By SHEA McCLELLIN
Hey everyone, it's great to be back and I'm happy you're checking in.
First off, let me congratulate the winner of my autographed jersey in SOTL.com's contest. It's going to Stephanie Ulloa, who's a big Bears fan. (Her twitter handle is @Ms_StephyU.)
I know for all my other Bears fans out there it's sad to say our season didn't go a bit longer, but I know our team is already looking to work hard this offseason to improve our game. I also want to say thank you so much for all of your support this season. It truly made my rookie year memorable. I also want to thank Coach Lovie Smith for the opportunity he me gave this year.
Now that I have more free time I'm looking forward to catching up on some new gaming features or really anything I have missed in the last few months.
One thing I had not looked into much was the downloadable games on Xbox, so I decided to check it out. The first game that caught my eye was NBA Jam: On Fire Edition. Yes that old arcade-style game from way back in the day, and it was only $15.
Once I downloaded it I did some exploring and liked what I saw. Specifically, I liked the idea of the ARENA mode, which is an online tournament game mode. This will make for some fun times with some of my old teammates. Specifically, dunking all day on Tyrone Crawford.
Once I started to play on my own I instantly had a flashback when I saw the odd graphics that included players having huge heads and tiny bodies. But don't be fooled. This game has evolved.
The biggest change I noticed is the ability to switch the player you are playing as, because in the older versions you would only be able to change your player at halftime. Now, you can switch whenever you want during play.
One element I'm a bit undecided on is that the game isn't as easy as I remember it. There seems to be more strategy than just dunking and blocking now. This is probably for the best, but when I was shaking off the rust I was somewhat taken aback.
Well, that is all for this edition. Thank you again for all of your support this season, and most of all thank you for reading!