June 29, 2010

Madden 11

Ok guys I am doing a bit of a post on Madden 11, which as we know comes out in August. This article will probably be useful to the likes of us gamers, Doc, 80#. Now you are probably thinking that this will be an article about how good Madden 11 will be, but instead I have a beef with this Madden and EA in general. So lets being with the new features that we will be getting this year:

Improved Run blocking, so blockers pick the right guys and create better holes for running backs.

New game flow and gameplan, so games only last 30 mins instead of an hour. So you can run plays much quicker and make better decisions.

Dual Stick Control, better player movement and motion.

New Locomotion, so players run differently and at correct speeds/acceleration, and have better running motion.

Catch Tuning, different catch animations and more realistic catches.

Better Online Multiplayer up to 6 different players that player specific players.

Oh and Drew Brees is on the cover.

Check this link for the updates. Madden Update Blog

This is a bit of the advertisement or spiel that Madden has released about this game:
"Madden NFL 11 redefines the way you experience the game of football. It's simpler: From 350 plays down to 1, the all-new GameFlow system puts you in the helmet of an NFL quarterback to execute an authentic, situational game plan, one play at a time. It's quicker: 60 minute game times reduced to as little as 30 minutes; spend more time on the field and less in the playbook. full games, half the time. It's deeper: Madden NFL 11 is feature-rich including all-new 3-on-3 Online Team Play, improved animations, more intuitive controls, and Madden NFL Ultimate Team ... all to the play-by-play of the most exciting voice in sports, Gus Johnson."
Sounds good, a lot of good new features. And they do look awesome and will be a massive improvement to the game play. But this is where the beef starts. Now I think this is all good and well but my problem is with what EA did next. They went and said this:
"In the meantime, we’d like to address some areas of the game that we know are hot on many of your radars, specifically the Franchise and SuperStar modes. Last year we delivered Online Franchise and while it was received very well by community and press, the usage was among the lowest for any of our gameplay modes. What this said to us was that Franchise mode as whole needed more than just a new access point, it needed a complete refresh. As most of you know, Franchise mode debuted in Madden NFL 99 on PlayStation, and since then, we’ve been adding on layers and layers of code each year to make it the most authentic experience possible. As console technology has evolved, it’s become increasingly more difficult to evolve the mode in-kind, since we are handcuffed by the limitations of the code from so many years in the past. To re-write Franchise mode to take full advantage of the PS3 and Xbox 360 would take well over a year to do, which is why we’ve taken the approach we have up until now. With that in mind, we made the decision to focus this year’s development on making the core areas of Madden NFL better, namely the AI, animations, playcall, and online play. While that meant not making any major overhauls to Franchise or SuperStar, we were still able to make some notable improvements while we prepare for the future. Specifically, we improved franchise stats (especially season rushing yards and season sacks), in-game injuries, Super Bowl presentation, NCAA Draft Class tuning, and we even completely re-created over 8000 players in 32 draft classes. We also added the new Meadowlands Stadium as the 2014 Super Bowl site. However, the biggest addition to Franchise mode this year is Game Planning."

Ok good so they have told us what they are doing but here in lies the problem and my beef with EA. They have told us what is in this game and what will be in next. Madden 11 will have awesome game play and that experience will be great but without the superstar and franchise modes updated as well (to acceptable standard) then M11 (Madden 11, got tried of writing it so much) will be half finished. Talking of myself I play franchise to get the players I want and to do all the business stuff, some play for superstar or for the online play. And for me M10 had a terrible franchise a put the game down after 3 months haven't picked it back up. In comparison this was the first Madden I had bought since M06, which I had played religiously for the last 4 years! And overall I thought M06 was a better game than M10. They stripped down the game, tried to simplify it trying to rely on the game play. But I don't think they realised that the game modes and game play go hand in hand. That both need to be on par and then go beyond that level to be above all other games.

Now I am going to make some suggestions, I don't think there is room for both modes on the one game. Because you have to sacrifice stuff in one for the other. I think it is about time EA realized that Superstar should be its own game. I know that would be difficult but a game devoted to becoming a football superstar is better than the sh*t that they have put out lately.

I feel that the franchise mode is what makes this game for the offline player. And it has been overlooked for so many years, I am so happy that they are rebuilding and making it what it should be. Madden Gamers like myself have been screaming for an update like this for years. And since EA has done this to other games in it's stable it is about time that it is happening. But then why put out M11? Maybe wait, build a solid game that doesn't need all the patches to fix bugs and release just the one title, next year. Call it 'The Madden' or 'NFL Madden' or something like that.

The problem is Madden 11 will be a half finished game, sort of like a prelude to Madden 12 which will be a far better game. To part with my hard earned cash and pay $110 (AUD) for a half finished game seems a bit rich. I probably still will get it because I want to try out the new game play. But after a few months I will put that game down, since I now know that there will be a better game next year. And M11 will be in the shadow of massive games to come out like GT5 and Killzone 3. I am seriously thinking that this game is a waste of money, I may wait till next year, haven't made my mind up.

I don't know what the f*** I am saying, just frustrated with these fat cats. Hit us up in the comments with your thoughts or anything else. ~ Aussie Out!

Pics from IGN.

June 28, 2010

Heeeeeeeeeeeere's Johnny!!!!

I think he's excited its his birthday!? lol

Anyway, Happy 50th Birthday to Johnny boy!! I hope you get to have 50 more, haha. Man, that's old. Love you #7... have a great day!

June 25, 2010

New Additions

Hey guys and gal, was just letting you know about all the posts in case you were wondering what I was up to.

These posts were to help set up the new navigation bar at the top. The About Us and Contact Us links. We also now have an email address! Which no one will ever use. But if you take lots of training camp photos and you don't want to post them up you can email them to the address and I will post them as an example.

I have also added alot of links that I use to go to other sites so I can get everything Broncos. I hope that they are useful for you.

Anyway thats it, enjoy ~ Aussie Out.

Contact Us

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June 22, 2010

2010 Training Camp Schedule

DB posted the 2010 training camp schedule... take note that it is possible there will be changes made to it. Football season is almost here baby!! Yahoooooo!!!


8:45 – 10:30 a.m. MST
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. MST


2:30 – 4:30 p.m. MST


8:45 – 10:30 a.m. MST


5:30 – 7:30 p.m. MST


2:30 – 4:30 p.m. MST


8:45 – 10:30 a.m. MST
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. MST


5:30 – 7:30 p.m. MST


2:30 – 4:30 p.m. MST


2:30 – 4:30 p.m. MST


8:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. MST
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. MST


5:30 – 7:30 p.m. MST


8:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. MST
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. MST


2:30 – 4:30 p.m. MST


8:45 – 10:30 a.m. MST
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. MST


5:30 – 7:30 p.m. MST


2:30 – 4:30 p.m. MST


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Broncos Blog - Website Updates

What up guys and gal, as you can see I have been doing some updates to the site. I still have a few things to go, but I got tried last night and had to hit the hay.

So what do you guys think, would like to hear your comments, thoughts and ideas.

Few things I am still planning on doing:
  • Fix Sidebar, includes titles and colours (the thing on the right)
  • Fix colour scheme. Been thinking about this a lot. Maybe grey background and then orange borders/container (inside of the blue ones)?
  • May add Orton or McD to title bar?
  • Fix up comment box
  • Nav bar at the top
Any suggestions? love it, hate it? ~ Aussie Out.

June 4, 2010

The Tim Tebow

The Tim Tebow, you have heard the legend and seen his face everywhere. But time to take a bit of a deeper look at him as a Broncos fan. Not being a Gators fan I have not seen enough of Tim Tebow play and didn’t know much about the legend. The only game I saw him play in was against LSU and well he was terrible in that game. And he threw some terrible passes, I completely wrote him off then and did not want him as our quarterback. But that was only one game and I hope I was wrong in my initial assessment. That is one of the main reasons why I undertook this article was to understand more about the Tim Tebow and his history.

The Man
Tebow was born in Makati City in the Philippines, to Bob and Pam Tebow, who were serving as Christian missionaries at the time. While pregnant, Pam suffered a life-threatening infection with a pathogenic amoeba. Because of the drugs used to rouse her from a coma and to treat her dysentery, the fetus experienced a severe placental abruption. Doctors expected a stillbirth and recommended an abortion to protect her life, but the mother wisely refused. Tim Tebow is the fifth child of Bob and Pam Tebow, both of whom are University of Florida graduates, Tim was born on August 14, 1987 in the Philippines.

All of the Tebow children were home-schooled by their mother, who worked to instill the family’s Christian beliefs along the way. In 1996, legislation was passed in Florida allowing homeschooled students to compete in local high school sporting events. The law specifies that homeschooled students may participate on the team of the local school in the school district in which they live. The Tebows moved in Jacksonville, Florida, and Tim played linebacker and tight end at the local Trinity Christian Academy for one season. Tebow's preferred position was quarterback, but Trinity football team's offense did not rely on passing the football, so he began to explore his options to play for a new high school. He decided to attend Nease High School, which under head coach Craig Howard was known for having a passing offense. With the rest of his family living on a farm in Duval County, Tim and his mother moved into an apartment innearby St. Johns County, making him eligible to play for the football team at Nease. His performance soon turned heads and led to a minor controversy of him being a home-schooled student having his choice of school to play for. Tebow was a three-sport standout at Nease, where he also competed in basketball and baseball.

Tebow grew into a man of 6 feet and 2’6 inches. And weighs somewhere between 236 and 240 pounds.

The History
We have looked a little bit into his past with his homeschooling and where he played. But more of a look is needed into the dude’s history. The history of Tim Tebow is long and I am not going to focus or go over it all. I want to go over more of his college career here. But I am not going to leave his high school history completely out. Check out the links below, they are the ESPN “Outside the Lines” show about Tim Tebow, it is very good and interesting, there are 5 parts.

Tim Tewbo - Part 1

Tim Tewbo - Part 2

Tim Tewbo - Part 3

Tim Tewbo - Part 4

Tim Tewbo - Part 5

On to his college career but a look at the end of his high school career to begin his college history. As a junior, Tim Tebow’s stock rose as he became a high profile, highly recruited major college quarterback prospect. The 6’3”, 225 lb (1.91 m, 102 kg) quarterback continued to impress during his senior season, leading the Nease Panthers to a state title, earning All-State honors, was named Florida's Mr. Football and a Parade All-American. Tim Tebow finished his high school career with 9,810 passing yards, 3,186 rushing yards, 95 passing touchdowns and 62 rushing touchdowns. He played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Game in San Antonio, Texas which features the top 78 senior high school football players in the nation and is shown nationally on NBC television.

Despite having parental and sibling ties to the University of Florida, Tim remained open minded during the recruiting process and became very close to Alabama coach Mike Shula. But after careful consideration and much deliberation, he decided to play for the team he felt best suited his skills and style of play. Tim Tebow chose to play for coach Urban Meyer and the Florida Gators, who employ a similar “spread option” offense that he excelled in at Nease High School.
In Florida's 2006 "Orange and Blue" Spring scrimmage, he completed 15 of 21 pass attempts for 197 yards and one touchdown. After the game, some Gator fans suggested that Tim Tebow could be named the starting quarterback over then starter, Chris Leak. Coach Urban Meyer later said that despite Tim Tebow's impressive performance, Leak would remain the starting quarterback. Prior to the 2006 season, Tim Tebow was listed by Sports Illustrated as college football's future top mobile quarterback.

Coming off the bench behind senior quaterback Chris Leak. Tim Tebow made his college debut in a goal line situation against Southern Miss, rushing for a touchdown on a designed quarterback scramble. He led the team in rushing in the next game, against UCF, and finished 2006 as the Gators' second-highest season rushing leader.

He made his SEC debut against the Tennessee Volunteers on September 16, 2006. His performance included a ten-yard run on his first carry and converting a critical fourth down near the end of the game.

Tim Tebow's biggest game to date came against the LSU Tigers on October 7, 2006, where he accounted for all three of the Gators' touchdowns, passing for two and rushing for another. Tim Tebow had a one-yard run on the goal line for his first score, a one-yard "jump pass" to tight end Tate Casey, in which he jumped in the air and double-pumped his arm before releasing the ball, and a 35-yard play-action pass to wide receiver Louis Murphy.

Tim Tebow played a role in the Gators' victory in the 2007 BCS National Championship Game against Ohio State. He threw for one touchdown and rushed for another, finishing with 39 rushing yards.

Tim Tebow - 2007
Tim Tebow was named as one of the "Breakout Players of 2007" for college football by Sporting News, and will start at quarterback for the Florida Gators in the 2007 season. The Gators' offense in 2007 should be similar to what Urban Meyer used at Utah, since Meyer views Tim Tebow as “very similar to Alex Smith.” Smith was quarterback for Meyer's last team at Utah in 2004, which became the first team from outside the BCS conferences to play in and win a BCS bowl game, and went on to be the top overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft.

While there were some questions about how he would perform as a full time passer, he opened the year with a bang, going 13-of-17 for 300 yards and 3 touchdowns in his starting debut against Western Kentucky University. For the season, Tim Tebow is currently 97-148 for 1455 yards and 13 touchdowns passing—ranking third in pass efficiency—with an additional 105 rushes for 500 yards and 9 touchdowns on the ground through six games.

In week 4 of the season, when the Gators faced Ole Miss in an SEC match-up, Tim Tebow broke the school record for rushing yards by a quarterback in one game, with 166 yards.

In December of the season, Tim Tebow became the first underclassman to have been awarded the Heisman Trophy. His record of 23 rushing touchdowns were the highest for any position in the entire SEC history.

Tim Tebow - 2008
In 2008, Tim Tebow led the Gators into SEC championship victory over the Alabama Crimson Tide. This gave them #2 ranking for the BCS standings, pitting them against #1 seeded Oklahoma Sooners.

They crushed the Sooners 24-14, thus earning the 2009 BCS National Championship.
All this, despite having a bruised shoulder and broken non-throwing hand.

Tim Tebow - 2009
Tebow opened the 2009 season continuing a streak of throwing and running for a touchdown in blowout wins over Charleston Southern and Troy. He ran for a touchdown in the third game, a win against Tennessee, but failed to throw for a touchdown for the first time since his freshman season.

Tebow started against Kentucky despite suffering from a respiratory illness and taking two bags of intravenous fluids before the game. He ran for two touchdowns to put him in 2nd place on the all-time SEC touchdown list and he also threw for a touchdown. Late in the third quarter he was hit in the chest by Kentucky defensive end Taylor Wyndham and then in the back of the head while falling by knee of Florida tackle Marcus Gilbert. Upon impact, he briefly displayed a prominent Fencing Response with his left arm, indicating that a concussion had taken place. He lay motionless for several minutes before being helped to the sidelines. Once there, he vomited. He was taken by ambulance to the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center. A CT scan showed no bleeding in the brain, with the injury described as a mild concussion. Coach Urban Meyer stayed the night in the hospital with Tebow, who was discharged in the morning.

On October 31, 2009 playing against the Georgia Bulldogs, Tim Tebow ran for his 50th and 51st rushing touchdowns, breaking the SEC career record previously held by former Georgia running back Herschel Walker. His penultimate collegiate game, the 2009 SEC Championship saw him once again facing the University of Alabama. After a poor performance from the QB, the game ended in a Florida loss with Tebow on the sideline in tears. In the 2010 Sugar Bowl, Tebow's last college game, he had 533 yards of total offense—a record for a Bowl Championship Series game—and accounted for four touchdowns in a 51–24 Florida win against Cincinnati.

Tim Tebow Awards and Recognitions
• Walter Camp Foundation National Offensive Player of the Week
• Southeastern Conference Offensive Player of the Week, two times
• Manning Award Watch List

Tebow would become known as the greatest ever college quarterback or player for that matter. He poured blood, sweat and tears into the field of the gridiron and yet they still doubt him.

The Analysis
After passing on the 2009 NFL Draft for his senior season at Florida, Tebow went on to enter the 2010 NFL Draft. Despite his college success, Tebow's NFL potential was much debated. According to former Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Jon Gruden, he could "revolutionize" the pro game. Says Gruden: "Tim Tebow is 250 pounds, and he's the strongest human being that's ever played the position. He can throw well enough at any level." Former Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy said he would pick Tebow with a top 10 pick, and would take him over any quarterback in the 2010 draft.On the other hand, NFL analyst Mel Kiper, Jr. believes Tebow does not have the intangibles to play quarterback in the NFL. "I don't think he can be a fulltime quarterback. I don't think he can be the quarterback of the future for you, but I do think in the third round, maybe the second round, he'll be the same as Pat White," said Kiper.

Height: 6'2¾
Weight: 236 lb
40-yard dash: 4.71
10-yard split: 1.55
20-yard split: 2.66
20-ss: 4.17
3-cone: 6.66
Vert:38½ in.
Broad: 9'7
Wonderlic: 22

NFL.com combine says:
Tebow is arguably one of the best college quarterbacks of all time. He has won a lot of games over the years as he is a perfect fit for Urban Meyer’s offensive system. He will need a lot of retraining when he gets to an NFL camp as he plays out of the shotgun formation and will need a lot of work on dropping from center and setting up in the pocket while reading coverage schemes. He has a strong arm but his accuracy has been inconsistent over the years as he often ends up throwing the ball when on the move. He is not generally real quick to pull the trigger once he decides where he wants to throw the ball.

Tebow has the size and bulk to hold up at the next level. Is a highly-competitive player. Exhibits rare character on and off the field. Is athletic enough to pick up tough yards with his legs. Was extremely productive in college. Possesses very good arm strength. Is a winning football player.

Tebow really struggles with his accuracy. Release is far to slow to fit balls into spots against NFL defensive backs. Release point and mechanics (elongated, wind-mill delivery which comes out too low) likely need to be altered. Was not asked to run through pro-style progressions and struggled reading defenses, especially those with NFL concepts, in college.

The dude is a freak, his numbers show it. He is a machine, a true athlete. But as a quarterback in the NFL? Well we cannot know that yet I would give him some time first. It will be some time before he is a starting QB in the NFL but I think he will. I hope he does, I believe he can. He has been doubted by so many, myself included but this kid is destined for great things.

He was selected as the 25th pick in the first round of this year’s draft, by the beloved Denver Broncos.

The Legend
I was thinking of writing a long list of the things that Tebow has done and completed to become who he is. Like playing on a broken leg, playing with all his injuries, crying for his teammates and their loss, the super bowl ad that he did, his college accomplishments. The nicknames that we as fans have gave him like The Big Tebowski and my person favourite The Mile-High Messiah. WWTMHMD, What would the Mile-High Messiah Do? These are the things that have made him famous and infamous with people.

But I did not think that was correct for this man. He has completed so much but that is all in the past, his legend has not been completed or started for that matter. It will not be until he takes the field as a NFL professional that his legend will being...

At the moment we have four quarterbacks on our roster but only one will rise…. and I wouldn’t beat against him.

This article is a collection of other works and a number of sources used for this information. ~ Aussie out!