I’m fortunate enough to live in a city that has the reputation of being the best sports city in the country. Home of the Eagles, Phillies, Flyers, and 76ers, Philadelphia is known for having the most dedicated fans anywhere. Our love for our teams makes us die-hards when it comes to praising, defending and criticizing our teams.
National media often comes to town to talk about how ruthless we are, and how we once booed Santa Claus. I’m sure if you saw a Santa on duty that was drunk as a reindeer you would boo as well. What the media doesn’t talk about is how our love for Philadelphia teams can turn a normal training camp practice, into a sea of twenty-five thousand excited Eagles fans.
So you ask, why is this important to Madden?
I have seen many people get upset in Madden because their teams are not good in the game, but they never look at the fact that their team isn’t that good in the NFL. I love my Eagles but even after the trade for cornerback Dominic Rogers-Cromarti and the acquisition of free agent defensive end Justin Babin, we still have holes on the defense.
We have two great corners but also have two unproven safeties. We even have questions at the linebacker level. If we notice this in real life, we need to keep our expectations in Madden realistic. EA Sports does a great job at reflecting the true teams on the field into Madden. If your team has a few weaknesses, they will be visible in Madden.
Although there are many players that will use their favorite team to play with in Madden, most are going to jump on the two or three hottest teams. They will go with these squads to play online the rest of the season. We expect this to happen in Madden 12, and we expect the Patriots and Eagles to be two of the most used teams. Both have done a great job filling the needs in their rosters and strengthening their teams. Both teams have dangerous weapons on offense that will help them put up big scores.
So my question today is…
Are you the type of player that sticks with his favorite team through the good and the bad times, or do you run with the best team every year no matter who it is?
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