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Today's episode of BR5 gets you up-to-date on everything from Tebow's "Jet-lag" to the Madden curse.
In a trade that had more ups and downs than a Jets season, Tim Tebow was apparently given a choice and picked New York. The Jacksonville Jaguars tried to swoop in and steal Tebow away like a thief in the night. But in the end, as with most things Tebow, it worked out for him.
The New Orleans Saints have been hit with major penalties for putting cash bounties on opposing players. Coach Sean Payton is exiled for a year and their former defensive coordinator is possibly banned for life. But where does former Saint Jeremy Shockey fit in?
The Knicks are now 5-0 since former head coach Mike D’Antoni was fired. Carmelo Anthony said after yesterday's win over the 76ers, “Guys are playing at a very high, confident level right now.”
Will the Madden curse strike again? The second annual fan brackets for the Madden video game cover are out. Going as far back as 2001, each player featured on the cover coincidentally ends up missing the season, getting hurt or just has a bad year.
Laura Vikmanis, the NFL's oldest cheerleader, representing the Ben-Gals, has written a book about her life titled It’s Not About the Pom-Poms. Vikmanis breaks down everything from fake breasts, to cheering "fat camp."