Friday, February 13, 2009

Sometimes Football Needs to Be Held Up to a Little Digitized Mirror to Remind Us Why it's Worth It

Little Pro Vercelli has been promoted to Serie B! For those who aren't aware, Brian Phillips over at the Run of Play has been managing Italy's tiny Pro Vercelli via the masterful footballing AI of Football Manager. The saga of his attempt at global footballing domination while struggling with Cameroon call-ups and adorably incompetent assistant managers like Walter Colombo (a cult fave) has been captivating as all get out.

If FM haven't already picked this up as some sort of marketing tool, someone should get on it pronto.

1 comment:

Erinti said...

It's certainly made me want to give the game a whirl, and I a. don't do video games and b. don't know my ass from my elbow when it comes to soccer tactics.