The first step is acceptance. One must first accept that a video game picked college football games more efficiently—much, much more efficiently—than he or she picked college scores a season ago.
That video game was EA Sports’ NCAA Football 13, and last season, it was 55-21 picking the week’s top matchups. It backed the right favorites, called massive upsets at an alarming clip and predicted the future better than anyone could have imagined.
With a new college football season on the horizon, the simulations have returned. NCAA Football 14 has replaced NCAA Football 13, although the scenario stays the same. The rosters have been tweaked only slightly, and now it's up to the game to decide.
The simulation button is hit once (and only once, because we have high video-game standards). Once it works its magic, the findings are then recorded, and the week’s top games are given a more detailed breakdown.
Crack open the piggy bank and be sure to wager those hard-earned hidden dollars on what a video game predicts.
What could possibly go wrong?