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 Post subject: Inventor of Electric Football dies
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:25 pm 
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Most of you probably don't remember it, but for a person my age and a bit younger, Electric Football was a toy that connected us to the NFL.

It was always better and more exciting in theory that it was in practice, but each year's Sears Christmas catalog offered the game with color pictures of a tabletop NFL stadium and two teams of little plastic NFL players painted in team uniforms with the colors of particular teams (lots of Giants colors in the NY area, Steelers colors in Western PA and so on).

Just about every boy I knew at the time had the game in his basement and you'd line up the two teams and "turn on" the field, which would vibrate and the players would move around in something you hoped would resemble a football play.

Each team had a player who could kick and/or throw the ball (sort of).

It would take about 10 minutes to line up all the players and they never really moved the way you wanted them to. Most of the time they just went around in small circles and never went anywhere.

Anyway, at a time when sports licensing was in its infancy, Electric Football was a big deal with its NFL tie-in.

The inventor, Norman Sas, just died.

http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/ ... 4260.story

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 Post subject: Re: Inventor of Electric Football dies
PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:30 pm 
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Big part of my childhood. I had a Steelers v Cowboys Superbowl version.

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 Post subject: Re: Inventor of Electric Football dies
PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:28 pm 
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The funeral got chaotic as mourners just started moving around in circles.....


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 Post subject: Re: Inventor of Electric Football dies
PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:45 am 
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R Nitelight wrote:
The funeral got chaotic as mourners just started moving around in circles.....


8)


Quote of the year.

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