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Are you ready for some (pixelated) football?



I got the old Playstation (first edition) out of the closet and Owen and I have been playing Madden '99 (yes, as in 1999). I've been letting Owen play the AFC Allstars and I've been the pre-Warner Rams.

The graphics are pretty simple, but the game is still a lot of fun to play. Today, Owen beat me 35-28. On one of the plays the prerecorded John Madden remarked: "To effectively stop the running back you have to hit him on his side of the line of scrimmage." On a separate play, after a pass was broken up, he had this wisdom to offer: "To break up the pass you have to stop the ball from ever getting to the receiver."

Funny, I don't remember Madden being that insightful in real life.

Other highlights: Owen had no pass attempts but ran the ball 50 times for 427 yards with Terrell Davis setting the all-time NFL single-game rushing record.

Comments

Amy Pousson said…
I'm going to guess that the NFC Allstars are the blue team, right?
JohnJohn said…
Doh! I meant the AFC Allstars (I changed it just now). Interestingly enough it's the RED team! Owen is branching out in his color preferences for sports teams.
mama mia said…
Already corrupting that boy with football! Just think how "eat up with it" he'd be if he lived in Texas!
Perhaps, Owen should try play-action, now that he has you thinking run...

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