Madden Bowl XVIII will be available to watch through the WatchESPN app and through ESPN on Xbox Live. This is a tourney that has NFL superstars hitting the virtual field with Madden NFL 12, and it kicks off tomorrow, Feb 2, at 9 p.m. EST.
You can also have a chance at playing against a NFL pro on Xbox Live prior to Madden Bowl XVIII tomorrow, from 6-7 p.m. EST. To do this send a friend request to “NFLBaller2012,” begin playing NFL 12 on Xbox 360 at 5:30 EST and start looking for a game invite. Cross them fingers.
Stick around for the live webcast of the post-show festivities, as The Roots and NAS will be performing live.
Hit the jump to see which NFL players will be participating in Madden Bowl XVIII.
The Madden Bowl tournament will use a team-play format including two teams of NFL pros, a team of NFL legends, and a team of players eligible for the upcoming 2012 NFL Draft. Competing in Madden NFL 12 on Xbox 360 using the 3-on-3 Online Team Play mode, each team member will control a set of skill players, including QB, RBs, and WRs on offense, and D-line, LBs, and CBs on defense.
Teams and players competing in Madden Bowl XVIII include (subject to change):
· All-Madden Team: Arian Foster (RB, Houston Texans), Maurice Jones-Drew (RB, Jacksonville Jaguars), and Patrick Willis (LB, San Francisco 49ers)
· Madden Legends Team: Barry Sanders (Pro Football Hall of Fame), Deion Sanders (Pro Football Hall of Fame) and Warren Sapp (DT, Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
· Madden “Clutch” Team: Drew Brees (QB, New Orleans Saints), Jimmy Graham (TE, New Orleans Saints), and Tim Tebow (QB, Denver Broncos)
· Rookie Team (2012 NFL Draft Eligible): Justin Blackmon (WR, Oklahoma State University),
Robert Griffin III (QB, Baylor University), LaMichael James (RB, University of Oregon)