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Madden NFL
Image:Maddenlogo.jpg
The current Madden NFL logo.
Developer Electronic Arts Tiburon
Publisher EA Sports
Released First released in 1989
Genre Football Simulation
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer
Platform(s) Apple II, Macintosh, SNES, Sega Genesis, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Gamecube, Nintendo 64, Windows PC, DOS, PlayStation, Xbox, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Sega Saturn, Wii, Xbox 360, Playstation Portable

Madden NFL is an American football video game series developed by Electronic Arts Tiburon for EA Sports. The game is named after Pro Football Hall of Famer John Madden, a well-known color commentator for NBC Sports and formerly a successful Super Bowl-winning coach during the 1970s with the Oakland Raiders. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For other uses, see Logo (disambiguation). ... A video game developer is a software developer (a business or an individual) that creates video games. ... Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) is a leading video game developer and publisher. ... current EA Sports logo EA Sports is a brand name used by Electronic Arts since 1993 to distribute games based on sports. ... 1989 1989 in games 1988 in video gaming 1990 in video gaming Notable events of 1989 in video gaming. ... Video games are categorized into genres based on their gameplay. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... In computer games and video games, single-player refers to the variant of a particular game where input from only one player is expected throughout the course of the gaming session. ... Online gaming redirects here. ... In computing, a platform describes some sort of framework, either in hardware or software, which allows software to run. ... The Apple II was one of the most popular personal computers of the 1980s. ... For other uses, see Macintosh (disambiguation) and Mac. ... The Super Nintendo Entertainment System, also known as Super Nintendo, Super NES or SNES, is a 16-bit video game console released by Nintendo in North America, Brazil, Europe, and Australia. ... The Mega Drive/Genesis was a 16-bit video game console released by Sega in Japan (1988), Europe (1990) and most of the rest of the world as the Mega Drive. ... NDS redirects here. ... The Nintendo GameCube (GCN) is Nintendos fourth home video game console, belonging to the sixth generation era. ... The Nintendo 64 ), often abbreviated as N64, is Nintendos third home video game console for the international market. ... Windows redirects here. ... This article is about the family of closely related operating systems for the IBM PC compatible platform. ... The Sony PlayStation ) is a video game console of the 32/64-bit era, first produced by Sony Computer Entertainment in the mid-1990s. ... The Xbox is a sixth generation era video game console produced by Microsoft Corporation. ... PS2 redirects here. ... The PlayStation 3 , trademarked PLAYSTATION®3,[3] commonly abbreviated PS3) is the third home video game console produced by Sony Computer Entertainment; successor to the PlayStation 2. ... The Sega Saturn ) is a 32-bit video game console, first released on November 22, 1994 in Japan, May 11, 1995 in North America and July 8, 1995 in Europe. ... The Wii (pronounced as the pronoun we, IPA: ) is the fifth home video game console released by Nintendo. ... It has been suggested that Xbox 360 Elite be merged into this article or section. ... The PlayStation Portable , officially abbreviated as PSP) is a handheld game console released and currently manufactured by Sony Computer Entertainment. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Computer and video games redirects here. ... Electronic Arts (EA) (NASDAQ: ERTS) is an American developer, marketer, publisher, and distributor of computer and video games. ... current EA Sports logo EA Sports is a brand name used by Electronic Arts since 1993 to distribute games based on sports. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the hall of fame of the National Football League (NFL). ... John Earl Madden (born April 10, 1936) is a former National Football League player, head coach, and a Pro Football Hall-of-Famer. ... A color commentator (colour commentator in Canada), sometimes known as a color analyst, is a member of the broadcasting team for a sporting event who assists the play-by-play announcer by filling in any time when play is not in progress. ... The NBC Sports logo used since 1989. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... The head coach in sports coaching is the coach who is in charge of the other coaches. ... City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Al Davis League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Western Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC West (1970...


The PlayStation 2 version of Madden NFL 07 became the best-selling video game in the United States for 2006, selling 2.8 million copies.[1] As of September 25, 2007, Madden NFL 07 has sold 7.4 million copies, making it the second best-selling video game in the US.[2] PS2 redirects here. ... Madden NFL 07 is the 2007 edition of the popular Madden NFL series of American football simulations. ... This is a list of video games that have sold one million copies or more. ... Notable events of 2006 in video gaming. ... is the 268th day of the year (269th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...

Contents

Evolution

Screenshot of Madden NFL 2001 (Nintendo 64 version).
Screenshot of Madden NFL 2001 (Nintendo 64 version).
Prerendered CGI of Madden NFL 06.
Screenshot of Madden NFL 06 (PlayStation 2 version).
Madden NFL 06 Xbox 360 version.
Madden NFL 06 Xbox 360 version.

The game has greatly grown over the years, adding many new features. Among these is voice commentary, allowing players or watchers to hear the game being called as if it were a real game on TV. The commentary is by John Madden teamed with his regular broadcast partner, which meant Pat Summerall (Madden's partner during his days at CBS and FOX during the early 1980s on through the early 2000s) until he retired; the role is now filled by Al Michaels, John's current broadcast partner on NBC Sunday Night Football (and former partner from 2002 through 2005 on ABC Monday Night Football). Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... screenshot N64 Madden_NFL_2001 by me This is a screenshot of a copyrighted website, video game graphic, computer program graphic, television broadcast, or film. ... screenshot N64 Madden_NFL_2001 by me This is a screenshot of a copyrighted website, video game graphic, computer program graphic, television broadcast, or film. ... The Nintendo 64 ), often abbreviated as N64, is Nintendos third home video game console for the international market. ... Image File history File links Screenshot of Madden NFL 06 for the Xbox 360 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Screenshot of Madden NFL 06 for the Xbox 360 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Screenshot of Madden NFL 2006 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Screenshot of Madden NFL 2006 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... PS2 redirects here. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (960x540, 179 KB) Summary update of http://en. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (960x540, 179 KB) Summary update of http://en. ... It has been suggested that Xbox 360 Elite be merged into this article or section. ... TV redirects here. ... George Allen Pat Summerall (born May 10, 1930 in Lake City, Florida) is a former American football player and well-known television sportscaster, having worked at CBS, FOX, and, briefly, ESPN. Summerall is best known for his work with John Madden on CBS and FOXs NFL telecasts, and in... The NFL on CBS is the brand name of the CBS television networks coverage of the National Football Leagues American Football Conference games, produced by CBS Sports. ... NFL on FOX is the brand name of the Fox Broadcasting Companys coverage of the National Football Leagues National Football Conference games, produced by Fox Sports. ... Alan Richard Michaels (born November 12, 1944) is an American television sportscaster. ... NBC Sunday Night Football is a weekly television broadcast of Sunday evening National Football League games on NBC that began airing on Sunday, August 6, 2006 with the pre-season opening Hall of Fame Game. ... The 2002 NFL season was the 83rd regular season of the National Football League. ... The 2005 National Football League regular season began on Thursday, September 8, 2005 and ended on Sunday, January 1, 2006, New Years Day. ... Monday Night Football is a television broadcast of one of the premier National Football League matches of the week. ...


1990s

When the Sega Genesis gained popularity in the early 1990s, EA tried again. Producer Richard Hilleman brought in veteran sports game designer Scott Orr, who had founded the mid-1980s Commodore 64 game publisher GameStar, and had led the design of their best-selling sports games. The team of Orr and Hilleman designed and led the development of what is today still recognizable as the modern Madden Football, the highest revenue-generating video game series in North American video gaming history. Early versions of Madden were created by external development studios (including Park Place Productions and Stormfront Studios) but by the late 1990s development was brought in-house and centralized at EA Tiburon in Orlando, Florida. The Mega Drive/Genesis was a 16-bit video game console released by Sega in Japan (1988), Europe (1990) and most of the rest of the world as the Mega Drive. ... Richard Hilleman is an American computer game and video game producer best known for his work creating the original Madden Football game for video game consoles for Electronic Arts. ... Scott Orr is an American computer game and video game designer best known for his sports gemes and his founding of companies as an entrepreneur. ... C-64 redirects here. ... GameStar is a monthly released PC computer game magazine, published by the IDG Entertainment Verlag in Germany. ... Stormfront Studios is a video game developer based in San Rafael, California, and has one of the longest creative histories in the industry. ... Nickname: Location in Orange County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State Counties Orange Government  - Mayor Buddy Dyer (D) Area  - City 101 sq mi (261. ...


2000s

There are multiple modes of game play, from a quick head-to-head game to running a team for a whole season or even multiple seasons. Online play, which was a new feature for Madden NFL 2003 (in this versions there are also mini-camp challenges) was only available for users of the PlayStation 2 console or a Microsoft Windows PC until early 2004. At E3 2004, Microsoft and EA Sports released a press statement announcing that games made from July 2004 on would now be Xbox Live-enabled. In August of 2004, EA Sports released Madden NFL 2005 and this game and all future versions of Madden became very popular games on Xbox Live. PS2 redirects here. ... Windows redirects here. ... 2004 2004 in games 2003 in video gaming 2005 in video gaming Notable events of 2004 in video gaming. ... E³ logo The Electronic Entertainment Expo, commonly known as E³, was an annual trade show for the computer and video games industry presented by the Entertainment Software Association. ... Xbox Live is a subscription-based online gaming service for Microsofts Xbox and Xbox 360 video game consoles. ...


Also, starting with Madden NFL 2004, EA Sports created the new Playmaker tool, using the right analog joystick found on many controllers. This allows the players to make pre-snap route adjustments, as well as defensive alignment adjustments, thus adding more realism to the game. Madden NFL 2004 is the 14th installment of the Madden NFL series. ...


In Madden NFL 2005, EA Sports further utilized the right analog joystick on defense by creating the "Hit Stick", an option on defense that allows the controlled player to make big hits that can cause fumbles. When running the ball on offense, the runner can control the direction in which the blocker is going. When the quarterback has the ball the joystick can be used to make receivers alter their routes mid-play. Madden NFL 2005 is a football video game. ...


2005 also added "EA Sports Radio", a fictional show that plays during the menu screen of Franchise mode to provide a greater sense of a storyline during gameplay. It features Tony Bruno as the host, who often interviews players and coaches about how the season is going and also has quiz questions in which fake listeners call in to make attempts at answering football-related questions. It has recently included fake interviews of famous NFL players and coaches. Some fans have criticized EA Sports for not including new features to the 'programming', but the feature drew acclaim for adding content to the normally bland Franchise menu.[attribution needed] Tony Bruno (born June 13, 1952) is nationally syndicated sports radio talk show host. ... current EA Sports logo EA Sports is a brand name used by Electronic Arts since 1993 to distribute games based on sports. ...


In Madden NFL 06, the "Truck Stick" was introduced. This feature allows the offensive player to lower his shoulder and break a tackle, or back juke to avoid one. Another new feature is the 'Superstar Mode', which allows the player to take control of a Rookie, and progress through his career. This includes an IQ test, interviews, workouts, the NFL Draft, hiring an agent, and other aspects of a superstar's life. QB vision in Madden NFL 06. ...


EA also introduced the QB Vision feature in the 2006 instalment. With this feature, a cone of spotlight emits from the quarterback during passing plays, simulating his field of vision. To make an accurate pass, the quarterback must have his intended receiver in his field of vision. Passing to a receiver not in the cone reduces pass accuracy significantly. The size of the quarterback's vision cone is directly correlated to his Awareness and Passer Accuracy rating; Peyton Manning and Brett Favre see nearly the entire field at once, whereas an inexperienced quarterback such as J.P. Losman or Kyle Boller will see only a sliver of the field. This feature also allows for "Precision Passing". With Precision Passing, users can pinpoint where the ball should go. It can be thrown high, low, left, right, etc. Peyton Williams Manning (born March 24, 1976 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American football quarterback who plays for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. ... Brett Hillbilly Favre (pronounced Farv, born on October 10, 1969 in Gulfport, Mississippi [1]) is an American football player, currently starting quarterback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). ... Jonathan Paul J.P. AKA SUCKS AT FOOTBALL Losman (born March 12, 1981) is a professional football player who starts at quarterback for the Buffalo Bills. ... Kyle Bryan Boller (born June 17, 1981 in Burbank, California) is an American football quarterback who plays for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League. ...


In Madden NFL 2007, EA introduced Lead Blocker Controls which allow users to control blockers during running plays. In addition, EA redefined the Truck Stick into the Highlight Stick. With the Highlight Stick, users can have their running backs perform different running moves and combos, instead of just bowling over defenders. Truck Stick features still exist for bigger backs, but not for smaller backs who would never realistically use them anyway. Instead, more agile backs perform acrobatic ducks and dodges to avoid tackles. Official cover for the Xbox 360 version of Madden NFL 07. ...


In Madden NFL 08, the Weapons feature was added, allowing super star players to be noticed. Randy Moss, for example, is a Spectacular Catch receiver, allowing him to make amazing one-handed grabs. Peyton Manning is a Smart QB, letting him read the defense's play after they repeat the same play. Reggie Bush is an Elusive back, making him more agile than most players. Devin Hester has Speed, making him faster than others, complimenting the fact that he has 100 speed; the first to have a 100 rating. Madden NFL 08 is an American football video game that was published by EA Sports and developed by EA Tiburon. ... Peyton Williams Manning (born March 24, 1976 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American football quarterback who plays for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. ... Reginald Alfred Bush III (born March 2, 1985 in San Diego, California), commonly known as Reggie and nicknamed The Human Highlight Reel T, Baby Matrix (by Joe Horn) and The Presidents Black Brother (alluding to President Bush), is an American football player who plays for the New Orleans Saints... Devin Hester (born November 4, 1982) is a wide receiver and return specialist, who plays for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. ...


Licensing

The NFL Coaches Association sells the rights to have NFL coaches' names appear in the "Madden NFL" games. New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick does not appear in the game because he is not a member of the NFL Coaches Association. City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick (de facto) Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present... William Stephen Belichick (born April 16, 1952 in Nashville, Tennessee) is the American football head coach for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. ...


On December 13, 2004, EA Sports announced it had secured exclusive rights to the NFL and its players' union for the subsequent five years, precluding any other third party from selling a football game using NFL players, teams, stadiums or other licenses. is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Criticism

John Madden appeared on the cover of the game until 2000.

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Annual updates and prices

The Madden NFL series each year is given annual updates, as well as graphical updates. For example, Madden 2004 introduced a new feature, Build-A-Stadium, and the 2006 version was the first in the series with QB Vision. The game sells well each year because of player movement in the NFL (which has caused the series' detractors to refer to each game as simply a roster update, such as Roster Update 2007), as well as being the only video game officially licensed by the NFL.[3]


Updated rosters are only available via EA online, and even then only for the season the game covers. So Madden 08 will offer periodic updates for download all during the actual 2007 NFL season, but only for that season. (08 comes with rosters accurate as of training camp '07, based on 2006 player stats/accomplishments) Ironically, this means EA does not offer any 2008 season updates for Madden 2008. EA likely does not offer these downloads in order to provide incentive for people to buy next year's game. The 2007 season of the National Football League (NFL) is the 88th season played by the major professional American football league in the United States. ...


Exclusivity

In 2005, the producers of the Madden games, EA Sports, signed an exclusive licensing deal through 2009 with the NFL and the NFLPA to give them the exclusive right to use the NFL's teams, stadiums and players in a video game, something which has been widely criticized. This exclusive license has put an end to competition in NFL video games and, some have suggested, this gives EA less incentive to maintain quality and a greater opportunity to increase prices. In this climate, some football games, such as the ultra-violent Blitz: The League, have elected to continue, seeking to distinguish themselves through innovative gameplay, while others such as the well-reviewed ESPN NFL 2K series have been forced to cease production. However, it should be noted that EA's exclusive licensing deal is not unique. The NFL has similar exclusivity deals concerning virtually all of its licensing (DirecTV, Reebok, CBS, FOX, etc.). Ever since 2006, the Madden series for the next-gen consoles have not used John Madden or Al Michaels as the commentators of the game. Instead, there is an unknown play-by-play commentator in their place. Madden and Al can still be heard in the PS2, Xbox, PC and Gamecube versions. Cover of the Xbox version of ESPN NFL 2K5. ...


QB Vision control

The Vision Control feature continues to be controversial amongst certain Madden NFL fans. Some players think that the option makes the game more realistic, as real quarterbacks cannot look at one receiver while throwing a perfect pass to another. However, detractors of the feature argue that it is unrealistic to have to look with one's eyes for an open receiver, and then move the quarterback's vision to where one's eyes are. The lag in between spotting a receiver and moving the vision to a receiver can be all the difference in a complete pass and a sack. QB Vision Control was optional in Madden 2007 (except for in the All-Madden difficulty level).


Historical teams

Starting with the very early versions of Madden Football, gamers were allowed to play against each other using historic teams of the past along with the current teams provided in the year of the game. Image File history File links Emblem-important. ...


One popular version was a "gold" edition of John Madden Football '93 for the Sega Genesis. This version consisted only of Super Bowl teams, and was exclusive to Blockbuster Video for the first several months of release.


While the players assigned to each position performed close to their historic mirrors, their information was either not provided or incorrect, mostly due to licensing issues. Many versions of Madden would have, for example, Joe Montana of the 1989 San Francisco 49ers listed as "QB #16". At the time, Joe Montana had his own Sega Genesis game, Joe Montana Football, and was not included in the general NFL Player's Association agreement, so his name could not be used by Electronic Arts. Eventually, Madden gamers were allowed to edit the rosters of these historic teams, giving them a chance to have historically accurate teams. Joseph Clifford Joe Montana, Jr. ... The 1989 NFL season was the 70th regular season of the National Football League. ... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers Team colors Cardinal red, metallic gold and black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager Lal Heneghan Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division... The Mega Drive/Genesis was a 16-bit video game console released by Sega in Japan (1988), Europe (1990) and most of the rest of the world as the Mega Drive. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Electronic Arts (EA) (NASDAQ: ERTS) is an American developer, marketer, publisher, and distributor of computer and video games. ...


The Madden Challenge

The Madden Challenge is a tournament to decide who is the best Madden player in the world. It started with qualifying tournaments in only a few cities, but then was expanded to every NFL city and recently was removed from a few cities and added international cities and an online tournament. Winners from each round go on to play in the finals in New York City (Times Square) and receive US$100,000. New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... For other uses, see Times Square (disambiguation). ... USD redirects here. ...


The Madden Bowl

The Madden Bowl is a single elimination tournament held on the most current edition of Madden NFL. It has been held since 1995 during Super Bowl weekend in the host city and, in the past, participation included NFL players and celebrities. The Madden Bowl's participation has changed over the years from being an event held with athletes, musicians, and celebrities, to become an event where only NFL players invited to participate get a chance to play. Participants in the Madden Bowl are free to choose which team they will play as - the player does not necessarily have to play as the team that he plays for in real life. Winners receive a Madden Bowl trophy and recognition in the upcoming Madden video game. Date January 29, 1995 Stadium Joe Robbie Stadium City Miami, Florida MVP Steve Young, Quarterback Favorite 49ers by 18½ National anthem Kathie Lee Gifford Coin toss Otto Graham, Joe Greene, Ray Nitschke, and Gale Sayers Referee Jerry Markbreit Halftime show Tony Bennett, Patti LaBelle, Arturo Sandoval, Miami Sound Machine Attendance...


The 2006 Madden Bowl, held during the weekend of Super Bowl XL in Detroit, Michigan, was televised on ESPN and premiered in April 2006. It is not to be confused with Madden Nation, which was a reality television show that chronicled a cross-country trip to crown the best Madden player in America, which also aired on ESPN. Date February 5, 2006 Stadium Ford Field City Detroit, Michigan MVP Hines Ward, wide receiver Favorite Steelers by 4 National anthem Aaron Neville, Aretha Franklin and Dr. John, ASL performed by Angela LaGuardia Coin toss Tom Brady Referee Bill Leavy Halftime show The Rolling Stones Attendance 68,206 TV in... Detroit redirects here. ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting and producing sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... April 2006 : ← - January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Marcos Pontes, Brazils first astronaut, reaches the International Space Station. ... Madden Nation is an American reality television show, created as a joint effort between EA SPORTS and ESPN Original Entertainment to take viewers inside the world of Madden NFL, a popular video game with over 10 million players worldwide. ... // This article is about the genre of TV shows. ...


Madden Bowl winners

Steve Smith (born August 30, 1964 in Washington, DC) is a former professional American football running back for the Oakland Raiders and Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League. ... Reggie Brooks (born 1/19/1971) is a former running back in the NFL. He was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the 2nd round of the 1993 NFL Draft. ... Early Life Born on March 3rd, 1969. ... Morris L. Chestnut (born January 1, 1969) is an American film and television actor. ... Ray Mickens (born January 4, 1973 in Frankfurt, Germany) is a current American Football cornerback for the Cleveland Browns in the National Football League. ... Terrance Bernar Jackson (born on January 10, 1976 in Gainesville, Florida) is a running back in the NFL. He went to University of Florida. ... D’Tanyian Jacquez Green (born January 15, 1976 in Fort Valley, Georgia) is a former American football player who was officially listed as a wide receiver, but was also a prolific punt returner for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Washington Redskins and Detroit Lions. ... D’Tanyian Jacquez Green (born January 15, 1976 in Fort Valley, Georgia) is a former American football player who was officially listed as a wide receiver, but was also a prolific punt returner for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Washington Redskins and Detroit Lions. ... Dwight Jason Freeney (born February 19, 1980 in Hartford, Connecticut) is an American football player who currently plays defensive end for the Indianapolis Colts. ... Michael Milton Lewis (born April 8, 1980 in Richmond, Texas) is a Pro Bowl strong safety for the San Francisco 49ers. ... Alex Smith(Born:May 22,1982) is an NFL tight end for the Denver Broncos. ...

Annual EA Super Bowl simulation

Every year since 2004, shortly before the actual Super Bowl, EA Games has run a simulation of the Super Bowl using the latest game in the Madden NFL series and announced the result. EA also releases a computer-generated description of the simulated game as if it were a summary of the real Super Bowl. To date, the simulation has accurately predicted the winner each year. The results of the simulated Super Bowl games are listed below. The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) is a leading video game developer and publisher. ...

  • 2004 - Patriots 23, Panthers 20[1] (Actual Score: Patriots 32, Panthers 29)
  • 2005 - Patriots 47 - Eagles 31 [2] (Actual score: Patriots 24, Eagles 21)
  • 2006 - Steelers 24, Seahawks 19 [3] (Actual score: Steelers 21, Seahawks 10)
  • 2007 - Colts 38, Bears 27 [4] (Actual score: Colts 29, Bears 17)

Date February 1, 2004 Stadium Reliant Stadium City Houston, Texas MVP Tom Brady, Quarterback Favorite Patriots by 7 National anthem Beyoncé Coin toss Earl Campbell, Ollie Matson, Don Maynard, Y.A. Tittle, Mike Singletary, Gene Upshaw Referee Ed Hochuli Halftime show Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Outkast, P. Diddy, Kid Rock... Date February 6, 2005 Stadium ALLTEL Stadium City Jacksonville, Florida MVP Deion Branch, Wide receiver Favorite Patriots by 7 National anthem Combined choirs of the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and U.S... Date February 5, 2006 Stadium Ford Field City Detroit, Michigan MVP Hines Ward, wide receiver Favorite Steelers by 4 National anthem Aaron Neville, Aretha Franklin and Dr. John, ASL performed by Angela LaGuardia Coin toss Tom Brady Referee Bill Leavy Halftime show The Rolling Stones Attendance 68,206 TV in... Date February 4, 2007 Stadium Dolphin Stadium City Miami Gardens, Florida MVP Peyton Manning, Quarterback, Colts Favorite Colts by 6. ...

Voice cast

Note: Dates indicate the version number, not the calendar year when it was actually released.

A color commentator (colour commentator in Canada), sometimes known as a color analyst, is a member of the broadcasting team for a sporting event who assists the play-by-play announcer by filling in any time when play is not in progress. ... John Earl Madden (born April 10, 1936) is a former National Football League player, head coach, and a Pro Football Hall-of-Famer. ... Play-by-play, in broadcasting, is a North American term and means the reporting of a sporting event with a voiceover describing the details of the action of the game in progress. ... George Allen Pat Summerall (born May 10, 1930 in Lake City, Florida) is a former American football player and well-known television sportscaster, having worked at CBS, FOX, and, briefly, ESPN. Summerall is best known for his work with John Madden on CBS and FOXs NFL telecasts, and in... Alan Richard Michaels (born November 12, 1944) is an American television sportscaster. ... A sideline reporter, sometimes known as a courtside reporter (in basketball) or third-member of a broadcast team, is a member of the broadcasting team for a sporting event who assists with additional coverage away from the broadcasting booth or press row (in basketball). ... Lesley Visser (born in Quincy, Mass. ... Melissa Stark Melissa Stark (born November 11, 1973 in Baltimore, Maryland), is an American television personality. ... Jill Arrington Jill Arrington (born Tiffany Arrington on July 27, 1972 in Conyers, Georgia) was a college football sideline reporter for ESPN during the 2004 season. ... James Brown James Brown (born February 25, 1951), commonly called J.B., is a TV personality known for being the host of the Fox networks NFL pregame show FOX NFL Sunday. ... // Sports radio (or sports talk radio) is a radio format devoted entirely to discussion and broadcasting of sporting events. ... Tony Bruno (born June 13, 1952) is nationally syndicated sports radio talk show host. ... NFL officials (striped shirts) and guests prepare to toss the coin to start the 40th annual Pro Bowl. ... M.L. Red Cashion is a former American football official. ... The Xbox is a sixth generation era video game console produced by Microsoft Corporation. ... PS2 redirects here. ... Michael Mike Carey (born c. ... It has been suggested that Xbox 360 Elite be merged into this article or section. ... The PlayStation 3 , trademarked PLAYSTATION®3,[3] commonly abbreviated PS3) is the third home video game console produced by Sony Computer Entertainment; successor to the PlayStation 2. ... Edward G. Ed Hochuli[1] (pronounced HOCK-u-lee) (born December 25, 1950)[2] is an attorney for the firm of Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C. since 1983 and better known as an American football official in the National Football League (NFL) since the 1990 NFL season. ...

See also

This article is for the video game title, for the profession see head coach. ... NFL Blitz was a football game series based on the NFL by Midway until 2005 when the NFL signed an exclusive licensing deal with EA Sports. ... NFL Street is a series of sports video games developed by EA Tiburon and published by Electronic Arts. ... The Madden Curse, also known as the Madden Cover Jinx, is a myth involving the video game series Madden NFL, stating that the season a player appears on the cover, that player will be cursed with either an injury or poor performance. ...

References

  1. ^ Kris Graft (2007-01-11). NPD: 2006 Record Year—$12.5B. Next-Gen.biz. Retrieved on 2007-11-01.
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