A furloughed sports writer spawned a college basketball dynasty (sort of)

Washington Post - Technology News 

Western Illinois University was the closest, lowest-tier team to Chicago, where O'Donnell lives, and so he selected them, wheeled out an Xbox 360 "that sounds like a f---ing air conditioner" and got to work with recruiting and inputting coaching strategies. He decided to simulate the games, cataloguing the first two seasons and taking photos of the game on his TV screen. His comprehensive reports include game recaps, recruiting strategy, player analysis, team matchup breakdowns and more.