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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Sports Week At Downwards Compatible

I'm a sports geek. This may come as a surprise to those who've been reading and see that I talk almost exclusively about video games, but I have a fascination with football, baseball and sometimes soccer. I was never a jock, and I ended up being a really late bloomer. Now I can play most sports except for basketball, but when I was growing up I usually had my nose in a book or a video game magazine instead.

I have a soft spot in my heart for baseball in particular: the smell of the freshly cut grass, the crack of the bat, even the way that Bob Uecker announces a Brewers game. There's something soothing and yet exciting, a throwback to America's pastoral past, a refuge for times gone by. One man faces another man. Sometimes the pitcher wins, and sometimes the batter wins. Sometimes amazing things happen. Sometimes everything turns out exactly the way you expected.

Anyway, I digress. Here's what on tap for this week:

Wednesday: Why we should forget about steroids in baseball.
Thursday: Making Madden less maddening.
Friday: Tecmo Bowl, and how the newly relaunched Tecmo Bowl series can succeed.

I hope you enjoy the week, and if you don't like sports, check back next week for Metroid week here at ↓C.