Who’s in the game?
Ty welcomes Matt Brown from the Extra Points newletter to the podcast and dissects Notre Dame’s claim that it will not be in the next college football video game. Who will be in the game and when do we realistically expect it will be released? Plus, more details on the looming NIL legislation, how TV rights affect college football, and lessons learned from a quirky 2020 season.
EA SPORTS ANNOUNCES NEW COLLEGE FOOTBALL VIDEO GAME!
Ty and Dan react to the exciting news that EA Sports is restarting its college football video game series, and discuss what they’d like to see in the updated game, their favorite memories of playing the last version in 2014, the thorny issue of player likenesses, and their ad-libbed pitch to actually be in the game. Plus, a quick check-in on Signing Day and Will Muschamp’s move to Georgia.
Sports Video Games of the 1990s
Ty and Dan are joined by ESPN’S Bill Barnwell and SB Nation’s Ryan Nanni to discuss the most influential sports video games of the 1990s and debate whether Road Rash was a “sports” game, the merits of Olympic-themed video games, the role of the Madden series in their young lives, whether NBA Jam was the greatest game of the generation, and much more.
NCAA 14 with Ben Haumiller
Ty and Dan talk with Ben Haumiller from EA Sports about the release of NCAA 14, bizarre requests from gamers, improved option offenses, “post-gaming” lifestyles, future-proofing, and the Tire Fire Offense achievement.