1) The game wasn't supposed to come out until Tuesday, but the store got their copies in around 8PM Monday night, so we got to give the game a crack a day before most everyone else
2) How often is it that you are buying a game that features a Heisman Trophy candidate, and there he is standing right in front of you? Yes, good ole Michael Turner, # 32 for the Huskies, was there picking up his copy of the game. The few people that were in line, were giving him a hard time about being IN the game. He laughed it off. He's a good kid. Actually, www.turnertheburner.com will be an NIU sponsored web page, but isn't up and running yet. Let's hope all the hype is well deserved.
The game itself is pretty sweet. They've upgraded the game play slightly, and the recruiting aspect is pretty sweet. Having to actually pitch a kid a reason as to WHY he should come to your school is pretty entertaining. Although, it is amazing how all of the kids qualify. I mean, if it's going to be "in the game," shouldn't EA Sports make it more realistic? Lose a couple of kids to academics ... have partial qualifiers ... lose kids in the middle of the year ... have academic scandals ... have kids selling their championship rings. I mean, when I want it all in the game, I want it all.
Oh, I did find out that the new WWE game, "Here comes the pain," comes out October 8. I'm pretty pumped about that, seeing as the last version of the game has brought us countless hours of fun up here in DeKalb. And yes, I'm STILL world champ. I'm running a streak reminiscent of Hulk Hogan's runs back in the 80s. No one can stop me.
In the midst of my drool session over the new football game, Big Red called me and told me Vertical Horizon played their new single at the MLB All-Star Celebrity softball game. Very sweet. Now, if you are interested in hearing the new tune, "I'm still here," I ask that you click here. The only thing I ask is that you not download it and put it into one of the file sharing programs. If you just want to hear the tune, go for it. But let's be respectful of these great artists. And be sure to buy their new album, "Go," on September 23.
Well kids, hope you are having a good week so far.
ps - Don't forget about the ARGUS show September 6, at Fatty's here in DeKalb, IL.