The Line Drive 12/14

Posted December 14th, 2008 at 8:45 am

  • As discussed previously the Arena Football League is in big trouble and it now looks like the 2009 season may be canceled. However they are now reconsidering the decision to scrap it. Regardless the AFL license that is available after EA Sports decided not to renew won’t be appealing to any other companies.
  • Operation Sports is running their year end awards. You can vote for them here. Categories include sports game of the year, best title for each particular sport, and best company interaction.
  • Don’t forget that the unveiling of Fight Night Round 4 will take place tonight on the Spike VGAs which begins at 9et/6pt. Will it deliver with something never before seen in a videogame? We’ll see. One thing that will be shown is “a virtual bout between two legends of the ring” which likely means Ali and Tyson.
  • Just a reminder that the Home Club is up. If you are interested in joining search from within Home and request to join. I’ll then accept it. For whatever reason the ability for me to send invites out is broken.
  • So I used that original next-gen Madden “target” CGI screenshot and its interesting to me that it featured Andy Reid and Donovan McNabb who are still together to this day. There are probably only a few cases where over four years ago a team had the same head coach and starting QB as they do now.
  • A producer blog on EA Sports World mentions that the official title for Madden next year will be Madden NFL 10 rather than Madden NFL 2010. Personally I think that sounds lame and makes little sense. I’d much rather have 2010, 20-10, or even XXI representing the 21st year of the franchise. Vote in the poll for which name you would prefer.