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How I started.. Playing Sports Sims

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Played Madden for years without playing the actual game. Spent all of my time simulating seasons, drafting and signing free agents.  As the game took morer and more away from the franchise mode, I was hoping there was a game out there that did only what I was into doing,  Turns out there's a bunch. Most suck.  But every once in awhile you find a keeper

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I also started playing from Commodore 64, my goodness how much time have passed, sometimes I can't believe that I'm all grown up :D

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Hi,

Began playing NFL Head Coach all those years ago and nothing has ever really replaced.

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On 3/16/2018 at 10:18 AM, desix said:

I started with Omny Play Basketball on Commodore 64
 

Oh my goodness there is someone else out there that played this too.  Absolutely awesome game!

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For me it all start with MicroLeague Baseball on the C64.  I didn't have anything but the base game but I have so many fond memories of players and teams from a time when life was kicking me in the arse.  This game helped me forget about life for awhile.  Now when I play baseball sims I gravitate right away to the teams I remembered playing as much as 35 years ago.  Also it is not long ago that I played a version of MicroLeague Baseball as on the net there are browser based versions you can play.  Finally in regards to the stat side of things I used to have this grey binder from my dad's workplace and it had all my written box scores and standings and whatever in it.  Unfortunately I did not keep this stuff.  Anyway that was my first taste of sim baseball and I am glad in recent years I have gotten back into sim sports through various companies.  It is relaxing and a replacement for pro sports leagues in real life that have gone to hell and I no longer follow.

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Been playing sports sims since I was kid playing football manager (or championship manager as it was...)... then got into american sport after a trip to Boston, started following the NFL and MLB... found MVP Baseball which I still play now and then OOTP. I don't really play any other games outside of sports sims... except the political sim I'm creating hah

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Had a quick read through of some of these and had a good dose of nostalgia.

Then a terrible realisation - like many people here I started on football manager.  Only this isn’t the CM/FM behemoth series, I’m actually going back to Kevin Toms’ Football Manager, and the first real binge was Football Manager 2 on the Spectrum.

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I created my own paper and dice baseball game when I was about 10 and played it for many years and then happened on APBA baseball board game and then the PC version.  Eventually moved to OOTP where I have been since its second year.  

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As far as sports games go, I used to keep my own set of stats from the original Tecmo Bowl but it was Tecmo Super Bowl that is the greatest game for me.  My first text based manager game was CM.  Even though I wasn't a soccer fan, I loved that game.

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