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Deion Sanders Interview During EA Sports Madden NFL 12 Pro-Am in Bryant Park

By July 29, 2011 ,

This week I was invited to celebrate the upcoming launch of Madden NFL 12, when EA SPORTS hosted its annual Madden NFL 12 Pigskin Pro-Am celebrity event in New York City’s Bryant Park. As part of the press group covering the event, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Legendary NFL alumni, including Dan Marino and Deion Sanders along with some Hollywood celebrities like Chris Meloni (Law & Order: SVC) and Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker) before they take to the field for the action-packed game.

EA Sports Madden Pro Am
EA Sports Madden Pro Am

I confess I was AWED as I stood on the field sideline looking at the players and celebrities as they warmed up on the field. In the stands the fans cheered and waved with such excitement. But my deer in head lights moment didn't last for long because Deion Sanders was walking over to the sidelines for the interviews. Yikes!

EA Sports Madden Pro Am

During my interview I tried to get the scoop from Deion on what gamers can look forward to while playing Madden NFL 12. I tried to get him to talk about any special moves we can learn about before anyone else. Watch the video to find out what he had to say

Ah that Deion! It was fun to interview him and while I wished I could stand there gazing at him all day I had to move on and meet the other players and celebrities before the game started!

EA Sports Madden Pro Am

I was lucky enough to spot Jerry Rice while he was being interviewed by another press person

EA Sports Madden Pro Am
EA Sports Madden Pro Am
EA Sports Madden Pro Am

Then I watch actors Anthony Rice and Terry Crews tossing some ball for the fans before stopping to pose for photos with me and the other media covering the event. These guys were SO wonderful, friendly and funny! Anthony felt we should show off our guns. LOL

Other celebrities stopped to pose for photos for the press before the official call for the game to start.

EA Sports Madden Pro Am
EA Sports Madden Pro Am
EA Sports Madden Pro Am
EA Sports Madden Pro Am

NFL Alumni including:
  • Tim Brown (9X Pro Bowl Selection; 1987 Heisman Trophy Winner) #81
  • Marshall Faulk (Pro Football Hall of Fame - 2011 Class; 7X Pro Bowl Selection; NFL Network Analyst)
  • Michael Irvin (Pro Football Hall of Fame - 2007 Class; 3X Super Bowl Champion; NFL Network Analyst)
  • Ronnie Lott (Pro Football Hall of Fame - 2000 Class; 4X Super Bowl Champion; 10X Pro Bowl Selection) #42
  • Dan Marino (Pro Football Hall of Fame - 2005 Class; 9X Pro Bowl Selection) #13
  • John Randle (Pro Football Hall of Fame - 2010 Class; 7X Pro Bowl Selection) #93
  • Jerry Rice (Pro Football Hall of Fame - 2010 Class; 3X Super Bowl Champion; 13X Pro Bowl Selection) #80
  • Barry Sanders (Pro Football Hall of Fame - 2004 Class; 10X Pro Bowl Selection) #20
  • Deion Sanders (Pro Football Hall of Fame - 2011 Class; 2X Super Bowl Champion; NFL Network Analyst) #21
  • Michael Strahan (Super Bowl XLII Champion; 7X Pro Bowl Selection) #92
  • Herschel Walker (2X Pro Bowl Selection; 1982 Heisman Trophy Winner) #34
  • Kurt Warner (Super Bowl XXXIV MVP; 4X Pro Bowl Selection) #13
Celebrities including:
  • Matt Bomer (actor, Neal Caffrey in USA’s White Collar)
  • Rob Brown (actor, Delmond Lambreaux in HBO’s Treme)
  • Michael Clarke Duncan (actor, The Green Latern)
  • Josh Charles (actor, CBS’ The Good Wife)
  • Zach Gilford (actor, Matt Saracen in NBC’s Friday Night Lights)
  • Willa Holland (actress, Straw Dogs [in production])
  • Ryan McPartlin (actor, Devon ‘Captain Awesome’ Woodcomb in NBC’s Chuck)
  • Chris Meloni (actor, Detective Elliot Stabler in NBC’s Law & Order SVU)
  • Rachel Nichols (actress, CBS’ Criminal Minds)
  • Chris Noth (actor, Peter Florrick in CBS’ The Good Wife)
  • Elisabeth Rohm (actor, Lauren Gilmore in NBC’s Heroes)
Then it was time to head off the field and let the games begin. It was wonderful to meet the Legendary NFL alumni. These guys are great at what they do and really showed it on the field so you know Madden NFL 12 will be awesome.

Madden NFL 12 goes on sale August 30 so make sure to get the game!

Please Note: As part of the media press group invited to cover the event, I was give exclusive access to the field for the interviews and photos opportunities. No other compensation was received. Views expressed are always 100% my own.
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  1. I heard Deion reference Betty Crock and Cake, and now I'm thinking SNACK time!

    Love the 'guns' pic!

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  2. Right! I'm talking football and he's talking baking. LOL. He's so funny

  3. What a fabulous event, no wonder you were awe struck Nikki :)

    And I have to say I love, love,LOVE Terry Crews! He's my absolute fave!!! Will have to show this post to the boys, they will be awe struck LOL