This must happen somewhere at least once a week but when it’s captured on film, it’s always funny. (OK, not as funny as dick in a box but…)
(Original slideshow from NBC4 via Fark)
To: John Madden
CC: Electronic Arts Sports
From: Ethan Albright
Re: Being the worst rated player on Madden `07
Hi, John, my name is Ethan Albright. I play line for the Washington Redskins. You probably already knew that, so I’ll continue. I am writing in regards to the overall player rating of 53 that I have received in Madden NFL Football 2007. I feel that this is fucking bullshit and you should kiss my mother-fucking ass. Ahmed Carroll was rated a 78 and the Packers just cut his ass on a Tuesday morning after his performance in a Monday night game. That is pretty terrible. The worst part is that his overall rating was sniffing 80.
You know what, John? Two can play this game. I rate you a fucking 12. I rate you a fucking 12 in Ethan Albright Football 2000-ever… except for in the category of ball-licking. That is where I will spot you a 98 rating. You will receive this score because I will never give your blubbery ass a 99 in any category. Take that, pencil-dick. Go do Al Micheals or something. Boom. Score one for Red Beard.
Here’s the best part, because you would actually have to do some research to be able to come up with it:
John, you are such a fucking dick. I also noticed that my kick return rating was a 0. I was rated a fucking zero? So you feel that I shouldn’t even receive a 10, or even a 5? You are pretty much saying that I couldn’t even fall forward on a ball kicked in my direction. I would just stand there and let the ball bounce off of my fucking face. Fuck that, John, I returned an onside kick 6 yards in 2002. You should have just slapped a – 4 on me and had the EA staff ambush me with paintball guns.
[The Phat Phree]: Ethan Albright Strikes Back
Check out this clip from some English race. The “tyre” flies off a car, rolls down the track and lands on a pile of tires like it was a staged commercial.
You know, a lot of press goes to the collaborative nature of the internet and Web 2.0 blah blah blah blah blah … but as far as we’re concerned, the real benefit is for threads like this on Something Awful. Internet geeks can be a clever clever bunch. Although some of them spend way too much time playing video games. In any case, here are the best of the Zidane animated gifs. The MC Hammer one is genius.
In case you haven’t seen the meltdown by Joe Mikulik, or have just seen the ESPN edited down version, here’s some amateur video of the tirade. Clocking in at almost 4 minutes, it gives a sense of how involved and insane the whole thing really was. Excellent work, unknown video taker, excellent work.