There is only one football video game, and that is EA Sports, Madden.
Madden is more than simply a videogame, it is a right of passage in today's society.
It is something that friends do with each other, but it goes beyond that. It is a bonding tool, used by fathers all over the country.
When asking me what I wanted to do for fathers day, my 20-year-old son stated that we had to make time to have our Madden Challenge.
Every year, we buy one of the championship belts from WWE, find a spot on it to write "Madden" and the year.
The winner gets to keep the belt until he loses a game, and at the end of the year, we have a tournament between all of our friends that play the game, and the winner gets to keep the prized possession forever.
(I currently have three of them in the closet, and my wife keeps asking when she can throw them away—BLASPHEMY!)
Because Madden comes out in August, the build-up always starts around April, when Madden reveals who is going to be on the cover.
When July rolls around, EA Sports releases the player rankings for each team, on a day by day basis.
You will notice that I only have 10 players on the Steelers' offense. This is because there is no fullback on the Steelers' roster, so depending on the formation, the starters will change, but the 10 I list are the normal starters, regardless of the formation.
Here is the Pittsburgh Steelers' starting line-up, courtesy of EA Sports, Madden 2011.