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Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Trending: Players hyped on Madden demo

By Bill Speros
Special to ESPN.com

Matt Forte
Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte got a chance to check out Madden 13.
The Madden NFL 13 demo is out and the results are in.

What better way to get ready for the season than practicing my play calling skills with the Kinect in #Madden13Demo

— Drew Brees (@drewbrees) August 14, 2012


There are no hold-outs in this game. You don't even have to be a player to be a player

Loving the #Madden13Demo

— Maurice Jones-Drew (@Jones_Drew32) August 14, 2012

Sometimes, life doesn't imitate electronic art:

I saw that MJD is "Loving the #Madden13Demo"...I kinda wish EA had "held out" no. 32 from their demo:/

— Downer Jag Fan (@DownerJagFan) August 15, 2012
Sleep was optional:

Last night in the dorms. Up playing this #Madden13Demo

— Clay Matthews III (@ClayMatthews52) August 15, 2012


One fan's reaction: Bow wow!

Yessir the best game n d world is bac #Madden13Demo o boy. @easports it's n the game!! So says @snooplion!!!betta preorder ya copy now!!

— Snoop Dogg (@SnoopDogg) August 14, 2012


The feeling among many NFL players was uniformly positive:

"These Nike Throwbacks in #Madden13Demo are sick!"

— Ray Rice (@RayRice27) August 14, 2012


This scene is rated E for Everyone, except Patriots fans.

Yes !!! Madden 13 added the Victor Cruz salsa dance after every touchdown he gets!!! #Madden13Demo twitter.com/XzodiaXBL/stat…

— GEAR Xzodia (@XzodiaXBL) August 15, 2012


At least one linebacker might be a little bleary-eyed during 49ers practice today:

You already know im getting right! Spending my down time at home playing#Madden13Demo

— Patrick willis (@PatrickWillis52) August 15, 2012
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