So much for that “it’s what’s on the front of the jersey that counts”

EA Sports executive Joel Linzer is on the stand for the plaintiffs in O’Bannon today.  Here’s one thing he just said:

Please, amateurism supporters, explain to me how he doesn’t know what he’s talking about.

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8 responses to “So much for that “it’s what’s on the front of the jersey that counts”

  1. Dawgfan Will

    First thing I did every year when I played NCAA Football XXXX was download a full roster so the names were as accurate as possible. You could play the game without it, but it made it just a bit cooler to be running Gurley up the middle instead of RB#3.

    • I know on some of the earlier versions of NCAA if you put the names on the back the announcer would actually SAY THE NAME…meaning that they would of recorded hundreds of names in anticipation that players would do this. It was such a thin veil there. Everyone knew what the gig was, including EA sports.

      • CreswellKing

        If I remember correctly, they would even pronounce Mohamed Massaquoi’s name. Not exactly like recording a bunch of generic “John Smiths”.

  2. sectionzalum

    dare i ask, why is schlabach using duck dynasty for his profile pic?