History Series / TheGame

19th Apr '16 7:19:20 PM Orbiting
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* BreakTheHaughty: Jason in season 2, Malik in season 4. Both of them get better though, despite avoiding SuddenlyHumble (their {{Jerkass}} simply got toned down). Derwin seems to be headed this direction in season 5 after [[spoiler: he intentionally missed a tackle and exposed the Sabers' rookie quarterback to a season ending, and possibly career ending, injury. Despite Derwin denying the act, [[ConvictedByPublicOpinion the press and fans savaged him for his presumed actions.]] ]]

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* BreakTheHaughty: Jason in season 2, Malik in season 4. Both of them get better though, despite avoiding SuddenlyHumble SuddenHumility (their {{Jerkass}} simply got toned down). Derwin seems to be headed this direction in season 5 after [[spoiler: he intentionally missed a tackle and exposed the Sabers' rookie quarterback to a season ending, and possibly career ending, injury. Despite Derwin denying the act, [[ConvictedByPublicOpinion the press and fans savaged him for his presumed actions.]] ]]
4th Dec '15 10:47:46 AM Berrenta
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Alas, that attitude was present within CW itself, and it eventually caused [[ScrewedByTheNetwork The Game’s cancellation after three seasons]]. Many black viewers feared that might happen after the WB merged with UPN – the only network rife with black casted comedies – because the WB side might whitewash the UPN side. Three seasons after the CW and The Game debuted, that’s exactly what happened. Hence, [[InternetBacklash minority viewers’ backlash]] against the big networks for the lack of racial balance with their shows (EverybodyHatesChris getting canceled with The Game and ABC’s {{Ugly Betty}} getting canceled months later didn’t help).

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Alas, that attitude was present within CW itself, and it eventually caused [[ScrewedByTheNetwork The Game’s cancellation after three seasons]]. Many black viewers feared that might happen after the WB merged with UPN – the only network rife with black casted comedies – because the WB side might whitewash the UPN side. Three seasons after the CW and The Game debuted, that’s exactly what happened. Hence, [[InternetBacklash minority viewers’ backlash]] backlash against the big networks for the lack of racial balance with their shows (EverybodyHatesChris (Series/EverybodyHatesChris getting canceled with The Game and ABC’s {{Ugly Betty}} Series/UglyBetty getting canceled months later didn’t help).
20th Feb '15 11:12:57 PM tenryufan
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* {{Tsundere}}: Tasha Mack. A large part of her tsuntsun personality comes from her younger days as a single mother surviving on her own, so being fierce was her defense. Although this works when she is going up against people she doesn't intend to have a relationship with, it sort of backfires when she wants to pursue a relationship.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The creators wanted it to be a hour long drama when the network became TheCW since they were axing all of their sitcoms for hour long dramas. But the network refused, thus cancelling the show.
** With the fans demanding an hour-long format after season 4 was full of short episodes (some barely cross the 20 minute mark), [[WordOfGod the creator]] is [[http://www.facebook.com/notes/the-game/the-akils-answer-your-questions/10150129289511976 seriously considering the transition]]. Time will tell if season 5 and beyond plans to go that direction.

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* {{Tsundere}}: Tasha Mack. A large part of her tsuntsun personality comes from her younger days as a single mother surviving on her own, so being fierce was her defense. Although this works when she is going up against people she doesn't intend to have a relationship with, it sort of backfires when she wants to pursue a relationship. \n* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The creators wanted it to be a hour long drama when the network became TheCW since they were axing all of their sitcoms for hour long dramas. But the network refused, thus cancelling the show.\n** With the fans demanding an hour-long format after season 4 was full of short episodes (some barely cross the 20 minute mark), [[WordOfGod the creator]] is [[http://www.facebook.com/notes/the-game/the-akils-answer-your-questions/10150129289511976 seriously considering the transition]]. Time will tell if season 5 and beyond plans to go that direction.
21st Jan '15 9:57:24 PM Iwishtologin
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* AbuseIsOkayWhenItsFemaleOnMale: Unfortunately, played straight when Tasha visits Malik's father, Chauncy. When Tasha visits his place one too many times, Chauncy's wife thinks he's cheating on her. When he runs outside and tries to explain that he didn't, she punches him in the face. He comes back, holding his left eye, and the LaughTrack comes on, portraying this as humorous.


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* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: Unfortunately, played straight when Tasha visits Malik's father, Chauncy. When Tasha visits his place one too many times, Chauncy's wife thinks he's cheating on her. When he runs outside and tries to explain that he didn't, she punches him in the face. He comes back, holding his left eye, and the LaughTrack comes on, portraying this as humorous.
27th Sep '14 11:27:55 PM Mdumas43073
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Back in 2006, ''The Game'' was one of the first TV shows that debuted with the newly merged CW network. The series centers on a trio of football players who play for the San Diego Sabers, and the women who support them. Derwin Davis is the engaged rookie receiver who's trying to resist the temptation filled life the NFL offers, while veteran quarterback Malik Wright already indulged into those same perks by building his own strip club and sleeping with enough women to fill a personal library of amateur porn (no, really). Aging wide receiver Jason Pitts has already experienced his fair share of the high life, but with his years in the league being numbered, he’s obsessed with winning an NFL championship ring to escape his father’s shadow. Jason’s also determined to avoid bankruptcy that affected his father and indirectly, himself, even though his actions are placing a strain on his own family.

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Back in 2006, ''The Game'' was one of the first TV shows that debuted with the newly merged CW newly-merged Creator/TheCW network. The series centers on a trio of football players who play for the San Diego Sabers, and the women who support them. Derwin Davis is the engaged rookie receiver who's trying to resist the temptation filled life the NFL offers, while veteran quarterback Malik Wright already indulged into those same perks by building his own strip club and sleeping with enough women to fill a personal library of amateur porn (no, really). Aging wide receiver Jason Pitts has already experienced his fair share of the high life, but with his years in the league being numbered, he’s obsessed with winning an NFL championship ring to escape his father’s shadow. Jason’s also determined to avoid bankruptcy that affected his father and indirectly, himself, even though his actions are placing a strain on his own family.


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* PoorlyDisguisedPilot: The show's premise and characters were established in a season 6 episode of the Creator/{{UPN}} sitcom ''Series/{{Girlfriends}}'', in which Melanie is depicted as the cousin of that show's lead character Joan Clayton.
** TheOtherDarrin: The ''Girlfriends'' episode features different actors in the roles of Kelly and Jason Pitts. The parts would be recast when ''The Game'' was picked up as a series.
22nd Jun '14 10:40:25 PM ACondomFullOfCrisco
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Malik may be a womanizing bastard, but he draws the line at abusing women, and goes AboveTheInfluence when dealing with a grief-stricken Melanie.
11th Mar '14 7:28:10 PM dictatorsaurus
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Let's see: Derwin Davis is a superstar wide receiver, feuds with quarterbacks, wears #81, and is an alumnus of a Division 1 FCS school[[note]] Penn in this case [[/note]]. I wonder who has those same [[http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/O/OwenTe00.htm qualities]].

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Let's see: Derwin Davis is a superstar wide receiver, feuds with quarterbacks, wears #81, and is an alumnus of a Division 1 FCS school[[note]] Penn in this case [[/note]]. I wonder Now, who has those same [[http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/O/OwenTe00.htm qualities]].traits]]?
11th Mar '14 7:27:25 PM dictatorsaurus
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Let's see: Derwin Davis is a superstar wide receiver, feuds with quarterbacks, wears #81, and is an alumni of a Division 1 FCS school[[note]] Penn in this case [[/note]]. I wonder who has those same [[http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/O/OwenTe00.htm qualities]].

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Let's see: Derwin Davis is a superstar wide receiver, feuds with quarterbacks, wears #81, and is an alumni alumnus of a Division 1 FCS school[[note]] Penn in this case [[/note]]. I wonder who has those same [[http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/O/OwenTe00.htm qualities]].
11th Mar '14 7:25:41 PM dictatorsaurus
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Let's see: Derwin Davis is a superstar wide receiver, feuds with quarterbacks, wears #81, and is an alumni of a Division 1 FCS school[[note]] Penn in this case [[/note]]. I wonder who has those same [[http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/O/OwenTe00.htm qualities]].
6th Mar '14 3:37:49 PM Quackeytrope
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* CerebusSyndrome: Look at DarkerAndEdgier below.

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* CerebusSyndrome: Look at See DarkerAndEdgier below.
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