D'Arcy from Winnipeg
Solution Architecture, Business & Entrepreneurship, Microsoft, and Adoption

I don't want to see him on Monday night, you actually want me to PAY for content of him?!

Thursday, August 17, 2006 1:54 PM

 Ok, ok...I admit it...what I'm sure some consider to be one of the greatest American treasures of the last hundred years is, to me, a bit of an annoyance. I'm talking of course about John Madden.

Now, I can't take away anything from the man...his career is extraordinary. But seriously when you hear comments like:

"When you catch the ball past the marker, you know you've got a first down."

Just seems so...so...dumbed down!

"What he did was jump up and catch the ball in the endzone, and he gets a touchdown out of it."

Those aren't direct quotes, although I'm sure they're probably pretty close to something he said at some point.

But lets talk about Madden 07, which is coming out on the 22nd for the 360. It PAINS me dearly to even have to buy this game (NFL 2K5 was a much better product, and the ONLY reason that it died was because of the NFL's greed...more on that later...but EA definately reaped the rewards of it in an exclusive license), but I'm hoping that the new running back control features will more than make up for hte HORRID HORRID HORRID quarterback true-vision control system from last year, or whatever they called it. I called it "Painful button combo to turn a quarterback's head.". But I digress...

When I went to my local EB to put my $5 down as a preorder, the guy asked if I wanted the regular or special edition version. What's the special edition version? Basically a DVD with a bunch of Madden content, and for an extra $20 or so. Seriously...you want me to pay MORE money so I can see MORE of the one thign about this game that drives me nuts?! I wish, WISH, that they had the ability to turn off commentary in the game...because its just so...MADDENing (ha ha ha! I made a funny).

So I'm getting the regular version. Booya.

Btw, if you have a fantasy football league, DON'T draft Shean Alexander. He's on the cover of Madden this year, and we all know about the curse of the Madden cover.

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# re: I don't want to see him on Monday night, you actually want me to PAY for content of him?!

That's where you are wrong my friend. I drafted Alexander 1st overall and I usually curse players. So if you look at it from my point of view, my curse is cancelling out the Madden curse. bwahahahaha! 8/17/2006 6:04 PM | Steven R

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