Steven Stamkos Is Your NHL 12 Cover Athlete

During Wednesday night’s NHL Awards, Tampa Bay Lightning Center, Steven Stamkos was announced as the EA Sports NHL 12 cover athlete. Stamkos was the 1st overall pick in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft and in his three years with the Lightning he has netted 119 goals and 113 assists. His 51 goals in the 09-10 season made him just the 3rd youngest player in NHL history to score 50 goals in one season.

NHL 12 comes out on September 9th in Europe and September 13th in North America on Xbox 360 and PS3.

Just How Old Is Jack McKeon?

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Recently, Jack McKeon took over as manager of the Florida Marlins after and abysmal 1-19 beginning to the month of June. At 80 years old, Jack McKeon is now the 2nd oldest man ever to manage a professional baseball team. Connie Mack holds the record by coaching the  Philadelphia Athletics (the team he owned) till 87.

McKeon was born in 1930, so I have compiled a list of interesting facts from that year.

Click here to read the list…

Hitting The Limit: FIFA 11 Ultimate Team Squads

When I’m not playing with my Online Pro Club in FIFA 11, the majority of my time is spent playing Ultimate Team. Aside from actually playing games and aquiring players, a big part of my fun is derived from creating squads, mixing and matching players for the best chemistry while still putting a great team on the field.

Last night I ran into a huge problem, I ran out of squads.

Click here to find out what squads I use…

Happy Father’s Day

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Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers out there. Without your father you wouldn’t be here, and without my father, you wouldn’t be here at ThatSportsGamer.com.

It’s not because he’s some sort of web-genius that you are here, believe me, I still have to help him with Excel from time to time. This site most likely wouldn’t be in existence if it wasn’t for the quality time that we spent together when I was young playing that Super Mario Bros. / Duck Hunt double cartridge on the NES. As a matter of fact, that system and game are still somewhere in my parents house.

No matter what, he can always make me smile, so I just want to thank him for everything he’s done for me any my sisters.

Thanks Dad, I love you.

On The Field Friday – Milwaukee Brewers Cerveceros Jersey

¡HOLA MIS AMIGOS! For today’s On The Field Friday we’re going to throw a little Spanish flair on the field. Since 2006 the Milwaukee Brewers have worn jerseys emblazened with “Cerveceros” to commemorate their Hispanic Appreciation.

The jersey above was worn this past week, and the mix of the wheat color with the spanish team name really sets it apart. While it is not the first time a team has worn their spanish name on their jerseys, this is the most unique in my opinion.

You can customize your own Cerveceros jersey at MLB.com.

On The Field Friday – Houston Astros 70s / 80s

Today’s On The Field Friday brings us to one of my favorite jerseys of all time. While it is my favorite jersey, I know this late 70s/early 80s Houston Astros jersey is very polarizing. While the oversize star is prominant, the most recognizable aspect of this jersey are the vivid orange and yellow stripes.