Daily Archives: August 8, 2016

Should I Spend Donuts On Springfield Games 2016 Returning Stuff? (Lugash Deal, Flags, Springy and more!)

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s time to gear up for the summer games in Springfield!  Gather up those participation ribbons and be prepared for the fix to be in from Fat Tony, as we journey through the wonderful world of “sports” with the residents of our pocket-sized Springfields!  So bust out those donuts because Fat Tony’s got the “goods” for us to buy in a store full of sport themed premium items!

Of course with that limited-time label it can be tempting to buy everything because it’ll be gone soon.  But don’t sweat it!  That’s where we come in to tell you what’s worth those donuts and what you might want to hold off on.

Wondering if you should add any of the returning premium items to your Springfield? Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding these sport themed items to your town!

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Look Who’s Back…


Let’s start off with the fact that I am as surprised to be writing this here, as some of you must be who are reading it. After almost three years of writing about TSTO, and almost FOUR years of playing the game, anyone with even a modicum of common sense would have looked at this headline and instantly gone to “SNOPES” to check on the likelihood of it being real.

And yet…here I am…CrankyOldGuy (who for the majority of the past three years has taken great pleasure in calling TSTOAddicts “bliss ninnies” and “EA suckups”) actually agreeing to become a regular contributor to this site…while winding things down on my own.

To quote myself, “HOLYFREAKINSHIRT!!!!!!!!!”

To be honest about it (and let’s face it…being brutally honest about TSTO has always been my credo), the game has changed…a lot! But, more important, I have changed (anyone who says you can’t teach an old guy new tricks is fullacrap).

And then…there is Riley.

My whole stance on keeping up the “Us-vs-Them” battle between TSTOAddicts and TSTOFriends went into the waste can, when I heard that Alissa had a baby girl who was in the NIC unit after she was born. As anyone who has read my blog knows, I am the father of 5 daughters.  I know the overwhelming fear and responsibility of parenthood.  I reached out to let Alissa know that I had her in my thoughts and prayers, and that I knew in my heart that Riley was going to be all right.

And then, I met Riley in person. That sealed the deal.

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