So, even if you’re not much of a gamer, you’ve probably at least heard/seen something pertaining to a little video game called Red Dead Redemption II in the past few months. And you, quite frankly, should have, given the preposterous marketing campaign that has been promoting the latest gem from Rockstar Games (the Grand Theft Auto, Max Payne, Bully, and yes, even table tennis game guys).
The follow-up prequel to 2010’s Red Dead Redemption and spiritual successor to 2004’s Red Dead Revolver, the Western-themed action/adventure title has demolished entertainment industry records since its release on Oct. 26. It made over $725 million in revenue in three days and sold over 17 million copies in total in two weeks. By the way, that means it has already outsold the first installment of the game, which is one of the most popular and beloved of the decade.
I, like millions of others, acquired the game on release day and, boooooooy, is it life-consuming. I recently finished the lengthy main story. With that done, I now have time to do my actual job again. Back on the grind, I had the wonderful light bulb moment of thinking that I can somehow tie RDR2 into my main love: college football.
So, I decided to compare characters found throughout the massive world of RDR2 to current SEC football head coaches.
I get paid to do this.