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Friday is one of the few days left without professional football, but now you can help fill that void with a new show about the virtual gridiron.
The National Football League announced today that it is working with the game broadcasting site Twitch and publisher Electronic Arts to livestream a show about Madden NFL 16 called EA Sports Madden NFL Live. It will air on Fridays, starting today, at noon Eastern (9 a.m. Pacific) on NFL.com and the NFL’s Twitch channel. The show will also air as a recording on the NFL Network on Friday’s at 4 p.m. Eastern (1 p.m. Pacific). This brings together the world’s biggest livestreaming site with one of the largest sports organizations in the world.
NFL Media, the division of the league that runs the NFL Network, will make the show, which will cover weekly news about the popular pigskin simulator. Various segments will cover tips and tricks and, of course, info about in-game content for the Madden Ultimate Team mode. Additionally, the broadcast will cover plays of the week, tweaks to player ratings, and more.
The show will feature hosts Adam Rank of the NFL Network and retired Jacksonville Jaguars and Oakland Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew along with various correspondence.
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“This series will cater to the cross-section of two extremely passionate communities, NFL fans and gamers and I look forward to talking Madden NFL with them on a weekly basis,” said Jones-Drew in a canned statement. “I’ve been a huge fan of Madden NFLfor years and I know how popular the game is with NFL players, fans and gamers around the world.”
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