However, O’Bannon was a lead plaintiff in a lawsuit against the NCAA and EA Sports over the use of players’ names and likenesses. EA Sports never used players’ names in its games, but that was about the only thing it didn’t replicate.
The first time O’Bannon meets someone, he said nine times out of 10 they ask about video games. I was in the gym the other day and a guy looked at me and said, ‘Hey, I know who you are, you’re the one that got the games taken away,’ he said. He laughed about it. When I say my name, I expect someone to say that. If that’s what you recognize me for, I refuse to try and change your mind or justify my actions.
Current players are torn, however. Making money would have been great, but as Tennessee linebacker Sapp pointed out, seeing themselves in the game was worth something, too.
Or just roll a pair of dice to decide the outcome of games & skip the soccer altogether.
Soccer fans don’t seem as sensitive as hockey fans when it comes to people knocking their sports, but Wilson did receive some blow back. The best part, though, was people using Dwight memes and The Office references to reply to Wilson’s World Cup bashing.
I didn’t lead with the LeBron news today because you’ve been inundated with takes and opinons about it for 12-15 straight hours already. (If you want a roundup of the best tweets and memes, my colleague, Dan Gartland has you covered in today’s Hot Clicks.) I said last week that I didn’t want him to sign with L.A. because as an old person on the East Coast, I won’t be able to stay up to watch him play that much.