I go to click on NFL (or College Football) Game Cast, the menu screen comes up, I select a game in progress and get stuck on the loading screen.
To add to the confusion, sometimes (when a -NEW- ESPN Motion ad is played) it DOES load the game, but if I choose to switch to another game in progress, it stalls again on the "Game Cast loading....." screen for what seems like forever.
Instead, go to the roster for your favorite team, find the third string position player, then just edit his name, stats, and appearance.
You can access and do everything all without even having to reload!
BTW - this problem is also persistent in Windows IE-6.
So, I can't watch NFL/NCAA football games in either browser. well, that's another funny thing then..my roommate's computer, which is a prehistoric 266MHz w/ 96 MB of RAM..loads and runs fine, for the most part - but the computer in question has 512MB DDR SDRAM, and it stalls....
When you and your opponent select your plays, go behind the QB, If you touch anyone, you will be flagged.
This is also an easy way to win the game (assuming that you score at least once and you don't screw up the sack technique somehow). Play as any team in franchise mode and make it to the Super Bowl. Use the following trick to always get the ball start a game.
Rush for more than 250 yards and win the game to unlock Barry Sanders. On any play, if your opponent has the ball press Start and go to 'Options'.
In the offseason, you can sign him to your team as a regular player. Choose 'Crib Cheats' and turn on the 'Always Fumble On A Tackle' (if purchased) and turn off penalties.
If you squint, you might just think you're watching the Worldwide Leader in Sports.
What's more, it seems that someone at ESPN Videogames (nee SEGA Sports) woke up and realized that nowadays, it just isn't enough to line up across from the fierce competition that is has plenty of new wrinkles, including the much-hyped First Person Mode, and the Crib, an excellent addition which allows players to unlock goods and add them to a fantasy pad... The Crib is precisely what the series has been missing from the get-go, and makes the experience beyond the actual football a lot of fun.