THROW AWAY THE KEY

Today =


Ah-ah-ah-ah-aaah-meeeeennnnn

There's work, naturally, but come quittin' time the roommate will pick up his reserve copy at an undisclosed local outlet and we will commence to droolin'. And then, of course, to criticizin' - I hope to have a review of my initial opinions up here later on tonight. The only real OMG teh Ea SpOrTs RoX! changes as far as I've heard - and I don't keep up with these things, so there may be some other surprises in store for me - is that the crowd actually looks like a crowd and not an animated blanket designed by Atari via 1984.

Modest hopes: the addition of gang tackling - and more importantly the ability to make a tackle when the ball carrier is in the process of destroying some other defender, rather than just breaking the second hit as well by default - better response out of defenders on the deep ball (DBs tend to sit there and let well-covered receivers make a catch because they "react" like the ball's going to just fall into their hands, rather than do what every DB is taught and go up for it at the highest point) and maybe the ability to complete a quick slant or hitch, the easiest throws in reality but the most impossible on the game, even compared to bombs, which last year were embarassingly - and boringly - simple to connect on. And while I prefer a pretty high degree of difficulty, I'm sick of being out-pancaked 125-2 on Heisman level, too.

The ideal, end-all desire for a computer AI that even occasionally adjusts (in a fair, non-omniscient, I-know-your-play-cuz-I'm-the-computer sort of way) based on play-calling and formation tendencies and sometimes audibles or makes assignment adjustments when you blitz too much - leading to, you know, actual strategy, instead of allowing you to find the three effective plays on any given version and run the shit out of them over and over - is likely to remain but a dream. Oh, for the day when a virtual screen or draw looks remotely like the real thing...

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Every Day Should Be Saturday

You must be a member of Every Day Should Be Saturday to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Every Day Should Be Saturday. You should read them.

Join Every Day Should Be Saturday

You must be a member of Every Day Should Be Saturday to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Every Day Should Be Saturday. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker