If you ever wondered what it would look like if a fumble went on too long, look no further than this glitch from Madden NFL 16. It goes on. And on. And on. And on. And on. And on. For nine. Whole. Minutes.
After the first minute, you laugh at how absurdly amazing this situation is. At the start, it looked like the interception had computed, but no, the game decided it was a fumble. And that's how you spent a minute of your life watching virtual football players flailing around a virtual football that does not want to be picked up.
After the second minute, you still laugh because it's still going, and this video has seven minutes left. You're thinking, "This really goes on for nine minutes."
After the third minute, the smile starts to fade.
After the fourth minute, you look intently at the screen, hypnotized by a fumble that never seems to end.
After the fifth minute, you wonder if the video is actually a screensaver.
After the sixth minute, you wonder if this is art.
After the seventh minute, you wonder if this is a short French art film that acts as a commentary on America -- American football as a metaphor for The American Dream. We're all colliding with each other and constantly flailing through life, trying to get the football. But the football does not want to be captured. Like the video game hell these players are enduring, the system is rigged against us. We know we got that interception, but the system decided it was a fumble. Why do we keep living like this when our interceptions don't matter, when we're never going to get that football? "I think I understand now," you think to yourself. "The American Dream was always fake. Fake, like the football from Madden NFL 16."
After the eighth minute, you realize that's kind of ridiculous to have that interpretation of a YouTube video featuring a video game glitch. Also, you have to pee really badly.
After the ninth minute, it ends with the ball going out of bounds. These players are free now, and so are you.
Congratulations, you made it through the video. Go to the bathroom.
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