Chris “Dubby” McFarland proved himself the best Madden NFL 17 player in the country after defeating Eric “Problem” Wright in the grand finals of the Madden Bowl just over a week ago. Less than a week later he was forced to give back $3,000 of his $75,000 prize winnings after violating EA’s Code of Conduct.
“What does NE stand for?” my five-year-old son asked as we watched last night’s Super Bowl LI. I told him it stood for the New England Patriots. “No! Change it!” he shouted, lunging for the Xbox One controller. “It should be Atlanta versus Atlanta!” Oh right, Madden 17.
McFarlane Toys just released the first wave of Madden 17 Ultimate Team action figures. Each $24.99 figure comes with a code redeemable for seven pro packs in the game. Collectors will want to keep an eye out for Todd Gurley and Tom Brady variant figures. Details here.
I’ve been playing Madden 17 this week, and against all the odds, I have been having a good time. You can thank a single new game mode for that.
The next cover athlete for Madden will be Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, EA announced this evening. Given that the Xbox Store leaked this news earlier today, the only real shock here is that he’s wearing a shirt.