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Saturday, March 5, 2011
Posted on March 5, 2011 at 04:52 PM.


(Click "Read More" for highlight video. Click here for dynasty thread.)



The best passing offense versus the worst defense against the pass played out just as expected Sunday, as Peyton Manning and the Colts shredded the Chiefs through the air ... Read More
Category: Madden 11 Dynasty
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Posted on March 2, 2011 at 11:11 PM.




How many quarterbacks have thrown for over 450 yards while shouldering the brunt of the blame for a loss?

Alex Smith did just that, connecting on a flurry of deep balls that gave him 468 passing yards for the day. Unfortunately for the 49ers, ... Read More
Category: Madden 11 Dynasty
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Posted on February 27, 2011 at 06:25 PM.




For a moment, it looked like the Kansas City Chiefs were going to let another one slip away in the fourth quarter.

Coming off of a heartbreaking loss to the Chargers in the season opener, Kansas City built a 14-7 against the Cleveland Browns ... Read More
Category: Madden 11 Dynasty
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Posted on February 22, 2011 at 08:05 AM.
Better late than never! My KC Chiefs dynasty is finally underway.

Here are the Week 1 highlights of San Diego's late-game heroics in their 27-23 win over my Chiefs:



For more, check out my dynasty thread: "Chiefs Will".
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Posted on March 25, 2010 at 01:02 PM.
I know I'm not the only one who enjoyed the official OS podcasts that TJ and crew put together a while back. They were well done and quite entertaining.

Sportznut02 started a thread in Steve's Forum asking about whether the official podcast would make a return. From the sounds of Steve's reply, it might be a while.

In lieu of the official podcast, does anyone have interest in helping me out with putting together a weekly unofficial version? I'm thinking 30-45 minutes ... Read More
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Posted on July 8, 2009 at 12:46 PM.
As the OS community's frustration continues to grow over the direction that EA's NCAA Football franchise has taken, I think it is important to remember the power that each of us has as a consumer.

There has been an abundance of posts criticizing the NCAA dev team for some of the baffling mistakes that have surfaced over the past few weeks. Broken rosters, ineffective sliders, lack of a pass rush, uniform errors these things have been discussed and critiqued ad nauseum. These posts ... Read More
Monday, July 6, 2009
SCEA Identifies, Eliminates Infamous CPU Comebacks in Upcoming Patch
by Ryan Spencer
The Onion: OS



SCEA San Diego Community Manager Ramone Russell announced on Monday that a patch would be available sometime next week for MLB 09: The Show that would address the infamous "CPU comeback" problem.

"It was a stroke of luck, really," Russell said. "One of our programmers, Brian [Hendley], was ... Read More
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Ian Cummings Out for Rest of Development Cycle with Carpal Tunnel
By Ryan Spencer
The Onion: OS



EA Sports President Peter Moore announced today that Madden NFL 10 Lead Developer Ian Cummings would miss the rest of the current development cycle after being diagnosed with an advanced case of carpal tunnel syndrome.

"It was a tough call, but we decided we couldn't jeopardize the rest of his ... Read More
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Obama Declares NCAA Football Forum a Federal Disaster Area
by Ryan Spencer
The Onion: OS



Earlier this morning, President Barack Obama officially declared the NCAA Football section of the Operation Sports forums a federal disaster area, clearing the way for significant aid for the much-maligned message board.

"I pledge to help the OS NCAA community in any way possible during its time of ... Read More
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Posted on June 4, 2009 at 09:26 PM.
I'm setting the over/under on the number of times ABC plays Randy Newman's "I Love L.A." throughout the Finals at 6. Place your bets now!
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Posted on April 28, 2009 at 02:51 PM.
I'm very excited to see one of my favorite players (and my favorite sportswriter, Joe Posnanski) featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated:



I was able to see Zack pitch last Friday in Kansas City. The guy is simply phenomenal. He has allowed just one run so far this season, and it was unearned. I would love to see a Royal start an All-Star game!
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Posted on March 18, 2009 at 12:06 AM.
Here is what has gone down so far in my live College Hoops 2k8 2009 NCAA Tournament simulation:

MIDWEST
#1 Louisville 88, #16 Alabama State 53
#8 Ohio State 65, #9 Siena 47
#12 Arizona 102, #5 Utah 78
#4 Wake Forest 56, #13 Cleveland State 54
#6 West Viriginia 79, #11 Dayton 61
#3 Kansas 74, #14 North Dakota State 45
#10 Southern California 78, #7 Boston College 69

I'll be running 3 or so more games tonight before calling ... Read More
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Posted on March 17, 2009 at 02:20 PM.
Hey everyone,

As a way to pass time before the madness begins on Thursday, I am doing a live broadcast of a simulation of the 2009 NCAA tournament thru College Hoops 2k8 on justin.tv. See it here:

justin.tv/rspencer86

Currently, Louisville is beating Alabama St. (play-in winner) 43-27 at halftime. Check it out!

And yes, this is pretty ridiculous.
Friday, February 13, 2009
Posted on February 13, 2009 at 06:32 PM.
Maybe it's just me, but lately the Rock Band 2 DLC has been pretty... disappointing. It seems they are releasing fewer tracks each week, and the tracks they do release have been from more obscure artists or bands I don't have any interest in.

While the Pearl Jam album is looming on the horizon, here are five DLC 3-packs I would love to see released in the meantime:

5. Queen
- Hammer To Fall
- Tie Your Mother Down
- Now I'm Here

4. ... Read More
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Posted on February 10, 2009 at 12:24 PM.
Let's flash back to January 2006. It was my freshman year here at Mizzou and the first time I ever experienced the Mizzou-Kansas basketball rivalry in person. Coach Quin Snyder and the rest of the Tigers had stormed back in the final two minutes the many Kansas fans at Mizzou Arena started the Rock Chalk Jayhawk chant before being silenced to tie the game at 77.

A foul with .4 seconds left in the game put Kansas' Christian Moody on the line for two shots to win the game. Moody ... Read More

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