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Fans Now Straw That Stirs Madden Ratings

Posted by Stephen Czarda on August 28, 2013 – 11:09 am


On your drive to work yesterday morning you probably saw what millions of others did and tweeted (at a stop of course) your observations. Taillights, stoplights (tweeting commences), taillights, congested highway ramps, taillights and a long line of diehard Madden fans waiting to get the 25th edition of the virtual gaming experience.

Since its birth in 1988 on what are now seen as archaic video game systems, the EA Madden football franchise has grown rapidly into one of the top grossing sports entities of all time. Just last year, Madden 13 sold over 1.65 million copies—in the first week. Yeah that’s a lot of homework being passed on.

Last week the Redskins Blog released the overall ratings for each player on the roster (yes some have been cut since that time and the next roster update will reflect accordingly) and fans chimed in with disgruntled outrage at how low the Redskins are as a whole. London Fletcher 82? Will Montgomery the only player rated higher than 89 on the offense? Trent Williams’ passing accuracy a whole astonishing eight overall?

Gasps—we have proof to debunk that claim. He’s probably got 14 accuracy.

Under scrutiny for years, the guys at EA are now giving the fans the chance to directly impact the weekly ratings updates. Guess who’s up first. No, no it isn’t Chris Chester although he’s close–about a fanny length away actually. Try Robert Griffin III and the rest of his 2012 NFL Draft classmates.

Currently on NFL.com, there’s a poll open giving fans the chance to vote on which second-year quarterback deserves a “good boost”. As of this morning, Griffin III trails.


For those of you who haven’t gotten your weekly allowance yet or were simply too busy to swing by the store last night, I’ll leave you with a Super Bowl victory over the Baltimore Ravens featuring one Barry Cofield putting his 68 jumping to the test.

Man he’s got hops.

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