NFL players' complaints about their Madden ratings have long been a source of articles. Now, Bleacher Report and Mandalay Sports Media have launched a series featuring players working out for Madden evaluators to try and improve their ratings.
"We are consumer-facing, while Radio Row is much more media- and talent-led. ...We do want it to be fan-friendly and have fans be able to come and engage with their favorite players and their favorite shows."
"I read about all these other media people that can't say anything because they don't offend the league or they don't want to upset partnerships or they don't want to impact the economic flow of their company and the league. I see it as freeing."