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Posted by ICantBeStopped

@jeff Of course the players are not thinking about the fact that "Hey, a lot of people are watching this." Here today in this game, but when you win, and then you sit back and think, "Everybody was watching played well", boy that was some great experience.

That's what I got.

Posted by smmrbowski

These NFL Quick Looks Jeff and Vinny do are my only way of being educated on the sport.

That probably means you're not very educated on the sport.

Go Giant Bomb Sports Crew!

Edited by ahynds

For those curious, the Green Bay Packers are in fact publicly owned. They're the only team in the NFL that allows that, and I think that's also true for pretty much every major sports league in the country. Also, they don't play that song every time the Packers score a touchdown, it was just a lazy music choice by the developers.

Posted by gbrading

As someone who has zero knowledge of American Football, being British, this was completely hilarious.

Edited by whatisdelicious

Everything about this looks so bad. It's impenetrable for anyone but hardcore football fans and the presentation fluctuates between boring when it's working correctly and broken when it's not.

Seriously, football games need a huge overhaul. Backbreaker was flawed, but it was such an interesting step forward. Such a shame to see them still emulating broadcast. It's so boring. Put me on the field.

Posted by porousshield

I don't understand how people can get frustrated with these quicklooks of sports games. Every time the guys do these types of games they do them the same way so watching them and getting frustrated would be like watching Star Trek and being frustrated that it's a sci-fi show.

Posted by FoolInjection

Jim Nantz does NFL commentary now?... I've only ever heard him on the Golf coverage and golf video games. Bizzare.

Also being Scottish the only thing I know about American Football is that we had a team, the Scottish Claymores, and we won the World Bowl once. Other than that I know hee-haw about American Football.

Edited by Kevin_Cogneto

Jim Nantz does NFL commentary now?

He's been doing it for like thirty years.

Posted by WMoyer83

"We are all smiling. We are all psyched. We are shit. We are Oakland."

-new Oakland motto courtesy of Vinny

Posted by JTC545

HERE COME'S THE BOOM

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Posted by nsmb2_mario

As someone who also doesn't know/care about football, I found this quick look very enjoyable.

Edited by jiggajoe14

Phil Simms sucks so much.

Posted by mrcraggle

I usually love a Jeff/Vinny football QL despite knowing very little about it as they're usually fun to watch but this was very dry. I'm putting the blame on there game here though. The college football game does seem to have that touch of personality that's missing here. The slow menus really don't help especially during the management part where it grinds to a halt as it "simulates" the games.

Posted by mrcraggle

I usually love a Jeff/Vinny football QL despite knowing very little about it as they're usually fun to watch but this was very dry. I'm putting the blame on there game here though. The college football game does seem to have that touch of personality that's missing here. The slow menus really don't help especially during the management part where it grinds to a halt as it "simulates" the games.

Posted by notha

@scratch said:

Casually racist Vinny.

i dont think its racist if you genuinely dont know what you're saying

Posted by MeatSim

The move to 2 dollar french fries was Giant Bomb's most explosive moment of the game.

Posted by drumpsycho89

as someone who has never been into American Football and has only ever watched the superbowl, this game seems horribly confusing to play...

Posted by KaneRobot

Giant Bomb Varsity Club 2k13

Edited by FoolInjection

@kevin_cogneto: Really? What channel? I honestly can say I've never heard him do NFL coverage before. Bear in mind though I'm basing this off what I've seen repeated on TV in the UK on our cut rate ESPN and tape-delay Channel 5 coverage in the 2000's.

Edited by cthomer5000

Vinny: It's a shitty time travel, we've only got back to 2012

Jeff: Oh jeez, I've got people to warn.

Haha, this time travel skit is fun-....wait....oh :(

I could only think of the "Oh...i made myself sad" line from Futurama. :(

Posted by SuzukaGongen

On one hand, I feel bad for football fans who actually want to know if this game would be good for them.

On the other hand, I watched this 3 times and cracked up each time. Maybe it's in a way, comforting to watch a QL featuring people who have the same interest and knowledge of American football as I do.

Posted by GorillaMoPena

Everything about this looks so bad. It's impenetrable for anyone but hardcore football fans and the presentation fluctuates between boring when it's working correctly and broken when it's not.

Seriously, football games need a huge overhaul. Backbreaker was flawed, but it was such an interesting step forward. Such a shame to see them still emulating broadcast. It's so boring. Put me on the field.

But the problem is the hardcore football fan is a huge market and they want to emulate the broadcast.

Posted by whatisdelicious

@gorillamopena: I mean, yes, it makes no sense for them to deviate, but I just feel like it's weird that there's only one football game on the market and it's hardcore and broadcast-style and there's nothing else. Well, other than Blitz, but they've already abandoned it again.

Edited by ghostNPC

Nice ingame advertisements.

How much is this game, again?

Posted by Darson

WHAT A SEASON

Posted by mlarrabee

The Seahawks are rated at 90? I mean, I'll take it, but isn't that a bit generous?

Posted by Kevin_Cogneto

@foolinjection: CBS. Jim Nantz is the lead play-by-play announcer for every sport that CBS has: NFL football, college basketball, and the PGA tour. He did the Superbowl last season, and every other time CBS has had it as far back as I can remember.

Sports facts! They don't belong here, but I'm bringing them anyway!

Posted by lawgiver

this is a good foreshadowing of how the jets season is going to go :(

Posted by Ronald_Raiden

why does this game have so many menus? how is that good for anyone????

Edited by courage_wolf

I don't know about you guys, but I am extremely excited about the Cuidad de Mexico Asaltantes next season. I think they have great potential to play a good, clean season and will really strike a chord with the home town fans. Their move is going to be nothing but positive and only good things will come of it.

Edited by Allison

The Youtube version of this video doesn't exist anymore. Like, isn't on your guys' channel or anything.

Posted by cooljammer00

Where's the Youtube version?!

Edited by radioactivez0r

I really really want a rhythm-based football game now. Better start learning Unity.

Posted by radioactivez0r

I really really want a rhythm-based football game now. Better start learning Unity.

Posted by amazinmace

I downloaded the demo on PS3.

JAGGED EDGES

OH GOD THIS GAME NEEDS ANTIALIASING

Posted by Rasmoss

Wait, you can move your team to Dublin, Ireland. What. The fuck?

Posted by SatelliteOfLove

Poor Vinny, loses every time.

Posted by ki11tank

As an NFL fan this is amazingly bad/good, can't decide if each cringe worthy mistake is more funny or sad though lol.

also go pack go.

Posted by Scrawnto

Well, thanks to this comment section, I know a new racist slur. That's unfortunate.

Frankly though, I don't think Vinny knew it was derogatory. I don't really think enough people in this country are well enough acquainted with the various peoples of the Indian subcontinent to have specific slurs for each of them, so that word doesn't have much usage here even among the racists I've encountered.

Posted by blacklab

I always love the feigned ignorance of sports in these QL's.

Posted by Rorie

Sorry for the issue with the Youtube version. Should be working now.

Staff
Edited by thornie

@mlarrabee said:

The Seahawks are rated at 90? I mean, I'll take it, but isn't that a bit generous?

No way dude. The Seahawks are many analysts favorite to go to the Super Bowl this year. They have the best Defense in the league and a stud QB/RB combo.

Posted by Blargonaut

I used to like Madden games back in like 02, but this looks pretty boring.

Posted by Godlyawesomeguy

I wonder if "I've got people to warn" was a reference to Ryan.