PROBLEM: The Sabres are supposed to open their season on Saturday night against the Penguins but the players have been locked out by the owners.
SOLUTION: Fire up the PS3 and pop in NHL 13 from EA Sports. Set it up to let the computer play against itself.
NHL games canceled… No problem!We’re teaming up with @oogiegames to bring you #SabreSim2012. Stay tuned! #sabres
— Trending Buffalo (@TrendingBuffalo) October 4, 2012
PROBLEM: It’s boring to just run this simulation at Trending Buffalo headquarters and report the results online.
SOLUTION: Reach out to the community and get others involved.
Looks like I’ll be teaming up with @trendingbuffalo, @oogiegames, and my old pal @fakedarcy for #SabreSim2012. Stay tuned for details! — Lindy Ruff’s Tie (@LindyRuffsTie) October 6, 2012
I think we’ll be fine, as long as we don’t have too many sim-juries. #SabreSim2012 — Fake Darcy (@FakeDarcy) October 9, 2012
PROBLEM: Real reporters are unlikely to cover simulated NHL season.
SOLUTION: Encourage the creation of simulated reporters.
RT @hockeyheavenbuf: Follow @buckygleasim @jerrysullisim @mikeharringsim & @paulhamilsim to keep up to date on breaking #SabreSim2012 news.
— Trending Buffalo (@TrendingBuffalo) October 9, 2012
debating what fake Twitter account I make for #SabreSim2012, I am leaning towards fat puck bunny blogger who OMG X IS SO CUTE’s all the time
— sba (@ess_bee_ay) October 9, 2012
PROBLEM: Some people aren’t fun at all.
SOLUTION: Replace them with fun versions of themselves.
There are now fake accounts out there for Bucky, Sully and myself so beware. (And whoever u are, the lawyers will be on you soon).
— Mike Harrington (@BNHarrington) October 9, 2012
No half-assed, ill-informed legal mumbo jumbo here. Just straight fake hockey talk.
— Mike HarringSIM (@MikeHarringSIM) October 9, 2012
#SabreSim2012. Puck drops Saturday night at 7.