EA Donates Madden 2010 To Deploying Sub Crew

Many people much wiser and braver than myself have described life in the military as - we’re paraphrasing here - unendurable boredom punctuated by moments of sheer terror. A Marine friend spent the better part of the 2003 Iraq invasion sitting outside in the Kuwaiti desert heat, smoking cigarettes and watching Disney DVDs. That’s not to say that sitting around in wartime is fun - the 130-degree heat, constant preparedness and the knowledge your life could end any minute takes a major physical and mental toll, even if you’re watching The Lion King while puffing on a Marlboro.

Madden 2010 Support our Troops

EA Sports recognizes this, and has decided to do something pretty cool about it - giving advance copies of Madden 2010 to a group of submariners deploying just before the game’s August 14 release date. As far as supporting our troops, this beats the hell out of a magnetic made-in-China ribbon.

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Welcome To The Canadian Open… In Afghanistan

The “real” Canadian Open, home of the wildest hole-in-one you’ve ever seen, is being delayed by stormy weather. That information comes to us from correspondent Win McMurry (below left), and uh, FTW, indeed.

Win McMurry Afghanistan golf

(”Damn it, in the sand again. Okay, hand me my automatic assault rifle wedge.”)

No such bad luck in Afghanistan, though, where the current dry streak has hit… hang on, checking the ol’ calculator… ah yes, infinity weeks. There, Canadian soldiers have faithfully reconstructed a scale model of the course and are playing their own version of the Open. Don’t worry, it’s for charity.

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