I had been extremely excited for the July 12th release of NCAA 12. The thought of Ralphie being in the game (finally; an aesthetic touch, but necessary) along with a revamping of the dynasty mode that keeps me recruiting till the wee hours of the morning had me more amped than usual to donate my annual $60 to EA's coffers.
Then came the release of the team rankings.
You'll have to scroll all the way down, past fucking CSU at #87, to get to the Buffs at #89. (Rating us below CSU's shit program is just a low blow. Some Ram must work on that staff, there's just no other explanation.) And the shit has truly hit the fan as what was once a 4-star rated program not three years ago is now 2-star rated along with a bunch of BCS rejects like Bowling Green and Wyoming. We now have a tangible cost associated with the Hawk Dynasty: our virtual football reality is on par with the Bulldogs of Louisiana Tech. Scorched earth indeed.
Hawk bashing aside: 2-stars? It's not that bad is it? I know the product hasn't been what we're accustomed to in recent years, but the program was in the Big XII title game not even a decade ago. C'mon EA, give us a pity 3rd star.
Please, I'm begging you.