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Madden 19 Ultimate Team daily drop features two Super Bowl stars and reveals fate of ‘Legends’ program

Published: 30/Jan/2019 18:00 Updated: 30/Jan/2019 18:09

by Joe Bartel

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Along with two limited time items, new information surfaced on January 30 regarding the continuation – or lack thereof – of a fan-favorite Madden 19 program for Ultimate Team players.

Continuing the Super Bowl theme, two new LTD options are available in packs featuring players from both the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams. 

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From the Rams, players can pick up a 96 overall version of QB Jared Goff. From the Patriots, TE Rob Gronkowski is available at 97 overall. 

Goff could see two upgrades in less than a week if the Rams manage to pull off a win in the Super Bowl.

Rams quarterback Jared Goff is available in packs for the next 24 hours, and certainly is an improvement upon his 93 overall Team of the Week item which was released mid-November. 

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With 95 Throw Power, Goff is the quintessential pocket passer with enough speed to escape the pocket if necessary. 

The only concern is that this card could be quickly outclassed if the Rams ultimately pull off the upset and win the Super Bowl, as the winning quarterback has a drastically better chance at winning the MVP award, and thus could be in line for the 99 overall Super Bowl MVP in Madden Ultimate Team.

Gronkowski continues to be one of the best options at tight end in Madden 19 Ultimate Team.

Rob Gronkowski’s 97 overall item is available in packs for the next 48 hours, and similar to Goff, is an exceptional all-around option, albeit expensive. 85 Speed certainly isn’t ideal, but much like Legends Larry Fitzgerald, it’s easy enough to boost the speed to respective levels if you’ve been playing MUT for even a short while.

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Besides, Gronk’s value as an item comes in his 91 Strength and 87 Run Block, which easily surpasses the best at the tight end position currently – ironically, his 95 overall Ghosts of Christmas Present version. 

At this point, it’s hard to imagine any new tight end will jump higher than Gronk in terms of blocking, or at least any time soon, so it’s safe to say that while expensive, the Patriots’ big-bodied target is worth the price for high-end teams looking for a dual-threat run blocker.

The Legends program will soon be coming to an end after a few consecutive flops.

Along with the release of the LTD cards, Wednesday’s news drop also confirmed what many believed to be inevitable. 

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The end of the Legends program will take place upon the release of Saturday’s latest batch of cards, which many pessimistically suggest will be another round of “active” players, similar to Terrell Suggs, Greg Olsen, Larry Fitzgerald and Kam Chancellor which were released in the past two weeks.

It’s a much-needed decision given the options dropped in the past two weeks, and likely sets the stage for some variation of “Ultimate Legends,” which gave upgrades to previous Legends items throughout the later stages of past Madden cycles. 

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When that program comes is the more pertinent question, and will likely continue to be a hot-button topic so long as players are left in the dark.

Entertainment

Snoop Dogg hilariously rage quits Twitch stream after just 26 minutes

Published: 12/Jan/2020 11:04 Updated: 12/Jan/2020 16:57

by Joe Craven

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Snoop Dogg had fans in hysterics after he rage quit a Madden NFL 20 Twitch livestream on January 11, after a meagre 26 minutes. 

Snoop Dogg is one of the biggest artists in the world. He established himself as an iconic hip-hop artist nearly 30 years ago with his Dr Dre produced debut album from 1993. Since then he has gone from strength to strength in the music industry.

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Unfortunately for the 48-year-old, his musical talents do not appear to have translated very well to video games. Snoop, like many other celebrities, has recently transitioned into video games, and live streaming.

FlickrSnoop Dogg’s Twitch streaming didn’t go too well on January 11.

Snoop was playing Madden NFL 20, EA Sports’ most recent installment in the Madden series of sports simulation games.

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He had only been live for 26 minutes and found himself up against a tough opponent – 17-6 down with just 30 seconds of the match remaining. However, things were about to go from bad to worse for the rapper.

The opponent’s offensive play saw him storm through Snoop’s defense for another touchdown, taking the lead to an insurmountable 17 points. For Snoop’s part in the concession, a couple of tackles went hilariously awry as his players dived at the opposition’s running back.

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This was seemingly the straw that broke the camel’s back for Snoop. Without explanation or any words being said, his stream cuts out just after the opponent goes over for the touchdown, leading everyone to the conclusion of an abrupt rage quit.

The clip is hilarious given the sudden, unexpected ending. It appears Snoop is not blessed with patience when it comes to being beaten in video games, as his total live stream run time was an abysmal 26 minutes.

It is not the first time Snoop has show impatience in relation to Madden. Back in November 2019, he cut an interview short after a loss in his Gangsta Gaming League.

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