Madden Bowl XIX To Feature Lil Wayne, Big Boi and More
In a recent interview about Madden Bowl XIX, EA Sports Sr. Director of Marketing Anthony Stevenson announced that the party would have musical performances by Lil Wayne, Big Boi, and Vintage Trouble.
The 19th annual Madden Bowl party is two weeks from today (the 31st) in New Orleans. No one can be sure who will be in the actual Super Bowl later that weekend, but we are now sure of who you can expect at the party blasting over the speakers.
“We are going to headline with Lil Wayne. When you think of New Orleans, Lil Wayne comes to mind. I have no doubt that he’ll set it off right for the entire crowd there. We talk about Madden as being like this bridge between athletes and entertainers. We try to go with athletes an celebrities who people are really gonna love and and also appeal to that core fanbase and demographic. Madden intersects very well with Hip Hop culture, so we’re happy to have Big Boi and Lil Wayne there, as well as Vintage Trouble with a unique Rock flavor to the event.”
Of course, aside from all the music and whatever things people do at huge private parties, the prestigious Madden Bowl itself will be taking place. No word yet on which NFL stars will be competing in the Madden 13 tournament other than reigning champion Drew Brees, but it was revealed that the games will once again be played in an Online Team Play format.
“Last year was unique. we had the team setup. These guys are used to playing on teams. It is a much cooler dynamic to watch Tim Tebow take charge of the “virtual huddle” in the 4th quarter to lead that comeback to literally have “Tebow Time.” You gotta remember that this time last year Tebow just came off the playoff win. To see him with one of the best quarterbacks in the league in Drew Brees and sort of Drew taking the lead from Tebow as they have this comeback – it was really cool to see that. So we realized that the team format is definitely the way to go. So we’ll have the same thing going this year. We’ll have the four teams battling it out in a Semi-Finalist round, and then the Championship Game to see who is crowned the winner.”
If you were lucky enough to be invited to Madden Bowl XIX, we’re sure you’ll have a great time. For the rest of us, we’ll be eagerly waiting to hear who took home the championship. It’s usually only once a year you get to hear about who in the NFL actually has some Madden skills. Well, aside from @ochocinco of course, who likes to remind people regularly.