The History of John Madden Football.
On The History of Fun this week, we have some timely content: a look back at the John Madden Football franchise, which turns 30 years old in 2018. But it’s not all about Madden himself — consider this also a history of Electronic Arts.
Gentleman, scholar and apparent football guru Chris Plante walks us through the original name that founder Trip Hawkins wanted to give Electronic Arts, who Hawkins originally wanted to front his company’s big-deal football game, and which surprising developer tagged in to help out with the first Madden.
Click on the link below to hear the podcast from Polygon.