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According to Pasta Padre and GameDaily, Brett Favre is the cover athlete for Madden NFL 09. Favre will be on David Letterman tonight, to announce.

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"He may be retired but Brett Favre is the cover athlete for Madden NFL 09. This is the first time a non-active player has been selected for the cover. The news comes out of an appearance on the David Letterman show tonight (which tapes earlier in the day) and has been confirmed by GameDaily. There is also a show on the NFL Network scheduled for Saturday at 10am ET that will showcase the history of Brett Favre and the Madden franchise. The official press release is expected Friday morning."

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# 1 mvb34 @ 04/24/08 04:01 PM
Oh great this game will have alot of pass thrown up for grabs for INTs
 
# 2 Scott @ 04/24/08 04:04 PM
No shock really..
 
# 3 SidVish @ 04/24/08 04:04 PM
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Originally Posted by mvb34
Oh great this game will have alot of pass thrown up for grabs for INTs

I hope not although he would've been perfect for the cover last year.
 
# 4 boomhauertjs @ 04/24/08 04:07 PM
At least this year's cover guy won't get injured, unless Brett hurts himself working on his farm.
 
# 5 Brandwin @ 04/24/08 04:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Scott
No shock really..
It is to me since he is retired.
 
# 6 Scott @ 04/24/08 04:10 PM
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Originally Posted by DookieMowf
It is to me since he is retired.
Well if you think about it, Madden's 20th year, who does Madden love more than anyone? Favre lol
 
# 7 SidVish @ 04/24/08 04:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Scott
Well if you think about it, Madden's 20th year, who does Madden love more than anyone? Favre lol

True..lol.
 
# 8 ewto16 @ 04/24/08 04:37 PM
Huh??? I find that totally baffling. The Madden cover usually ties into the new big feature of the game in some way. What is the new feature this year?? Retirement mode?? Ability to throw into triple coverage for INTs?

How does having a player that doesnít do a lot of press, doesnít go to parties, doesnít play video games, and ISNíT CURRENTLY PLAYING IN THE NFL help promote your game in anyway?

Why not just slap Madden on the cover for the 20th edition? That makes 100x more sense than this.

EA is more clueless than ever. Sounds to me like they signed a deal with Farve already and then he retired and they are too lazy or unable to back out of it.
 
# 9 tylerd02 @ 04/24/08 04:38 PM
Can't think of a better way to fix slumping sales then to pick one of the most popular athletes of all time. Surprised Favre agreed to it though. Too bad, I wasn't going to get madden this year but now i have too. Love the choice.
 
# 10 Scott @ 04/24/08 04:39 PM
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Originally Posted by ewto16
Huh??? I find that totally baffling. The Madden cover usually ties into the new big feature of the game in some way. What is the new feature this year?? Retirement mode?? Ability to throw into triple coverage for INTs?

How does having a player that doesnít do a lot of press, doesnít go to parties, doesnít play video games, and ISNíT CURRENTLY PLAYING IN THE NFL help promote your game in anyway?

Why not just slap Madden on the cover for the 20th edition? That makes 100x more sense than this.

EA is more clueless than ever. Sounds to me like they signed a deal with Farve already and then he retired and they are too lazy or unable to back out of it.
Because everyone and their mom knows who Favre is...
 
# 11 georgiandben @ 04/24/08 04:40 PM
I agree, I don't think its clueless at all. Love the choice.
 
# 12 spankdatazz22 @ 04/24/08 04:48 PM
I like the idea of going with an unconventional choice, just not sure that Farve was the right person to pick. Seems like it would've been more appropriate to have Madden himself on the cover; perhaps speak more to getting away from EA's trend for going with the hot athlete at the time. Doesn't make a huge difference one way or the other I guess
 
# 13 ewto16 @ 04/24/08 04:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Scott
Because everyone and their mom knows who Favre is...
What does that matter??? What other NFL football game would Mom or whoever purchase?

Almost everyone has heard of Madden in the wame context. He has been around longer in football and on TV than Favre.
 
# 14 yamabushi @ 04/24/08 04:59 PM
Hmmm.... prone to mistakes, past his prime, over-rated, and gushed over by the media. Yep, perfect choice.
 
# 15 Scott @ 04/24/08 05:00 PM
I think Favre is an excellent choice IMO. Favre is very recognizable, sure Madden is too but why not have the all-time passing leader on the cover as a contribution to the game.
 
# 16 JBucc @ 04/24/08 05:01 PM
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Originally Posted by ewto16
Huh??? I find that totally baffling. The Madden cover usually ties into the new big feature of the game in some way. What is the new feature this year?? Retirement mode?? Ability to throw into triple coverage for INTs?

How does having a player that doesn’t do a lot of press, doesn’t go to parties, doesn’t play video games, and ISN’T CURRENTLY PLAYING IN THE NFL help promote your game in anyway?

Why not just slap Madden on the cover for the 20th edition? That makes 100x more sense than this.

EA is more clueless than ever. Sounds to me like they signed a deal with Farve already and then he retired and they are too lazy or unable to back out of it.
New in Madden 08: Retirement 2.0! Players now have the ability to retire if they don't like the decisions the team is taking.
 
# 17 SportsorDeath @ 04/24/08 05:16 PM
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Originally Posted by tylerd02
Can't think of a better way to fix slumping sales then to pick one of the most popular athletes of all time. Surprised Favre agreed to it though. Too bad, I wasn't going to get madden this year but now i have too. Love the choice.
You're going to buy a game you previously weren't going to simply because of a little paper cover with a picture on it? Asinine....
 
# 18 yamabushi @ 04/24/08 05:23 PM
 
# 19 tylerd02 @ 04/24/08 05:25 PM
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Originally Posted by SportsorDeath
You're going to buy a game you previously weren't going to simply because of a little paper cover with a picture on it? Asinine....
Whatever man, I'm a big fan of Favre I don't tell you how to spend your money. Haven't you ever bought baseball or football cards, they're just paper.
 
# 20 bears5122 @ 04/24/08 06:46 PM
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Originally Posted by ewto16
Huh??? I find that totally baffling. The Madden cover usually ties into the new big feature of the game in some way. What is the new feature this year?? Retirement mode?? Ability to throw into triple coverage for INTs?
Old, past his prime player on the cover of an old, past its prime video game. Seems it ties in nicely.
 

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