Field Guide

Friday, August 20, 2010

Transcript

For years, the remarkable accuracy of video game football was the closest armchair quarterbacks could get to actual NFL play-on-the-field. The actual game inspired the virtual one. But increasingly, according to Wired Magazine's Chris Suellentrop, the trend has reversed. A generation of NFL players, raised on games like Madden NFL, are bringing the influence of video games into their real play.

Comments [3]

Chris Gray from New Haven, CT

Oh, I remember.

There was a basketball team - I think it was Russian - that was psychologically experimented upon. The team spent half of their time imagining playing, instead of actual practice, and their play improved equally to those who practiced the entire time.

Had to be less wear and tear on their bodies, too.

Aug. 23 2010 01:49 AM
Chris Gray from New Haven, CT

Oh, yeah, now I remember!

I have this memory of a basketball team - I think it was Russian - that was psychologically experimented upon and they found that if the players spent half of their time imagining playing, rather than in actual practice, their play equally improved to those who practiced the entire time. Has to be a lot less wear and tear on their bodies, too!

Aug. 23 2010 01:43 AM
Bob

I pulled that "video game" move of Brandon Stokeley's in a HS game in 1979 - because I'd seen an Auburn player do it and a NY Giants player do it.

Aug. 21 2010 04:51 PM

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