The New England Patriots and New Orleans Saints held a joint practice yesterday in preparation for Thursday’s preseason game, and received a visit from a special guest.
Jon Bon Jovi, a good friend of Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and lead singer of the aptly titled band ‘Bon Jovi,’ made an appearance and chatted with Belichick and Saints head coach Sean Payton.
No, your eyes do not deceive you. That is a smile on the face of Bill Belichick, which is to my knowledge the first piece of photographic evidence revealing the Patriots head coach does feel emotion.
According to Payton, it was during a Bon Jovi concert in Dallas that Saints GM Mickey Loomis called and offered him the Saints head coaching job, which he promptly accepted.
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Fresh off the 18th annual ESPYs, where New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees won four awards, including best male athlete, it was announced that the football stud’s new book will debut at Number 3 on the New York Times best sellers list.
The book, titled “”Coming Back Stronger,” was released on July 6. Brees will go on a book tour that will consume only three days but include eight appearances in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana.
Brees has certainly done his fair share in promoting the book, appearing on Good Morning America, Fox’s Hannity, ESPN, and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
The book also contains a foreword from Mark Brunell, a former quarterback of the Saints.
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Adidas has released the “miCoach,” which apparently gives you coaching tips as you work out.
Super Bowl champ Reggie Bush of the Saints and World Cup finalist David Villa of Spain make an appearance in the commercial, as well as Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose.
Looks like Reggie isn’t too broken up over losing Kim Kardashian to Miles Austin.
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The latest cover boy for the Madden franchise, Drew Brees, was on the Late Show with David Letterman to promote the newest EA Sports game, Madden NFL 11.
The show has a “Top Ten” segment, and Brees presented the “top ten new features on Madden.” The list is humorous of course, and certainly doesn’t hold back.
You gotta love the Peyton and TO lines.
This was one of several talk show appearances for Brees since the Saints won the Super Bowl, as the Super Bowl 44 MVP has been on Ellen and Oprah as well.
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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.
“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.
Matt Damon was on “The Late Show with David Letterman”, and just so happens to be an avid Patriots fan, contrary to the belief that may arise after taking a glance at his apparel on the show.
A bet was made between fellow actor Anthony Mackie, who is an apparently persuasive Saints fan, regarding the outcome of the Super Bowl. I won’t spoil the rest for you, so watch the video below.