S3E017 – Gracious Football Boys


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This week, Team GFB is excited to present to you the thrilling conclusion of Mike Bilder’s origin story. Tune in as Dave and Mike talk about navigating the pitfalls of a post-NFL-license sports division at Midway and terrifying shoe-devouring CFOs!

“I mean we’d take a cortisone shot, but not on the field!”

2:30 “The No-Fun League” – The NFL and the leadup to Blitz: The League
14:20 “We need more scumbags” – Dave Lang joins the ragtag Blitz team
23:20 “Any Given Sunday: The Video Game” – Developing the story mode of Blitz: The League
29:10 “Smash cut to October of 2005” – Blitz: The League is released
38:10 “It’s clear Midway is going down the toilet” – Departing the company
41:40 “I wanted to stay in Chicago” – Mike joins Jellyvision
47:15 “We reached out to our good friends at Iron Galaxy” – Collaboration on You Don’t Know Jack
51:40 “This is not sustainable” – Self-Publishing, Facebook, and Mobile
56:30 “Fire TV only had one remote” – The idea of phone-as-controller leading to the Party Pack

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