number 1 & 2 teams in the NFL face off in Miami. It will definitely become an instant classic.

Ladies now you have all the info you need to kick back a few brews & enjoy the game.

The Sports Bra Reports Prediction:

Anticipate Manning & the Colts to come out firing on all cylinders. He will guide the Colts to an early lead, but Drew Brees and the Saints will battle and stay in the game. Peyton Manning will orchestrate the final drive and he will win the game on a late touchdown pass to Dallas Clark or Reggie Wayne.

Final Score: 41-34, Colts.

New Orleans Saints

Season Story: Hailing from a city that a few years ago was devastated by Hurricane Katrina, the Saints put the city on it’s back and gave them all something to cheer for. Also like the Colts, they too had a chance at a perfect season but faltered a bit towards the end of the season losing 3 out of their last four games.

Key Players:


QB (Quarterback) – Drew Brees #9:
Brees had almost as good of season as Manning did, throwing for over 4,500 yards and 34 touchdowns. Expect him to test the Colts defense with his high-powered offense.

RB (Running Back) – Reggie Bush #25:
Kim Kardashian’s boyfriend is an explosive all around player for the Saints. He helps the team by returning punts, kickoffs and playing running back/wide receiver. Expect him to make a big play or two.

S (Safety) – Darren Sharper #42:
The 34 year old, is a 13-year league veteran, that is one of the most feared defenders in the league. If Manning makes a mistake; Sharper will make him pay for it with a pick (interception).

The Girl’s Guide To Super Bowl XLIV (44)

The Girl’s Guide To Super Bowl XLIV (44)… Presented by The Sports Bra Reports

Liz's Cartoons - Superbowl Sunday w/ the guys!

Ladies - ever find yourself bored or not having a clue during about the game during Super Bowl Sunday? Well, have no fear - The Sports Bra Reports is here to help!

Every year nearly every American celebrates the Super Bowl.   This event has become an unofficial holiday here in the United States and people spend tons of money planning the right place to see the game, updating their TV systems and making sure they have every snack and beverage available for the “big game.”

So what about us women?  Do we love the Super Bowl as much as our male counterparts?  In some cases, the women are just as into is as the men – and can spew the facts and stats about the game just like any other football fanatic.  In other cases, some women feel as confused and left out as a man at a bridal shower.

So have no fear ladies! Here at the Sports Bra Reports, we have decided to roll out, what will become a yearly special –The Girl’s Guide To The Super Bowl!

In the Sports Bra Reports “Girl’s Guide To Super Bowl XLIV (44)” you will have all the information you need to feel like you can talk about Super Bowl XLIV (44) like you have followed the NFL all season long.

So without further ado – I present to you, the first ever Sports Bra Reports “The Girl’s Guide To The Super Bowl.”

Check out the full Sports Bra Reports – Girls Guide to the Super Bowl XLIV (44) at YepYep!

Ladies now you have all the info you need to kick back a few brews & enjoy the game.

Vote for Madden 11 Cover Guy!

For the first time ever – you the fan will have the opportunity to vote for who you would like to appear on the cover of EA’s coveted sports franchise Madden 2011.

Voting has already begun at The Doritos Change The Game site.  The three candidates include two players that will be participating in the Super Bowl on Sunday, New Orléans Saints QB Drew Brees, Colts Wide Receiver Reggie Wayne and the third candidate is Vikings Defensive End Jared Allen and his mullet.

Who would you like to see on the cover of Madden 2011? Allen, Brees or Wayne? And will any of these guys fall victim to the "Madden Curse"

Personally I’d like to see Allen and his mullet – who would you like to see grace the cover?  Will the Madden Curse follow any of these guys if they grace the cover? Whoever it is, hurry up and vote – the challenge ends on March 15, 2010.

Coach Ryan to Miami Dolphins Fans… “Go F@#$ Yourselves!”

Coach Ryan to Miami Fans... "Go F@#$ Yourselves!" - Moment captured by attendee & Dolphin Fan, David M. Hildenbrand.

This past Saturday at Strikeforce MMA Event in Miami, New York Jets head football coach Rex Ryan was interviewed by a Showtime reporter, throughout the short interview  Ryan was paying his respects to the fighters in the ring, but towards the end of the interview Rex proceeded to say this…”I’d like to thank everybody here in Miami. I know they love me, but I want to just tell everybody in Miami, ‘Hey, we’re coming to beat you twice next year.”

As a Jets fan, I like the bravado that the coach displayed in enemy territory, but what proceeded the interview even though it’s hilarious it’s also inappropriate.  When leaving the event Coach Ryan was being heckled by a bunch of Dolphins fans in attendance, they kept saying things to him like “Jets suck”  and other not so nice things I imagine,  Coach Ryan turned to the crowd of people saying those things to him  and said “Go F—K yourselves” and them flipped them the bird.  David M. Hildenbrand a Dolphins fan captured the moment on a camera phone in attendance.

As mentioned before I do not agree with Coach Ryan’s actions and he has issued an apology “It was stupid and inappropriate. I wouldn’t accept that type of behavior from one of the coaches or players, and it’s unacceptable from me. I apologize to the Jets’ organization, the National Football League and NFL fans everywhere.”

Coach Ryan –  apology accepted, keep the bravado just no more flipping the bird.