Los Angeles Chargers Unveil Their NFL Schedule With The Sims 2

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It might be almost 20 years old, but The Sims 2 just became the talk of the town. That’s because the Los Angeles Chargers utilized the video game to unveil their NFL schedule for the 2024-25 season.

The social media team for the Chargers “spent hours” in The Sims 2 to capture footage for the video–seen below–that reveals the football team’s weekly opponents. On X (formerly known as Twitter), Chargers senior director of social media Megan Julian noted the “entire thing was done in house by members of our content team.” It begins showing Sims wearing jerseys swimming in a pool. Then, the ladder is removed, leaving the Sims screaming for help.

The roughly three-and-a-half minute video is packed full of inside jokes revolving around the NFL and its stars. For instance, Sims for Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce and his brother Jason are shown talking together, similar to their New Heights podcast. (They’ve chatted about reviving Backyard Football on that show, by the way.) Taylor Swift then pops up in a window for Travis, with the couple getting on a private jet to fly off somewhere.

New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers also gets roasted at the end of the video. Known for some outlandish views, Rodgers is seen terrified of a cell tower and then ends up holding an alien baby.

A reported leak mentioned that Madden NFL 25 could be announced as soon as today, building off the unveiling of team schedules yesterday. It will be intriguing to see how EA handles the name for the newest entry in the football franchise. Over a decade ago, Madden NFL 25 launched as a celebration of the 25-year anniversary for the series.