Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Czech Republic Wins the Cup in Xbox Simulation

EA Sports' FIFA 2006 and Xbox have just finished a simulation of the World Cup, and the Czech Republic came out on top, narrowly edging out Brazil in the final on the back of Pavel Nedved.

Fortunately for the US, an 84th minute Beasley goal helped them to a 2-2 tie with the Czechs in their opening game. The US also upset Italy and beat Ghana before going on to lose to Brazil in the second round.

But, that just sounds a little too good to be true. Reckless Abandon has a feeling that Group E will be a little messier than that. We don't think the Czech team can get out of the group with two wins and a tie, and we also don't think that Italy will just lay down twice—to both the US and the Czech.

But, why are we wasting time even speculating about this? Because we just forgot that we're talking about a fake tournament played by a video game. Here at Reckless, we're so information starved with no games yet that we've resorted to analyzing computer simulations. Anyways, we all know the joga bonita is sloppier and more nuanced than a computer can ever be.


At 10:35 AM, Anonymous Thierry Campbell said...

The Tupelo High School team of 01' was the most dominant side in the state of Mississippi's history. Led by all-world players such as Clayton Gillentine and John Payne. Sadly, they never saw their full potential on a national stage. Lucky for whoever the national champs in 01' were.


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