In my interview with Mike Snider, an idea came up that was so ingenious and so simple that I was really floored it hasn't been done before: incorporating many of Golf's greats into Tiger at some point in the future for a 'greatest of' type of showdown.
Imagine having a field of Nickalus, Woods, Hagen, Hogan, Watson, Player, and Vardon playing against each other in their primes. The only place such a thing is possible is in Video Games, and that's where it should be done.
Sure there are licensing costs for classic players, but at some point, I can't help but feel this has to be a match made in heaven.
But let's take it a step further.
Team sports aren't immune from being separated from their histories either. The success and appeal of the Jordan Challenge this year cements the idea in my mind that if done right, sports games have an endless plethora of history with which to operate.
Sports games getting stale? They're only stale because there's a lack of imagination (and most likely funding for likenesses) at this point.
Take the idea of the Jordan Challenge but extend it to the rest of the NBa. Try scoring 100 as Wilt Chamberlain in a game. Better yet, recreate the 1962 NBa Season and try to average 50 a game with Wilt.
Take the $1 million dollar challenge 2K had with their perfect game and expand it to be weekly challenges from history worth $10,000. $1 million is a lot of money, but run a weekly challenge at $10,000 and you end up with giving less money overall but you see more people win.
People would buy a game to have a chance to win $10,000 each week. Be more generous and give $1 million away total and give second and third place prizes, whatever works. I know I'm already more tempted to pick up a game on that thought alone, you never know when it'd be you that won.
The simple point is, with the endless supply of history with the unlimited imagination that a Franchise mode can offer, alongside nothing but cold hard cash -- sports games have absolutely no reason why they should ever be stale.
The only thing missing from making this happen is a bit of money and a bit more imagination. I say make it happen.