Sports video games have gotten so realistic that gamers can practically taste their favorite athlete's musty crotch odor when they play. From improved graphics, physics, and artificial intelligence to more lifelike player management—Your team's star is trying to extort you for several more millions you don't have!—each new edition of games brings fans closer to that pro career they would have had if only they were 6'7" and chiseled from granite. 

As the famous EA Sports tag line goes: If it's in the game, it's in the game. Unless, of course, "it" is a part of of the game that's best described as "fuckery" that leagues and players licensing names and likenesses would rather pretend doesn't besmirch their fine sport. With slavish devotion reality in mind, we offer up 15 Ridiculous Real-Life Things Missing From Otherwise Realistic Sports Video Games. This time, even fouls are fair.

Written by Justin Monroe (@40yardsplash)

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