Big Team Building in Madden NFL 23 Franchise mode - Episode 28

Join us as we dig into Madden NFL 23 and play some of the Franchise Mode during tonight's episode of Big Team Building.

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It’s almost another Football season in North America, which means it’s just about time for another Madden NFL game. With John Madden having passed away in December 2021, it’s a particularly prominent year for the Madden franchise. Does the new game properly honor the legendary coach and commentator to the degree that he deserves? Well, that’s another thing altogether... And one that you can see for yourself when we play the game on tonight’s Big Team Building!

Tune in as a collection of Shacknews staff go live with Madden NFL 23’s Franchise Mode on the Shacknews Twitch channel at 4 p.m. PT / 7 p.m. ET. You can also watch just below.

The Madden franchise has been a bit of a mess for quite a few years. While EA Sports continues to pour effort into the Madden Ultimate Teams (MUT) card collection end of the game, the on-field experience and other modes have left a lot to be desired.

Madden NFL 23 has the distinction of being the first game after John Madden’s passing. It honors the former Oakland Raiders coach and NFL color commentator by prominently featuring him on the cover and in the game. One might say that with that in mind, there ought to be extra pressure on Electronic Arts to make extra sure this one counts. Tune in as we take one of the most prominent modes of the game through its paces in a special ShackStream.

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Is Madden NFL 23 good enough to live up to the late and great John Madden himself? We’ll see for ourselves shortly. Come and watch when we go live on the Shacknews Twitch channel!

Senior News Editor

TJ Denzer is a player and writer with a passion for games that has dominated a lifetime. He found his way to the Shacknews roster in late 2019 and has worked his way to Senior News Editor since. Between news coverage, he also aides notably in livestream projects like the indie game-focused Indie-licious, the Shacknews Stimulus Games, and the Shacknews Dump. You can reach him at and also find him on Twitter @JohnnyChugs.

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