NCAA Football ’13: Ole Miss Not Given a Fair Shot
Have you seen the classic Ang Lee kung fu movie “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”? You know, the movie where the characters have such massive vertical leaps they end up on top of bamboo branches. Guess what? Newtonian physics no longer applies, and they can conduct massive kung fu fistfights atop the branches, monastery rooftops, and all sorts of high places.
Why am I mentioning all this martial arts movie awesomeness here? Well, you would have to employ the same suspension of belief in Newtonian gravity and basic common sense physics to think that NCAA Football ’13 treats all collegiate teams right. Take the case of the object of many Southern college football fans’ respect and adoration, the University of Mississippi also known by its legendary nickname, Ole Miss. NCAA Football ’13 just doesn’t give Ole Miss much of a fair shot. How can this legendary southern football team get a fair shot when the opposing team members can leap vertically by 57 inches? How else to describe all the mid-field interceptions and miraculous opposing team catches as other than “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon does college football”? No wonder some college football game simulation observers and game critics consider NCAA Football a sub-par title. Remember, folks, we’re talking about a simulation game here. Let me say it again: S-I-M-U-L-A-T-I-O-N. As in there has to be some realistic closeness or approximation to the thing or activity being simulated.
How can you call 57 inch vertical leaps and regular mid field interceptions a simulation? NCAA Football better step up because it just might draw even more resentment from loyal college football fans sick of seeing their alma mater ground to dust on the digital gridiron.