Location: Calgary Alberta Canada
I am the oldest of 3 boys, brothers 21 & 19. Born and raised in Calgary and a HUGE Calgary Flames fan. I played organized competitive hockey for 13 years growing up and still love to play shinny. Jarome Iginla is my favorite player with Joe Sakic coming in a close second. Hockey is my true passion, like a lot of canadians, but I am also a big NFL fan. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are my teams and always have been, just don't ask why... I am also a snowboarder, so being this close to the Mountains is phenomenal. In the summer my game is golf. I suck, but I love it none the less. In my spare time I like to play vids (Madden, COD4, NHL), hang out and have some brew with my good friends and play the for-mentioned sports. I'm a fan of punk music, favorite band is a toss between AFI and Rise Against, but also listen to anything from Boston to Zeppelin. I am currently working at Canada Safeway's head office...they are a grocery chain here and in the states for those that are un-aware. I have worked there for 3 years but am going to apply for the Calgary Police Service this summer, as that is what I want to do with my career.
Location: Lakewood, Ohio
I am a machinist by trade for 24 years, I am now a Plant Manager. I have three children, 2 boys and a girl. My daughter is 16 and plays high school Rugby, my middle son is 12 and plays tackle football, baseball, and basketball, my youngest son is 5 and is wanting to play hockey and is starting T ball this year. I am happily married to my wife Kim. I play xbox 360 and am currently playing Rockband and Mass effect, I dont care for the next gen versions of Madden yet, (I was very much into the PS2 versions and played in several online leagues) but am hoping next year will be better. I also volunteer in my community bt being a scout leader and coaching Footbal, Baseball, and Basketball.
Location: Pasco, WA
I grew up in Pasco, Wa and have lived in the area all my life. I have been married for 13 years and I am the father of two, Danielle (14) and Sean (10). Yeah, do the math. I worked my share of dead-end jobs until I lucked into a Security job at a National Research & Development (R&D) Laboratory when I was 24. I worked shift work until I was promoted into a Physical Security role a couple of years ago. Currently, I am learning and exploring the field of Special Nuclear Material Control & Accountability, and working toward an Associates degree in Criminal Justice.
My favorite past-times are hanging out with family and friends, playing vids, golfing (even though I suck ass), playing poker, etc. My family is generally pretty close as my parents and sister live within minutes of me...and so do my in-laws, but they're alright. And then there's my best friend Jonny (JWeb). His ass used to live around here but he skipped town and moved all the way across the country for a bitch . I am Seahawks, Mariners, and Sonics fan so J's my shoulder to cry on when they stink it up.
I grew up a Steelers fan but I grew into a Seahawks fan. I was a faithful fan of both until they met in the Superbowl...then I realized that I wasn't as big a Steelers fan as I'd thought.
Well, that's all the rambling I care to do for now .
|My name is Adam. I'm 29 years old and the father of
three children (Bryce-7, Elias-3, Addison-10 months). I live
in Lancaster, Ohio where I manage my parent's pizzaria. It
gets old at times, but it pays the bills. I really need to
get back to school, but its hard with three children,
needing to work full time to pay the bills.
When I'm not spending time with the family or working, I enjoy playing games. I own all three next gen consoles, although after purchasing a 360, I mostly play it. My first love too is Madden, but I have come to love many other next gen titles as well.
I'm a die hard Cleveland Browns fan. I'm a sports nut in general, some of my other favorite teams are: Notre Dame, LA Lakers, and the Reds and Indians. I can't stand the Pittsburgh Steelers or the Ohio State Buckeyes.
I also love music. Dave Matthews Band, The Grateful Dead, Robert Randolph, and Widespread Panic are a couple of bands I really dig. I'm really into classic rock. I've been to 100+ concerts all across the U.S. I would like to do that more, but the kids have slowed me down. Now I have to settle for a concert dvd on the hd setup. lol I also get my music fix playing Rock Band with friends. What a great game. If you haven't played this one, you are missing out. I highly recommend it.
Born: 3-18-75 (for those of you that cant do math that makes me 33)
Location: Normal, IL (moving to Bloomington (opposite end of town) middle of month
Sup guys, I think most of you know me, but for those that don't. I'm the middle kid, oldest Son of 4 children. My sisters are 43 and 41, brother is 30. We all live in different parts of the country (Cali, Virginia, Texas and Illinois, and now that Mom is back in the states for good after Dad passing, WA state) I've lived all over as my Father was a minister, so I've lived in 3 or 4 locations in WA state, Idaho, Georgia, Tennessee, Florida and Canada before finally moving to Illinois where I've now been almost 10 years. By the way, this is the longest I've ever lived in one place. (ya i know kinda crazy)
For a job I do System Engineer/Admin stuff at a Non for Profit where I do all kinds of things ranging from Server builds, Exchange administration, Cisco Call Manager,Active Directory, laptop and PC support and whatever else they can find for me to do.
I recently started this job (going on 5 months now) after being at one place for over 8 long years.
For fun I enjoy playing poker (hold em), video games (own all 3 of the major consoles, but like most here I still play the 360 more than any of them. Something about those damn achievements keep me thinking there is more going on still w/ the 360 than the rest). Madden was my first real gaming love, but I've come to find there are lots of other great games over the last 10 or more years. I also love to collect sports cards and have been doing that since I was in High School. I am a die hard Sonics, Mariners and Seahawks fan and will be until I die, or in the Sonics case they move their asses out of the State... , I enjoy watching all sports live and on tv (HD RULES) I also enjoy movies and a variety of music as well as hanging out w/ friends. (I dont get to see my loser best friend Vin as often as I'd like, but he's still there for me whenever I need him to be and one day I hope to move back to WA state where Vin will take care of me.... (then we can get into our long walks on the beach, playing nude Madden until 4 am... If you havent tried it, dont bother asking or talking about it until you do )
|My name is
Location: HOME of THE SPURS
I have two wifes( XBOX and Misty).Misty gave me 2 children. One boy 3yrs.old and a girl 8yrs.old. The XBOX gave me Madden. I work at a alternative school (middle & High school). Team favorites: COWBOYS, THE U, SPURS.
|MFoxM (Alter Ego)|
|Hi guys. My name is Winston. I'm 43 and a capricorn. I
enoy long walks on the beach and ice cream sundaes on a hot
sunny day. My favorite game's WOW (duh, what else
) and so far I've got a 65 level warrior druid and a 78
level mage (I know - aren't you jealous?! I know I would
I'm currently working at my local EB games. The hours aren't great but I spend most of my time reading game guides and gamer magazines, so the it's like I'm getting paid to be better at games!!
Let's see, what else....well I don't really have a girlfriend in real life, but I have 3 in WoW and (do you count the blue girl in Mass Effect? Oh ok good.) that girl in Mass Effect.
My only pet is my familiar in WoW. His name is Edgar, he's a fire Imp from the fire plane. He's a little grumpy at times but useful for lighting pipes and fireplaces!!
Ok I guess that's about it. Oh I almost forgot - my favorite board game is Talisman, which I almost always play on Friday nights with my RPGFRPG (Role Playing Group for Role Playing Gamers) meeting. So hey - if you're in town let me know and I'll introduce you to everyone!! You'll love Gandalfio - he dyes his long beard white just to get into character!!! Isn't that cool?
Ok I've babbled on too much. I love this message board and I think it's just super that we're all after the same thing: Non homosexual gaming experience for everyone!!! (damn it we deserve it!!!)
|Alright the real one.
My name is Mykl and I'm in my mid-late 30's. I was a television producer for Fox News and Inside Edition for 10+ years until I got sick of lying to the public and decided to do something else. Currently my wife and I produces a public radio show about the environment and I also run my family's restaurant. From my previous life I lived in NY, Philly, Boston and pretty much ran all over the country producing segments. Now I live in Rockvile MD (right outside of Washington DC) just miles away from my ailing father and our restaurant.
I met some of you good folks through Mo.us and then MW. Now I have a 360 and a PS3 and I love playing everything from sports games to role playing games to shoot 'em up games. Hell I was just wondering last week "just how long can I keep playing video games?" From Joes example about the answer is clear - "As long as I fucking want to!!" (BTW - Don't you want Joe's life? lol COngrats on winning in the game of life Joe!!)
ANyways, I'm recently married (nothing's really changed) and very scared about having a kid. I hear that EVERYTHING changes when you have one and I don't know if I'm ready for that yet. I do have a dog (a little pug) named Tyler. He's the closest I have to a son and he was actually at the ceremony!! lol.
I hope that all of us old guys will keep on playing stupid videos games until our hair turns gray and false teeth falls out.
|It's me, bitches!!!
Bradley D'asgoa (day-go) Hack
Born in Yale University Hospital, Hew Haven, CT, January 6th 1973; seven minutes before my only sibling, twin bro Ruchell James.
Currently reside in Worcester, MA (right smack-dab in the middle of the state) with fiancee Maria (42...we've been together over 7 years) and her two children: Nelson (22) and Lizmarie (21). My daughter, Isis Hailey (10), resides in Providence, RI with my ex-wife (I get my little angel every other weekend).
Joined the USMC out of high school and did my 4 years predominantly in Okinawa, Japan (spent pretty much my first 2 years in school...sweet!) as a Microwave Equipment Systems Technician (electronics debug tech). Worked for Digital Equipment Corp. when I got out as a laser operator making flyheads for hard drives. After they scaled down and had massive layoffs, I moved on to become an debug tech for a couple of electronics manufacturers until the post-911 industry crash (most jobs went overseas). After hanging on in the volatile market feeling like every day was going to be the day I got laid off, I finally switched gears and took a job as a production supervisor at a small, family-owned powder coating shop where I worked my way up to the title of Production Manager (those of you in fam biz know that means I ran the show and did all the work, lol!). After finally having an epiphany and realizing that the steady ache in my glutes was actually their collective elephant-sized cock lodged in my balloon knot (4 years, no raise, full responsibility, 60-hour workweeks on salary), I shopped around for a little respect. I landed at what is now my dream job as an Operations Manager at a plating company that "gets it". When I 'm not workingor spending time with the fam, I enjoy playing basketball, golf, and hold 'em...oh, and PS3!
Football: Buffalo Bills (I bleed Buffalo blue). They are the gods of my sports existence. Head-and-shoulders #1 to me. Make every opportunity to go to a home game (6.5 hours to Buffalo, 8 Toronto) at least once a year.
Baseball: New York Yankees (die hard). Clear #2, and are appointment viewing for me and my baseball-obsessed wifey.
Basketball: New York Knicks (these days, more casual, but loyal fan for life). Close #3 because I love basketball, but it's been hard lately cuz we've sucked for so long.
College sports: Syracuse University. Love the basketball program, but started to give the football program more love since some guy named McNabb did a little double-duty...
I am a lifelong lover of gaming. Started on Atari 2600 (I think I actually had my first with Pong and Tank having epic battles with my bro. My greatest accomplishment and least proudest moment happened when I was on my way to flipping Missile Command for the 3rd time and cursed my Mom to hell for making me go to bed (she didn't recognize the magical greatness unfolding before her...needless to say I was grounded with no vids for 3 months after that...harsh! lmao). Spent a lot of my mid-teen years in the arcades, and lost my focus during my post high-school military/partying years. Didn't really recapture my love affair with gaming until the Playstation, and as all of you know, I have been a Sony loyalist ever since. The Madden titles have always ruled my world, but I enjoy most other genres as well. At the time that I got rid of my PS2, I owned over 160 games with 8 of them still in the plastic and only having ever finished 1 game (original Jak & Daxter). My addiction makes me buy games, my vice (Madden) just won't let me play them...lmao! Speaking of Madden, I have not played a single game with a team other than the Mighty Bison since the '04 edition (with the exception of the '06 season when I purposely accomplished the "win with every team" trophy...and never used a team again after I got the win). FEAR THE STAMPEDE!!!
I'll wrap up my short story (my fault) here my saying that I was welcomed into the fold near the inception of the SOB site after a happenstance Madden online encounter and post-game invitation from Ken (greyking) -- forever grateful. I have loved my new family ever since (wifey has not fully understood the brotherhood over the years, but she is an unusually tolerant Latina! lmao). I am an eternal optimist, and find humor in everything. I fucking LOVE to laugh: at you, at me, at life, at death, whatever! I, like Wes, am a hip-hop head although my car (hour each way to work every day) is usually locked into sports talk radio.
See me in the streets, nuggahs!
P.S. -- I'll hafta port my pics back from my PS3, so I'll post some l8r. Should we set up a separate forum or something solely for posting pics? Could get sizeable, but would be fun to check out each member's personal album...
|Hello, I'm Ken and I'm a Madden-aholic...
I'm age 40, and I live in the San Francisco east bay in a small town named Orinda. I'm married and have 2 girls aged 5 and 9. This is the family over Thanksgiving '07:
This is our dog, Wilma, who came from the pound and is a black lab, border collie mix (along with whatever else got thrown in there in a night of heat in the neighborhood):
Sports teams: I went to Wake Forest University and my favorite sports team of all is the WFU Demon Deacons men's basketball team. I grew up in New Jersey rooting for the New York Giants and I am still a Giants fan to this day. I moved out to California in 1991, and I've adopted many of the local teams, Giants and A's and the Warriors too. Once the Warriors are eliminated I will root for any team that has a Demon Deacon alum on it (Go Tim Duncan, Chris Paul and Josh Howard!).
Probably my favorite activities right now are video games, golf and skiing. I like to play Hold 'em too. I'm a bit of an exercise fanatic and like to bike and swim as well. I'm also involved in my kids sports and coach both soccer and basketball.
I've been playing Madden for ages, but the game really took off for me with the advent of online matches. I have both a PS3 and a 360 and my tag is Greyking on both systems. See you online!