NCAA Video Game Back?
In 2013 EA Sports produced their last NCAA video game. The production was halted due to rising debates about college athletes name, image, and likeness. The NIL rules are set to be debated, but unfortunately the hearing has been pushed back multiple times. So, how can EA Sports produce this game?
Well, it’s not going to be an exact reboot of the 2013 version. The game will feature real uniforms, traditions, playbooks and over 100 FBS team. However, there will not be any sort of roster depicting current NCAA players. This is a little disappointing considering one player would get the honor to be featured on the cover, and this probably won’t be possible anymore.
While this is going to be a letdown for many athletes and fans, social media still brought in the hype about what’s to come with the new game.
Hyped that @EASPORTS is bringing back NCAA Football, can’t wait to be in it!! Also thanks @FSUFootball for the sweet graphic! pic.twitter.com/Zi1QVE0S4a— Trent Ramsey (@trent7ramsey) February 4, 2021
Since @EASPORTS is bringing back NCAA football, we have a cover athlete in mind. Tanner Hollens, Colorado State Rams. (Columbine Rebels c/o 2020) @HollensTanner pic.twitter.com/3zjkhbcAmb— Columbine Football (@CHSRebelball) February 2, 2021
EA Sports vice president and general manager, Daryl Holt, has said that they will be monitoring the NIL conversation. He also promised that the NIL discussion will not affect the games production.
Women in Football
This past year will without a doubt end up in a history book, but not all of it will be COVID related. We were amazed by Sarah Fuller and her ability to step up to kick when the Vanderbilt Football team needed her during the college season, but it doesn’t stop there. This past weekend Sarah Thomas became the first woman to referee a Super Bowl. Many athletes and companies were quick to acknowledge Thomas’s achievement, but this ESPN commercial is what drove it home for me.
“And these days, anywhere girls look … they see barriers broken and ceilings shattered.”— espnW (@espnW) February 3, 2021
On Super Bowl Sunday, when young girls watch Sarah Thomas make history, they will see what can be. pic.twitter.com/ly1eZ50z5a
This is only the beginning of women entering football, and there’s still a long way to go, but I’d like to see a woman hold a GM position sometime soon.
A Chippy Super Bowl
Time and time again Tom Brady proves that you can’t bet against him, especially the Brady and Rob Gronkowski duo. We expected a great performance from him and that’s exactly what we got. Brady had a 72% completion rate with 3 touchdowns and no interceptions. He only had 201 yards on the night but obviously it was enough to get it done for the Buccaneers as they won 31-9.
However, we did see something rather unexpected come from Brady, and it was his mouth. He was seen on multiple occasions getting into altercations with Chiefs Safety, Tyrann Mathieu.
Things getting heated between Brady and Tyrann Mathieu #SBLV— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) February 8, 2021
We are absolutely here for the Tom Brady and Tyrann Mathieu beef.pic.twitter.com/j33uy4yMdA— Sporting News (@sportingnews) February 8, 2021
No reports have been released of what was exactly said, but that should tell you it was pretty nasty. We do know that Brady sent Mathieu an apology text following the game, so hopefully that cleared the air between the two.