The Madden NFL football video game franchise is just as much a part of the fabric of the experience of the actual NFL season as Coors Light and gambling. You know the game has been ingrained into the league when the actual athletes in the game, bristle toward the media that they’re rated too low. You never hear that they’re never rated “just right” or “too high.” Pro athletes can be such children sometimes.
Madden celebrates its 25th anniversary this year and an young enterprising YouTube artist who had way too much time on his hands reenacted the legendary 1998 NFC Wild Card game between the San Fransisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers through the 25 different editions of the game.
Compare his handiwork for the real thing below.
Too bad Madden couldn’t have replicated Terrell Owen’s crying. That was the best part about that game.