This post is sponsored by EA Sports NCAA Football 2011.
I've had a blast writing this "Where I Come From" series over the last week. I've received several emails from readers who really enjoyed "How I Became a Miner Fan" and the series in general.
Come August, I'll definitely be on my XBox 360 for a while playing NCAA Football 11; email me if you want to exchange gamer tags (firstname.lastname@example.org) but I must warn you- I'm pretty damn good on the Xbox- my brother's been known to cry himself to sleep after I PWN him in Gears of War 2.
To officially conclude the series, EA wanted to share this message with you all:
When you go to particular school or grow up a around college football you are more than just a fan. It’s who you are. We thought we could leverage this pride in your roots and show that ‘where you come from’ is more than just a statement about geography. By positioning NCAA Football 11 as a game that understands this pride and is authentic to these traditions, the takeaway should be that anything that is in college football is in NCAA Football11.
And this doesn’t just include game play (though that’s a huge part of it). It’s rivals and mascots; it’s legends and stories. It’s those things that are at the very fabric of the game itself. Of course the game is great this year as well. With authentic entrances, mascots and specific offenses for each team the term "where I come from" takes on a much larger meaning. While playing NCAA Football 11 is ultimately a great sports sim, it should also give you a sense of the pride and emotion one has for being a fan of a team they will never not be a part of.
The only way the game could be more real, for UTEP fans, is if John Teicher was calling the games.