2k had the right idea with the key games only option in my player, but it gets a little boring because u end up always playing the same teams. Also, it still takes forever to complete a season! If you start, you still play about 30 games per season. There should be 5-10 regular season games including (possibly) 1 or 2 rivalry games, 1 or 2 star player matchups, an interconference game, and key games down the stretch and then key games in the playoffs. This way its actually possible to play a full career in the 1 year you have the game.