I think the game pad could provide some cool things for sports games - like easier substutions, picking plays, seeing fatigue levels and stats across the screen, etc. But will a hardcore sports guy buy sports games for it? That's the big question. They will IF, and that's a big IF, the Wii U can provide a better sports game experience. The graphics will be very similar to what is on the PS3 and 360. Online gamers have most of their friends on the PS3 and 360 so why would those gamers move away from their current console and choose to play the Wii U? Right now that's a big question mark that EA, 2K and the rest of them will have to solve. They need to find a way to make the game pad a very cool feature for sports games. If so it can happen. If not I don't think the hardcore sports fan will make the move. At least the casual gamer can enjoy sports games if they keep porting them over to the Wii U.