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    Fun pitch for Madden '08

    It might just save your life...

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    LSD, Madden '07 and me
    Jay Mohr
    FOXSports.com, Updated 5 minutes ago

    This past year my wife and I were dosed at a restaurant. By "dosed" I mean we were drugged. It was a Mexican restaurant that I won't name but it rhymes with Tel Jurrito. Judging by the way the parking lot of the restaurant was breathing; we both guessed that it was LSD. We both initially panicked. We went home for safety. My wife had a tough time riding it out.

    I played Madden and it saved my life.

    Neither my wife nor I do drugs. Neither one of us knew what an acid trip was like, but on that afternoon in the San Fernando Valley, we found out in a hurry. It started shortly after we paid our bill and tipped 20 percent (always!). We both started to sweat and get nervous. My wife kept asking me if I thought it was hot in the restaurant, I told her yes and then started wondering, "How does she know that it's hot in the restaurant?!"

    I excused myself and went to the bathroom. Forty minutes later my wife stuck her head in the men's room and asked me if I was okay. Considering I was just sitting on the toilet, fully clothed, taking my pulse over and over again, I quickly surmised that I was not okay.

    We decided to go to the store on the way home and get something to drink. My wife grabbed a few bottles of Coke Zero and I grabbed a two-liter bottle of Sunkist. I held it toward the heavens and exclaimed, "Look how ORANGE this is!" Mrs. Mohr said, "I don't like it, it's hurting my eyes!" When I yelled back, "I want to swim in it!" we froze, looked each other in the eye and realized we needed to get home as quickly as possible.

    Not being able to tell the difference between taillights and red lights, I stopped for them both. Three hours into what was normally a 10-minute trip, we pulled into our driveway. My bride decided to crawl into bed and try and read a book.

    I broke out the Madden '07.

    I have always heard people who have done a lot of LSD say that you have to "ride the snake" and "don't let the snake ride you." I rode the snake all the way to The Meadowlands where I was the Jets playing at home against the Chiefs. It was a beautiful day for football. I was tripping my face off and the temperature was 52 degrees.

    As Mike Nugent launched the opening kickoff towards Dante Hall, my wife shouted from the bedroom, "Honey, how do you feel?" My answer was, "GREAT!" And I was. The Chiefs wore red and white and the Jets wore white and green. Shaun Ellis wore number 92 and Kerry Rhodes wore number 25. Just like in real life.

    A half hour later, I heard from the bedroom, "I am still kind of freaking out!" Not me. I was fine. Four hours into my first acid trip and I had found a safe place ... the Jets' huddle. Everything in this virtual world was just as I desperately needed it.

    Chad Pennington wore No. 10 and Laveranues Coles caught anything that was near him. All the plays in the playbook were the same as when I wasn't tripping and all the players were just how I remembered them. Adrian Jones was useless for pass blocking. Tight ends worked wonderfully for me in the red zone. And the Chiefs couldn't stop the run against a Pop Warner team.

    Pennington still had a weak arm and after he threw an interception I slammed my head set down on the ground and began screaming at the assistant coaches around me. As I started to ask Chad what the hell he was thinking, my wife hollered from the other room, 'Honey who are you yelling at?' I didn't really have an answer for her ... I meekly replied, "my coaches" and stared down at my fingers. Then I had a revelation! When you play Madden, your fingers are your coaches! Wow, was I HIGH!

    For the love of God, please go out and buy your Madden '08 Tuesday. It might save your life. You never know when you might get slipped a mickey and find yourself listening to the Black Crowes, white knuckling a 55-yard field goal attempt as the walls of your house melt around you. I am going to get my Madden tomorrow and I'm suddenly craving enchiladas.

    EA SPORTS, "Madden. Ride the snake."

    Best of lucky, Jay Mohr


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    Re: Fun pitch for Madden '08

    That is hilarious. This story makes me want to go out and buy Madden 08'.



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    Re: Fun pitch for Madden '08

    Haha "I want to swim in it!"



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    Re: Fun pitch for Madden '08

    I wonder how much John Madden gets for the use of his name with the game...



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    Re: Fun pitch for Madden '08

    Quote Originally Posted by Cybone View Post
    I wonder how much John Madden gets for the use of his name with the game...
    Lifetime supply of turkey legs and unlimited car washes for the Madden Cruiser. Boom!


    Yeah well, ya know, that's just, like uh, your opinion, man.

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    Re: Fun pitch for Madden '08

    Maybe it is because I have never had an acid trip, but that wasn't remotely amusing. I feel I will never get back the couple of minutes I spent reading that.

    Jay Mohr is a talentless hack.



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    Re: Fun pitch for Madden '08

    Quote Originally Posted by cys_av8r View Post
    Maybe it is because I have never had an acid trip, but that wasn't remotely amusing. I feel I will never get back the couple of minutes I spent reading that.

    Jay Mohr is a talentless hack.
    bitter much?



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    Re: Fun pitch for Madden '08

    Quote Originally Posted by clones_jer View Post
    bitter much?
    Yeah, I am bitter about Jay Mohr....???

    Just stating a fact.



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    Re: Fun pitch for Madden '08

    Quote Originally Posted by cys_av8r View Post
    Jay Mohr is a talentless hack.
    True dat

    Fortunately I looked to the end after the first paragraph and saw who the author was, and was able to save myself the time.

    Not sure there is a more mind-numbing experience than hearing Jay Mohr being interviewed by Jim Rome.



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    Re: Fun pitch for Madden '08

    Jay Mohr is as funny a radio host as there is. Unfortunately Rome rarely gets someone like him to fill in. His Chowdah rant today and off the cuff Little House on the Prairie line were perfect...

    No clue how someone could listen to his show today and not laugh their *** off. Real curious to hear what they would consider a better passage of 3 hours of radio time today! Perhaps only a Bill Simmons pod-cast marathon...



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    Re: Fun pitch for Madden '08

    I'm not fan of Jay Mohr, but that was pretty funny.



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    Re: Fun pitch for Madden '08

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneSteel View Post
    Jay Mohr is as funny a radio host as there is. Unfortunately Rome rarely gets someone like him to fill in. His Chowdah rant today and off the cuff Little House on the Prairie line were perfect...

    No clue how someone could listen to his show today and not laugh their *** off. Real curious to hear what they would consider a better passage of 3 hours of radio time today! Perhaps only a Bill Simmons pod-cast marathon...
    The fact that you listen to Jim Rome is enough for me to discount your entire review.



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    Re: Fun pitch for Madden '08

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneSteel View Post
    Real curious to hear what they would consider a better passage of 3 hours of radio time today!
    3 better hours of radio time?

    Well, let's see. I worked through lunch therefore the radio in my car was off for the 3 hours of which you speak.

    Good enough?

    (go Steelers)


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    Re: Fun pitch for Madden '08

    I'd love any alternative to Rome, it's basically background for me at work. I want sports talk and haven't found anything else online pallatable in the same time frame.

    Jay Mohr would be perfect if he had enough material to fill each week. Luckily in Sports there is plenty to make fun of each week. I like Rome's show better when he's not there. I am really tired of him, but I like his guests and most of his guest hosts -he's got like 10 weeks vacation per year...



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    Re: Fun pitch for Madden '08

    Quote Originally Posted by cys_av8r View Post
    The fact that you listen to Jim Rome is enough for me to discount your entire review.
    bitter much?



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