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Saturday, December 20, 2014
10:52 AM - December 20, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The 2014 college football season is under way, and we have it all covered on Dual Threat, Operation Sports' College Football Podcast! Dual Threat is hosted by Matt Cahill, a.k.a. Drab T-Shirt, and Robert Bode, hosts and producers at 106.7 The Fan in DC, and they discuss everything college football related with an opinionated and fast-paced show!

In this episode of Dual Threat Season 3, Drab and Bode discuss the 2014-15 Bowl Season, whether there is such a thing as too much football, where Jim Harbaugh should coach next season, and which Heisman Trophy winner will have the better NFL career; Oregon's Marcus Mariota or FSU's Jameis Winston.

Be sure to follow the show and guys on Twitter, @DualThreatCFB, @DrabTShirt and @Bode1067. Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher, listen in the embedded player below or click here. Also, you can check out the guys every Saturday morning from 7-8am on 106.7 The Fan in DC! Be sure to listen in every week for new episodes, right here on OperationSports.com. Thanks for listening!


Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: SportsVotes: 17 - View All
Friday, December 19, 2014
05:48 PM - December 19, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

For those of you that didn't get Bruce Lee in EA Sports UFC via pre-order or purchased him individually or in a bundle in the UFC Store, you're in luck.

Bruce Lee will be available to download for free to play in EA Sports UFC from December 22, 2014 through January 5, 2015 on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4. All variations of Bruce Lee will be available, as listed below.
  • Bruce Lee – Bantamweight Division (Currently $1.99)
  • Bruce Lee – Featherweight Division (Currently $1.99)
  • Bruce Lee – Lightweight Division (Currently $1.99)
  • Bruce Lee – Welterweight Division (Currently $1.99)
  • Bruce Lee – Weightclass Bundle (all four divisions) - (Currently $5.99)
In case you missed it, you can download EA Sports UFC for free if you are an EA Access subscriber.

Source - EA Sports

Game: EA Sports UFCReader Score: 5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 6 - View All
04:45 PM - December 19, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Here it is! The most anticipated show of the year – the 2014 Press Row Podcast Sports Game of the Year. The votes have been tallied and the winners are announced. As always, none of the panelists are aware of who wins coming into the show, and the discussions leading up to the unveiling and the reactions afterwards are the best part of it. This year we also add two new twists – we award our first-ever Rookie of the Year award and we “present” the Sports Game of the Year award to the development team for their reaction! It’s our best-ever Game of the Year episode, and we hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we did putting it all together. Happy Holidays!

Joining us this week:Send us your feedback! We love to hear from you and can’t wait to read your stuff on the air in a future episode. Do it one of these ways:

1) Follow the show on Twitter at @PressRowPodcast and send us some Tweets while you’re there
2) Email the show at PressRowPodcast@gmail.com
3) Respond to this post

Also, the Press Row Podcast is now available on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/...ow/id563624090) and Stitcher Radio (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/oper...ss-row-podcast), so subscribe to it and rate it too!

Enjoy the show!

Run Time: 1 Hour, 51 Minutes

If you can't view or listen to the embedded player below, please click here.


Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 17 - View All
04:41 PM - December 19, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Knocked out of the playoffs in your year-long fantasy league, but still want to play this weekend? You can play with us in the Week 16 Operation Sports FanDuel league this week. It's $5 to join, first place wins $50, and the top 10 teams all win cash this weekend. You can click here to join.

Week 15's top performers were Leveon Bell (27% owned) and Odell Beckham (29% owned). They had monster Sundays, and it's no coincidence they were both on the league's winning lineup from coletrain3193.


FanDuel fantasy football leagues run through the conference championship games of the NFL season, but they offer one-day fantasy leagues for every other major sport. To sign up to check out fantasy NBA, NHL, NCAA Football, or NCAA Basketball on FanDuel, you can sign up here!

Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: SportsVotes: 17 - View All

The Golf Club Feature Update #2 is scheduled to arrive later today and contains plenty of content and many bug fixes (282 of them). Below are some of the contents, but click here to see all of the bug fixes.

MAIN CONTENTS
  • New Theme – Countryside
  • Handicap System
  • New Game Mode – Stableford
  • Multi-plant tool in Greg Norman Course Designer
  • Optimization on all Platforms
  • Expanded Commentary
  • Ability to change Tee Box Styles and Colours
  • New Official Course – Flin Flon Golf Club
  • New Official Course – Great Tottington Golf Club
  • New Official Tournaments for all handicap levels – some available immediately, most progressively over the holidays.
  • New Official Tours for different handicap levels – to be released over the holiday period.

Game: The Golf ClubReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 3 - View All
01:37 PM - December 19, 2014. Posted by DustinT. Written by Ben Vollmer

There has been so much buzz and too little punch for the New York Knicks over the last decade. It many ways, it disproves the theory that as long as you have a superstar, you can still win a lot of games in the NBA. Despite Carmelo Anthony's loyalty to the storied organization, things only seem to be getting worse. With bloated salary and little talent, where can the Knicks even begin? Here are three moves that every Knicks owner can make in NBA 2K15 to return Spike Lee's favorite squad into powerhouse form:

1. Find a Partner in Crime: Do what the Knicks have failed to the past few seasons and find Carmelo a great complimentary player to have at his side. Some names that will be popping up in free agency next summer: Paul Millsap, Rajon Rando, Greg Monroe and LaMarcus Aldridge.

2. Cut, Cut, Cut: A lot of guys on the Knicks are not tradable (we are looking at you, Amar'e) and it's up to you to make sure they are out of a job. Do whatever you can to free up some cash to follow up on the above advice. Another possibility is to swap bad contracts with another team in hopes that a change of scenery spurs something.

3. Find Early's Game: Cleanthony Early was regarded as one of the most underrated draft picks of 2014. Do everything you can to make sure that he becomes a consistent piece of the machine, because the Knicks could use the youth and low-cost.

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: iOS / PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 34 - View All
01:12 PM - December 19, 2014. Posted by DustinT. Written by Kevin Groves

Achieving success in FIFA 15's Manager Mode can be challenging, even for the most experienced player. Building your ideal squad takes a mixture of skill, patience and a little bit of luck. With tools such as the Transfer/Loan Market and Youth Academy at your disposal, finding the right combination of experienced players mixed in with some promising youngsters can lead to sustained success. In this article we'll take a look at a few approaches centered around building a squad capable of winning trophies give some fairly common scenarios.

READ MORE - Achieving Your Ideal Squad Balance

Game: FIFA 15Reader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 6 - View All
09:42 AM - December 19, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

NBA 2K15 roster updates arrive much more frequently this year. Whenever one is available, Mike Stauffer (bedwardsroy19) will provide us with the details.

Check out the changes for this mornings roster update below.

NOTE: If you have a roster update request, please post it in this thread (comments will be locked for individual roster updates from now on). The requests in this thread, should be exclusively in reference to inaccuracies in specific jersey team colors, player accessories, shoes, jersey numbers, player information, rotations, contracts, and missing players. The thread is NOT meant to discuss player attributes/tendencies/badges/art changes.

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Hey All!

Today’s roster update includes updates for all injuries, lineups and rotations reflecting the most recent games.

It also includes the big trade that went down yesterday with the Boston Celtics sending Rajon Rondo and Dwight Powell to the Dallas Mavericks for Brandan Wright, Jameer Nelson and Jae Crowder. Boston released Vitor Faverani to free agency to make room for the trade.

Hope everyone is having a good week! It's FRIDAY!

-Mike Stauffer (@2Kstauff)

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 34 - View All
Thursday, December 18, 2014
05:03 PM - December 18, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner

Super Mega Baseball is a surprise title this year, with many raving about its quality. Our review gave the game some praise as well.

But what about you? What do you think of Super Mega Baseball?

Sound off by voting in our poll and leave a comment on your general thoughts.

Game: Super Mega BaseballReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4Votes: 2 - View All
04:16 PM - December 18, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Guest Post

Thanks to BradyBunch88 on the Operation Sports Forums for his great FIFA beginners guide. If you want to cheat ahead in this series, you can see the full document at the link. Throughout the rest of this week, we'll be posting tidbits from the guide to help newer FIFA players along. Today, we're looking at youth players.

First off, there is an extremely awesome scouting guide at FIFAScoutingTips.com.

With that said, your youth staff is actually very easy. Obviously ideally you want a guy who is a five star on both judgement and experience -- but ideally we'd all have an unlimited amount of funds to build our teams with as well. The floor on scouts is probably a 3 star guy, as anything below that results in quickly diminishing returns.

When sending a scout to a new country, make sure you send him to a place with talent. Wasting your time in countries where there is no talent is just that. The best countries for talent seem to be England, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Argentina, Brazil, Germany, Colombia, and France.

The main thing you want to focus on is player potential. What you want is a player rated in the 70-75 range at least. Anything over 75 is a likely hit, and signing him immediately is a good idea. I have always looked at the number directly in between both the upper and lower end as the true number a player will reach.

When you sign players, keep them in your youth academy until the May update. That time period is huge as your young players get a boost in May. After that, you can simply sign the best onto your main squad with a £500 a week contract.

When a youth player wants out, you either will have to call him up or let him go. Obviously if he's not developing a release is the easiest solution. Giving young players playing time against bad teams is a great way ensure they develop when they are finally on your squad, with many developing up to +3 points a year. While having players get good match ratings used to be a way to ensure they grow, I'm unsure if that's the case in FIFA 15. So obviously, make sure young players play well to ensure they develop to their fullest potential.


How do you go about developing youth players in FIFA 15?

Game: FIFA 15Reader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 6 - View All
03:14 PM - December 18, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

NBA 2K15 roster updates arrive much more frequently this year. Whenever one is available, Mike Stauffer (bedwardsroy19) will provide us with the details.

Check out the changes for this mornings roster update below.

NOTE: If you have a roster update request, please post it in this thread (comments will be locked for individual roster updates from now on). The requests in this thread, should be exclusively in reference to inaccuracies in specific jersey team colors, player accessories, shoes, jersey numbers, player information, rotations, contracts, and missing players. The thread is NOT meant to discuss player attributes/tendencies/badges/art changes.

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Hey All!

Here are today’s roster update notes:

All Injuries/Lineups/Rotations reflect most recent games

Attribute Updates
  • Anthony Davis OVR 94 (0)- Standing Mid Range +4, Moving Mid Range +5
  • Russell Westbrook OVR 90 (+1)- Pass Vision +2, Shot IQ +2
Accessory Updates
  • Tony Wroten- Remove calf sleeve. Add right knee hex pad
  • KJ Mcdaniels- Change padded arm sleeve to arm sleeve
  • Furkan Aldemir- Add compression pants
  • Jabari Parker- Add both knee sleeves
  • Chris Paul- Remove both arm sleeves. Add left shoulder full arm sleeve. Add right shoulder sleeve
  • DeAndre Jordan- Change left double rubberband to single rubberband
  • Glen Davis- Change knee sleeves to hex pads
  • Matt Barnes- Change to short socks
  • Chris Douglas-Roberts- Add left mid calf sleeve
  • Kyle Korver- Remove arm sleeve
  • Kent Bazemore- Remove right arm sleeve. Add left arm sleeve. Add both rubberbands
  • Jeremy Evans- Remove both arm sleeves. Change to medium socks
  • Tim Hardaway Jr- Add left arm sleeve. Remove hex pads
  • Jordan Hill- Remove hex pad
  • Jordan Clarkson- Change to medium socks
  • Maurice Harkless- Change to medium socks
  • Devin Harris- Change hex pads to knee sleeves
  • Deron Williams- Add compression pants
  • Mason Plumlee- Change to medium double socks
  • Mirza Teletovic- Remove arm sleeve. Remove rubberband
  • Darius Morris- Add compression pants
  • CJ Miles- Change both knees away color to team color 2
  • CJ Watson- Remove knee sleeves
  • Greg Monroe- Remove left arm sleeve
  • Jodie Meeks- Change left elbow away color to white
  • Caron Butler- Remove compression pants. Add knee sleeves. Change to medium socks
  • Jason Terry- Change left elbow colors for home and away to team color 1
  • Jeremy Lamb Add compression pants
  • Mitch McGary- Add right wrist wrap. Remove both hex pads
  • Gorgui Dieng- Change to medium socks
  • Corey Brewer- Change headband logo to back
  • Andrew Wiggins- Change to medium socks
  • Zach LaVine- Remove calf sleeves. Add compression pants. Change to short socks
  • Damian Lillard- Add left rubberband. Add right double finger strap. Add both knees hex pads
  • Steph Curry- Remove compression pants. Add hex pads. Change to medium socks
  • Marcin Gortat- Change to medium long socks
  • Kevin Seraphin- Change to medium socks
Team Color Updates
  • Cavs Alternate Jersey Shoes Black
  • Celtics Pride Jersey Sleeves, Socks, and Shoes Black
  • Hornets Alternate Jersey Socks and Shoes White
  • Jazz Alternate Jersey Socks Black, Shoes Black
  • Kings Home Jersey Purple
  • Knicks Home Jersey Headbands and Sleeves Orange
  • Lakers Away Jersey Sleeves Black
  • Magic Pride Jersey Sleeves Blue, Shoes White
  • Pelicans Alternate Jersey Headbands White
  • Rockets Alternate/Away Jersey Arm Bands Red
  • Suns Away Jersey Headbands Dark Grey
  • Warriors Alternate Jersey Sleeves, Socks, and Shoes Black. Arm Bands Yellow
  • Wizards Alternate Jersey Socks and Shoes White
Hope everyone is having a good week! Can’t believe the Holidays are here so soon!

-Mike Stauffer (@2Kstauff)

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 34 - View All

EA Sports has released the Madden NFL 15 week 16 roster update, along with an Excel spreadsheet showing all of the changes. These changes include updated ratings and/or position changes for 619 players.

GOING UP
  • Virgil Green +4 (80)
  • Bacarri Rambo +4 (74)
  • Odell Beckham Jr. +3 (88)
  • Frostee Rucker +2 (80)
  • Will Beatty +2 (87)
  • Brett Kern +2 (87)
  • Eli Manning +2 (85)
  • Pat McAfee +2 (96)
  • Reggie Nelson +2 (88)
  • Rodger Saffold +2 (89)
  • Josh Scobee +2 (89)
  • Kevin Zeitler +2 (87)
GOING DOWN
  • Johnny Manziel -2 (75)
  • Philip Rivers -2 (89)
  • DeSean Jackson -2 (89)
  • Jay Cutler -2 (79)
  • Jahri Evans -2 (83)
  • Thomas Morstead -2 (93)
  • Colin Kaepernick -2 (81)
  • Antoine Bethea -2 (89)
  • Mike Tolbert -2 (85)
  • Sam Shields -2 (83)
  • T.J. Lang -2 (89)
  • Orlando Franklin -2 (87)
  • Aaron Rodgers -1 (98)

Game: Madden NFL 15Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 32 - View All
10:42 AM - December 18, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Ben Vollmer

Defense is improved in Madden NFL 15, that's not a lie. The improvements are minimal, and don't impact the game with a realistic impression. But if you find the right set of sliders (and beware, one size does not fit all) you'll notice realistic scores, balanced attacks on both sides of the ball, and a reasonable but not overwhelming number of turnovers.

Unfortunately, Madden still doesn't feel quite right.

Read More - How to Make Madden Play More Realistic Defense

Game: Madden NFL 15Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 32 - View All
08:56 AM - December 18, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

As announced last week, EA Sports UFC is now available for free, in The Vault for EA Access subscribers.

A subscription package is available exclusively for Xbox One users for $4.99 a month or $29.99 yearly. The package features early access to games (usually time limited), and free full games from The Vault.

For those that are curious. Battlefield 4, Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare, Need For Speed Rivals, Madden NFL 25, FIFA 14, and Peggle 2 are also available free of charge with an EA Access subscription.

Game: EA Sports UFCReader Score: 5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox OneVotes: 6 - View All
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
02:03 PM - December 17, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Matthew Coe

Sports gamers have a variety of ways to receive roster in 2014. Going forward into 2015 and beyond, there is a debate over what kind of delivery method is preferred by the community. In this piece, we'll take a look at using rosters generated by companies like Synergy and SportVu versus the method that is tried and true: manual handmade edits. Let's look at the debate.

Read More - The Future of Sports Gaming Roster Updates


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