Madden Day: I Am A Dork

Normal people across the country look at the calendar and see August 22nd. Not us at bertflex.com, we have known about this day for a couple months now...known simply as "Madden Day." Yes, the EA marketing geniuses would want us to say "Happy Maddenoliday," but that is a mouthful and just sounds silly.

Unless EA would like to hire me as part of their team, then I'll say whatever they want. (NASCAR '07 son!)

"Julius Peppers, nor herpes, can stop me"

On to the day's festivities. I, like a lot of you, have to work today. The hardcore dorks will skip work or call in sick. I passed on that option and utilized my lunch hour to make my purchase.

But where to go? Best Buy always ranks #1 on my list. But their "special" this week was: buy Madden and get two free 20 oz. bottles of Coke. Eh, not much of a deal. Target, ranked #2, was slightly better: buy Madden and get a free fantasy football magazine. Not bad, probably $6-7 value, but I'm looking to get by on the cheap! That's where the fine folks at Circuit City (#3) step in. No soda, no magazines...just buy our copy of Madden and take $12 from us before you go.

That's right, $38 for Madden on the first day. Circuit City is knocking on the door of Best Buy in my power rankings. Thumbs up to Circuit City for not only selling Madden at much-appreciated discount price, but also for the front row parking spot I got when I pulled in. They must have known I was coming.

This is also marginally historic because it's the quickest first-day purchase I've ever made, shattering the record for when I bought Family Guy Vol. 1, by a few hours.

I don't think I have to tell anyone what my plans are for the rest of the week.

Oh yeah, back to that pesky work...


Anonymous said...

Here's a good question...better game NCAA or Madden?

I usually go with NCAA until Madden comes out and then get pissed at fat John and go back to NCAA within a week.

sir said...

Only game I've ever "reserved" before it came out....NCAA Baseball '06. You're not a big enough dork yet.

Anonymous said...

Here's a dork note...they aren't making NCAA Baseball next year. Read that early this season. Yeah, I look into that stuff.

PTPers10 said...

Hey thanks for the comment. I did see your post last week, and if it makes you feel any better I picked Derrek Lee second in the first year of a keeper league this spring.

As far as your $38 Madden goes, I hope you utilized that $21 dollars saved and the rest of your lunch hour on a traditional Maddenoliday Turducken.