You should use the manual patch, and set it to run in XP SP2 compatibility mode as an administrator.
All of the game's executables should be set like that in the original CD version.
"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."