Madden's Ratings Back Up Richard Sherman's Trash Talk

Seattle's Richard Sherman didn't just swat away San Francisco's shot at a Super Bowl, he also crapped all over the 49ers' Michael Crabtree in a postgame interview straight out of Piper's Pit. Sherman mocked Crabtree's credentials while boasting of his own. So I wondered: Is there any objective proof for his claims? » 1/20/14 1:30pm 1/20/14 1:30pm

A Video Game Might Recreate Auburn's Miracle, But It Can't Be Repeated

As Auburn's grandstands still thundered above him, A.J. McCarron, the Alabama quarterback born in 1990, searched for the words to describe losing in such irregular fashion—on a play that had happened only five times before in major college football history, and never to decide a game, much less one this consequential. » 12/01/13 7:00pm 12/01/13 7:00pm

Remember: It's Not Just the NFL's Exclusive License with Madden; the…

Gamers, including those who don't even play sports video games, love to hate the exclusive license the NFL sold to EA Sports in 2005, making Madden the only NFL video game on consoles. Let's not forget the NFL Players' Association is a part of this, too. With just one exception (GameLoft's NFL 2010 for iPhone, no… » 3/04/13 11:00am 3/04/13 11:00am

When Only 42 People Are Playing Madden on the Wii U, It's Not a Sports…

Around halftime of a game on an NFL Sunday is a good time to take the temperature of the Madden NFL crowd. It's like the water department analysis that shows everyone flushing the john when the Super Bowl goes to the break. In this case, online gamers, many of whom have their consoles running and connected to the… » 12/16/12 5:30pm 12/16/12 5:30pm

Pat Tillman Returns to the Field, in Madden NFL 13

Pat Tillman, the Arizona Cardinals standout defensive back who forsook a $3 million contract to enlist in the Army in 2002, and who was killed by friendly fire in an operation in Afghanistan, returns to the football field as a special offering within Madden NFL 13's Ultimate Team mode. Tillman's appearance in the game… » 12/08/12 5:00pm 12/08/12 5:00pm

Ex-Developer's Rant Reveals Why Madden is a Dream Job, and…

Nothing deleted from Twitter is ever deleted on time, and sometime between Monday and Tuesday, a disillusioned former Madden developer figured that out. By then, his unvarnished rant tossed a dripping slab of red meat to Madden's many Internet enemies, and it didn't win the author much support from his old friends. » 12/05/12 6:00pm 12/05/12 6:00pm

Rumor: Next Year's Madden Will Include Actual NFL Referees

EA Sports plans to include real-life NFL referees in Madden NFL 14 » 9/26/12 6:00pm 9/26/12 6:00pm, according to two different sources close to the NFL Referees Association. One of them said the officials' facial features have been scanned into the game, with an eye toward making their calls and explanations a part of the broadcast presentation for…

If Madden's Any Measure the NFL's Bandwagon Teams are the 49ers and…

Through the first week of play in real life of the NFL, some 81.5 million games have been played in Madden NFL, according to this video commissioned by EA Sports. The teams taken online most so far are the San Francisco 49ers and the Philadelphia Eagles (rated No. 5 and No. 3, respectively, as "teams to help you… » 9/12/12 10:00pm 9/12/12 10:00pm