NFL Films has made a documentary about Tecmo Super Bowl that will be airing throughout the week on ESPN2 and NFL Network. As someone who has played way too much of this and other football video games, this is required viewing for me. Considering what a pop culture touchstone that the Tecmo Bowl games remain to this day, I imagine there are more than a few other people who will be interested as well.
The first broadcast was actually at 12:30 this morning on ESPN2 (the above image has the date wrong). What gives? NFL Films made a half-hour documentary on this awesome thing and its first broadcast gets buried after midnight with little fanfare? I actually missed the first broadcast because I’m a clueless idiot, but I’ve already DVRed the next scheduled airing. Worth noting that those who caught it have said good things.
Per NFL Films, Philip Rivers’ Christmas present was an original NES with Super Mario Bros. 1, 2 and 3–and Tecmo Super Bowl.
— Owen Good (@owengood) October 23, 2012
Nice Tecmo nugget for Marmalard. I bet he spent all of his time playing as the princess in Mario 2 because she was awesome at floating.
Your Sean Taylor Memorial Meast for Week 7 is Charles “Peanut” Tillman, who held Calvin Johnson to three catches for 34 yards, Megatron’s lowest output of the season. Tillman also forced Brandon Pettigrew to fumble twice, on consecutive catches, no less. Even if both fumbles went out of bounds before they could be recovered, it’s still quite impressive. The Bears’ defense is having one of its best seasons in recent memory and Tillman’s play has been a big part of that.
Also receiving consideration: Drew Brees, Frank Gore, Adrian Peterson and Chris Johnson
Your Jeff George Memorial Least for Week 7 is Joe Flacco. While both of his interceptions were the result of passes tipped at the line, something Houston tends to excel at, Bert didn’t exactly have a great game otherwise. Flacco will have easier assignments than playing the Texans’ D on the road, but this was the type of game you have to at least making a halfway respectable showing in to command the sort of respect and money that Flacco believes he’s entitled to.
Also receiving consideration: Josh Wilson, Madieu Williams, Mike Wallace, Stephen Hill and Chad Henne