A walk-on running back; a dad who couldn't tell his kids what he did; a fat kid who started going to the gym and never stopped. A guy who came to know his sport's greatest venue in ways some champions never will. The top man at sports video gaming's dominant publisher, and a college student who considers himself a "virtual athlete," watching every out from his wheelchair.
Stick Jockey, the sports video game column of Kotaku, brought to you more than four dozen stories in 2011 of those who play video games, those who make them, and all who are fans. These are my 10 most favorite.