Box Scores: Beast Mode

Everyone saw Marshawn Lynch go 67 yards through the entire New Orleans defense to put away the Saints on Saturday. No more than 12 hours later, JuGGerNaut6372 performed his salute to Beast Mode with this run in Madden NFL 11.


That's the Raida Organization's Brandon Myers on a 60-yard catch-and-run in the fourth quarter against (sorry, Omnimon) the Detroit Lions. Officially, Lynch shed or eluded eight tacklers, as did Myers here. The difference is, this one came with 20 seconds left in the game and provided the difference in a 35-31 victory. Greatness score: 3,260. How the hell do they compute that, anyway?

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Now the Kotaku Sports open thread commences with the sports TV highlights for today and tomorrow. All times are U.S. Eastern.

  • NFL Playoffs
    Two AFC hatefests bracket the weekend: Baltimore is at Pittsburgh today; the Jets visit the Patriots tomorrow, both contests are at 4:30 p.m. on CBS. The NFC playoffs feature a more genteel Green Bay at Atlanta matchup (Fox, 8 p.m. tonight) and the resistable force/movable object throwdown between the Seahawks and the Bears (Fox 1 p.m. tomorrow.)
  • College Basketball
    No. 15 Missouri is at No. 14 Texas A&M in the best nationally televised meeting today (ESPN2, tipoff now.) On ESPN, Virginia is at No. 1 Duke in an hour. Tomorrow, No. 8 Purdue visits West Virginia (CBS, 1:30 p.m.) and No. 17 Washington is at Cal, 10 p.m. on Fox Sports Net
  • NHL
    The CBC's games tonight are the Original Six meeting between the Rangers and the Habs at 7 p.m., followed by Edmonton at Los Angeles at 10 p.m.
  • NBA
    Miami at the Bulls is one to watch for tonight on WGN at 8 p.m.; Sunday's game of the week on ESPN is Denver at San Antonio, 9 p.m.

Remember, you may send Game of the Week nominations to owenATkotakuDOTcom, and flag it "Box Scores" in the subject header. Please include your commenter handle for proper credit.


Better beast mode