Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

25 Sep 2005

Honey, I Shrunk the Lineman

Found this on Brian Bassett's Jets blog. EA Sports accidentally posted a roster update for Madden 2006 where they had made Jets practice squad OL Michael King only seven inches tall. If you haven't seen the pictures yet, it's oddly whimsical.

Posted by: Aaron Schatz on 25 Sep 2005

10 comments, Last at 27 Sep 2005, 1:30pm by Bob


by zlionsfan (not verified) :: Sun, 09/25/2005 - 12:44am

Even at seven inches tall, he could still start in Arizona.

I guess I haven't played enough NCAA, unless that bug is specific to '06 (which I don't have). I'd think you'd have a huge advantage recruiting a guy that size.

by SJM (not verified) :: Sun, 09/25/2005 - 1:42am

I couldn't stop laughing for about 5 minutes. This is the goofiest, funniest bug ever.

by BillT (not verified) :: Sun, 09/25/2005 - 2:45am


The one where he is apparently about to be helped up off the ground (?) by the Bucs player is almost sad...

by Joey (not verified) :: Sun, 09/25/2005 - 2:53am

All he does is pick up tripping and cut block penalties!

by David (not verified) :: Sun, 09/25/2005 - 3:27am

There's got to be some way to get pictures of him carrying the ball. That'd be priceless

by Noble (not verified) :: Sun, 09/25/2005 - 11:46am

Ah yes... Madden. The only game in town, and it shows.

by Jerry F. (not verified) :: Sun, 09/25/2005 - 12:41pm

One glitch proves that in the one year since getting a monopoly on NFL video games, the makers of Madden have completely quit trying.

by White Rose Duelist (not verified) :: Mon, 09/26/2005 - 11:56am

Actually, EA quit trying a few years ago.

by Larry (not verified) :: Mon, 09/26/2005 - 2:36pm

I laughed so hard I cried. I loved the picture where he's set up in pass blocking stance.

by Bob (not verified) :: Tue, 09/27/2005 - 1:30pm

Anyone have the pictures? They aren't on the Jets Blog site anymore (broken link)