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This year’s NFL Hall of Fame class contained a new record of seven inductees, including John Randle, who has the most sacks by a defensive tackle in NFL history.

The previously undrafted stud has taken his talents elsewhere since his enshrinement. It seems as though you can win the help of John Randle and his super powers by playing the Minnesota lottery, along with having your vehicle break down on the way to a Vikings game.

After watching these two commercials I’m certain of one thing: If a movie of Randle’s life is ever made, it will star Michael Clarke Duncan. Of course I don’t think Duncan can relate to Randle’s comedic touch.

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Drew Brees of the Saints, Jared Allen of the Vikings, and Reggie Wayne of the Colts were the three finalists for the Madden 2011 cover athlete, and the winner has finally been announced.

Fans were able to vote online to select the winner, picking Drew Brees as the next Madden cover boy, and if you believe in the Madden curse, victim. Many think the reason for the injuries suffered by the players featured on the Madden cover are a result of the curse, but Shaun Alexander, who was featured on the cover in 2007, says that the injuries are just a normal part of the game.

Via NESN.com:

“People forget that 50 percent or 60 percent of the guys get hurt every year,” Alexander said in USA Today. “I tell everybody the same thing like I told Tom Brady and LaDainian Tomlinson. After I won the MVP and got on the cover and LaDainian came out the next year and had a great season and said, ‘I’m not going to get on the cover. I don’t want to get hurt.’ What’s he do? He gets hurt. Tom Brady comes out the next year after LaDainian and is MVP, doesn’t want to be on the cover and what’s he do the first game? He gets hurt. Football is a physical sport and people get hurt.

Although the curse is more than likely a myth, I wouldn’t be surprised to find out that the majority of the people who voted for Brees were Colts fans.

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As you may or may not know, the ever-so flamboyant Chad Ochocinco has released, among other things, an iPhone app. The app allows you direct access to his twitter, soundboard, photos, and even the one and only Ocho Cinco News Network.

Now Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen has released his own iPhone app, which is produced by the same company that makes the Ochocinco app, Rock Software.

Allen’s app has some of the same basic features, such as twitter, photos, and sound bytes, but the app also has interesting features like a mullet generator and hunting tips.

Check out The Sporting News blog First Cuts for a full app review and some cool screenshots.