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    Hey ya'll!!! I'm new to this site and am from a lil' town in the North West called Portland Or-e-gon. I accidentally stumbled upon this site when I was bored at a computer desk at Nike just lookin' for old Tailback highlights to show my 5 year old flag football team. I downloaded a lil' Herschel, a lil' Eric, a lil' Johnny (witch would always seem to dissappere every time I'd find and send myself a link) and was determined to show these youngsters what a REAL football player is supposed to play like, run like, and look like, and somehow something popped up on google that said Tecmobowl so I clicked on it......................that moment......................was the beginning of the end. I dug a lil' deeper and found this site (I found others, but this site actually had the best game I'd ever played's logo on it) and started to read about all these different places that also enjoyed the same game I grew up on, and to be honest never stopped playing. It went from me thinking this game was just a fun thing for me and my homeboyz to bet 5 bucks a game on in basically a weed and alcohol induced dice game setting, to there's actually fucc!n' TOURNAMENTS for this???!!! You can actually win $$$$$$$??? and there's one coming up in SEATTLE??? I'm gonna go up to SEATTLE and murder EVERYBODY!!! This won't even be close. My plan was to go up to Seattle with the Portland Posse and smash all these wannabe nostalga novelty acts with Johnny Johnson, take there money, drink some drinks, and go home.......................................well....................................that didn't exactly happen. @SirTed's PAC RIM, these muthaph*kkaz' were GOOD. Not nessesarily better than me, but hard to beat. I learned pretty quickly it wasn't always about the skill you possess, but the team and the matchup you pick. Anywayz, to rap it up, Tecmo's the greatest game, Tourney's are a great excuse to keep playing and keep your skillz sharp, and on my bucket list is still the on-going quest to win 1st place at an {OFFICIAL} Tournament and be the next and greatest NW CHAMP of ALL~TIME!!!!!!!!!!! .......and the dream's gonna be a reality SOON...I can smell it.
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    DT.

    Portland, OR - 01/27/18 - J.J.'s Birden

    Okay so I thought I would introduce the 28 teams in a fun way. I'm going to count them down by my own assessment of where they should be selected, with #1 being the biggest juggernaut of the group. To balance with my own rankings, which are largely based on a vibe, I am also providing some empirical analysis from @bruddog which will be represented by the Bruddog Ultimate Rating Page or BURP number. Lets get into the first couple, chosen due to their potentially unique weapons at QB. 2011 Denver Broncos For: The devout. Not For: The practical. Power Rank: 28 BURP: 27 In the waning days of a lost 2010 campaign, Denver gave the reigns to rookie QB and college football GOAT Tim Tebow. He sparked the team and led them to a respectable finish. In 2011, new head coach John Fox looked to veteran Kyle Orton to lead the Broncs. After a 1-4 start and overwhelming outcry from the fans, Fox was forced to scrap the gameplan and let Jesus take the wheel with Tebow. The Broncos then miraculously went on a 7-1 run with several famous close shave victories, often with clutch kicks by Matt Prater. They dropped their last 3 but still somehow got into the playoffs at 8-8. Given no chance hosting the venerable Steelers in the first round, Tim Tebow had one last surprise, serving up a strike to Demaryius Thomas, who took the first play of OT 80 yards for the win. The following week they were dismantled by the Brady and the Patriots. In the off-season, Peyton Manning chose to sign with Denver and Tebow was dealt to the Jets. He never got another chance to lead a team and finishes his career record at 8-6. Not saying he was good, but maybe throwing is only part of what makes a good QB. Scouting Report Meet the only QB in the history of Tecmo who might just bowl over some schmo. What else? Well, Willis McGahee is a strong RB. The targets are a little thin with future stud WRs Demaryius Thomas in his injury-delayed rookie season and Eric Decker in his 1st season as a starter. The defense is led by two legendary DBs- Brian Dawkins in his final season and Champ Bailey in the 3rd to last season of his long incredible career. Elvis Dumervil was at the height of his terror-inducing pass rushing in 2011. Von Miller was just a rookie, but still got 11.5 sacks. If you are an old school Denver fan who enjoyed wreaking havoc with Simon Fletcher at the LB4 spot, Miller should do the trick for ya. A couple noticeably poor players pepper what, in the end, is an average overall defense. This team is not so bad that they could not pull off a win, but if you are picking them you are taking a leap of faith. 2004 Atlanta Falcons For: Fans of QB Eagles Not For: Fans of QB pockets Power Rank: 27 BURP: 28 This is perhaps the most memorable Madden team of all-time. QB Eagles had set the stage for cheap video game yardage accumulation, but after he went down with multiple injuries, robbing him of his ridiculous running ability, there were not too many dynamic speedster signal-callers throughout the 90s. Michael Vick was not only capable of getting some nice chunks of yards in the open field, he was one of the fastest players in the whole league. Oh yeah, and he had a rocket launcher for an arm. After missing most of 2003 to injury, 2004 is the year it came together for Vick and the Falcons as they went 11-5 then smashed the St. Louis Rams in the playoffs, before losing in the Conference Championship. Vick ended up breaking Cunningham's QB rushing record, finishing with 902 yards on the ground. With Warrick Dunn and TJ Duckett also in the mix, Atlanta led the NFL in rushing. Scouting Report The defense is just not that good.Keith Brooking and Patrick Kerney are strong players. Rookie DeAngelo Hall saves the secondary from being a complete mess, but manning bottom corners is tough in TSB. Someone could absolutely bring some ruckus with this team with RBs Warrick Dunn and TJ Duckett giving the offense some balance. Aside from TE Alge Crumpler, the receiving core sucks. Brian Finneran, whose 99 jump rating made him an unstoppable glitch bitch on Madden is joined by every other player in the game with that ability here. He does, however, get a solid for a WR 25 hitting power to reflect his largeness. That's somethin. You can probably create enough headaches with Vick to move the chains on offense, but you better have a gameplan with this D if you want to roll with the Dirty Birds. ... Keep it locked here to learn about the other 26 squads!
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    TECMO KUMITE DETROIT PRESENTS: TECMO & BREWS Join us for a night of Retro gaming at Rochester Mills Beer Co. We'll be hosting a satellite Tecmo Super Bowl tournament, where the winner will win entry into the Detroit Tecmo Kumite VI, on Saturday, March 3 in Downtown Detroit, and just like last year, additional raffle prizes will be given away, TBD - Stay tuned! For info, in regards to Kumite VI registration or anything else for that matter, please email: TECMODETROIT AT GMAIL.COM We hope to see you guys out at Rochester Mills Beer Co. for our Kumite satellite tournament on Sunday, February 11, 2018!
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    gojiphen malor

    Conference Championships, pickem

    Sunday, 1/21/2018 3:05pmE.T. 6:40pmE.T.
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    Just registered. Was surprised to see the ultimate Tecmo Experience (Burning Mort) excluded from the previous tournament list. Looking forward to this.
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    Bolt

    Divisional Round PredictFest

    Bacon it is!
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    TecmoSuperFan

    Divisional Round PredictFest

    i know it really doesn't matter at this point, but at least i got all 4 picks right! XD
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    rmm1976

    Divisional Round PredictFest

    BOOM, F' the Steelers!!
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    Mike Gordan

    NFL 2017-2018 Season Discussion

    I'm still making the prediction that the Jaguars and Vikings are going to win tomorrow's games. My dad picked the Patriots and Eagles to win. At the very least, I suspect that at least one of these games is going to go to the road team. It simply makes sense.
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    Bolt

    Conference Championships, pickem

    What about the arc of the covfefanant? But I digress... Vikings! Your toughness. In Philadelphia: Vikings is more of a disney club. Eagles is more of a football club. maybe they ought to play this at "Mall. of. America" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUrUHPD6AwA LMAO. Jaguars, turn on the afterburners ... let's throttle-rocket the old man {if only I could get this to scroll.} You call it daydreaming. I call it, tappin' the zone
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    DT.

    Portland, OR - 01/27/18 - J.J.'s Birden

    1983 St. Louis Cardinals For: Tru Portlanders Nor For: Serious Contenders Power Rank: 26 BURP: 12 This squad was chosen in case anyone wanted to roll with Lake Oswego High and Portland State legend Neil Lomax. Big Neil led plenty of nice offenses for the Cards throughout the 80s. '83 was Lomax' 3rd year. Roy Green was a force at WR. Otis (O.J.) Anderson and Stump Mitchell provided a dynamic ground attack and the defense was QB hungry, leading the league with 59 sacks. Despite finishing the season strong with wins over the Giants, Raiders, and Eagles, St. Louis would finish 8-7-1 and a half game out of a playoff berth. Five years later they were in the desert. Scouting Report These team was basically selected as a kind of a fun also-ran, but are perhaps a little tougher then their 8-7-1 record and the forgettable nature of the St. Louis Cardinals would indicate. It should be mentioned that they had two juggernauts in their division, the Redskins and Cowboys, who served the Cards up 4 losses right there. Bruddog's metric, which weighs heavily toward each team's top QB, RB, and WR loves the Cards and its easy to see why. The secondary is a weak sauce overall, but Lionel Washington, who notched 8 Ints that season, is quality and there are a handful of dynamic players in the front seven. Al "Bubba" Baker, the leader of the D, is a forgotten star of his era and a sad shell of his former self by the time he wrapped up his career with the Browns humpy defense in time for the orginal TSB. Perhaps I am having trouble getting around the stigma of this franchise, but I can't imagine they are really in the tier of these other loaded teams. 2005 Cincinnati Bengals For: End Zone Celebrators Not For: Dynamic Defenders Power Rank: 25 BURP: 18 After a rookie season begun as Tacoma native Jon Kitna's backup, Carson Palmer took the reigns completely in 2005, his 3rd season, and the Bengals offense took off. Rudi Johnson was a force running the ball and T.J. Houschmanzode (Championship) provided steady production, but at the center of it all was Chad Johnson who notched 1,432 yards receiving with 9 memorable excursions to paydirt. Hopes were high as the Who Dey boys hosted Pittsburgh at Paul Brown Stadium in the first Bengals playoff game since 1988, but dreams fell to dust when Kimo Von Oelhoffen went low on Carson Palmer and ripped his knee to shreds. Sadly, the Carson Palmer era in Cincinnati would never reach higher heights and the dirty dirty Steelers would go on to claim another Superbowl. Scouting Report This offense could certainly hum with important players in the right spots. This is why the BURP likes the Who Deys so much. Deltha O"Neal had a big year at CB. Tory James was solid at the other spot. The only issue here is just a lack of depth. Aside from Chad, Rudi, and T.J., there is not much in Palmer's arsenal. Defensively, its just pretty weak overall. It should be mentioned that the OL is excellent and Shayne Graham was a money kicker. This Bengals team was perhaps chosen to reflect this franchise's position in the historical hierarchy. They were not designed to be picked, but if you went with CHAD and friends, it might not be a total disaster. ... Keep it locked here for more rankings and breakdowns!
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    DT.

    Portland, OR - 01/27/18 - J.J.'s Birden

    I suppose I should probably make this rom available to look at. Message me if you have problems accessing it. Greats.nes
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    DT.

    Portland, OR - 01/27/18 - J.J.'s Birden

    The KNOCKOUT element of Portland Tecmo will be played exclusively on Everdrive and feature a special rom I have made. The rom features a famous team from each of the 28 TSB franchises that captured the imagination of NFL fans and kicked butt. Some of the teams are more dominant than others. At the beginning of the competition we will be drafting up the teams with the rookies getting first dibs through to previous champions such as MYSELF getting the final choices. I will be telling the story of each team on this rom in this forum with a breakdown of their strengths and weakness little by little as we get closer to Jan 27. Once the rom is complete, ill also make available for anyone to download and look at themselves. The WINNER of the KNOCKOUT tourney will get their own sick trophy and decent $$$ prize, so you are going to want to study up! Keep it locked here for the info!
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    kamphuna8

    Conference Championships, pickem

    My Drumpfian prediction post.... Saints over Steelers. Bigly! French quarter gonna be sipping on their covfefe by mid 3rd quarter.
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    hoffnasty9

    HSTL S42 Playoffs

    ROM is out and seeding is below. Feel free to communicate if you are streaming your game. Good Luck Everyone! AFC Playoffs 1. Kansas City Chiefs (15-1) -- Gats 2. Miami Dolphins (12-4) -- Randywags 3. Cleveland Browns (10-6) -- TecmoBo 4. Buffalo Bills (10-6) -- Hoff 5. Pittsburgh Steelers (9-7) -- Barletti 6. Cincinnati Bengals (9-7) -- Tadaos AFC Championshp Matchup (3) Cleveland Browns @ (1) Kansas City Chiefs NFC Playoffs 1. Minnesota Vikings (12-4) -- Odell 2. Dallas Cowboys (11-5) -- Jesus 3. New Orleans Saints (10-6) -- Nos 4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (12-4) -- Ol' Dirty Tecmo 5. Atlanta Falcons (10-6) -- Prime 6. New York Giants (9-7) -- Dolo NFC Championship Matchup (6) New York Giants @ (5) Atlanta Falcons
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    Bolt

    Divisional Round PredictFest

    To Re-cap 1. @TecmoSuperFan 4-O 2. @Bodom 3-1 3. @gojiphen malor / @buck / @Mike Gordan / @AZcards77 / Bolt 2-2 Honourable mention goes to 2-1 @PockyCandy.
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    Bodom

    Turn Off Defensive Auto Diving

    I'm not sure if this is exactly what you're looking for, but it might point you in the right direction. Complete listing of hacks can be found here:
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    Bolt

    Pre-Playoff Pickem Interlude

    Okay, Amigo. I comprende that you are - excluding your lone-pickless WEEk 1 - a Rehular-Season 64% Señor. ¿. @gojiphen malor 155-86 {64%} ~ 9-5-1
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    We ain't done yet... @~Tailback King~ you're missing out. You need to get with the showgram. I need to have a meeting of the minds asap.
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    Wanna try to stream all of playoffs? I would be willing to help that. have people save the NSV files? Just a thought, it was very nice for thunderdome. I think this sort of thing is going to get bigger and bigger.
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    Playoffs Week 3 (Version 1.0) - More accurate depth charts based on NFL snap counts (1/16/18) - Player rating and depth chart adjustments - Players added : Vikings - QB, sam BRADFORD, T, riley REIFF - Launch Update Super Bowl LII Weekend!
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    davefmurray

    TecmoBowl.org Commentator Series

    Yes, send them to via the form in the first post --> https://goo.gl/forms/xkzP5GtvPpvRDldI3
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    Two weeks till @gripsmoke brings his Herring & cheese platter to the Laurelwood Brewery to complement the 7 pints of Free-range RED Ale I will be knocc!n' back......can't wait!!! {BTW....anybody heard from @madmanyo360 or @SirTed????????}
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    ~Tailback King~

    NFL 2017-2018 Season Discussion

    Well...............................................................My Seahawks & Rams are out, so I'm going with the Vikings!!!!!!!! Latavius Murray is the best Tailback left in the playoffs plus it's been awhile since MIN has even smelled a Superbowl. They're the classic underdogs. ^^^To be honest, I'll be happy just as long as the punk a$$ Patriots don't win.
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    Driving down to 1820 Franklin in Houston (Joystix Classic Games and Pinballs, first and last Fridays of the month are free play for $15 9PM-2AM), I sensed a cabinet was present. (If you go to their website, it's not listed - I don't know if it's for sale or not.) @suicideking81 should find a way to get to this next time he is in Houston. My sister and I were, amazingly, the only folks playing this one for about an hour. There are 4 sticks, and because it was free play, my sister and I each played 2 players - which is vaguely like most other football games, but even wilder because you control both the players at once. It becomes even crazier because the two players on your side switch off the snap, so every play you alternate throwing with one player and running routes with the other. Playing the game: Clearly the most OP play is to option-style run the QB one way and then run the RB the other way. Once the RB gets off screen, you have no idea where he went in terms of depth, so it's pretty tough for the MAN to track your receiver. My sister got some big plays on that despite the fact I had my second player in deep safety coverage in the area. If you guys know the "princess and the monster" game theory, that's basically the passing game here. Plus, like Tecmo Bowl on NES, no grapple blocking, so you can run right through the line. Consequently you have to have a strong pass rush to prevent the QB from throwing the football off screen. Mashing joystick is pretty powerful in this game - you can toss MAN and CPU much like Tecmo III, when you have a power back moving forward. Also the CPU has a really tough time bringing you down, you can break 10+ tackles on a play. Accuracy from jumping in front of QB may be affected, but I didn't get enough reps on the system to try it. Leading receivers is tough, typically you want to stop the player before you throw. As folks have mentioned on the forum, laterals, you get put into a random formation at the snap, dive tackling is powerful. Some notes on this unit: All the sticks and buttons seem to be working pretty well. Screens are in good shape. Red buttons on the bottom have been rigged up to insert credits (to gain more playing time).
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    Another useful link: https://stream.twitch.tv/encoding/ One quick rule is to set your CBR to about 75% or less of your max upload speed.
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    Bodom

    Divisional Round PredictFest

    Congrats. Although I'm pretty happy with how I finished. 6 weeks ago I was behind you by 9 and I cut it to 4. 5 weeks ago I was behind buck by 4 and now we are tied. So I'm challenging for 2nd place. If this were real NFL, I'd be an 11-5 team peaking at just the right time ready to kick all your asses in the playoffs. “If you ain’t first, you’re last” Huh? What are you talking about, Son? Oh hell, Son, I was high that day. That doesn’t make any sense at all, you can be second, third, fourth… hell you can even be fifth.
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    Bodom

    NFL 2017-2018 Season Discussion

    IMO, Tomlin blew that game for PIT by going for the onside kick with over 2 minutes left in the 4th and 2 timeouts. Easy to play Mr. Hindsight, but I was baffled when they did it. A rare NFL playoff weekend where all 4 teams that I wanted to win, won. Should be some intense games next weekend.
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    Looking forward to my status as "first former champion to be eliminated" so I can focus on the drinking. Dave Murray is my designated driver/spirit animal.
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    I have rectified said omission, and realize I may need to bring a sacrifice to Burning Mort in the future to make amends.
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    i just had a great conversation with dave and suggested that the top online tecmoer for the year should get a free entry into madison, he agreed that it makes sense so said yes how do we decide whos the online tecmoer of the year? simple - whoever has the most league titles, online tournament wins, and championship game appearances each league or tournament win isnt gonna be as much as the next. for example - a hstl title is worth the most reward points, it all just depends HOPEFULLY BY ADDING A LITTLE INCENTIVE THIS WILL BRING MORE ATTENTION TO ONLINE TECMO GTFO - champion = 2 reward points, runner up = 1 reward points WTF - champion = 8 reward points , runner up = 4 reward points TTL - champion = 8 reward points, runner up = 4 reward points HSTL - champion = 10 reward points, runner up = 5 reward points NTGL - champion = 5 reward points, runner up = 2 reward points tournament reward points - will be based on how many competitors and level of the competition. example - this year thunderdome - champion = 10 reward points, runner up = 5 reward points Any questions or things that need to be changed like the amount of points each league is worth please let me know Leaders StallTalk = 10 points 2018 Thunderdome champion Rico = 5 points 2018 Thunderdome runner up Prime = 7 points 1988 GTFO champion (2 points) HSTL S42 runner up (5 points) Baxter = 1 point 1988 GTFO runner up Tecmobo = 10 points HSTL S42 champion
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    Mike Gordan

    Divisional Round PredictFest

    Where's that Billy Madison clip? Because the Falcons "BLEW IT!"
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    Bolt

    Pre-Playoff Pickem Interlude

    You shall be pardoned. I shall make it a point to discover these truths, to be self-evident. You just sit tight, Charlie Daniels, and await the great unveiling.
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    I'm Back!!! Just got all 1184 players setup for import. Will be rating next. Plays are started. May need volunteers to help get the player faces right. need race, hair color, facial hair, hair length for all 1184 players. reply if you want to pitch in.
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    Playoffs Week 2 (Version 1.0) is up! - More accurate depth charts based on NFL snap counts (1/8/18) - Player rating and depth chart adjustments - Players added : Jaguars - RB, tommy BOHANON Titans - TE, jonnu SMITH, CB, tye SMITH Saints - G, senio KELEMETE, *CB, p.j. WILLIAMS - Launch Update Super Bowl LII Weekend!
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    Thanks man! I hope you guys have a great turnout, and tournament as well. That's awesome that you guys got Ahman Green coming. My dad's a huge packers fan so I root for the Packers as a secondary team. Unfortunately in Bloomington we have nobody famous to invite. I guess the best we can brag about is my cousin we call Dildo playing and his claim to fame is drinking a 3 liter das boot in less than 45 minutes at State street brats in Madison. Ha ha. Regardless it's going to be a big day for Tecmo!
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    Just confirmed: Ahman Green is registered, and is scheduled to play in Tundra Bowl V! Will you be the lucky one to play in the group with the Green Bay Packers' all-time leading rusher?!? Only way to find out is to register for Tundra Bowl V! Less than 4 weeks until the big day! www.tundrabowl.com/registration
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    Here's a preview of some of the beverages we offered last year. We ended up running out of beer, and had to go grab 5 more cases. Here at Bloomington Tecmo we always promise a good time. You may not remember us the next morning, but we promise to take pictures so you'll never forget that day!
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    Thank you! It's been so long since I've used original NES hardware, I guess I didn't remember lol.
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    buck

    Seahawks not the worst...

    initially I thought that tailback king had changed his name. but then I read the cohesive writing.
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    Tecmo-Mad-Brad

    Tecmo Bowl team rankings

    After being involved in countless 2-player games against 3 buddies, here's where I feel the teams stack up. 1. New York Giants. Other teams have more star players. Other teams have a better playbook. Other teams don't have LT and the best punter in the game. Giants really aren't the "best" team, but they are the hardest to beat. That's why they get the top spot. They put you in a game long grind trying to drive the field repeatedly. Eventually Joe Morris does some damage on the ground, the offense starts hitting that Bavaro out route when the opponent has to start calling run, and the Giants pull out the victory. 2. San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers offense requires a lot of precision in some tight spots, but at other times you can really stress your opponent's defense with their firepower. SF has a wrecking ball with Ronnie Lott that's pretty hard to run on. Especially when he's controlled by the CPU. They give the Giants all they want in the H2H battles. San Fran ultimately get's the 2nd spot because NY can consistently squash the life out of the remaining teams...more so than San Fran. 3. Chicago Bears. Chicago has the "most talented team" in the game. Elite RB, an elite defender at every level of the defense, best kick returner, and one of the best kickers. A star player can be found everywhere. Passing playbook is a bit too conservative, especially with McMahon's noodle arm, but they can move the ball against anyone. The Giants and 49ers have some slight advantages over Chicago when the big 3 match-up in those classic "rock, paper, scissors" games. Interestingly enough, Chicago can dominate the rest of the teams more convincingly than NY/SF. Overall these are the 3 "super power" teams, and a clear cut above the rest. Next up is the 2nd tier squads. Honestly there's not a huge separation between the Super Powers, and the next 3-4 teams. However the next group has many, many incremental disadvantages working against them when they face the top 3. It's pretty rare that the top 3 lose to these teams, but it's always a possibility. 4. Indianapolis Colts. If You're saying huh? to this ranking, here's 2 things you probably don't know. Eric Dickerson is a top shelf back, and despite Trudeau's lollipop passes, they have WR routes that feature great spacing. The best spacing of any playbook! To pull that off though, you need to be able to sit in the pocket for a few seconds, guide the opponent's defender away from your primary target, then check down to Bill Brooks standing out in the flat. I've played at minimum 50 games in my day with the Colts. It's not an offense you master overnight, but with time it becomes an offense that steadily eats up 5-7 yards a play! They control the clock, run a lot of snaps, and keep the opposition stuck on defense. For emphasis, I want to remind you again, that if you are an inexperienced player, you will probably struggle with the Colts offense...especially against an actual good player. Indy has the 2nd best punter in the game, so they can play the field position game about as well as the Giants. Their offense when ran well is basically the same as playing against Chicago. Not a lot on defense, but Duane Bickett is the 2nd best bottom outside LB....behind LT. Bickett is pretty good vs the run, and a primary guy used to shut down the passing attack of teams like Seattle, Denver, Minnesota, and Dallas. 5. Cleveland Browns. The Browns have been trending down, and may eventually even lose this spot. About 5 years ago they used to be a lock in the 4th spot. However, Kevin Mack's lack of speed really hurts them. When you take on the Super Powers, we've found you NEED an elite RB. Dickerson is the far better option. The good news for the Browns is that there really isn't a fail safe way to slow down their passing attack, unless you pick the right play. That in itself makes their passing attack formidable. However, against most teams, Mack just isn't able to make enough game breaking runs. As a result, you can keep picking pass plays until you land a few sacks on Bernie and stall the drive. Cleveland has a really good punter though, and kick return man Gerald McNeil is always a threat. Notice a theme here about special teams? Defensively, Cleveland is a nightmare to face. Both DB's have good speed. and they can run a lot of things at you. Especially bunk bed defense which can neutralize any ground game. Bunk Bed: Use either Dixon or Minnefield, and choose the run play to the opposite half of the field. Nullifies both run plays. Other teams don't have 2 really good DB's, so this ploy isn't as effective for them. The saving grace for Cleveland is that they match-up very well against the teams that are ranked below them. Oddly enough they are a VERY difficult match-up for Indy, but as mentioned above, Indy is better suited to face the Super Powers with. Indy has trouble with the Brown's passing attack, and Mack can get his yards against their mediocre defense. Cleveland is a slight favorite when paired H2H vs Indy. 6. Denver Broncos. Denver has a lot of good things going for them, and could eventually overtake the 5th spot. Elway has a strong arm, I like their passing playbook, and Dorsett is just good enough to punish most any defense. Denver run into some issues with weak special teams. Bad punter puts them in a bind from the field position standpoint. Giants punter for example has a 21 yard distance advantage over them. That's a game long disparity. Defensively, Denver has Rulon Jones, who plays the vital top DE position. Mecklenberg at top outside LB is used a lot in our schemes to completely shut down the run vs teams such as CHI, SEA, CLE, IND, and MIA. Very useful guy when we employ the LB run defensive calls, as he's got great speed to patrol the field against the pass. Historically, Denver has given the super powers a slew of tough battles, and is basically a toss up at minimum against everyone else. That's a good resume to have.
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    Tecmo-Mad-Brad

    Tecmo Bowl team rankings

    The last 2 teams are really hard to peg in order as they have some distinct similarities. 11. Washington Redskins. The WR run play sinks their offense. It's virtually worthless, and opponents can really sit on pass calls all game. Washington does have one of the best defenses on the game, so they can hang with literally any offense. Both D-ends are solid, and Wilbur Marshall at Top Outside Linebacker is an elite player at his position. Moving the ball is a major problem for them. Doesn't help that Timmy Smith is slow, and his lone run play goes to the bottom, so he can't neutralize all the really good Top D-ends, and Top D-backs out there. Skins have a really good punter, so the defense has plenty of room to work with most every time they take the field. 12. Minnesota Vikings. Minnesota actually one-ups Washington in 1 way. Darren Nelson's run goes to the top so it does neutralize those aforementioned Top D-ends and D-backs. However the opponent can really sit on the pass plays and shut them down. Minnesota has an elite D-end and D-back with Chris Doleman and Joey Browner. While not as diverse as Washington's defense, they can do some serious stuff...for lack of a better term. Minnesota falls short in the punting game, so field position is an issue for them. It's really splitting hairs here to rank them this way, and quite honestly they could certainly be flipped around based on opponent. Regardless that WR run play is Kryptonite for both of them.
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    Tecmo-Mad-Brad

    Tecmo Bowl team rankings

    Finishing out what we consider the last of the 2nd tier here. 7. Seattle Seahawks. The Seahawks are a fairly well rounded team in most areas, that unfortunately doesn't have many standout players. Steve Largent is their fastest offensive player, but he can be schemed around by defenses. Curt Warner is serviceable, and Dave Krieg has a decent arm. The playbook is decent, but they need Warner to have success on the ground to open up the passing game. Much like Denver they have poor special teams in the punting and kicking department. That field position deficit is always looming. Where Seattle has an edge against most teams is at the Middle Linebacker position. Fredd Young is an absolute elite defender, and Bosworth is decent. Not much else to use though. Young is in my opinion the most efficient defender on the game. Not hard to get maximum impact from him against most any offense. Seattle can hang with the rest of the middle tier squads pretty well, but they are more likely successful from the Player 1 side. Rounding out the rankings are the 3rd tier teams. These teams can certainly give Tier 2 a solid game most every time out, but find themselves at long odds when facing the Super Powers. On a few very rare occasions, Tier 3 has taken down a Super Power. 8. Miami Dolphins. Many years ago the Fins used to be quite a powerful squad. Eventually we locked into a solid approach to slowing down Marino. These days, Marino faces defenses that sit on the shotgun/Pass 3 call most all game. Marino has some small windows to throw into with Pass 1 and Pass 2. It creates a situation where you have to be razor sharp with your decisions or else you can throw a lot of INTs. Further compounding things is the fast middle defenders that really make things hard for Miami. Singletary, Mecklenberg, Young, and Michael Carter(SF) are the biggest hurdles that Miami has to overcome. Miami has a great punter to help with field position. However the defense leaves a lot to be desired. It's just an uphill battle most all game for Miami. A saving grace for Miami comes from teams that don't have a good Top D-end, or middle defender. Indy, Dallas, and LA fit this mold. Surprisingly so, New York's bookend combo of Lawrence Taylor and Carl Banks can have some issues if Miami keeps finding themselves in the right call. LT and Banks have speed, but they can't outrun Marino's passes all the way across the field. With that said, if it's a full 80+ yards to go, chances are likely Miami's luck runs out vs NY. 9. Dallas Cowboys. Dallas doesn't have any defense to work with. What Dallas is able to do is run a pretty decent offense. The trick is to run a solid mix of shotgun and Herschel Walker run plays. When your calls are working, they can move the ball quite well. When it's not they are toast. Dallas' shotgun play has good routes and separation, but its a play you really have to master. When it's open, you need to get 1st down yardage with it every time. Defenses are always trying to key on that and take it away. 10. Los Angeles Raiders. A programmers error in the blocking scheme leaves Bo Jackson susceptible to really struggling if you know the right defender to be. The Top Outside Linebacker is a guy that can wreak havoc vs LA. Especially Carl Banks and Wilbur Marshall. No top WR in LA's formation leaves the TOLB unblocked on Bo's Run 1. Bo can still get decent yardage, especially with a juke and run for 4-6 yards, but the consistent 12, 15, and 20 yard runs are a thing of the past. The defense can sit on pass calls, and then sneak in a few run calls to really bring the hammer down. It took me a good 12-15 games to really master the "LA defense" but now I feel very confident that I can always beat them. LA isn't strong on special teams, and outside of Howie Long, their defense is trash. Long is also the bottom DE, so he's in a bad spot to get exploited by the quick passes to the top WR. To offset some things, you have to abandon being Howie at times, and then you're susceptible to getting the ball run down your throat with a slow defender. Occasionally though, LA can get into a good groove with playcalls on offense, and put up a good fight. Problem being they have to drive that whole field these days. Its an uphill battle for them, even on the good days.
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    OL' Dirty Tecmo

    2 pt conversion test rom

    Awesome work. Thank you so much for everything you do! When I was loading it up I was like "please don't be on the 2, please don't be on the 2." The 5 makes perfect sense, it gives both offense and defense a little room to work.
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