March 8, 2013

To avoid talking about basketball...

...I'll say this: I'm surprised how many people asked me about NCAA Football (the video game) after I mentioned it in the America 12 post yesterday.



When it comes to that game, here's my m/o: I only play single-player dynasty mode, I only play on Heisman difficulty (not trying to brag, but I like it to be really hard, if possible), and I only coach shitty schools.  Over the course of the last decade, here is the exhaustive list of teams I have elevated to elite status and a national championship.  In no particular order...

Virginia, multiple times (of course)
Baylor (pre Art Briles, when they were super-crappy)
Iowa State
Temple
Purdue
Indiana
Washington State
Vanderbilt
Kansas

Here's where it gets really fun...
Memphis
UAB
SMU
Rice
Tulane
Army
Bowling Green
Akron
Eastern Michigan
San Diego State
Wyoming
Colorado State
UNLV
Hawaii
Middle Tennessee
Louisiana-Monroe
Utah State
Idaho

Currently working on: New Mexico

Some superlatives from the last decade or so of wasting copious hours of my life playing the various annual iterations of this game...

Toughest place to win: Army
Second toughest: Idaho
Top five favorite rags-to-riches schools: Memphis, Tulane, UNLV, Utah State, Wyoming

Sweet, sweet Green Wave

Longest non-Virginia coaching tenure: Memphis (~10 seasons)
Wackiest in-game realignmageddon: guiding Idaho into the Pac-10
Second wackiest: Memphis into the SEC
Third wackiest: Army into the Big 10
To-do list: Virginia (always and forever), Navy, Ohio U, Buffalo, UMass, Toledo, Western Michigan, Louisiana-Lafayette, FIU, FAU, South Alabama, San Jose State, UTSA
#1 lesson learned: I hate the Big 10
#2 lesson: develop recruitng pipelines in Florida, Texas, and/or Cali
#3 lesson: recruit running backs and convert them into defensive ends
#4 lesson: once winning gets easy, jump ship to the next challenge, never overstay the challenge
Uniforms I liked at first but then learned to hate: Indiana, Army (with the camo), SMU, Vandy, ULM
Uniforms I was meh about at first but then learned to love: Tulane, UAB, Memphis, Utah State, UNLV



Biggest self-indulgence: Writing this Wahooze post.


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