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Podcast: Are You Ready for Some Madden ’12 Football?

Chad Ochocino with the guys from

It’s the beginning of September and that means a new edition of Madden is coming out!

Today on the SoB podcast I had Steven Gibbons, one of the writer’s of the official strategy guide of Madden 12 and of Madden Bible on. We discuss a plethora of topics and Gibbs gives us some invaluable secrets.

You can follow Gibbons and co-author Zack Farley on Twitter for more advice.

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0:00 – 4:00 – Steve tells us what he offers at MaddenBible and via Twitter. He also tells us about his credentials as a savant of the Madden Franchise.

4:00 – 8:45 – Gibbs tells us what it is like playing Chad Ochocinco and how he landed a game with the eccentric WR.

8:45 – 12:20 – We discuss the dichotomy between GREAT Madden players vs. Average players. Gibbons tells us about his defensive scheme and different strategies.

12:20 – 17:40 – We talk about the new wrinkles to the game – Defensive players breaking off coverage on intuition, better playbooks and concussions.

17:40 – 20:20 – Madden Ethics. Is it okay to go for it on fourth down inside your own territory? What about quitting in the middle of the game? Gibbs tells me the value of taking a beating like a man.

20:20 – 23:30 – We talk about the surprise teams in this year’s edition of Madden. And who is Gibbons’ favorite team? The answer will shock you.

23:30 – 27:00 – We’ve all enjoyed playing with him. And we loath playing against him: How to stop the Mike Vick Experience in Madden.

27:00End – We have our first weekly discussion about the Pats. We talk roster cuts, the woeful game against Detroit, and the outlook for this season. The guys from will be coming on for a weekly segment to discuss how they would approach the game from a Madden perspective and other news and notes.

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About Ryan Hadfield

Ryan Hadfield is the author of the weekly Sports Media Musings column at Sports Of Boston. Hadfield is known as one of the top sports media critics in Boston. He also contributes to Boston Sports Media Watch. In November 2011, Hadfield helped launch the new SoB Point Taken blog featuring his podcasts & musings on sports, media and culture. Follow Ryan on Twitter.

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