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* ShoutOut: Angela Delvecchio was the main character in ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Friend_to_Die_For a Friend to Die For]]''.
** Jorge Garcia is the name of [[Creator/JorgeGarcia a comedian]], best known for his role of Hurley in ''Series/{{Lost}}''. This may have been unintentional, because the games came out years before ''Lost'' premiered.
** The Weber sisters are based off the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Williams_sisters Williams sisters]].

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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Angela Delvecchio was the main character in ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Friend_to_Die_For a Friend to Die For]]''.
** Jorge Garcia is the name of [[Creator/JorgeGarcia a comedian]], best known for his role of Hurley in ''Series/{{Lost}}''. This may have been unintentional, because the games came out years before ''Lost'' premiered.
** The Weber Webber sisters are based off the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Williams_sisters Williams sisters]].



* SinglePalletteTown: Cyan Lane (which is, well, cyan) in ''Football 2006''.

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* SinglePalletteTown: SinglePaletteTown: Cyan Lane (which is, well, cyan) in ''Football 2006''.



** In the ''Football'' games on the PC, beating the game as Mr. Clanky's Tackling Dummies gives you a simple victory photo. Justified as this team only consists of robots who probably aren't programmed to [[spoiler:ride rides at an amusement park]].

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** In the ''Football'' games on the PC, beating the game as Mr. Clanky's Tackling Dummies gives you a simple victory photo. Justified as this team only consists of robots who probably aren't programmed to [[spoiler:ride ride rides at an amusement park]].park.


* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Believe it or not, Humongous managed to sneak this line in the "Games Lost" statistic in ''Backyard Baseball 2001'':
-->'''Sunny Day:''' Games Lost: This is the number of times the team lost [[TakeThat 'cause the pitcher sucks.]] ''(quietly giggles)''

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%% * GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Believe it or not, Humongous managed GettingCrapPastThe Radar: Due to sneak overwhelming and persistent misuse, GCPTR is on-page examples only until 01 June 2021. If you are reading this line in the "Games Lost" statistic in ''Backyard Baseball 2001'':
-->'''Sunny Day:''' Games Lost: This is
future, please check the number of times trope page to make sure your example fits the team lost [[TakeThat 'cause the pitcher sucks.]] ''(quietly giggles)''current definition.


* GlitchEntity: The generic kids can be put on your team in ''Backyard Baseball'' through [[http://www.gamefaqs.com/pc/580459-backyard-baseball/faqs/60092 editing the coach file]], but since they were never intended to appear on the Strategy screen or Meet the Players their graphics are garbled into pieces from other graphics. At worst, they crash the game from trying to display non-existent ones.
** This is averted in games starting with ''Backyard Hockey'' however, as they are all properly set up yet only scripted to not appear on the bleachers.



* TheMissingno: The generic kids can be put on your team in ''Backyard Baseball'' through [[http://www.gamefaqs.com/pc/580459-backyard-baseball/faqs/60092 editing the coach file]], but since they were never intended to appear on the Strategy screen or Meet the Players their graphics are garbled into pieces from other graphics. At worst, they crash the game from trying to display non-existent ones.
** This is averted in games starting with ''Backyard Hockey'' however, as they are all properly set up yet only scripted to not appear on the bleachers.


* {{Bowdlerization}}: In most professional hockey games, a fight will break out to settle a disagreement. Needless to say, [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop that sort of violence would never fly in a game intended for kids]], so the ''Hockey'' series will have fouls or roughing settled by...a game of RockPaperScissors. Buddy Cheque even lampshades it, by saying it's "what the fans pay to see" despite how mundane it is.

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* {{Bowdlerization}}: In most professional hockey games, a fight will break out to settle a disagreement. Needless to say, [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop say, that sort of violence would never fly in a game intended for kids]], kids, so the ''Hockey'' series will have fouls or roughing settled by...a game of RockPaperScissors. Buddy Cheque even lampshades it, by saying it's "what the fans pay to see" despite how mundane it is.


** In the original ''Baseball'', the only way to get a batting power-up was to make a successful base hit off a special pitch. However, in order to get a special pitch in the first place, the pitcher has to strike someone out. Obviously this meant a skilled player might never have the opportunity to ever obtain a batting power-up. ''Baseball 2001'' fixed this by also making them obtainable through double plays.

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** In the original ''Baseball'', the only way to get a batting power-up was to make a successful reach base hit off a special pitch. However, in order to get a special pitch in the first place, the pitcher has to strike someone out. Obviously this meant a skilled player might never have the opportunity to ever obtain a batting power-up. ''Baseball 2001'' fixed this by also making them obtainable through turning double plays.


* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: When creating teams in Versus mode, picking one of the Webber twins or the Khan brothers will result in the computer immediately selecting the other on the next turn. Every time.

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* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: When creating teams in Versus mode, picking one of the Webber twins or the Khan brothers will result in the computer immediately selecting the other on the very next turn. Every time.


* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: When picking kids in Versus mode, picking one of the Webber twins will result in the computer immediately selecting the other on the next turn. Every time.

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* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: When picking kids creating teams in Versus mode, picking one of the Webber twins or the Khan brothers will result in the computer immediately selecting the other on the next turn. Every time.

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* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: When picking kids in Versus mode, picking one of the Webber twins will result in the computer immediately selecting the other on the next turn. Every time.

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* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Inverted with the Chameleon powerup in ''Football'', in which the defense's uniforms change color to match the offense's.

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* EasterEgg: Hold shift while clicking on Pablo Sanchez's player profile, and he'll say a phrase in English.


* SelfImposedChallenge: A relatively popular one is picking all the worst players on the highest difficulty and trying to go undefeated in Season Mode. Doubly so in the games that include the pros.



* FollowTheLeader: The 3D Football games are similar to ''VideoGame/{{Madden|NFL}}'', while ''Skateboarding'' copied the gameplay of ''[[VideoGame/TonyHawksProSkater Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4]]'', right down to the control scheme.


* MaddenCurse: Much like the trope namer, the cover athlete in ''Backyard Football'' was also stricken by bad luck during the season. In the original game, Steve Young suffered a career ending injury in the 1999 season. In ''2002'', Drew Bledsoe got injured and UsefulNotes/TomBrady stepped in (and the rest is history). Jeff Garcia (''2004'') became a journeyman after that season, and Daunte Culpepper (''2006'') blew out both of his knees and wound up in the now-defunct UFL. While UsefulNotes/TomBrady (the ''2008'' cover star) guided the Patriots to a perfect regular season, they lost the Super Bowl that year.


* ConspicuousCG: When the player sprites were changed to pre-rendered images, the spectators in the background were still 2D drawings. Likewise, when the camera zooms in on the game (i.e., when someone's at bat or doing penalty kicks), the players look like cartoons again.

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* NonUniformUniform: Most noticeable in the original baseball games where a player's uniform consists of their everyday outfit with the team's colors.


* ContinuityNod: from ''Baseball 2005''; in [[DriveInTheater Starlite Orchards]], you can see the intro movie from ''Football'' playing on the big screen.

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* ContinuityNod: from ''Baseball 2005''; in [[DriveInTheater Starlite Orchards]], you can see the intro movie from ''Football'' ''Football 2002'' playing on the big screen.

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