BCI Debates: Boston College Football & EA Sports

Atmosphere: Good friends, with EA Sports bringing back college football, what items would you like to see included as part of the BC show?

Arthur: I will say, the most prevalent thing about alumni is their ability to see the campus from the stadium, and I hope they work hard to emulate that.

Atmosphere: My best serious suggestion is to make sure to include red bandana in season mode or as a playable game, with dialogue about Welles Crowther, game night, shirts, etc.

Arthur: Another one is the Flynn Fund banner, it’s foreign to BC which is easily recognizable. You don’t think about it, but when you see it you know immediately what it is and where it is.

Atmosphere: Also, Mr. Brightside in the last minutes of the first half. A small glimpse of the Boston skyline in the distance beyond Res would also be great.

Arthur: I love that!

Grant: Having a realistic setting (campus, Boston in the distance) should really be possible. They already had a college campus that appears very accurately in the old games.

Lura: Baldwin Jr.

Atmosphere: I’m sure they’ll only do one show in the band’s first half, so it’s probably Dropkick Murphys.

Arthur: I’d also like to offer Conte if they could. I think it would be a good scene.

Neeraj: I like what I’m hearing so far. In theory, they’d be grateful if they somehow included the soon-to-be suite (+ Fishfield home of course). Need to show people all the facilities. I can’t remember if they showed a Flutie figurine and some Retirees figures, but that would be nice.

Lura: Any players you’re excited to see cast in the game or teams you’ve been excited to play against BC?

Arthur: I actually love to play BC-Georgia Tech in Bobby Dodd. I hope the development team puts in effort in that stadium, this stadium is really cool. It’s funny, a lot of the stadiums to which resources will be allocated (Alabama, Pennsylvania, etc.) are so big that the world outside the stadium wouldn’t matter. Opportunities to shine are to get the details of the world outside of mid-sized pitches and make them more identifiable.

Atmosphere: Oh, I think it would be cool to include Eagle Walk as a pre-match scene or something. Maybe the BC intros are a mix of Eagle Walk, a shot from the mod, or something about Boston with the horizon in the distance.

Lura: Ooo the Eagle Walk will be a great scene for the introduction.

Atmosphere: Or a brief comment about the Ice Bucket Challenge with a promotion for a donation to ALS research.

Arthur: With a QR code to donate!

Atmosphere: Even better!

Arthur: I think having flags with a BC schedule would be great too. Especially in season mode when the schedule changes from year to year.

Atmosphere: I don’t think “The Bell” was a thing the last time they made an NCAA football video game. But it’s definitely a thing now, and it would be nice to include it.
Might be the background sound of fans screaming DOWN IN FRONT during the third landing. I’m not going to lie, I take pleasure in unleashing a forward downhill when warranted, as when people wander down the aisle in the middle of a play.

Atmosphere: I loved that back in the day you can reorganize conferences and would like to see this added so that you can move everyone to the big conferences but UConn is still not invited to any of them.

What are you most hoping for in the latest NCAA game? Let us know in the comments!