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  • Jose Miguel Ramirez Ureña
    Published 5 days ago
    Super Smash Bros Ultimate competitive scene needs more recognition.

    Super Smash Bros Ultimate competitive scene needs more recognition.

    As popularity in fighting game tournament increases, it seems one game amongst many specifically the one called Super Smash Bros Ultimate on the Nintendo switch, seems to be lacking a little in the tournament scene unlike it's peers.
  • Sean S
    Published about a month ago
    'NCAA Football 14': OU, Stillwater, and Georgia Tech to the SEC Dynasty Mode Build Season 1, Part 12—Week 9:#1 Oklahoma @ Auburn
  • Sean S
    Published 2 months ago
    'NCAA Football 14': OU, Stillwater, and Georgia Tech to the SEC Dynasty Mode Build Season 1, Part 9—Week 6: Tulsa @ #4 Oklahoma

    'NCAA Football 14': OU, Stillwater, and Georgia Tech to the SEC Dynasty Mode Build Season 1, Part 9—Week 6: Tulsa @ #4 Oklahoma

    Normally OU-Tulsa is on at least regional TV, but based on the schedule we were given by the SEC, and my picking Texas, Kansas State, and Tulsa as our non-conference schedule, this is by default our lowest profile game and by default the pay-per-view game. Mind you I'm calling it that for our purposes and the logic of knowing our real world, but as far as NCAA Football 14 is concerned it's got a National TV Slot, so yeah us on our Recruiting Grade for Television Exposure. It's always bugged me when SEC teams have cupcake games really late in the season, it never seems to make sense. Early October isn't very egregious though compared to others having it really, really late. The usual excuse is the workload of the difficult schedules, and in some ways I guess we're somewhat embracing this as this is the week before Texas. Tulsa is at least a competent FBS Program. As we go to the week's results oddly the first three games on the docket are games that were played in real life this past week: Utah/UCLA, Texas/Iowa State, and Indiana/Penn State.
  • Sean S
    Published 2 months ago
    'NCAA Football 14': OU, Stillwater, and Georgia Tech to the SEC Dynasty Mode Build Season 1, Part 8—Week 5: LSU @ #4 Oklahoma

    'NCAA Football 14': OU, Stillwater, and Georgia Tech to the SEC Dynasty Mode Build Season 1, Part 8—Week 5: LSU @ #4 Oklahoma

    Yes as hard as it is to believe, in our created world within NCAA Football 14 this is Unranked LSU @ #4 Oklahoma. A lot of this seems to be down to just how College Football Polls are popularity contests and arbitrary and quirky at times. Losing in Week 1 to TCU, albeit at a neutral site, and also only having played three games in the first four weeks are likely culprits. Still very similarly to the Oklahoma @ Kansas State game in real life this year, we pretty much know that this unranked state is a mere technicality and this is one of the better if not best teams in the country.
  • Sean S
    Published 2 months ago
    'NCAA Football 14': OU, Stillwater and Georgia Tech to SEC Dynasty Mode Build Season 1, Part 1—Initial Setup and Schedule

    'NCAA Football 14': OU, Stillwater and Georgia Tech to SEC Dynasty Mode Build Season 1, Part 1—Initial Setup and Schedule

    My first article for this was a smashed together mess when it was archived, and I lost a bunch of the text. I bogged it down with links which probably was the culprit. The majority of which where for winsipedia.com, the best source for college football series history and overall stats on FBS College Football Programs. So here we go again as I reintroduce our series here.
  • Sean S
    Published 3 months ago
    'NCAA Football 14': OU, Stillwater, and Georgia Tech to the SEC Dynasty Mode Build Season 1, Part 7—Week 4 #4 Oklahoma @ #11 Mississippi State
  • Sean S
    Published 3 months ago
    'NCAA Football 14': OU, Stillwater, and Georgia Tech to the SEC Dynasty Mode Build Season 1, Part 6—Week 3 Oklahoma @ Arkansas

    'NCAA Football 14': OU, Stillwater, and Georgia Tech to the SEC Dynasty Mode Build Season 1, Part 6—Week 3 Oklahoma @ Arkansas

    Featuring the best player to play for both OU & GB in my time as fan of both for the anecdote, it's a small crowd that only also includes Aaron Ripkowski as far as the Regular Season goes, so it's kind of tie based on Pro Production. But Marshall won the Natty in 2000!!
  • Sean S
    Published 3 months ago
    'NCAA Football 14': OU, Stillwater, and Georgia Tech to the SEC Dynasty Mode Build Season 1, Part 5—Week 2 Texas A&M @ Oklahoma

    'NCAA Football 14': OU, Stillwater, and Georgia Tech to the SEC Dynasty Mode Build Season 1, Part 5—Week 2 Texas A&M @ Oklahoma

    It's been absolutely crazy with my day job, well technically I work nights, but yeah. Finally got a chance to play through Week 2, I've got some time off now. So hopefully I can pick up the pace. Maybe even get us caught up to #RedRiverRivalryWeek in time or in time for it to be the next one after the real life meeting. Without further adieu or pathetic Freddy Adu, here's your Week 2 Scores:
  • Sean S
    Published 4 months ago
    'NCAA Football 14': OU, Stillwater, and Georgia Tech to the SEC Dynasty Mode Build Season 1, Part 4—Week 1 Alabama @ Oklahoma

    'NCAA Football 14': OU, Stillwater, and Georgia Tech to the SEC Dynasty Mode Build Season 1, Part 4—Week 1 Alabama @ Oklahoma

    Finally got our Week 1 in the books, and I've been pulling a lot of overtime. I haven't been able to figure out any way to get highlights or still shots off my 360, so we'll just be looking at the box score. First though we'll look at the other scores of Week 1. For convenience sake, I'm just leaving them in the order the game put them in.
  • Sean S
    Published 5 months ago
    'NCAA Football 14': OU, Stillwater, and Georgia Tech to the SEC Dynasty Mode Build Season 1, Part 3—Final Preseason Dope Notes

    'NCAA Football 14': OU, Stillwater, and Georgia Tech to the SEC Dynasty Mode Build Season 1, Part 3—Final Preseason Dope Notes

    Conference Prestige Preseason Rankings Determined by Average Rank of the Conference Teams: (since the 2013 Preseason Poll NCAA included in the game is overriding the Strength of the Roster for the Top 25, this will be much more accurate at the bottom than the top, but still, I said I'd include this).Big Ten: 9.3SEC: 10.5ACC: 14.5Pac-12: 19.5Big XII: 48.2CUSA: 50.7Mountain West: 61.3MAC: 77.7Sun Belt: 94.8Six Flags: 95.3Out of curiosity, I decided to calculate the Average Rank of the Independents just to complete the table and it's 83.7. No real surprise as Texas is the only Power five Independent, and for the recruiting itself, the game adjusts to what each Independent Scheduled for that Grade. Now I know I promised the Preseason All-Americans and Heisman Watch, but apparently that's scripted in the game as well. As a Backup QB from Texas A&M is the 'leader' in the Heisman Watch, likely a Johnny Manziel stand in, and Tua's little brother is a Preseason All-American LB despite, you know, being a Quarterback. #Bonkers. Just regular programming flaws I suppose. If they'd have known we'd have to be playing the game this way the past six years they'd have probably included the pick a playoff format in Dynasty Options, *long sigh*. Which you can't say they've never had it before; it was on ancient NCAA Titles in the 90s I've only heard about. NCAA 06 was my first.
  • Sean S
    Published 5 months ago
    'NCAA Football 14': OU, Stillwater, and Georgia Tech to the SEC Dynasty Mode Build Season 1, Part 2—The Conferences

    'NCAA Football 14': OU, Stillwater, and Georgia Tech to the SEC Dynasty Mode Build Season 1, Part 2—The Conferences

    I'm going to kill two birds with one stone and list the teams in their Conference Outlook Order, so you can get the games predictions for how these Conferences are going to shake out at the same time.
  • whatageek
    Published 5 months ago
    What Esports and Sports Have in Common

    What Esports and Sports Have in Common

    Welcome to the world of esports. It might seem that has happened overnight, but this was decades in the making, and now esports are on the same stage as traditional sporting events, literally. For people who are new to it, you might think there is nothing that esports has in common with regular sporting events. But you might be surprised by how many similarities they actually have. From filling out arenas to bringing in serious numbers of viewers, esports has taken the successful model of traditional sports and applied it to the digital age.