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Mid-days With Bob Cooney: Weekdays 10am – 2pm

Mid-days With Bob Cooney: Weekdays 10am – 2pm

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 14: Quarterback Tarvaris Jackson #7 of the Minnesota Vikings runs out of the pocket to his right and looks to make a pass play during their NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on December 14, 2008 in Glendale, Arizona. The Vikings defeated the Cardinals 35-14.

College Football is making its return to the video game industry. It took a hiatus for over a decade while the name image and likeness situation was sorted out. For too long the NCAA steadfastly refused to even let players profit off of their own image. But now that players finally can, the iconic video game series will make its return this Summer in the form of ‘College Football 25.’

And unlike in past iterations of the game, you will actually be able to play as some of your favorite college players. In the past, they couldn’t use the athlete’s name or likeness. So you wound up with some dude who looks nothing like Robert Griffin being the QB for Baylor. Now with NIL being allowed, players can be paid for the rights to their name and image. So you will be able to pick Colorado and play as Sheduer Sanders for instance. Assuming Sanders is one of the players who opts into letting them use his image.

And in honor of the game returning, Andrew Salciunas has been writing all week about sports video games. Here is what he has put out so far.

And today he is continuing that series by talking about some players he used to dominate with in sports video games. but not star players. Anyone can boot up Madden and put up big numbers with Patrick Mahomes or another Super Star. Instead, he counted down the guys who weren’t stars, and in some cases weren’t even good players. But for whatever reason in video game form, they were unstoppable.

Here are 5 Non-Star players Andrew Salciunas couldn’t be stopped with in sports video games:


  • Eddie House

    OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - JANUARY 30:  Guard Eddie House #55 of the Miami Heat celebrates after making a three-point shot during a 108-103 win against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Ford Center on January 30, 2011 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

    That’s NBA Champion Eddie House to you! I think his overall rating in any NBA game never eclipsed 70. But the dude was a SNIPER from 3. I won a league MVP with House before and I’m pretty sure LeBron was on that team. Catch and shoot, step-backs, it didn’t matter. Eddie House was a bucket.

  • Tony Womack

    CHICAGO - JUNE 17:  Tony Womack #1 of the Chicago Cubs bats against the Detroit Tigers on June 17, 2006 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Tigers defeated the Cubs 9-3.

    There is a chance that if you didn’t read this article, you would never have thought of the name Tony Womack ever again. Back when slapping singles and dropping bunts mattered. Tony Womack was that dude in old baseball games. Once he got on base, he was stealing second and third.

  • Gavin Floyd

    ST. LOUIS - APRIL 9:  Gavin Floyd #34 of the Philadelphia Phillies pitches against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on April 9, 2005 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Phillies defeated the Cards 10-4.

    This former Phillies legend ended up getting traded to the Chicago White Sox. He had a few good years in real life, but he was headed to Cooperstown when I pitched with him. The 12-6 curve in some baseball games was basically a cheat code, and he had that. I would draft him low enough to be the 3rd or 4th guy in the rotation, but he would end up winning Cy Young each year.

  • Birdman Chris Anderson

    MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 20: Chris Andersen #11 of the Miami Heat shoots a free throw during a game against the Los Angeles Clippers at American Airlines Arena on November 20, 2014 in Miami, Florida.

    Nobody plays 2K to play with a big. But if you want to run a pick-and-roll with an athletic big man and get triple-doubles thanks to rebounds and blocks, Birdman was that guy. He could be your last draft pick and make the biggest impact on both ends on the floor

  • Xavier Nady


    FORT MYERS, FL - MARCH 13: Outfielder Xavier Nady #22 of the New York Yankees bats against the Boston Red Sox March 13, 2009 at City of Palms Park in Fort Myers, Florida.

    Talk about a bust out. Nady hit at least 20 home runs in just 2 years of his 12-year career. But we aren’t talking real-life people. Nady for some reason had a power rating against left-handed pitchers in the 90s. Bring him in as a platoon player, and he is hitting 30+ bombs in 80 starts.

  • Tarvaris Jackson

    MINNEAPOLIS - SEPTEMBER 12: Quarterback Tarvaris Jackson #7 of the Minnesota Vikings looks to pass the ball during the game against the Indianapolis Colts at the Metrodome on September 14, 2008 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

    RIP. Jackson was the quarterback of the Vikings when Adrian Peterson entered the league. I would play as Minnesota in Madden, but not for AP. I played for Jackson. Play action passes to tight ends or tucking and running, he was my MVP.

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