"Why is quarterback Jay Cutler getting worse?" asked the Chicago Sun-Times (2011 Pulitzer Prize winner), a fairly important question to Chicago Bears fans, and pretty intriguing if the writer had an answer. His answer, however, was to play a round of Madden NFL 12 where he swapped Cutler with the opposing team's quarterback, Aaron Rodgers.
I wish I could have an excuse to play video games for an hour and get paid for writing an article about it. 5 Cultures That Could Have Totally Conquered The World, backed up by some Civilization, how about that? 7 Reasons Space Travel Is Actually Two-Dimensional, based on playing through Starcraft? Editors? No?
In space, you can only go up like about 100 feet.
Other sites write articles using Madden to predict the games for that week. That site and ESPN are doing it, and who knows what else. It's strange for a professional sportswriter to do something for you that you not only can do at home but is actually something designed for the mass market to enjoy at home. It's like paying someone to eat a cake for you.