Though it began so promisingly, the Gus Johnson era of calling the play-by-play in Madden NFL is over after two years. The game's analyst, Cris Collinsworth, is likewise out. The reason? Neither of them got in the booth together. For Madden, or for any other purpose.
My first visit to Augusta National broke the club's dress code with almost criminal negligence: I was wearing basketball shorts, a T-shirt, and was unshaven to boot. Sure, I was on my couch, but I told myself I was stepping to the tee box on the first hole of the world's most prestigious golf course. Does a trip to…
One thing you can count on in the NCAA basketball tournament, playing now, are the CBS promo spots for The Masters, full of pomp and grandeur, with Jim Nantz invoking the Tradition Unlike Any Other. That's what makes this spot for Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters so fantastic.
As the voice of The Masters, one figures Jim Nantz had tremendous leverage negotiating his appearance in the first video game featuring the tournament. Nantz paused considering that, reluctant to speak for an institution he treasures, one that prizes discretion.
Over the steady march of a dozen years' progress, video games have brought us to all the sacred places in sports, awarded all their cherished trophies, and shared all their greatest traditions, except for one, A Tradition Unlike Any Other.