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April 25, 2008

Article: Ethan Albright

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maddenEthan Albright: Letter to John Madden

I hope you’re ready to piss your pants.

Here is an article that was passed on to me and that I have since passed on to a few of my friends, but now that I have this outlet I think this is something that everyone needs to see.

Most of you are probably familiar with the Madden NFL Football video games. If not, all you really need to know that in the games, every player in the NFL is assigned point values to their different skills from 1-99. Categories include speed, strength, agility, awareness, tackling, etc. All of these individual ratings combine to give the player an overall rating from 1-99. Obviously, you have your Peyton Manning’s and your Tom Brady’s who are 99 overall. Then you have your aging stars like Ray Lewis or young up and comers like Vernon Davis who are in the low 90s. Then you have solid starters that aren’t necessarily going to wow anyone, like Alex Smith, who are in the 80s. Then you have third stringers in the 70s. Then you have free agents that no one wants, or players who play only special teams that are in the 60s. Then you have Ethan Albright.

For one reason or another, Albright received the lowest overall rating of any player in the NFL in Madden 2007. The link above is his (fictional) letter to John Madden in response this travesty. Enjoy.

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1 Comment »

  1. Every time I read this I can’t help but laugh out loud. Loudly.

    It really doesn’t help that he looks ridiculously goofy in his photo.

    Brilliant article, though.

    Comment by Will — April 25, 2008 @ 11:17 pm


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