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Just Another Cheat Code

July 11, 2010 1 comment

I remember playing Contra on the NES in the third grade. My friend Tim and I would play it for hours. My preferred weapon of choice was the spray gun. The moment I got the game, I quickly punched in the, “30 lives” cheat. (Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, B, A, select, start. Like you needed me to even say it.) Within a few hours, I was celebrating my victory. Tim, however, refused to use the cheat. He stuck with the three lives allotted by Konami. He failed. And failed. And failed. Days went by. Weeks. Months. And then on that fateful Friday night, he finally beat the game. He was a winner. I celebrated with him. And deep down, I was jealous.

Maybe I could have beaten the game with three lives. Maybe I had it in me. I’ve always been primarily a sports game guy, so it was rare that I’d put a lot of time into a game like Contra. After beating the game with 30 lives, I had little motivation to put in the necessary work to beat it again with only three. But I often wonder if I really could have done it.

I was the LeBron James of Nintendo. Read more…

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Hear Cory Ritzau Live on ESPN Bakersfield

June 22, 2010 Leave a comment

World Cup beat writer and author of the Two Touch series, Cory Ritzau, will be joining ESPN Radio’s, Corey Costelloe, today in the 4 p.m. hour to give the skinny on tomorrow’s U.S. – Algeria matchup, as well as America’s chances of advancing to the Round of 16. Read more…

The History of Sports Fantasy Draft

March 31, 2010 4 comments

You’re like me. As your fantasy league draft draws near, an itch that not even Lamisil can cure starts growing inside of you. Fantasy drafts are the BEST. The thrill of anticipation is undeniable. Like going to sleep on Christmas Eve, but hopped up on PEDs and ADHD medication. Really the only problem with fantasy MLB, NBA or NFL drafts is that you pretty much know what you’re getting into with each one.

Unless of course, you create your own draft, unique to you and your buddies. Any theme is a good one. You know, like The History of Sports. Enter the Not in HD writing staff who would exit better men than we were. Read more…

In Honor Of A Fallen Hero, Please Observe A Moment Of Silence

February 20, 2009 Leave a comment
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Smith, with future radio co-host Michael Irvin

Emmitt Smith is no longer at ESPN.

The sure-to-be Hall of Fame running back for the Arizona Cardinals Dallas Cowboys was quietly let go by the sports broadcasting giant, when his contract was not renewed for the upcoming year. Read more…

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