It's The Madden Countdown
EA Sports has launched a new webpage entirely devoted to the release of Madden 2007. Entitled Merry Maddenolidy, the page is a cornucopia of football goodies, including a countdown to August 22 (the day Madden 2007 is released), wallpaper, screenshots, video, a Maddenoliday Carol, as well as a "Maddvent" Calendar where you can open new Madden treats everyday. I've never been so excited by a Carol in my life.
Call in sick and sound sincere, in tackles we'll delight.
The fridge is back, with drink and meat
The taste of victory sure is sweet.
Come my friends on this launch day, Hail Mary's we will throw
It's Madden NFL, Hooray!, we'll humble all our foes.
O' Seven's coming!!!
Rated E for Everyone!!!
Of course, the SportsMatters family have long celebrated Madden. For the past two years we have even devoted entire weekends to the sole project of playing video game football. It's sort of like our own version of Festivus. We gather to be merry, and end up hating each other by weekends end. This year, I hope to carry on this fine tradition. Actually, I'd like to just finish a single season, something we have been unable to do for the past two years. Maybe it's because I'm unbearable, or maybe it's because my friends are pussies who can't handle the competition, but everyone else seems content to play their own seasons against the computer rather than against each other. I myself enjoy playing against friends the most, even during the rare times that they beat me. I am keeping August 25-27 open in my calendar, in the hopes that the 3rd Annual Madden Weekend will occur. Abboud, Muhly, Kimmis: consider this my invite and my challenge.
1st Annual Madden Weekend
2nd Annual Madden Weekend, Pt. I
2nd Annual Madden Weekend, Pt. II
2nd Annual Madden Weekend, Pt. III