Because confession is good for the soul. . .
Released in July 2006, I played this game ad nauseam — as in, two or three times a week, quite often by my standard — for over five years. Having officially retired the game several months ago, my PS2 now sits dormant as it collects dust, turned on only in the rare instance I get the gumption to play an older version of the Madden franchise (the one with Brett Favre on the cover). But this one will always be my favorite game.