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New Madden '12 Videos Suffice For NFL News In a Locked Out World

Baseball's hibernation period is brief, if it even exists at all. The NBA playoffs can seem eternal, especially if you don't have horse in the race. What's the point of playing so many boring regular season games in the NHL when a creature as awesome and unparalleled as PLAYOFF HOCKEY exists?

These are the complaints of exhausted sports fans who get tired of seeing their SportsCenter time get clogged by highlights of leagues they aren't fully invested in. But you'd be hard-pressed to find someone who ever suffers from NFL fatigue. There are a few reasons for this, chiefly because NFL football is the best. But also because the NFL always leaves you wanting more: the season is engineered for the concise, the playoffs toss aside the idea of series in favor of 'do or die', and the Draft and free agency period are interesting enough to toss all other in-season sports to the side if only for a minute.

This is all a very long-winded way of saying that the NFL lockout sucks, and that we need it to end soon in fear before Americans start losing their minds. In times like these, we must stretch to cover a league that doesn't currently exist, and today we will do just that.

After the jump, a couple videos from the new Madden video game, out in late August from EA Sports.

Bears player introductions. Helpful for people like me who sometimes forget the traditionally lame Bears now employ a player as devastatingly amazing as Julius Peppers.

Watch here as Matt Forte caps a Bears' drive with a short touchdown run.

FOOTBALL. Sadly, this is as good as it gets right now.