(Posted this over at OS as well, but I'm so ticked off at the moment, that I figured I'll share the joy at my favorite game site here as well.)
Best game of Madden I've ever played. Dallas vs Green Bay. I'm Dallas. This guy is *good*. He stops me on my first possession, comes back and scores a TD. I have to fight hard to get a FG on my next possession. 7-3 to the Packers. A few possessions later, as I'm trying to figure out how to stop Green, he takes it in for 14-3 at the half.
In the second, I find a hole in his defense. He's not covering the TE. A couple of passes to Campbell later, it's 14-10. Of course, by then, he steps up his passing game and I screw up with Newman and gives him an easy touchdown. 21-10, and I'm thinking it's over.
A few passes to Campbell later (still wide open, his LBs and Safeties can't stop him!). I manage to run in and make it 21-17. Thinking I probably should've gone for 2, but don't, lucky for me as he guessed that I would and was in a 4-3 on the extra point.
I stop him around mid-field and I get the ball back with a little over 2 minutes left on the clock. One pass to Keyshawn, and a couple to Glenn later, I'm closing in on his goalline. Taking it slow to leave as little time left on the clock as possible. I'm down on the 5 yard line with 4 fresh downs in front of me.
I've played pretty much the whole game using the I formation only to confuse him as to if I'm going to call run or pass.
First down. I formation. run for 2.5 yards.
Second down. I formation. run for maybe 1 yard.
Now I'm nervous. 15 seconds left on the clock.
Third down. Goalline formation.
Playaction. Pass to the corner of the endzone. TOUCHDOWN!!
24-21 me with 12 seconds left on the clock.
I squib kick it. Manage to somehow kick it out of bounds, so he gets great field position.
He throws a bomb. Pass defended.
He throws a bomb. INTERCEPTED BY NEWMAN! (Newman, all is forgiven for when you screwed up in the playoffs last year...)
Suddenly, I see the message on screen:
"Opponents controller is no longer connected - please wait".
Thinking he'd thrown his controller (I would've most likely done the same in that situation), I wait patiently that he will reconnect and he does.
I go to special teams, select QB Kneeldown and get ready for the last play of the game, maybe two, as he has one timeout left.
snap the ball - feeling absolutely great for having been lucky enough to have won this game.
Then the $#$&*#&$ quits the game.
"Do you want to continue against the CPU?"
Tempted to post his gamertag. I have yet to get credit for the game and I'm more than a little ticked off at the moment.