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Madden NFL 18 predicts a 24-20 Super Bowl victory for the New England Patriots over the Philadelphia Eagles, which would give this year’s cover star, Pats quarterback Tom Brady, a sixth world championship ring.

In the EA Sports’ simulation — which essentially is just a CPU-versus-CPU game with current rosters on All-Pro difficulty — New England is trying to salt away the victory when the Eagles’ Malcolm Jennings strips the ball from running back Dion Lewis. Philadelphia, trailing by four, gets the ball back with under 2 minutes left, apparently deep in its own territory.

Quarterback Nick Foles, who took over when starter Carson Wentz was injured in week 14 of the season, gets the Eagles to about midfield. In what appears to be a Hail Mary pass either because it’s fourth down, or because there’s no time for another play, Foles’ heave for Alshon Jeffery is batted away by Patriots defensive back Stefon Gilmore, sealing the 24-20 result. To be perfectly honest, these simulations are just that… fake. But they are really fun to watch.

EA Sports’ simulation, in what may be a bit of marketing scheme, and has called for a dramatic ending in every Super Bowl since videos began accompanying its predictions seven years ago. Here’s what Madden has predicted over that span, with none of them turning out exactly as simulated.

2011: Interception with 20 seconds left, 24-20 final.
2012: Field goal as time expires, 27-24 final.
2013: Interception of a Hail Mary as time expires, 27-24 final.
2014: Snow (in the Super Bowl’s first cold-weather, open-air stadium), overtime and a 31-28 final.
2015: Hail Mary touchdown as time expires, 28-24 final.
2016: Five-yard TD run on the last play from scrimmage, 24-20 final.
2017: Go-ahead touchdown on fourth down with 20 seconds left, 27-24.

Since the simulation began in 2004, Madden NFL is 10-4 picking winners straight up and 9-5 against the point spread. It is 8-6 picking the over/under — with most of that success coming in the video era. Madden NFL is 5-2 in that stretch, with its five hits coming between 2012 and 2016. Amazingly enough, the Madden sim did also predict the 2015 Super Bowl’s final score, a 28-24 New England triumph over Seattle. And the 2015 and 2017 Super Bowls in real life delivered two of the big game’s most thrilling conclusions ever, which were very similar to the dramatic endings in the simulations.

Super Bowl 52 is Sunday, Feb. 4, at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBC. from

CEO & Co-Founder of Springfield Daily. Former financial analyst and project manager, turned online entrepreneur. Eric also owns Interactive Media, a digital marketing and consulting firm located in Downtown Springfield as well as the fitness startup FitTube. Eric received his Masters in Business Administration from Benedictine University, prior to that played college football at Quincy University, and is a Springfield High alumni.

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Comedian Kevin Hart brings his ‘Irresponsible Tour’ to Springfield’s BOS Center

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Image Source: Kevin Hart, Facebook

Popular comedian Kevin Hart brought his comedy tour through Springfield, Illinois Sunday night and performed in front of a packed house at the BOS Center!

Hart’s huge 2017 included a best-selling book, “I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons,” a starring role in the remake of the movie “Jumanji,” a starring voiceover role in the animated “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie.”

His previous tour filled arenas around the world, and even one stadium: Lincoln Financial Field in his hometown, Philadelphia, with the total tour grossing over $100 Million.

The Kevin Hart Irresponsible Tour will criss-cross North America and Europe, and also make stops in Australia and New Zealand.

Check out the video below when Kevin Hart let the crowd take out their phones, and enjoy a selfie video with him.

Video Source: LOL Network (Kevin Hart Irresponsible Tour)

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Front Row News – Golden Globes Nominations Reaction

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Jeremy is here with a special edition of Front Row News breaking down what stood out for him with the announcement of the 2018 Golden Globe nominees.

The 75th Golden Globe Awards honored the best in film and American television of 2017 and will be broadcasted live on January 7, 2018 from The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California 5:00 p.m. PST / 8:00 p.m. EST by NBC.  Seth Meyers will be the host the 75th GG Awards.

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Springfield Daily Live – Episode 1.0 w/ Special Guest Michelle Klemm Tjelmeland, Owner of District 23

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