Professional Baseball Players Form Professional Video Gamers League
from the getting-paid-to-do-what-you-usually-do-anyway dept
As we've mentioned many times before, video games seem to be quite popular with professional sports stars. Today, New York Yankee Johnny Damon and the shrewd folks from Boras Marketing announced the formation of the Professional Baseball Video Game League (PBGL). The new league actually has nothing to do with baseball specifically, but rather, consists of professional baseball players playing video games against each other as well as a few lucky common folk. The first game they'll be playing is Project Gotham Racing for the Xbox 360. Sure, we enjoy watching these guys play baseball, but is it really going to be entertaining to watch these guys play video games? The NFL is doing something similar with Madden Nation, but in that incarnation, NFL Players sponsor individual gamers (who are actually some of the best in the nation) in playing Madden (which is actually a video game about football) and aren't actually playing the games themselves. So, Johnny, go have your fun with this new league, but please stay away from Guitar Hero.