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'Jill Arrington' And 'Tony Bruno' Debut In 'Madden NFL 2005'

by Rainier on June 30, 2004 @ 9:58 p.m. PDT

EA has announced that ESPN’s ‘College Football Thursday’ reporter Jill Arrington will be joining John Madden and Al Michaels on the Madden NFL sidelines. On top of that Fox Sports Radio host Tony Bruno will take care of the game’s weekly sports talk radio show, he takes calls from fans, real NFL coaches and real NFL players. Madden NFL 2005 will be in stores August 12 for the PS2, Xbox, GameCube and GBA.

Adding to the unprecedented depth of Madden NFL 2005, Jill Arrington joins the leading duo of sportscasters, John Madden and Al Michaels, on the Madden NFL sidelines. She spent 2 full-days in the recording booth providing audio for the game. Arrington currently serves as sideline reporter for ESPN’s ‘College Football Thursday’ as well as feature reporter on ‘College Gameday’ and ‘Sportscenter’. Arrington spent three years as the sideline reporter for TNN’s coverage of the Arena Football League, hosting the halftime show for the AFL on TNN and sideline reporting the AFL’s national weekly syndicated games. Arrington served as CBS Sports lead sideline reporter on college football and feature reporter on ‘The NFL Today’ from September 2000 to January 2004.

Tony Bruno hosts EA SPORTS Radio in the new Storyline Central featured in Madden NFL 2005’s franchise mode. During the game’s weekly sports talk radio show, he takes calls from fans, real NFL coaches and real NFL players – adding unprecedented depth and realism to Madden NFL 2005’s franchise mode.. Bruno spent over 30 hours in the recording studio to provide material for this feature. Bruno has been a nationally syndicated radio host for Fox Sports Radio the past four years and prior to Fox, spent eight years as the anchor host of ESPN Radio. In 1992, Bruno was hired as one of the original ESPN Radio network hosts and spent three years hosting the WIP-AM 610 morning show in Philadelphia during the week and ESPN "GameNight" on the weekends. In 1995, Bruno moved to ESPN Radio full time and hosted the morning show until 1999. Bruno has been called "possibly the best sports-talk host in the country" by Los Angeles Times TV/Radio columnist Larry Stewart.

In its 15th year and with close to 37 million copies sold, Madden NFL Football continues its top spot as the most popular football videogame franchise of all time with a combination of innovative new features and the most authentic football gameplay. Madden NFL Football is currently displayed in the Pro Football Hall of Fame—the only videogame to receive this honor. Rated E for Everyone, Madden NFL 2005 will be in stores August 12 for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube and GameBoy Advance.

For more information on Madden NFL 2005 please visit www.madden2005.com.

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