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Madden for some Football

February 15, 2022

TCW Podcast Episode 156 - Madden for Some Football

 

We cover the man, the myth, the legend of football John Madden! He is famous for taking the Oakland Raiders to a Super Bowl win and a long career as a sports analyst and commentator. Madden is perhaps best known for the yearly football video game property. In this episode, we look deep at the inception of the game series, how John Madden became involved, and see how the series was almost a one-release failure. There is a quiz about three takeaways from this episode!

 

TCW 035 - EA The Teenage Years: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/ea-the-teenage-years/

TCW 058 - EA Sports: It's In the Game!: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/ea-sports-its-in-the-game/

Atari Football Arcade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_ZOtqMWHoU

George Carlin on Football (Explicit Language): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIkqNiBASfI

George Carlin Sports (Explicit Language): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSJRIKuNJBA

Super Bowl XI (Entire Game): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nq-kEM4yV1I

John Madden - A Football Life (Documentary): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zc75Vrahc3M

NES 10 Yard Fight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LUyTv9j1TM

4th and Inches C64: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lr01_s9arAc

Gridiron Amiga: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0q7sc_T3FU

John Madden Football Apple II: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EbPghLpK6c

TV Sports Football: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKYCgHhHquM

ABC Monday Night Football SNES: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYG23P7cggE

John Madden Football Sega Genesis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QtQvJD-clc

John Madden Football II PC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-c3FvZ4-k0

John Madden Football '92: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kA2b40VwjQA

 

Take Away Quiz

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  1. What common story about John Madden Football is not true or entirely true?
  2. When did John Madden Football for the Apple II come out?
  3. How did John Madden for the Sega Genesis come to be?

 

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Alex's Video Game History Blog: http://videogamehistorian.wordpress.com

Alex's book is available for preorder and should be released through CRC Press in December 2019: http://bit.ly/TCWBOOK1

 

Intro Music: Josh Woodward - Airplane Mode -  Music - "Airplane Mode" by Josh Woodward. Free download:http://joshwoodward.com/song/AirplaneMode 

Outro Music: RolemMusic - Bacterial Love - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic/Pop_Singles_Compilation_2014/01_rolemusic_-_bacterial_love 

 

Copyright: Attribution: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

 

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Quiz Answers

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  1. EA changed the football game to 11 on 11 after bringing it to John Madden and he said he would not put his name on a game that was not 11 on 11 real football. The original contract for the game called for 11 on 11 from the start!
  2. 1989!
  3. It was a completely separate project that was forced to take on the John Madden name!

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