IRVINE, CA, January 26, 2012 – After a break-out season, fans across the country came out in record numbers to vote New York Wide Receiver Victor Cruz as the 2011 VIZIO TOP VALUE PERFORMER. By measuring regular season statistics against his 2011 earnings, fans agreed that Cruz provided his team with the greatest value.
A 2010 undrafted free agent from the University of Massachusetts, Cruz began this season as New York’s fourth wide receiver. After two key injuries to starters led to his larger role, Cruz eclipsed a franchise single-season receiving record of 1,343 receiving yards. While earning a base pay of $405,000, Cruz ended the 2011 regular season with 82 receptions for 1,536 receiving yards, the third-most in the league, and 9 touchdowns.
“It’s been an amazing year, and I’m thankful for all the fans who voted me as the Top Value Performer,” said Cruz. “The other players up for the award were equally deserving, as they all had great seasons, but I’m proud to represent New York and the G-Men.”
For the past four seasons, VIZIO, America’s #1 LCD HDTV Company*, has recognized the professional football player whose on-field performance most significantly exceeded expectations and the value of their salary with the VIZIO TOP VALUE PERFORMER award.
At the conclusion of the 2007 season, the inaugural VIZIO TOP VALUE PERFORMER hardware went to Jacksonville Quarterback David Garrard, who went from back-up QB to All-PRO that season and parlayed his success and the award into a new contract. In 2008, then-New England and now Kansas City Quarterback Matt Cassel stepped in for a future Hall of Famer, despite not having started a game since high school. Cassel led New England to eleven victories, taking home VIZIO TOP VALUE PERFORMER honors. In 2009, then-New York and now Philadelphia Wide Receiver Steve Smith was thrust into the starting line-up after the team suffered key losses at wide receiver. Smith answered the challenge by hauling in 107 passes, setting a new team record. His breakout performance on-the-field, in conjunction with his social media work off the field, helped him earn the 2009 VIZIO TOP VALUE PERFORMER award. Last year’s honors were awarded to Buffalo Wide Receiver Stevie Johnson. After only catching 12 balls for 112 yards in his first two seasons, Johnson enjoyed a break-out season when he became his quarterback’s favorite target. Johnson’s career season of 82 receptions, more than 1,000 yards receiving and 10 touchdowns, combined with the fans votes, earned him the 2010 VIZIO TOP VALUE PERFORMER award.
Like all VIZIO TOP VALUE PERFORMER winners, VIZIO has built its success as one of America’s most-popular flat-panel HDTV brands, through its ability to deliver high-quality, high-performance televisions that truly maximize value for the consumer.
* Source: IHS iSuppli Corporation Research Q4 2011 Market Tracker Report of Q4 2010 – Q3 2011.
About VIZIO VIZIO, Inc., “Entertainment Freedom For All,” headquartered in Irvine, California, is America’s HDTV and Consumer Electronics Company. In 2007, VIZIO skyrocketed to the top by becoming the #1 selling brand of flat panel HDTVs in North America and became the first American brand in over a decade to lead in U.S. TV sales. Since 2007 VIZIO HDTV shipments remain in the TOP ranks in the U.S. and was #1 for the total year in 2009. VIZIO is committed to bringing feature-rich consumer electronics to market at a value through practical innovation. VIZIO offers a broad range of award winning consumer electronics. VIZIO’s products are found at Costco Wholesale, Sam’s Club, Walmart, Target, BJ’s Wholesale, and other retailers nationwide along with authorized online partners. VIZIO has won numerous awards including a #1 ranking in the Inc. 500 for Top Companies in Computers and Electronics, Fast Company’s 6th Most Innovative CE Company of 2009, and made the lists of Ad Age’s Hottest Brands, Good Housekeeping’s Best Big-Screens, CNET’s Editor’s Choice, PC World’s Best Buy and OC Metro’s 10 Most Trustworthy Brands among many other prestigious honors. For more information, please call 888-VIZIOCE or visit on the web at www.VIZIO.com. The V, VIZIO, TruLED, Extreme VIZIO Technology XVT, VIZIO Internet Apps, 480Hz SPS, 240Hz SPS, Thin Line, Smooth Motion, Razor LED, Smart Dimming, Theater 3D, Cinema , Entertainment Freedom For All names, phrase and symbols are trademarks or registered trademarks of VIZIO, Inc. All other trademarks may be the property of their respective holders.
FYI, we took some time on Sunday night to simulate the Super Bowl 100,000 times.
The Pats are favorites by almost 4 points.
There’s a more detailed breakdown on our blog:
It’s also worth noting that Football Mogul 2012 is still 100% free. As thanks to our fans (and an attempt to attract new fans), we released a new version on Opening Weekend of the NFL Season, and gave it away for free. No time limits. No registration required. And you can play any season from 1970 through 2012 (and beyond).
Whether you agree or disagree with the predicted outcome (I personally believe the Giants will be victorious), it is pretty cool that Clay ran the sim and showed it’ll be a close game!
Gasworks Games Launches Title Town Football on Facebook
Build. Coach. Dominate!
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – SEPTEMBER 3, 2010 – Fantasy football game Title Town Football was released today on Facebook by Gasworks Games, a studio formed by veteran game developers who helped create The Matrix Online, AVP2, and Tron 2.0. Title Town Football is the first in a series of fantasy sports games Gasworks Games plans to roll out on Facebook through 2011.
Title Town Football – the total football experience for gamers of all ages – combines the competitive spirit of fantasy football with the addictive features of social gaming. Take your franchise to the top as you build facilities, coach a roster of real players, and dominate on Sunday!
The official game trailer can be viewed on YouTube.
“Title Town combines the simplicity and fun of today’s popular Facebook games, with the strategy and competition of fantasy football,” said Andy Kaplan, co-founder and CEO of Gasworks Games. “Whether you’re new to fantasy sports, or a seasoned veteran, Title Town will get you your football fix.”
Title Town Football offers enthusiastic football fans in-depth gridiron gameplay throughout the season:
- Live the Life: Bring in fans and revenue as you perform the daily duties of a football exec, from public appearances to push-ups with your star defensive end.
- Manage Superstars: Keep an eye on your salary cap as you sign real-life players to your team roster, then decide who starts and who sits on game day.
- Purchase Exempt Contracts: Sign heavy hitters to exempt contracts. Keep high-salary players from counting against your salary cap, and get a leg up on the competition.
- Improve Facilities: Boost your franchise value and attract premium free agents by upgrading your Stadium, Training Facility, Front Office, and more.
- Show Off: Force your friends to recognize the real boss when you crush them on Sundays, earn a huge fan following, and turn your run-down compound into a world-class athletic facility.
For more information about Title Town Football, visit www.gasworksgames.com.
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About Gasworks Games
Gasworks Games, Inc., is a leading developer of statistics-based sports games for social networks. Gasworks founders are serial entrepreneurs and veteran developers. Toby Gladwell and Andrew Kaplan, credited on The Matrix Online, AVP2, Tron 2.0, have a significant history of entrepreneurial successes including Monolith Productions and Aristen. With over 40 years of combined industry experience, the team at Gasworks Games sets the standard for quality and innovation. For more information please visit the Gasworks Games website at www.gasworksgames.com.
July 3, 2009 – The summer is in full swing, and what better way to celebrate Independence Day than Madden NFL 10 team previews, featuring the NFC East. What teams will lead the pack? Which players are prepped for a breakout season? Will your team be a contender or pretender? See how your favorite team and players will fair – according to the Madden NFL 10 Season Preview.
We continue our look at each team’s overall rating and individual player ratings with a focus on the NFC East division. In addition to the player ratings, a wealth of team-specific assets will be made available, for both the Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3, and Wii versions of Madden NFL 10.
Everything culminates on August 3rd, where Madden NFL 10 will predict the 2009 NFL division winners, season MVP, and more.
To view the overall team ratings for the Eagles, Giants, Redskins and Cowboys, as well as download the complete team roster ratings, visit the official Madden NFL 10 website below:
· Madden NFL 10 Season Preview