Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Madden Manniac's 1st Annual Madden NFL giveaway. Win a copy of Madden 13.

In lieu of a Memorial Day weekend blog, I decided to have a contest.  For the winner, I will preorder a copy of Madden NFL 13.  Below are the details (Read them closely, otherwise you may be disqualified).


1.  In the comment section of this blog post, propose a unique Madden attribute topic that you would like me to explore.  This must be a topic that I have never blogged about.  (Tip:  Review my blog archives to see what I have done in the past; it goes back to December 2011. You can access the archives by scrolling down the right side of that page.)  

If you fell lucky, you can post your suggestion and hope I haven't covered it already.

2.  Please indicate what gaming system you own (PS3 or Xbox 360).  This will determine what copy of Madden 13 you will receive.  

3.  You must have a twitter account.  Include your twitter name with your suggestion.  I will contact the winner via twitter.  At that time, I will need your shipping information.

4.  Only one entry per person (twitter account).  If you are found to be using two or more accounts, you will be disqualified.

5.  The entry deadline is 12 midnight PST on Sunday, June 3rd, 2012.

Picking a winner:

1.  I will review all of the suggestions and select ONE winner.  I will announce the winner via twitter on June 5th, 2012 at 7pm PST.  I will follow the winner on twitter and that person will need to follow me.  This way the winner can send me their shipping information privately through direct message.

After researching the winning topic, I will blog about it no later than Sunday, June 17th, 2012.

Good luck to everyone.

You can follow me on twitter @mannmicj

Have a safe Memorial Day weekend and please DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE.


  1. Play Recognition rating of Linebackers and if it correlates with in real life play on the field (success/failure....stats) or with time in league

    Xbox 360

    (june 5th is my birthday by the way :) )

  2. How a player's 10 yard split in the 40 yard dash matches up with their acceleration skill.

    Xbox 360


  3. PURSUIT is the ATTRIBUTE I chose to discuss I know its not flashy or a top priority to most MADDEN fans. I just get frustrated when I am inside the 20 yard line and my QB FUMBLES AND LB or DL picks it up and sprints 80 yards with no blocking and my HB,WR,TE can not catch him . Michael if you have any insight or known fix for this please do. I am also curious how that PURSUIT is calculated.



  4. Interested to see really how the block shed rating is determined for top run stuffing and elite pass rushing defensive linemen.

    Xbox 360

  5. Years ago when I was in a PS2 League, we had this problem with Kick-Off Returners be sub with players like Randy Moss, etc. We made a league rule that if a players return Attribute was lower than 70 he couldn't be subbed in. This seemed to be the cut-off for actual NFL returners as compared to their Madden personae.

    I was always suspicious that the KR attribute either made the return team hold their blocks longer or made the coverage team slower. Just curious as to how Hester's KR attribute is compared to fast RB's like Chris Johnson or Adrian Peterson's KR att. Or KR att as related to Special Teams rating with their real NFL teams SP Teams ratings.

    Your thoughts?


  6. Tell us about elusivness and if it really affects anyone in the game. Or does it affect everyone from OL to DT.


  7. I would like to know how the run block ratings affect kickoffs and/or overall blocking.