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Can You Win The Super Bowl With This Dude At QB?

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Ever wonder how a normal person would fare in the NFL? Last February, we found outwhen we teamed up with the folks at EA Sports to turn a normal, lazy, non-athletic lout into a Madden NFL avatar. That lout happened to be me.

I attended a private, faux combine and was thrust into a series of simulations to figure out just how bad walk-ons like me would be in the NFL. While I ran around a football field in Florida, the Madden ratings team was measuring my football skills — things like throw accuracy, speed, trucking and kick power.

When the EA Sports people used me as a quarterback, the Giants went an average of 2.9 wins per simulated season. Now it’s your turn. Our sports podcast Hot Takedown is launching a crowdsourced challenge to find out if someone has stick skills so profound that they can use a weak, slow and inaccurate average-Joe QB to win it all. Watch us discuss the project here or listen to the latest episode of Hot Takedown; full details about the challenge are below.

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Oh how cool. And not a whole lot worse than Eli Manning himself.


I'm just saying.

Did you see Eli Manning not manage the clock and let Tony Romo win that game last week?

It's like he forgot how the football clock works. Sheesh. Next time Eli just take a knee!

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