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Madden Sim Predicts Steelers Will Win Super Bowl XLV

Sorry Cheeseheads, Madden has spoken.

EA Sports announced today that they ran their eighth annual Madden simulation of the upcoming Super Bowl, and the game has predicted that the Pittsburgh Steelers will eke out a win over the Green Bay Packers, 24-20.  Every year, EA simulates the entire NFL season using the most recent version of Madden, culminating with a prediction for who’ll go all the way.

According to the simulation, Pittsburgh will hold a narrow lead for the most of the game.  Green Bay will mount a fourth quarter comeback to take the lead, but Roethlisberger will ultimately throw one last TD pass, taking back the lead and securing the win.  Surprisingly, the simulation named Steelers receiver Mike Wallace Super Bowl MVP over star QB Ben Roethlisberger.  Earlier in the season, Madden 2011 simulated the entire season, and correctly picked the Packers as NFC champion.

Using a video game to make a Super Bowl prediction may seem silly, but Madden has correctly predicted six of the last seven bowls.  The only one it failed to anticipate was the New York Giants’ 2007 win over the New England Patriots.

First Look at Madden 2011 – Drew Brees Gets The Cover

The results are in.  EA Sports announced yesterday that the curse-breaking vote to pick the next Madden cover star is all counted up and Super Bowel MVP Drew Brees will grace the cover of Madden 2011.  For the vote, EA allowed fans to pick between Brees, Indianapolis Colts receiver Reggie Wayne and Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen.  Given the choices, Brees’ doesn’t exactly seem like a surprising choice.  Talking to ESPN, Brees said he was happy to get picked, and isn’t worried about the Madden curse.  Brees said; “I believe in fate, and if it’s meant to be, it’s meant to be,” he said. “But destiny is stronger than any curse, and this team is destined for great things.”  Vote or no vote, Mr. Brees should be a little more careful about tempting fate, since he claims to believe in it.

Along with the cover announcement, EA Sports released a debut trailer for all you fans dying to see the game.  EA also announced that they will be releasing a demo in “late July” featuring the New York Jets and Indianapolis Colts.  Hope those two things can tide you over until the big M arrives in stores on August 10th.