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SteelerDan43
02-10-2006, 04:51 PM
Did anyone else see this very interestin article from ESPN on the "underground" electric football following??

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=hruby/060210&lpos=spotlight&lid=tab1pos1

I found it very interesting. My dad always told me how much him and his brother played back in the early 60's. When my grandma died a few years back we were cleaning out her house and found my dad's old electric football game. I still have it now. I know some of you guys are older on here and probably played yourselfs...

Suitanim
02-10-2006, 05:06 PM
I played me the HELL out of some electric football when I was a kid. What stands out in my memory 20+ years later was me and my friend both had the same game, and the "Hometeam" always played as the Steelers and the visitor was stuck with the Cowboys, and we both cheated and made the Cowboys all the little dudes that ran backwards or in circles and such, so the score was always like 100-7. Also, kicking and passing was impossible, especially passing. There was a tiny little rubber football that you had to release from the QB's arm and hit some part of the receiver...the best QB #'s EVER in electric football were slightly worse than what Tommy Maddox with a blindfold on and hopped up on meth could achieve...but we didn't care.

3 to be 4
02-11-2006, 01:27 PM
Did anyone else see this very interestin article from ESPN on the "underground" electric football following??

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=hruby/060210&lpos=spotlight&lid=tab1pos1

I found it very interesting. My dad always told me how much him and his brother played back in the early 60's. When my grandma died a few years back we were cleaning out her house and found my dad's old electric football game. I still have it now. I know some of you guys are older on here and probably played yourselfs...

By all means i played with myself. We all did! And we LIKED it!!........

oh, i read...that wrong. never mind.

SteelerDan43
02-12-2006, 03:43 PM
I've done some more research into the electric football scene and the stuff is pretty intricate, from the painting of the figures to scripted plays. Some even boil and manipulate the bases to get a desired result. Here are some painting pics of Steelers teams.

http://home.pacbell.net/efdecals/sr.html
http://www.beenutt.com/gallery/steelers.htm

clevestinks
02-12-2006, 04:30 PM
Yeah I played and had a set, can`t believe this game got so big

SteelerDan43
02-12-2006, 05:05 PM
can you guys spot whats wrong with the first Steeler Raider pic??

Suitanim
02-13-2006, 08:09 AM
LC Greenwood wore #67 not 68.

SteelerDan43
02-13-2006, 10:35 AM
He did wear 68 but he's on the wrong side of the line! Thats Dwight White's side...

Suitanim
02-13-2006, 01:43 PM
I thought he wore 67 as a rookie, and it was a trivia question...but maybe that was Joe Greene...one of those 2 guys had a different number as a rookie.

SteelerDan43
02-13-2006, 02:06 PM
hmmm I'll check into that

SteelerDan43
02-13-2006, 02:08 PM
Ok I found on Steelers Gridiron Joe Greene wore 72 in his rookie year...

http://www.steelergridiron.com/history/allrosters/1969roster.html

Good call Suit wasn't aware of that

3 to be 4
02-13-2006, 07:23 PM
I had an electric game with players from SB 4. Chiefs and Vikings.

SteelerDan43
02-24-2006, 09:36 PM
I thought I would share this with everyone... http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=8770956740&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&rd=1

Suitanim
02-25-2006, 07:44 AM
That's VERY cool...and yet very nerdy all at the same time!

SteelerDan43
02-25-2006, 10:13 AM
Ya it is nerdy but the amount of time involved in that is crazy. The dont sell any of that... The only thing that is noticeably wrong is Polamalu has block numbers. I'm guessing this is since its an "all time" team but none the less still wrong.

SteelerDan43
02-25-2006, 11:24 PM
Ok, here are a couple pics of my first try at painting these little guys...

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y138/dude320570/Haggans004.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y138/dude320570/Haggans002.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y138/dude320570/Haggans003.jpg