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When it comes to sports at least, John Riccitiello has been named one of the 50 most powerful men in sports, besting such figures as Dana White, President Barack Obama, and Mark Cuban in a recent list from Sports Illustrated. Roger Goddell and David Stern, the NFL and NBA league commissioners respectively, both top the list. Riccitiello didn't appear in a similar list on the Sports Business Journal late last year.

What do you guys think? Does Riccitiello and EA have that much impact on sports?

Member Comments
# 1 The_Wise_One @ 03/14/13 06:02 PM
# 2 jethrotull @ 03/14/13 09:10 PM
Is it wrong not to like him just because of how he looks? Evil smirk
# 3 Simple Mathematics @ 03/14/13 09:27 PM
I really wish we were seeing the CEO of Natural Motion here. I still wonder what a Backbreaker 2, 3, 4, etc would look like.
# 4 Valdarez @ 03/14/13 10:02 PM
Impact on sports? Perhaps sports gaming, and only if we're quantifying the negatives. Still, Peter Moore had far more negatives than Riccitiello ever had.
# 5 onac22 @ 03/14/13 10:52 PM
50 Most Deuchiest greedy people alive.
# 6 bghost @ 03/15/13 12:42 PM
the answer is no, he doesn't have much of an impact on sports, but his company is one of the reason sports video gaming exists.

He should not be on a list of the 50 most powerful people in sports, but the 50 most powerful in video games... sure.
# 7 richmondn96 @ 03/15/13 10:34 PM
Now, I get frustrated at EA as much as the next guy but...

You guys are calling him greedy, corporate tool, etc. but you still buy his games every year?
# 8 zman714 @ 03/17/13 09:33 PM
On sports, no, on sports gaming duh but by default. It should have been noted that his company thrives on not having competition. Would a gold medal mean anything if you won it competing against no one? He had a positive effect on my gaming life because without his company's half hearted football games this generation I would have never found great football gems like front office football and professional football simulator and for that I thank you.
# 9 bcruise @ 03/18/13 03:43 PM
# 10 pietasterp @ 03/18/13 03:50 PM
Originally Posted by bcruise
Not surprising, for those with even a passing familiarity with their stock price over the past year or so, as well as their continued misses on their quarterlies...

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