How an NFL participant’s mother obtained her personal Madden cowl

How an NFL player’s mom got her own Madden cover

This summer time, Felicia Boykin discovered her sixth-grade son, Miles, put his Xbox Live Gold subscription on her bank card with out telling her. Miles Boykin is now not within the sixth grade. He’s within the NFL, the truth is, and his mother’s been paying his Xbox freight ever since.

Worse but, as soon as Ms. Boykin discovered, she insisted that she proceed paying — the dreaded “no, no, it’s OK, honey” guilt journey!

Miles, a second-year receiver with the Baltimore Ravens, appealed to Xbox to assist him handle his obligations like a grown man. By manner of an “I’m sorry,” they cooked up this scheme with EA Sports:

image of a custom-made Madden NFL 21 game case for Felicia Boykin, the mother of Ravens receiver Miles Boykin.

You’re the true MVP, mother. And you bought a Madden cowl to show it.
Photo: Microsoft

Xbox entrepreneurs are billing this as “the first ever female MVP cover athlete” (which could curiosity Kevin Durant’s mom, come to think about it). It bears mentioning that Felicia Boykin is a nurse at Chicago Heights’ St. James Hospital, so she is being formally acknowledged for that service, not selecting up Miles’ multiplayer tab.

Although, you’ll discover that the decrease proper nook of her cowl, proper there beneath the official NFL hologram, says “PAY UP SON.”

It helps that Miles included a swagged-out present case that Xbox often units apart for the large influencers — together with a pair of Nike Air Zoom pulses, which the shoemaker says are good for well being care staff on their toes all day. She additionally obtained a pair of cleats signed by her freeloading little one, and a controller with a Ravens faceplate.

EA Sports has taken some stick for its cowl types this 12 months, however the minimalist look, utilizing inventory pictures, was borne of necessity. Cover stars like Lamar Jackson couldn’t make it in for the official photoshoot due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In that mild, making Felicia Boykin an official Madden cowl star appears as acceptable as placing one among her son’s teammates on the pack shot. Here’s an embiggened cowl, if you wish to print it out and put her in your sport case.

novelty cover of Madden NFL 21 starring Felicia Boykin, in nurse’s scrubs.

Madden NFL 21: Felicia Boykin Edition for Xbox One.
Image: EA Sports/Microsoft

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