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How video games train football players

Chris Suellentrop has a fun article in Wired about how playing video games is creating a superior generation of football players. I think football players can learn more from simulations than most other athletes because football players have to think so much, and because they play fewer games. A lot of playing football is looking at how the other team has lined up and figuring out what they’re going to do. You can learn a lot about that by playing a realistic simulation. Sports like basketball and baseball are more about physical reactions, less about planning on the fly, so I’d expect that players of those sports benefit less.

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  1. Perfect! I still can’t believe that Brandon Stokley’s time-killing run along the goal line was a tactic straight out of video games. Thanks to Madden NFL, for he was able to extend his training beyond his body through this game.

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