The Browns win the Super Bowl!

Well, not in real life, but I did lead my beloved Brownies to a Super Bowl victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Madden ’09 Wednesday night.

The 49ers? Really? I know. They will be good this year, but probably not Super Bowl good. My 13-3 record must have had a severe butterfly effect on the rest of the league. In case you were wondering, I beat the Colts in the AFC title game and the Niners beat the Pack in the NFC title game. Sean Jones, Brodney Pool and Gary Baxter — Gary Baxter! — all made the Pro Bowl. Clearly, the Dawg Pound is back.

My victory gave me cause to reflect. There are few victories in life as hollow as winning a video game. The audience to whom you can brag about your feat to is extremely limited. Those who don’t play video games just tend to nod and say, “That’s nice.” It’s like telling someone about a dream you had. There is almost no way for the other person to relate to it, and more than likely they follow up with their own boring dream (or video game) story and then you just stare at each other for eight seconds before walking in opposite directions, never to speak of the conversation again.

To my credit, I have not recorded my Browns highlights on Madden ’09 and posted them on YouTube like this dude.

Yet.

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