Happy Madden Day From The CHFFs

Cold, Hard Football Facts for Aug 26, 2014

He does a better Madden than Madden

In 1989, John Madden Football debuted on the MS-DOS platform, Apple II and Commodore 64.

Due to licensing issues, there were no player names or team names.

However, even in its infancy stages, the game provided a glimpse into the future of the Madden franchise. 

Users could select the type of weather for each game: hot, rain, snow, cold and windy. 

Users could also select the quarter length: 8, 10, 12 or 15 minutes and included player fatigue, injuries and penalties. 

In a foreshadowing of things to come, you could also create a team from scratch.

If that box cover from the inaugural Madden game doesn't make you say "HEY" or "BOOM", you are not a football fan.

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