Orlando Scandrick Used Onside Kicks, Trick Plays And Two-Point Conversions To Beat A Hospitalized Child In Madden
The Dallas Cowboys visited children’s hospitals yesterday in order to give back to their community. Cornerback Orlando Scandrick took the opportunity to school a sick kid in Madden by playing the game in the most obnoxious way possible.
Linebacker Justin Durant witnessed the game and called out his teammate’s sneaky ways on Twitter.
I love it. Then again, I never let my brother win at anything growing up and he’s a better man for it.
Scandrick himself doesn’t seem too broken up about his competitive nature.
“Nothing is going to be given to you, so I don’t think I should have gave him anything,” Scandrick told ESPN.com on Thursday. “I made him better if anything.
“I wasn’t teaching any lessons, but when you play a competitive game, you’ve got to expect to be competitive. If they didn’t want you to go for two and to kick onside kicks, it wouldn’t be on the game.”
Scandrick, a seven-year veteran who has earned a reputation as being one of the Cowboys’ most intense competitors and blunt personalities, considered the game against his approximately 9-year-old opponent to be friendly competition.
“I didn’t talk trash to the kid,” said Scandrick, who was told that the patient would be released from the hospital later in the day. “It was all in fun.”
But wait. There’s more justification.
He attempted to justify the surprise onside kick by pointing out that Cowboys fullback Tyler Clutts walked in front of the screen on the child’s first touchdown of the game, so Scandrick felt like he needed an extra possession to make things even. Plus, Scandrick felt like he needed the practice.
“You’ve got to work your craft,” Scandrick said. “You’ve got to work your stuff. I might need it in a different ‘Madden’ game. I need to know how to do it. Sometimes you might be playing an intense ‘Madden’ game and you might need to steal a possession. Sometimes you might not be able to stop the other team or it might be hard for you to score points, so I had to see if I still had my onside kick.
“I wanted to see if my two-point plays were good enough in a heated game. You’ve got to try them sometime. You don’t have a practice for ‘Madden,’ so you have to practice when you get up.
It’s very valuable lesson for kids to learn. Don’t come at the big dog without proper fear of the bite.
I’d love to know the actual final score of this game and if any of the Cowboys had money on it. That could be one explanation.
One thing’s for sure: I just found a new favorite NFL player.
[H/T: ESPN Dallas]