Saints Drew Brees Rated Most Powerful Pro Athlete in the U.S.

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The New Orleans Saints’ record setting quarterback Drew Brees, the man who threw for more passing yards this season than any qb in NFL history tops the Bloomberg Businessweek/Horrow Sports Ventures ranking of the most powerful professional athletes in the U.S.

Brees is bigger than life “Breesus” to NOLA, the pride of its recent college football history to Purdue Boilermakers everywhere.

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NFL Mock Draft 2-24

NFL Mock Draft 1-26

By Paul M. Banks and Peter Christian

So the Super Bowl is set- get ready for two weeks of INSANE HYPE. As a Patriots fan, I hate the Colts so I will root against them. As a southside Chicago guy and University of Illinois alum, I’m all in for Pierre Thomas and his New Orleans Saints. But of course, this rooting interest won’t stop me from calling out all the sappy crapola that the brain dead mainstream media is about to unleash upon us. Lots of “feature pieces” about the Saints saving a city, and helping to rebuild NOLA is inevitable. And it’s all just sentimental propaganda. Football is football, we all love watching and enjoying it. But winning football championships doesn’t save jobs or rebuild houses.

We also have a special treat for you this week! Click on the following highlighted/bold phrases to read our:

NFL Team Needs listing

Offensive Positional Rankings

Defensive Positional Rankings

NFL Draft Big Board

As always, when you’re done reading Round one, be sure to click here for the second round. Or read round 2 before you read the first round, whatever floats your boat.

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Tons of Big Ten Players in the Super Bowl

The Big Ten Conference will be well-represented on Sunday, Feb. 7, in Super Bowl XLIV with 20 former student-athletes and 13 coaches with previous conference connections on the rosters of the Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints. The Big Ten leads all conferences with 20 players on the two Super Bowl squads, followed by the SEC (19 players), Big 12 (18), ACC (15) and Pac-10 (13).

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Manny Pacquiao Has Nothing on the Minnesota Vikings

by Peter Christian

Before I get all worked up into a rant that runs into a word count that Paul M. Banks will frown upon, let me get one thing straight: I know.

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