Playing FIFA 11 in a pool in a stretch Hummer driving through LA? Hell of a home-console advantage for the Phoenix Suns' Steve Nash, sure. But is that really cause for Landon Donovan to call him a bleeping bleep?
Sure, I called it. Then again, any eight-year-old watching him bang home the winner in stoppage time of the U.S.-Algeria match could tell you Landon Donovan would be making his third appearance on the cover of EA Sports' FIFA series.
EA Sports believes this is the year that soccer—or at least their version of it—will finally take over America. They are wrong, of course. This country's knowledge gap won't be closed by one Landon Donovan goal—or box cover.
Four American gamers lost to non-Americans in the second annual Gillette EA Sports Champions of Gaming Tournament in New York City last night. But then, in a twist, two pro athletes beat two of the tournament-winning gamers.