This post is sponsored by EA Sports NCAA Football 2011.
The first thing they teach you in corporate whore school is to make sure everything comes to a nice, happy conclusion. Err, ending. Come to think of it, it's kind of like any other type of whore school.
Anyway, I've had a real blast doing the EA Sports posts for the past week, and I hope you guys have enjoyed having an opportunity to tell your stories as much as I've enjoyed reading them. Good stuff all around.
Anyway, in case you couldn't tell by the post title, or the fact that Tim Tebow is trying to eat my site alive (much less cool than when my site got invaded by KY Jelly ads that one time, although significantly more family friendly, unless you're in a really weird and disturbing family) the video game itself comes out today. I can't buy it, because my only gaming system is a Playstation 2, where I still enjoy a good game of NBA Live 2004 or NBA Street Vol. 2, which, incidentally, came out in 2004 also. But for the more video game-inclined among you... well, listen to EA Sports.
When you go to a particular school or grow up around college football, you are more than just a fan. It’s who you are. We thought we could leverage this pride in your roots and show that "where you come from" is more than just a statement about geography. By positioning NCAA Football 11 as a game that understands this pride and is authentic to these traditions, the takeaway should be that anything that is in college football is in NCAA Football 11.
And this doesn’t just include game play (though that’s a huge part of it). It’s rivals and mascots; it’s legends and stories. It’s those things that are at the very fabric of the game itself. Of course the game is great this year as well. With authentic entrances, mascots and specific offenses for each team the term "where I come from" takes on a much larger meaning. While playing NCAA Football 11 is ultimately a great sports sim, it should also give you a sense of the pride and emotion one has for being a fan of a team they will never not be a part of.
So that's that. BUY! MAKE MY CORPORATE WHORESHIP WORTHY!