Big Boi, Cee-Lo Perform At Madden Bowl XVIIPublished by Marcus Vanderberg on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at 6:13 pm.
DALLAS – Is there a better combination in life than a game of Madden and music from Big Boi and Cee-Lo?
This was the case Thursday night at Madden Bowl XVII held at the Glass Cactus in Grapevine, Texas. Prior to the two Atlanta performers hitting the stage, current NFL players and celebrities battled it out in a four-team Madden tournament.
The trio of San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis, Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco, and Access Hollywood correspondent Maria Menounos outlasted the competition on the night.
“What an unbelievable experience,” said Menounos, who became the first female player to win a Madden Bowl. “It was an honor to be here tonight and perhaps pave the way for other females to participate in the event in years to come.”
A New England Patriots fan in real life, Big Boi was still sensitive about his team failing to make the Super Bowl.
“I think it’s a bunch of go*damn horsesh*t,” Big Boi said. “It brought my spirits down. I wasn’t as excited about coming to the Super Bowl when they lost and the Falcons lost. I was kind of like ‘F**k it,’ but now, I can’t go for Green Bay, so Steelers all the way. Believe that.”
Cee-Lo, who isn’t a huge sports fan, got caught up in the NFL season because of the Atlanta Falcons regular season success.
“This has been an interesting season for me because I really did get emotionally involved because our squad from Atlanta, the home team, I thought they were going to go all the way this time,” Cee-Lo said. “I got involved, so it was a little disappointing to see them lose the way they did. There’s always next season.”