Found August 02, 2012 on Football Nation:
In less than four weeks time, Madden NFL, the highest-grossing franchise of sports video games will be spawning their latest offering upon an eager game-geek world.   Madden 13, the twenty-fifth incarnation of football game bearing the likeness of the portly coach-turned-announcer John Madden, will hit shelves on August 28. With Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson serving as the cover model, this year’s game will feature some intriguing options, such as a more intuitive passing game, more realistic audio, smarter AI, and, *ahem*, ‘Tebowing’.   The release will be commemorated with throngs of young men, and some women, standing outside their GameStops and other retailers in anticipation of the midnight release. Public tournaments will be held, and workplace productivity will decline sharply as week drags to its end.   You’d have to expect this level of devotion for a game from people perfectly willing to vote in a month-long, 32-man tournament to determine what player will grace th...

John Madden doesn’t believe in the “Madden Curse”

Getty Images Former NFL television commentator and the creator of the Madden football video game–John Madden–says he doesn’t believe in the “Madden curse.” “I was on the cover for several years, and I never once even pulled a hamstring,” Madden said, breaking into a laugh, per the Detroit Free-Press. “It’s a violent sport. Injuries are going to happen.” “If...

John Madden does not believe in the Madden cover curse

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Madden: Calvin Johnson safe

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The face of the Madden Curse himself is assuring Detroit Lions fans that they have nothing to worry about when it comes to receiver Calvin Johnson. Hes safe, John Madden said. Hes too good not to be safe. More than two decades ago, a video game that has become increasingly popular over the years was named after Madden, a former NFL coach and current television...

Canucks may have an interest in Gophers Bjugstad

Getty Images Yesterday I included a link to this story in one of my blog posts. This is one of the reasons that I think that the Gophers are lucky to have Nick Bjugstad back with them this season. There are many that believe that Bjugstad could play in the NHL this season and that he is NHL ready. Ben Kuzma, The Province --- Nick Bjugstad is not Patrick White. While...

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Caliendo Out At FOX; NBC Idiots Mourn

TBS VERY FUNNY comedy hack Frank Caliendo is out at FOX, thankfully, meaning the network’s NFL pregame show is now unlikely to include the uninspired John Madden impression you could just as easily get from the stand-up working the ballroom at your local Holiday Inn Express. Let’s not celebrate Caliendo’s *********** too excessively. If there’s anything we’ve learned from...
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