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"NFL FILMS PRESENTS: Tecmo Bowl" lives up to the hype

Christian Okoye Tecmo Bo Tecmo Madison NFL FILMS ESPN Mort Vogt Holzbauer Sobhi

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For the last several years we've seen a renascence of Tecmo Super Bowl in the form of tournaments throughout the country. While much of this is attributed to the internet itself, a lot of credit needs to go to the group of guys who started hosting Tecmo Super Bowl tournaments in Madison, WI back in 2006. The brainchild of the Holzbauer brothers, the tournament has grown from 20 to 176 participants in 2012 and in the process inspired numerous tournaments throughout the U.S. The event gained enough momentum to attract the attention of NFL Films which will be debuting their documentary of Tecmo Bowl and the tournament after Monday Night Football on October 22, 2012.


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The main story of "NFL FILMS PRESENTS: Tecmo Bowl" revolves around profiling four of the favorites to win the March, 2012 tournament: "Mort", Sobhi, The Vogt Brothers, and tournament co-founder Chet. Sprinkled into the mix is a series of former and current NFL players reminiscing about their days playing Tecmo, including former Tecmo Super Bowl stars Emmitt Smith and Christian Okoye. One of the most famous players from the game, Christian fittingly is the NFL player featured and serves to illustrate just how far NFL video game have grown in popularity over the years. While many current players will actively lobby EA Sports for higher ratings in Madden, Okoye has only a passing knowledge of the game from fans throughout the years than from actually playing it. As you might expect, Bo Jackson makes an appearance on the show though only in the form of "Tecmo Bo." (BTW, the most legendary video game athlete of all time, despite being asked weekly about the game, has claimed never to have played it.)

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The overall production is exactly what you would expect from NFL Films, the booming voice of Facena-esque narrator Robb Webb starting the show"A video game from a bygone era...still alive in the Mid-West....it's Tecmo Super Bowl." It's this classic compelling NFL Films story telling that takes us through the tournament as the favorites are eliminated one by one up to the championship. The group of people I watched the piece with proved that you don't have to know a single thing about Tecmo Super Bowl to find this a fun and entertaining walk through of one of the greatest video football games ever created. The crowd favorite proved to be "Mort" with his genuine enthusiasm in competing in Tecmo tournaments. The Tecmo enthusiast will be impressed by the amount of research and detail that went into this production. Most stories of Tecmo Super Bowl, while glowing tributes, are filled with inaccuracies.

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While Tecmo might have missed the mark when trying to re-release the game as Tecmo Bowl Throwback to the X-box and Playstation, NFL Films managed to exceed my expectations in telling the story of an 8-bit football game from 1991. If you've ever played Tecmo Super Bowl before, you're not only going to love this story, you're probably going to try and find that old NES and immediately fire up a game. (Don't worry, you can play this online these days) The show will air
  • 10/22/12 @ 12:30 a.m. EST (ESPN 2)
  • 10/24/12 @ 2:30 p.m. EST (ESPN 2)
  • 10/26/12 @ 4:30 p.m. EST (NFL Network)
  • 10/27/12 @ 1:30 p.m. EST (NFL Network)

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Awesome! Just like Bart Scott... CAN'T WAIT!
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nice!

i saw it already.. cool documentary.
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bradbears81
Oct 21 2012 10:33 AM
Nice comment Odell!! Love it!!!! Tecmo forever baby!!!!
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bradbears81
Oct 21 2012 10:14 PM
I checked my cable guide... seems that the first broadcast here in Indy is TUESDAY morning @ 12:30am EST, not Monday morning 2:30am EST.

Anyone else check their guides & have different program times?
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slim_jimmy7
Oct 23 2012 04:35 PM
I had 11:30PM CST so yeah it was the same time on the guide, unfortunately when I DVR'ed it the actual show played at 11pm CST, so its on to Wednesday afternoon...
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drummer4god
Oct 23 2012 07:41 PM
Why was my reply deleted?
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davefmurray
Oct 23 2012 08:43 PM
We need to keep pirated streams of this show off the site.

Here is an excerpt from the "electronic letter" I received today.

It has come to our attention that unauthorized videos or video-based media are present on your website or social media presence. We demand that all traces of this media be removed immediately.

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Justice Weller Colde
Oct 23 2012 08:57 PM
That special makes me want to train & sign-up for Tecmo Madison.
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drummer4god
Oct 23 2012 09:24 PM

We need to keep pirated streams of this show off the site.

Here is an excerpt from the "electronic letter" I received today.

I don't think it was pirated dave,it wasn't a torrent. But whatever it's all good.
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davefmurray
Oct 23 2012 09:32 PM

I don't think it was pirated dave,it wasn't a torrent. But whatever it's all good.


Anything that is not sanctioned by NFL Films or its rights holders would be considered pirated or unauthorized, torrent or not.
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drummer4god
Oct 23 2012 10:15 PM

Anything that is not sanctioned by NFL Films or its rights holders would be considered pirated or unauthorized, torrent or not.

Gotcha dava, thx for info.
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slim_jimmy7
Oct 24 2012 02:02 PM
I just saw it, it was really awesome. Love how they bleeped the swear words with Tecmo sounds, priceless
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A+ Job by NFL films.
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gonickmontana
Oct 24 2012 11:17 PM
It made SI's Hot Clicks this evening. Very cool:

http://sportsillustr...p&sct=hp_bf1_a3
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Here in Mexico, we will be able to watch it tomorrow on NFL Network. I think that ESPN 2 Latin America didn't aired the show.
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Cool to see some guys I've played against (and beaten a few times) profiled on the show. Wish I could attend the Madison tourney, but it's a long way from Florida so probably won't ever make it unless I hit the lotto!
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ThatGuy4912
Nov 02 2012 09:33 PM
Crap I missed it... Does anyone know if I can download it through a torrent or stream it off a website
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I've watched this a few times now. I loved the part where Okoye tries to beat himself... but i laughed the loudest when they showed the guy licking the cart to try and get it to work.
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