You're using the Steam version? Those steps shouldn't be necessary, then, as they are for the disk versions of the game.
Try switching to 1024x768 using the in-game menu.
"They should rename the team to the Washington Government Sucks. Put Obama on the helmet. Line the entire walls of the stadium with the actual text of the ACA.
Fix their home team score on the board to the debt clock, they can win every game 17,000,000,000,000 to 24. Losing team gets taxed by the IRS 100%, then droned."