To fill that void, I play in a full 32-player online league in Madden NFL 13. Easily the dorkiest thing I do, it draws many similarities to one of my favorite gaming genres, RPGs. Sure, this sort of thing has been talked about plenty of times before, even in using Madden as a recent example, but this week's Penny Arcade comic hits home at the cross-section of sports fans and gamers. The center space of that Venn diagram is bigger than some would care to think.
To be clear, I'm mulling over this topic primarily because I'm in my bye week in said Madden league. Oh, the horrors. If you're as sad about the impending loss of football as I am, I encourage you to check out last week's webcomics, then vote for your favorite after the break!
He Hungers (ReadySoup)
FTL (Dave the Direman)
A Lifetime of Achievements (Dorkly)
Trunk Space (Awkward Zombie)
Generation Gap (Virtual Shackles)
Charades (Extra Life)
Sportz (Penny Arcade)