Ace Software

Boom! Madden NFL rules! Need proof? Follow the EA Sports Madden online forums -- 563 pages and hundreds of thousands of posts strong. The hot topic? The EA Sports Madden NFL Challenge 2007, a 17-city game fest for PS2 and Xbox 360 players who kick ass on the startlingly realistic digital gridiron. An all-expenses-paid trip to the finals in Los Angeles awaits the winner of the Phoenix regional at the site of the upcoming Super Bowl XLII -- University of Phoenix Stadium.

But before you hit the virtual turf, ponder this motivational pearl of wisdom from the TV color man, Ace Hardware huckster, and football equivalent of Yogi Berra: "The offensive linemen are the biggest guys on the field. They're bigger than everybody else, and that's what makes them the biggest guys on the field."


Sat., Sept. 22, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 2007
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