• Manny Ramirez gets suspended for 50 games after failing a drug test.
How will the baseball media “experts” react to his Hall Of Fame status?
• But here’s an even bigger story coming straight outta Dodgertown - Kim Kardashian threw out last night’s first pitch!
• Is Red Sox Nation trying to fill the NL All-Star ballots full of Washington Nationals so Boston will have World Series home advantage?
• We figured Jelena Dokic’s dad was crazy & abusive, but would he really take out an Australian ambassador with a rocket attack?
• Ex-Nebraska & Arizona State QB Sam Keller is taking the NCAA & EA Sports to court over his likeness being used in a video game.
Tags: Boston Red Sox
, Ea Sports
, Howard Mudd
, Indianapolis Colts
, Jelena Dokic
, Kim Kardashian
, Los Angeles Dodgers
, Manny Ramirez
, NCAA Postseason Bans
, Ron Artest
, Sam Keller
, Toledo Rockets
, Troy Neel
, Washington Nationals
I don’t play video games nearly as often as I did while still a teenager, but each year I do buy the newest version of EA Sports’ NCAA Football and then spend about two weeks ignoring all friends and responsibilities before putting the controller down. Every year when I get the game, I also make sure that I spend about an hour to an hour and a half manually entering the names of all the players on whichever team I’ve chosen, and the key players from the other schools as well. I just get tired of yelling at WR #83 for dropping passes, I need to know his name to make it real.
Of course the reason I have to do this is because EA Sports can’t use the actual players’ names because even though the NCAA licenses all the schools, mascots, stadiums, etc., they can’t allow them to use the players’ likenesses. Something about them being student athletes and not letting anybody profit off of them except themselves. So using a number instead of a name allows EA to do this.
However, that’s still across the line if you’re former Nebraska and Arizona State quarterback Sam Keller. He’s decided to sue both EA Sports and the NCAA about it.