NFL Films – If you are between the ages of 25 and 45, chances are the first football video game you played was Nintendo’s Tecmo Bowl. It was Madden before Madden, a chance to play as your favorite team and players. Everyone I have told about this week’s episode of NFL Films Presents says two things: “Man, I loved that game” and “I was awesome at Tecmo Bowl”. Check out the feature, tune into NFL Films Presents, airing this week at the following times (all times Eastern):
10/22 at 12:30am — ESPN2
10/24 at 2:30 pm — ESPN2
10/26 at 4:30 pm — NFL Network
10/27 at 1:30pm — NFL Network
First things first. If you are between 25 and 45 the first football game you played was 10 yard fight not Tecmo Bowl. But I guess that’s just semantics since nobody would argue that Tecmo revolutionized video games forever and was arguably the most important video game of all time. In fact I still prefer Tecmo to any game ever invented with the possible exception of Baseball Stars or NHL 94. So naturally I couldn’t wait for this episode to air and watched the entire thing online which I NEVER do. I mean I generally can’t watch anything over 3 minutes on the internet. Not here though. I was glued to it from start to finish and already booked my plane ticket to Madison for next year to put a whoop ass on all these people. Because I know everybody always says they are the best at Tecmo but for real I was the best. I’ll just show up at this thing and wrap Mort into a cocoon of horror like you read about.
PS – As much hype as Bo Jackson always gets whenever you talk Tecmo Bowl nobody ever mentions that the Raiders overall weren’t that good. Just shows football is a team game. The 49ers were by far the best to the point we banned them. Everybody else was fair game.
Double PS – Can you get less respect than this documentary is getting with these play times? It aired for the first time last night at 12:30? Shit this should have been on all the networks instead of the debate.