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Sports video gamers know that midnight tonight marks the official release of EA Madden NFL 13. Earlier this year, ESPN and EA collaborated on the Madden NFL Cover Vote campaign that logged 20 million votes and set social media traffic records. The two companies are collaborating once again to celebrate the game’s release with Madden NFL 13 Legends Week.
ESPN will host Pro Football Hall of Famers all week in Bristol. Four-time Super Bowl champion 49ers quarterback Joe Montana (Class of 2000) will appear on various ESPN shows and platforms today. He’ll even reunite with his former 49ers teammates — and current ESPN analysts — Jerry Rice and Steve Young on NFL Live (4 p.m. ET).
Other planned Legends Week visits include: Tuesday: Lions running back Barry Sanders (Class of 2004); Wednesday: Oilers quarterback Warren Moon (Class of 2006); Thursday: two-time Super Bowl champion Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor (Class of 1999); and Friday: former Jets running back Curtis Martin (Class of 2012).
Another person who will play a big role in the festivities is Trey Wingo, who will be a part of the Madden NFL 13 game himself. This spring, Wingo traveled to EA’s headquarters in Florida to lend his voice and likeness to the popular game.
In the Front & Center podcast above, Wingo discusses his involvement in Madden NFL 13, having the opportunity to work alongside some of the NFL’s all-time greats, and how he spent his NFL offseason.
Note: Wingo will be host of the SportsCenter Special: Bill Parcells’ NFL Preview on Tuesday, Aug. 28 (10 p.m., ESPN), a one-hour in-depth look at the 2012 season with two-time Super Bowl winning head coach Bill Parcells and Keyshawn Johnson.