OT: Hits keep on coming for EA Sports - Lost lawsuit regarding Intellectual Property for Madden franchise
After last week's NCAA decision to divest themselves of attachment to the EA Sports NCAA franchise - I'm sure executives were hoping for a better outcome in the lawsuit regarding the Madden Franchise.
Long story short, one of the original Madden game's developers was essentially screwed out of tons of money as EA used his code but claimed it did not...thus denying him a piece of the pie and future royalties. He sued and won (pending appeal) gaining himself $11 million.
This legal thing has not been going EA's way. I'm sure they're not excited about the O'Bannon case either.
Edit: Meant for this to be in Forum topics but screwed it up. If this can be moved by Mods, please do so - sorry about that. If not, let the Negs begin!
Edit2: Modified title that was confusing making it appear Madden might go away. My bad.
MOD EDIT: Changed to "forum topic". Removed from Diary section. - LSA
Like Northwestern, Michigan has a rather favorable schedule as long as the Wolverines meet a certain baseline. Of the four teams projected 21st or better, three come to Ann Arbor, including Notre Dame early and Ohio State late. Only two road opponents are projected better than 40th. If Michigan can improve to around the top-15 level, the Wolverines could win a lot of games. Hell, they could win allof them.
But the projections are lukewarm for a reason. Only about half of last year's starters return. The offensive line is pretty green. The pass rush isn't guaranteed to improve, nor is the secondary. The best defensive player is going to play half the season at best. And perhaps most importantly from a numbers standpoint, Michigan has played at a top-15 level only once in the last six years.
That the Wolverines held steady at 20th overall last year is a positive sign, and I do think that there is some addition-by-subtraction going on in substituting a little explosiveness for a lot of efficiency on offense. They are still a few ifs away from a truly elite season, but I like their chances of getting to 10 wins overall, much more than the numbers do, anyway.
As we know they make shirts for both teams in a championship so that it is available as soon as the game is over to sell to celebrating fans. Normally the loser shirts go to some developing country never to be seen but at least one ND shirt ended up in Pennsylvania.
I am posting this mainly because of my hatred for ND.
So UM Flint's club football team has a facebook page and I was on it ("why?", you ask. I'm not sure).
And found this dated Jan 21st of this year:
with the quote "new helmet design approved by Ann Arbor"
Looks like they're going to use it moving ahead. I think it's pretty awesome. Go Flint Kodiaks!
I am attending the Chicago Football Preview featuring our very own Brian, Sam Webb, and Gerry Dinardo. Does anybody have any questions they want asked?
Getting excited for the season hope you all are also. Closer than you think.