If Jeter will be revealed as a new legend at any time this year

SDS

Then the leaked cover was not a troll job and all of the current events have been nothing more than damage control and saving the reveal for the wow purposes for a later time. I am a marketing communications specialist in day to day life and in our field we always prepare for any sort of situation regarding a leak or other external factors that could be a problem and there are always plan B, C and D ready to execute when anything of that nature happens.

The one thing that still convinces me personally that this wasn't a troll job by some random person is the date they chose to reveal the cover, 2/2/2022. Also the screenshot looked professional and genuine to me. Guess we'll find out whether he'll be in the game or not.

SDS

Didn't the guy who made it release a video showing how he photoshopped it?

SDS

Did you not see the video the guy posted of how he photoshopped it?

SDS

The guy who made it made a video showing how he photoshopped it, did you not see it?

SDS

I don't follow. Jeter being in the game this year has no bearing on whether or not the cover faked by someone outside SDS was a troll job.

As for the cover looking genuine. For years now people have been making their own covers with their own personal favorites. There is usually a thread on Operation Sports dedicated to just that.

SDS

2/2/22 leading up to Jeter being revealed = red herring!

SDS

Look, for anyone mentioning the video.. you're right. The guy showed us step by step and therefore it's easy to assume that everything was fake. At least it proves the screenshot was fake, despite it looking very authentic.

But a scenario is definitely possible that this guy pulled off a troll job while being accidentally right about the cover reveal. Just imagine for a second what a sh!tstorm that would cause for Nintendo and even more for HIM, because he used Nintendo trademarks online without the proper authorization and it went viral. Therefore its not completely unlikely that a legal team on behalf of Nintendo have pressed him to publicly admit it was a troll job and show step by step how he alone is responsible and Nintendo had nothing to do with it.

And while all of that is going on, this guy could've still be accidentally right about the cover reveal. But moving forward with that under these circumstances raises the question if Nintendo didn't really screw up time and time again (because the troll job was THAT good) and I personally believe that's why they went another route and saved the Jeter reveal for another day.

SDS

So you think they commissioned a very famous manga artist to throw something together in a day? Gotcha.

SDS

So are you saying that you believe that either

  1. SDS might still have a Jeter cover under wraps?
  2. SDS changed direction and came up with a new cover in two days because some goofball on the internet guessed it?

I really think you are reaching. The guy trolled the internet on the cover. There was never an actual Jeter cover. And whether or not Jeter is in the game this year has no relevance to any of it.

SDS

@chriscolbert_mlbts said in If Jeter will be revealed as a new legend at any time this year:

So you think they commissioned a very famous manga artist throw something together in a day? Gotcha.

No, it obviously doesn't work like that. The partnership has been in existence for months and the manga artist has obviously already provided a slew of artwork in the last several months leading up to the launch of the game. You do the work before, not during. So it's not at all unthinkable that a plan B or plan C involved this partnership and they made it "ready to implement and execute on the button". It also doesn't have to mean that the partnership was limited to a potential cover. They could do a bunch of other promotions.That's what people in our field literally do with every project. I never get hired to make a single project, I always need a backup and sometimes even a backup for the backup.

SDS

@dolenz_psn said in If Jeter will be revealed as a new legend at any time this year:

So are you saying that you believe that either

  1. SDS might still have a Jeter cover under wraps?
  2. SDS changed direction and came up with a new cover in two days because some goofball on the internet guessed it?

I really think you are reaching. The guy trolled the internet on the cover. There was never an actual Jeter cover. And whether or not Jeter is in the game this year has no relevance to any of it.

Neither of those things. Read my comments over again. What I said is that IF Jeter will be revealed as a new legend at any point during this year, then MY personal belief will be that this troll job was accidentally right and that made SDS go with plan B to save the wow factor for a later time.

SDS

@raesone_psn said in If Jeter will be revealed as a new legend at any time this year:

@dolenz_psn said in If Jeter will be revealed as a new legend at any time this year:

So are you saying that you believe that either

  1. SDS might still have a Jeter cover under wraps?
  2. SDS changed direction and came up with a new cover in two days because some goofball on the internet guessed it?

I really think you are reaching. The guy trolled the internet on the cover. There was never an actual Jeter cover. And whether or not Jeter is in the game this year has no relevance to any of it.

Neither of those things. Read my comments over again. What I said is that IF Jeter will be revealed as a new legend at any point during this year, then MY personal belief will be that this troll job was accidentally right and that made SDS go with plan B to save the wow factor for a later time.

I see what you are saying and I think it's somewhat plausible. I have a hard time believing that SDS would change their whole reveal plan because one guy on the internet guessed it though. I would say it's almost more likely it was actually Nintendo's screw up and it was real and that's why they changed it last minute.

SDS

@raesone_psn said in If Jeter will be revealed as a new legend at any time this year:

@dolenz_psn said in If Jeter will be revealed as a new legend at any time this year:

So are you saying that you believe that either

  1. SDS might still have a Jeter cover under wraps?
  2. SDS changed direction and came up with a new cover in two days because some goofball on the internet guessed it?

I really think you are reaching. The guy trolled the internet on the cover. There was never an actual Jeter cover. And whether or not Jeter is in the game this year has no relevance to any of it.

Neither of those things. Read my comments over again. What I said is that IF Jeter will be revealed as a new legend at any point during this year, then MY personal belief will be that this troll job was accidentally right and that made SDS go with plan B to save the wow factor for a later time.

But isn't that the same as my second option. That they planned a Jeter cover for today and made a last minute change based on some random internet guy mocking up a cover?

Do you really believe that they commissioned an artist to make the anime Ohtani cover as a plan B? I just don't buy it.

Might Jeter be in the game? Possibly. Will it be a big deal when they reveal it? Most likely. Was there ever a cover with Jeter on it? Highly unlikely.

SDS

@sauciestburrito_psn said in If Jeter will be revealed as a new legend at any time this year:

@raesone_psn said in If Jeter will be revealed as a new legend at any time this year:

@dolenz_psn said in If Jeter will be revealed as a new legend at any time this year:

So are you saying that you believe that either

  1. SDS might still have a Jeter cover under wraps?
  2. SDS changed direction and came up with a new cover in two days because some goofball on the internet guessed it?

I really think you are reaching. The guy trolled the internet on the cover. There was never an actual Jeter cover. And whether or not Jeter is in the game this year has no relevance to any of it.

Neither of those things. Read my comments over again. What I said is that IF Jeter will be revealed as a new legend at any point during this year, then MY personal belief will be that this troll job was accidentally right and that made SDS go with plan B to save the wow factor for a later time.

I see what you are saying and I think it's somewhat plausible. I have a hard time believing that SDS would change their whole reveal plan because one guy on the internet guessed it though. I would say it's almost more likely it was actually Nintendo's screw up and it was real and that's why they changed it last minute.

The thing that made everything complicated (and which led me to believe that he did guess right) is the fact that he involved a big corporation like Nintendo and went viral. Just for the use of those trademarks alone you can get into serious legal trouble, LET ALONE if you're implying THEY dropped the ball on a big reveal that you were right about without even knowing it. I guess most people can't comprehend that line of thought, but I believe it's possible and if a Jeter does get revealed it will be confirmed for me.

SDS

@raesone_psn said in If Jeter will be revealed as a new legend at any time this year:

@sauciestburrito_psn said in If Jeter will be revealed as a new legend at any time this year:

@raesone_psn said in If Jeter will be revealed as a new legend at any time this year:

@dolenz_psn said in If Jeter will be revealed as a new legend at any time this year:

So are you saying that you believe that either

  1. SDS might still have a Jeter cover under wraps?
  2. SDS changed direction and came up with a new cover in two days because some goofball on the internet guessed it?

I really think you are reaching. The guy trolled the internet on the cover. There was never an actual Jeter cover. And whether or not Jeter is in the game this year has no relevance to any of it.

Neither of those things. Read my comments over again. What I said is that IF Jeter will be revealed as a new legend at any point during this year, then MY personal belief will be that this troll job was accidentally right and that made SDS go with plan B to save the wow factor for a later time.

I see what you are saying and I think it's somewhat plausible. I have a hard time believing that SDS would change their whole reveal plan because one guy on the internet guessed it though. I would say it's almost more likely it was actually Nintendo's screw up and it was real and that's why they changed it last minute.

The thing that made everything complicated (and which led me to believe that he did guess right) is the fact that he involved a big corporation like Nintendo and went viral. Just for the use of those trademarks alone you can get into serious legal trouble, LET ALONE if you're implying THEY dropped the ball on a big reveal that you were right about without even knowing it. I guess most people can't comprehend that line of thought, but I believe it's possible and if a Jeter does get revealed it will be confirmed for me.

Nintendo isn't exactly known for being a company that covers up leaks like they didn't even happen. Yea they are fiercely protective about their brand, but not enough to go to those lengths.

Nintendo stuff gets leaked all the time and they don't bother to change things because of it

SDS

@eatyum_psn said in If Jeter will be revealed as a new legend at any time this year:

@raesone_psn said in If Jeter will be revealed as a new legend at any time this year:

@sauciestburrito_psn said in If Jeter will be revealed as a new legend at any time this year:

@raesone_psn said in If Jeter will be revealed as a new legend at any time this year:

@dolenz_psn said in If Jeter will be revealed as a new legend at any time this year:

So are you saying that you believe that either

  1. SDS might still have a Jeter cover under wraps?
  2. SDS changed direction and came up with a new cover in two days because some goofball on the internet guessed it?

I really think you are reaching. The guy trolled the internet on the cover. There was never an actual Jeter cover. And whether or not Jeter is in the game this year has no relevance to any of it.

Neither of those things. Read my comments over again. What I said is that IF Jeter will be revealed as a new legend at any point during this year, then MY personal belief will be that this troll job was accidentally right and that made SDS go with plan B to save the wow factor for a later time.

I see what you are saying and I think it's somewhat plausible. I have a hard time believing that SDS would change their whole reveal plan because one guy on the internet guessed it though. I would say it's almost more likely it was actually Nintendo's screw up and it was real and that's why they changed it last minute.

The thing that made everything complicated (and which led me to believe that he did guess right) is the fact that he involved a big corporation like Nintendo and went viral. Just for the use of those trademarks alone you can get into serious legal trouble, LET ALONE if you're implying THEY dropped the ball on a big reveal that you were right about without even knowing it. I guess most people can't comprehend that line of thought, but I believe it's possible and if a Jeter does get revealed it will be confirmed for me.

Nintendo isn't exactly known for being a company that covers up leaks like they didn't even happen. Yea they are fiercely protective about their brand, but not enough to go to those lengths.

Nintendo stuff gets leaked all the time and they don't bother to change things because of it

Ah yes, Nintendo stuff that is their trademark. Their brand. But this isn't "Nintendo stuff", this is Sony's trademark and Sony's brand. They want to make sure that they distance themselves from this entire situation to make sure Sony can't file suit against them and that the guy who created everything acted alone. If he didn't involve Nintendo trademarks in his screenshots, then Nintendo probably couldn't care less. But that forced them to act. Imagine a big time multi billion dollar corporation like Nintendo being okay with that and just be like "eh, it's just some troll who cares". No no no, it doesn't work like that at all.

SDS

@raesone_psn said in If Jeter will be revealed as a new legend at any time this year:

@eatyum_psn said in If Jeter will be revealed as a new legend at any time this year:

@raesone_psn said in If Jeter will be revealed as a new legend at any time this year:

@sauciestburrito_psn said in If Jeter will be revealed as a new legend at any time this year:

@raesone_psn said in If Jeter will be revealed as a new legend at any time this year:

@dolenz_psn said in If Jeter will be revealed as a new legend at any time this year:

So are you saying that you believe that either

  1. SDS might still have a Jeter cover under wraps?
  2. SDS changed direction and came up with a new cover in two days because some goofball on the internet guessed it?

I really think you are reaching. The guy trolled the internet on the cover. There was never an actual Jeter cover. And whether or not Jeter is in the game this year has no relevance to any of it.

Neither of those things. Read my comments over again. What I said is that IF Jeter will be revealed as a new legend at any point during this year, then MY personal belief will be that this troll job was accidentally right and that made SDS go with plan B to save the wow factor for a later time.

I see what you are saying and I think it's somewhat plausible. I have a hard time believing that SDS would change their whole reveal plan because one guy on the internet guessed it though. I would say it's almost more likely it was actually Nintendo's screw up and it was real and that's why they changed it last minute.

The thing that made everything complicated (and which led me to believe that he did guess right) is the fact that he involved a big corporation like Nintendo and went viral. Just for the use of those trademarks alone you can get into serious legal trouble, LET ALONE if you're implying THEY dropped the ball on a big reveal that you were right about without even knowing it. I guess most people can't comprehend that line of thought, but I believe it's possible and if a Jeter does get revealed it will be confirmed for me.

Nintendo isn't exactly known for being a company that covers up leaks like they didn't even happen. Yea they are fiercely protective about their brand, but not enough to go to those lengths.

Nintendo stuff gets leaked all the time and they don't bother to change things because of it

Ah yes, Nintendo stuff that is their trademark. Their brand. But this isn't "Nintendo stuff", this is Sony's trademark and Sony's brand. They want to make sure that they distance themselves from this entire situation to make sure Sony can't file suit against them and that the guy who created everything acted alone. If he didn't involve Nintendo trademarks in his screenshots, then Nintendo probably couldn't care less. But that forced them to act. Imagine being okay with that and just be like "eh, it's just some troll who cares". No no no, it doesn't work like that at all.

You are seriously overthinking this. Because all of what you wrote above is why Nintendo would change the cover, not why Sony would. If Sony wanted to have Jeter on the cover as a big announcement, they would have regardless of a leak.

SDS

@eatyum_psn said in If Jeter will be revealed as a new legend at any time this year:

@raesone_psn said in If Jeter will be revealed as a new legend at any time this year:

@eatyum_psn said in If Jeter will be revealed as a new legend at any time this year:

@raesone_psn said in If Jeter will be revealed as a new legend at any time this year:

@sauciestburrito_psn said in If Jeter will be revealed as a new legend at any time this year:

@raesone_psn said in If Jeter will be revealed as a new legend at any time this year:

@dolenz_psn said in If Jeter will be revealed as a new legend at any time this year:

So are you saying that you believe that either

  1. SDS might still have a Jeter cover under wraps?
  2. SDS changed direction and came up with a new cover in two days because some goofball on the internet guessed it?

I really think you are reaching. The guy trolled the internet on the cover. There was never an actual Jeter cover. And whether or not Jeter is in the game this year has no relevance to any of it.

Neither of those things. Read my comments over again. What I said is that IF Jeter will be revealed as a new legend at any point during this year, then MY personal belief will be that this troll job was accidentally right and that made SDS go with plan B to save the wow factor for a later time.

I see what you are saying and I think it's somewhat plausible. I have a hard time believing that SDS would change their whole reveal plan because one guy on the internet guessed it though. I would say it's almost more likely it was actually Nintendo's screw up and it was real and that's why they changed it last minute.

The thing that made everything complicated (and which led me to believe that he did guess right) is the fact that he involved a big corporation like Nintendo and went viral. Just for the use of those trademarks alone you can get into serious legal trouble, LET ALONE if you're implying THEY dropped the ball on a big reveal that you were right about without even knowing it. I guess most people can't comprehend that line of thought, but I believe it's possible and if a Jeter does get revealed it will be confirmed for me.

Nintendo isn't exactly known for being a company that covers up leaks like they didn't even happen. Yea they are fiercely protective about their brand, but not enough to go to those lengths.

Nintendo stuff gets leaked all the time and they don't bother to change things because of it

Ah yes, Nintendo stuff that is their trademark. Their brand. But this isn't "Nintendo stuff", this is Sony's trademark and Sony's brand. They want to make sure that they distance themselves from this entire situation to make sure Sony can't file suit against them and that the guy who created everything acted alone. If he didn't involve Nintendo trademarks in his screenshots, then Nintendo probably couldn't care less. But that forced them to act. Imagine being okay with that and just be like "eh, it's just some troll who cares". No no no, it doesn't work like that at all.

You are seriously overthinking this. Because all of what you wrote above is why Nintendo would change the cover, not why Sony would. If they wanted to have Jeter on the cover as a big announcement, they would have regardless of a leak.

Let's agree to disagree. I don't think I'm overthinking this at all and my hunch is based on my professional experience. If Jeter does not get released this year, I will come back to this thread and say I was wrong. But if he does get revealed, and I believe he will be, then I personally believe I have been right about this situation. Note how I say I believe, it doesn't make me factually right because there's no way to prove it for any of us. So you can save yourself some typing by pointing that out to me 🙂

SDS

@raesone_psn said in If Jeter will be revealed as a new legend at any time this year:

@eatyum_psn said in If Jeter will be revealed as a new legend at any time this year:

@raesone_psn said in If Jeter will be revealed as a new legend at any time this year:

@eatyum_psn said in If Jeter will be revealed as a new legend at any time this year:

@raesone_psn said in If Jeter will be revealed as a new legend at any time this year:

@sauciestburrito_psn said in If Jeter will be revealed as a new legend at any time this year:

@raesone_psn said in If Jeter will be revealed as a new legend at any time this year:

@dolenz_psn said in If Jeter will be revealed as a new legend at any time this year:

So are you saying that you believe that either

  1. SDS might still have a Jeter cover under wraps?
  2. SDS changed direction and came up with a new cover in two days because some goofball on the internet guessed it?

I really think you are reaching. The guy trolled the internet on the cover. There was never an actual Jeter cover. And whether or not Jeter is in the game this year has no relevance to any of it.

Neither of those things. Read my comments over again. What I said is that IF Jeter will be revealed as a new legend at any point during this year, then MY personal belief will be that this troll job was accidentally right and that made SDS go with plan B to save the wow factor for a later time.

I see what you are saying and I think it's somewhat plausible. I have a hard time believing that SDS would change their whole reveal plan because one guy on the internet guessed it though. I would say it's almost more likely it was actually Nintendo's screw up and it was real and that's why they changed it last minute.

The thing that made everything complicated (and which led me to believe that he did guess right) is the fact that he involved a big corporation like Nintendo and went viral. Just for the use of those trademarks alone you can get into serious legal trouble, LET ALONE if you're implying THEY dropped the ball on a big reveal that you were right about without even knowing it. I guess most people can't comprehend that line of thought, but I believe it's possible and if a Jeter does get revealed it will be confirmed for me.

Nintendo isn't exactly known for being a company that covers up leaks like they didn't even happen. Yea they are fiercely protective about their brand, but not enough to go to those lengths.

Nintendo stuff gets leaked all the time and they don't bother to change things because of it

Ah yes, Nintendo stuff that is their trademark. Their brand. But this isn't "Nintendo stuff", this is Sony's trademark and Sony's brand. They want to make sure that they distance themselves from this entire situation to make sure Sony can't file suit against them and that the guy who created everything acted alone. If he didn't involve Nintendo trademarks in his screenshots, then Nintendo probably couldn't care less. But that forced them to act. Imagine being okay with that and just be like "eh, it's just some troll who cares". No no no, it doesn't work like that at all.

You are seriously overthinking this. Because all of what you wrote above is why Nintendo would change the cover, not why Sony would. If they wanted to have Jeter on the cover as a big announcement, they would have regardless of a leak.

Let's agree to disagree. I don't think I'm overthinking this at all and my hunch is based on my professional experience. If Jeter does not get released this year, I will come back to this thread and say I was wrong. But if he does get revealed, and I believe he will be, then I personally believe I have been right about this situation. Note how I say I believe, it doesn't make me factually right because there's no way to prove it for any of us. So you can save yourself some typing by pointing that out to me 🙂

So you aren't going to address "Because all of what you wrote above is why Nintendo would change the cover, not why Sony would. If Sony wanted to have Jeter on the cover as a big announcement, they would have regardless of a leak."

SDS

So you’re saying..... THERE’S A CHANCE?