Say it with me: “Football can be fun and it will be fun. Football can be fun and it will be fun. Football can be fun and it will be fun.”
Some were convinced the iconic football video game franchise was pulling the ol’ bait and switch:
Which means they will win week 1. It's always the opposite of the sim— Hank Edwards (@HankEdwards36) September 9, 2018
Others were not having any of it, writing off the results as inconceivable:
Not happening— LH (@KnowBody83) September 9, 2018
And finally, some of the viewers were outright dismissive of how the game could be so wrong in its estimation of Matthew Stafford’s performance, all the way down to his stat line:
Yea I stopped watching after I seen Stafford hold the ball for 10secs in the pocket and then throw a horrible pass.— Cool Breeze (@Ezdoesit27) September 9, 2018
Stafford looked terrible though, he threw 3 picks.— Graham Weaver (@graham__weaver) September 9, 2018
It’s therapeutic. Say it with me: “Football can be fun and it will be fun. Football can be fun and it will be fun. Football can be fun and it will be fun.”
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