Bartender Banter: Tecmo Sim Success

January 15, 2007 | Comments (0) | by Jake the Terrible Cubs Fan

"Well, sure, the TMSSS2000 looks impressive, don't touch it, but I predict that within 100 years, computers will be twice as powerful, 10,000 times larger, and so expensive that only the five richest kings of Europe will own them."

Wow. To be honest I'm kind of weirded out by the Chargers-Patriots game. Not only did the TMSSS2000 predict the exact score, it even played out very similar with New England coming from behind to take a 3 point lead, followed by Nate Kaeding missing a field goal with seconds on the clock to lose the game.

Then there was the Colts Ravens game, which also played out fairly close to the simulation. The Colts managed a couple more field goals, but Adam Vinatieri was undoubtedly the hero of that game for Indy.

Granted there were other games that didn't quite match up as well (Eagles winning 31-0 wasn't exactly close), but on the weekend, the TMSSS2000 went 3-1 with it's picks and 3-1 against the spread. Not too shabby.

So with such great success, that New England game is a nice way to cap things off and retire the Tecmo picks right? Nope. The TMSSS2000 has a more inflated ego than ever, and is strutting around like it owns the place. It even hired a little twerpy personal assistant named Blake. I tried asking when it wanted to run the sims for the conference championships and Blake intervened and said that TMSSS2000 was 'very busy' and would like me to go fetch it a tall soy latte. Prick. I created you dammit! You can't treat me this way! You can' (sigh of defeat) want Starbucks or Panera?