We've all been there.
The balance between girlfriend and Madden.
It's a touchy subject for many of us, one that has led to countless arguments and existential breakthroughs. Ever since us sports fans have picked up a controller, we've played Madden, whether it was John Madden Football in 1988 or this year's spectacular version, Madden 12.
The back-and-forth between Madden and girlfriend can be compared to a tug-of-war. There's give and take, but the hope is that you continue to at least stay connected, and someone doesn't all of a sudden let go of the rope and their significant other ends up on their back.
The complicated issue of Madden and girlfriend seems like it traces back to the dawn of the caveman. We grunt at our girlfriends while playing Madden much like the cavemen of yore.
Of course, the difference today is we're held to much higher standards than pure grunting (some of us detest this fact of life).
That is why this list may be bigger than a video game, bigger than the game of football.
Yes, this list is about life as we know it.
So, without further ado, I give you 10 ways to get your girlfriend to play Madden.