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ALL PRO QUARTERBACK DONOVAN MCNABB SELECTED FOR COVER OF

EA’s MADDEN NFL 06

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – May 10, 2005 – Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) announced today that All-Pro Philadelphia Eagles and NFC Champion quarterback Donovan McNabb will appear on the cover of Madden NFL 06, the newest iteration of the EA SPORTS™ best-selling football franchise with the official videogame license of the NFL and its players. Reflecting the focus on the passing game for the first time in ten years with the all-new QB Vision Control and QB Precision Placement, McNabb is the perfect representative for the cover of the most popular football videogame franchise. Last year Madden NFL 2005 sold more than six million copies.

“This is one of the top honors in the NFL – you have truly made it when you are on the cover of Madden NFL Football,” said McNabb. “With the attention and changes they have made to the passing and the focus on the quarterback this year, it was worth the wait to be the cover guy and part of the EA SPORTS team.”

McNabb, who was named to his fifth consecutive Pro Bowl in his seven years in the NFL, is one of the most dangerous quarterbacks in the NFL. He is a threat as both a passer and a scrambler. As the second highest rated passer in the NFC (104.7) he became the first player in NFL history to finish a season with more than 30 touchdown passes (31) and fewer than 10 interceptions (8). He appeared in his first Super Bowl this past season and passed for 357 yards with three touchdowns and three interceptions.

In its 16th year and with more than 43 million copies sold, Madden NFL Football continues to stand out as the most popular football videogame franchise of all time with a combination of innovative new features and the most authentic football gameplay. Developed in Orlando, FL by EA Tiburon Madden NFL 06 will be available in August on the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCube™, Nintendo® DS, PC and Game Boy® Advance. For more information check out www.madden06.com.


Member Comments
# 1 CHOWDERHEAD SLC @ 05/10/05 09:29 PM
No Brady?
 
# 2 Angel_Fan @ 05/10/05 11:15 PM
Peyton Manning ?
 
# 3 Eagle80 @ 05/11/05 12:09 AM
Superbowl, 4 straight confrence championship? come on man, he has the record for TD but here where has it gotten his team? McNabb 30 + TD , 8 Int , Superbowl , which would you rather have ?
 
# 4 SolidWing68 @ 05/11/05 02:51 AM
looks like they changed something with the covers/titles, usually its like Madden (nfl logo) 2005 for example and now its just 06. And I noticed it with NBA the same thing.. cool though
 
# 5 mark1726 @ 05/11/05 09:16 AM
That shot must have been taken in the first quarter, we all know come the 4th he is so winded he can't keep his head up.
 
# 6 redsoxfan2162 @ 05/11/05 10:15 AM
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Originally Posted by mark1726
That shot must have been taken in the first quarter, we all know come the 4th he is so winded he can't keep his head up.
Hahahaha.. Ouch.
 
# 7 DScott @ 05/11/05 10:19 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by mark1726
That shot must have been taken in the first quarter, we all know come the 4th he is so winded he can't keep his head up.
let me take a guess, you rather have Brady or Manning on the cover?
 
# 8 fossen @ 05/11/05 10:20 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by mark1726
That shot must have been taken in the first quarter, we all know come the 4th he is so winded he can't keep his head up.
Hope you didn't sprain anything reaching for that joke.
 
# 9 HitDoctor @ 05/11/05 12:51 PM
Brady is deserving of the cover. McNabb is just marketable. Funny, years ago these companies didn't want to have anything to do with a black man on the cover of games or endorsements (Doug Williams). Society has come a long way in this regard. Kudos.
 
# 10 jdros13 @ 05/11/05 01:00 PM
With the "flashlight passing" that has already been touted, obviously it was going to be a qb. I wouldn't underestimate the fact that a certain very outspoken Eagle was on the cover of the competition's game last year either. IMO, putting a different Eagle on the cover of this game just rubs it in a little more.
 
# 11 fossen @ 05/11/05 01:02 PM
Quote:
Developed in Orlando, FL by EA Tiburon Madden NFL 06 will be available in August on the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCube™, Nintendo® DS, PC and Game Boy® Advance.
No PSP?
 
# 12 SLAYER @ 05/11/05 01:10 PM
"available in August" = All of those systems.

The PSP port comes out in September.
 
# 13 spacefunk @ 05/11/05 05:26 PM
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Originally Posted by RUSH LIMBAUGH
Ladies and gentleman, maybe it's the oxycontin talking, but the only reason EA Sports has put Donovan McNabb on the cover of Madden 06 is because they really want to see a black quarterback succeed in a video game.
 
# 14 KDRIZZLE2K4 @ 05/12/05 12:15 PM
Maybe Brady declined, or his coach wont allow him, that could happen. So dont get down on EA if his not on any cover, because I sure they asked him at least once.
 
# 15 dieselboy @ 05/12/05 06:22 PM
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Originally Posted by fossen
Hope you didn't sprain anything reaching for that joke.
haha
 
# 16 BatsareBugs @ 05/12/05 06:46 PM
Cool, no Tomlinson.
 
# 17 TJdaSportsGuy @ 05/14/05 01:34 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by KDRIZZLE2K4
Maybe Brady declined, or his coach wont allow him, that could happen.
Brady could have declined, this much is possible, but his coach not allowing him? Dude, this is the NFL we're talking about, not college football. A pro athlete can endorse any damn product he wants, as long as it's within the bounds of what the players association allows.

Plus, wasn't Brady on the cover of a 989 Sports NFL game at one point?
 
# 18 VanCitySportsGuy @ 05/15/05 12:37 AM
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Originally Posted by TJdaSportsGuy
Brady could have declined, this much is possible, but his coach not allowing him? Dude, this is the NFL we're talking about, not college football. A pro athlete can endorse any damn product he wants, as long as it's within the bounds of what the players association allows.

Plus, wasn't Brady on the cover of a 989 Sports NFL game at one point?
He was on Gameday.
 

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