Green Bay Packers Take on USMC in Online Madden, Halo 3 Matches

October 19, 2008 -

A U.S. Marine serving in Iraq bested a member of the Green Bay Packers in an online game of Madden on Friday.

According to the Green Bay Press-Gazette, Cpl. Tim Headricks, a Green Bay native, beat Packers lineman Mark Tauscher in a close game. Headricks controlled the Packers, while Taushcer too the reigns of the Indianapolis Colts.

The competition was arranged by a nonprofit group called Pro vs. Joe, which arranges matches between professional athletes and military personnel serving overseas.

Two other Packer linemen, Mike Montgomery and Tony Moll, played Halo 3 against Staff Sgt. James Wagner, who is stationed in Guantanamo Bay. The Marine lost:

I got slaughtered. I thought my video game skills were better, but we made it credible. The kids took care of business. Those Packers players must have a lot of time on their hands.

Here's a bit more on the Pro vs. Joe program, including news that three Philadelphia Eagles participated in Madden games with military personnel last month.


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Re: Green Bay Packers Take on USMC in Online Madden, Halo 3

There are two types of news on this site. There are posts that genuinely have to do with the politics of gaming, and then there are stories like this that belong on Oprah or something.

Gaming isn't exclusive from the rest of the world now, so I don't think posts like these are really necessary.

Re: Green Bay Packers Take on USMC in Online Madden, Halo 3

Those Marines are probably really bummed out now that Favre isn't with the Packers anymore.

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Re: Green Bay Packers Take on USMC in Online Madden, Halo 3

Is this any link to the "pros vs Joes" show that used to air on TV? Where they would pit big talking couch potatoes against Pro Athletes?

Re: Green Bay Packers Take on USMC in Online Madden, Halo 3

Seems a bit of an odd charity concept. Sure, the troops need morale boosters and so on, but surely there's other things that could be done for them that would improve their situation quite a bit more.

Re: Green Bay Packers Take on USMC in Online Madden, Halo 3

i don't know.  it only takes a few hours to play but it would sure make my day if i was stuck out in the sandbox to have a game with fame on my free time.

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