Why does my game crash or hang frequently?

nVidia’s “nView Desktop Manager” can cause the football game to crash or to hang. nVidia says that this utility may cause some applications to stop responding (which can be the case with our football game).

To fix this, open the nVidia nView Desktop Manager control panel by choosing:
Start Menu -> Settings -> Control Panel -> nVidia nView Desktop Manager.
Then uncheck the “Enable Desktop Manager” button and click OK. If you do not
see the nVidia nView Desktop Manager applet then you do not have it installed.