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06 January 2006 @ 03:06 am
Can't Sleep. Clown Will Eat Me.  
Man, I was really, really tired today. Adjusting back to nights is sucking majorly.

But anyway, I picked up a copy of NCAA Football 2006 the other day (uh, I guess that would be yesterday, when I also got Katamari, although I haven't actually played that, nor is it likely that I'll find much time for it soon).

Unfortunately, I've only had time to play a couple of games, and I won't have time to play much more for the foreseeable future, but of course I immediately started playing "dynasty" mode as Rice. And you know what? True to life, Rice really, really sucks, just like they did this year (a 1-10 record leading to Hatfield's resignation, as I recall). But it's really fun to play a true option offense, something you just can't do in Madden (and probably wouldn't be able to pull off in the pros anyway).

But man, despite lining up patsies in the vain hope of putting together a winning season -- I got crushed 52-24 by Temple (Owls vs. Owls, heh, heh, get it?), a team that went 0-11 in real life. Only with an option offense can you pile up over 400 yards rushing... And still get destroyed (not having any defense whatsoever helps with that, of course).

Giving Rice's program the lowest possible rating for program prestige makes perfect sense to me (it might have edged a point higher a decade ago when they managed a winning season or two) -- but rating Rice as only five out of six stars for academics? WTF?
In the mood: tiredtired
┌∩┐{◣_◢}┌∩┐: Vince Dancechocotaku on January 6th, 2006 10:38 am (UTC)
Hah...yeah I noticed the academic part. It really doesn't do much. It only goes up if all your seniors graduate. I might jump ship after the 2005 season of texas and make Baylor the monster of the big 12. Or I'll make Rutgers the beast of the east. I haven't decided what school I'll coach. I've been tempted to resurrect ND since they have ND as a crap school in the game. Or of course, I can bring up boise st. and have tons of fun with the blue field. My longest dynasty in this one is 5 years at texas and 5 at michigan. Or maybe I'll pick oregon since they have like 30 uniforms to choose from. XD
Douglas Triggs: rice universitydoubt72 on January 6th, 2006 11:15 am (UTC)
I'm tempted to invent my own school... Dunno how cool you could make or not, since I haven't actually looked at that feature yet.

I did make up 32 teams for Madden once in franchise mode, just because I could. It didn't actually have that many cool logos to choose from, but I think most of the teams were pretty cool regardless. (Plus, I couldn't pass up turning the 49ers into the Bay City Rollers.) My favorite, though, were the Toronto Snowcats (I think it was Green Bay that got relocated there), with the all-white uniforms. Especially cool when it snowed. :)
┌∩┐{◣_◢}┌∩┐: The King TD Dancechocotaku on January 6th, 2006 11:26 am (UTC)
When I remake jerseys, I like to go like the alternate Pheonix Suns colors. Day-glo orange and medium grey. I'm tempted to make my own custom zone read offense. I've run it every play for seasons on end at less-than heisman difficulty. Gotta love recruiting option qbs every class. I'm 4 wide every chance I get. I hate the true option, it takes too long to develop, and by that time you can be on your ass. One year I just ditched the running when I hurt my qb and went all passing attack when all I had on the roster was a freshman passing qb. Except for a few records on defense, I think I have all the records in my save file.
Douglas Triggs: gir likes squirrelsdoubt72 on January 6th, 2006 11:48 am (UTC)
I likes teh option. Of course, all the crazy redirection you can do with it against a real person doesn't quite work as well against the computer.

(Am I running? Am I passing? Am I a potted plant burning up in the atmosphere?)