You aren't Bo Jackson.
You didn't win the Heisman and decide that you might as well play baseball.
You didn't play for two professional sports teams at the same time.
You haven't been on the cover of Sports Illustrated.But do you know what Bo Knows?
He knows that you are going to ask him about Tecmo Bowl.
Do you know what else Bo knows?
He knows he likes it when you ask. Even though he's literally asked weekly, it makes him feel good.
You're not Bo but how about the next closest thing?
When you're out wearing Bo Knows Tecmo the shirt you might not hit or run like Bo, but unless you're in the sticks people will certainly ask you about Tecmo like Bo. Much like Bo, you'll be feel good dropping some knowledge about the star of the greatest video game of all time.
You're still not Bo, but you just might walk a mile in his shoes, albeit at a slower pace.
Currently the shirts are in pre-order, shipping July 11th so you're going to be able to sports a lightweight high quality shirt by the middle of July. Not only is there a discount for pre-ordering, there is a semi-secret discount you receive by following the link from this site. - http://tecmosuperbowl.bigcartel.com/product/tsb-bo-knows-shirt-tecmobowl-org
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Most of you might not know this feeling, but there is nothing like walking downtown and having someone come up and giving you a "Hell yes" because they just spotted you sporting a Tecmo T-Shirt. Some of you out there might know the feeling, but it's few and far between. We've been kicking around the idea for years and have decided to run with the dream.
Shortly, we're going to release the above t-shirt to the masses. This is going to be the opposite of a stenciled on "Tecmo". We've gone with ringspun cotton (Haynes T-Shirts/American Apparel if you're familiar) which means that not only does the shirt feel soft, the graphics are printed with soft hand inks which means they're not going to peel or run.....this shirt is going to hold up.
If there is enough demand, we might do some more. If you have a great idea, we might run with it and perhaps one day you'll see someone walking down the street wearing your shirt. We hope you give them a "Hell Yes".
Let us know what you think of the shirt and any other feedback you might have.
You can visit the site now to get a better look at the shirt
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People are constantly referencing Tecmo (Super) Bowl on the internet. Thank you.
Brandon Lloyd compares Tecmo to your first Playboy. Pretty apt for the man with the
Yet another article comparing the Brown's offense to Tecmo. Is this supposed to be a knock? It's easy enough to dominate with 4-8 plays if you know what you're doing. Try weaving more guys.
Sometimes Tecmo Bo isn't the answer. If you're going to compare a man known as the "Pillsbury Throwboy" and the Hefty Lefty" to a Tecmo Player, Jared Lorenzen slots more into
If Warren Moon had thrown that instead of Ryan Fitzpatrick, Johnson wouldn't have dropped it...the ball would have caught him.
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It's been less than a year since John Carney unretired and retired again to steal away the title of the last Tecmo Super Bowl player in the NFL from punter Jeff Feagles. It seems fitting that now we're starting to see an influx of NFL players whose fathers played in the NFL. Let's break down the players drafted and who projects to have the better career.
Mark Ingram Jr.
Position/School: RB – Alabama
Drafted 1st Round, 28th Pick by the Saints in 2011
Son of Mark Ingram Sr. – Drafted out of Michigan St. 1st Round, 28th pick by the Giants in 1987
Mark Ingram Jr won a Heisman Trophy and a National Championship at Alabama as a sophomore. He battled injuries his junior year and ended up being drafted in the same slot as his father 24 years later. Junior finds himself in a fortunate situation of becoming the main running back for the high powered Saints offense. Senior had a solid though not spectacular career winning a Super Bowl with the Giants in 1990 with teammate Stephen “Touchdown Maker” Baker as well as playing high school football with Andre Rison.
Better Ingram? Mark Jr should establish himself as the superior Ingram by year 3 if he can avoid injury
Position/School: DE – California
Drafted 1st Round, 24th Pick by the Saints in 2011
Son of Steve Jordan – Drafted out of Brown 7th Round (pick 179) by the Vikings in 1982
Cameron Jordan amassed 16.5 Sacks and 175 tackles with his notably lengthy arms which should fit well into the Saint’s strategy to dominate the league with former Tecmo greats. While not really throwing up gaudy numbers in the 90s, Steve Jordan was one of the best at his position. Who knows where he could have gone with a better QB than Wade Wilson
Better Jordan? Steve ended up making 6 pro bowls catching balls from Wade Wilson and Rich Gannon…you’d need to be Reggie White Jr. to top that
Position/School: DE – Ohio State
Drafted 1st Round, 31st Pick by the Steelers in 2011
Son of Craig “Ironhead” Heyward – Drafted out of Pitt 1st Round, 24th pick by the Saints
Cam Heyward is a defensive giant that was drafted by a defense oriented team in the Steelers that rarely wiffs on such picks. The national championship winner from Ohio St. is the son of one of Pitt’s greatest running backs. While Ironhead’s career didn’t live up to his college numbers and he’s probably known almost as much for showering as he is for destroying defenders, he is considered the greatest KR in Tecmo Super Bowl.
Better Heyward: Push….Cameron will probably have a more successful career but will never be “Ironhead”
Position/School: LB - Oregon
Drafted 4st Round, 116th Pick by the Eagles in 2011
Son of Clay Matthews Jr. – Drafted out of USC 1st Round, 12th pick by the Browns in 1978
Football is in the Matthews family blood as grandfather Clay Sr. played for the Niners in the 50s while his father, uncle Bruce, brother Clay Jr, and cousin Kevin have all played in the NFL. He also sports long flowing hair like his brother.
Better Matthews? Clay Jr. If these were Mannings, Casey would be the Eli of the group.
Greg Lloyd, Jr.
Position/School - LB - Connecticut
Drafted 7th Round, 237th Pick by the Eagles in 2011
Son of Greg Lloyd Sr. – Drafted out of Fort Valley State 6th Round, 110th pick by the Steelers in 1988
I don't know a whole lot about Greg Lloyd Jr. except that he doesn't keep in contact with his father because of an alleged incident involving him sticking a gun in his 12 year old son's mouth reportedly for poor grades and also pointing a gun at his ex-wife's head. Jim Harbaugh claims he wasn't afraid of anything until he played against Greg Lloyd though it doesn't mention whether Lloyd was packing on the field. Both Lloyds were late round draft picks.
Better Lloyd: Greg Sr. Senior was one of 5 Linebackers voted to the all-time Steelers team. That more than makes up for the fact he's been a notorious asshole off the field.
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Possibly the most well known person from Leonard, ND, the Leonardite has been a longtime friend of the site, known for his tales of Tecmo and his love of Big Red. He has finally released his opus of the journey to the Hoss Whisperer.
The centerpiece of my threads was a medium orange t-shirt featuring only the face of a former Monday Night Football announcer. Ordered from the mecca of Cincinnati Bengals merchandise, Canada, Boomer Esiason and I were ready to do some damage. Added to Boomer were shorts, a hand towel permanently borrowed from the Red Roof Inn with his number 7 Sharpied onto it, and a headband that read "Boom." In addition to Tecmo, I was dressed to hang out with Stanford Jennings and raise money for cystic fibrosis research.
Did you know before they came out with Fast and Furious 5 that they had made all those other sequels? This is a port of Tecmo Bowl Throwback for the PSN/XBOX, which was a remake of Tecmo Super Bowl for the SNES which was a port of Tecmo Super Bowl for the NES. The big difference is that you have a touch screen instead of a controller...which should make things like hitting an open receiver easier as well as having your running back not weave or having your quarterback run into the offensive line to be sacked.
At some point we'll throw down the $7.99 to review this thing (can you buy used I-Apple apps on Ebay?) so until then enjoy the review and the video made by a guy who doesn't know how to play Tecmo from Toucharcde.com Until then, you're going to need to enjoy Fast and Furious IV the game on your own.
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Frank "Mort" B ends up with yet another tourney title by taking out Matt "Toolie" O in a rematch of 2010 Madison's "He Went To Jerry" 88 man tourney. READ ABOUT IT HERE
We interviewed QB Eagles fan Ryan "UltimateWeapon" M about the tourney:
Tecmobowl.org: What kind of prep work did it take for putting together the tourney?
UltimateWeapon: I created flyers, distributed them in video game and sports memorabilia stores around the area, walked around shopping malls, promoted on Craigslist, and created double elimination brackets from 8 to 28 players. This tourney was more prep work than the usual because I devised an entirely new system of play.
Tecmobowl.org: How did the tourney compare with the one you put on last year?
UltimateWeapon: The one I held last fall was designed to be a smaller tournament and we used the standard “Madison rules”. The venue was smaller and we only had two consoles running.
Tecmobowl.org: What were the new tourney rules and how were they received?
UltimateWeapon: I came up with the idea after berniebomb (Dan K.) held his Cleveland tournament this February. He had a 28 man tournament broken up into two separate 14 man tournaments. The winner of each 14 man tournament then played each other for the championship. He had participants draw numbered ping pong balls for draft order. I loved the idea of drafting a team but wanted to figure out a way to potentially include all 28 teams and make the matchups fair across the board. I also wanted to build in a way to be able to switch teams so you weren’t locked in to using the same team throughout the entire tournament.
The new tourney rules are as follows:
*A draft will be held prior to the tournament. Participants will draw poker chips labeled 1-28 for draft order.
*The lowest seed(s) in the winner's and loser's bracket will receive byes.
*The lower seed in each matchup will have choice of their preferred controller (side).
*The winning team in each matchup will have the option to keep their team or "steal" their opponent's team.
*When taking control of an opponent's team, both competitors retain their original draft seeding for future matchups.
*When a player steals their opponent's team in the winner's bracket, the loser takes their opponent's team to the loser's bracket.
*When a player is eliminated from the loser's bracket, the remaining team (after their opponent chooses their preferred team) will be placed into a pool of defeated teams.
*Once the winners of each color coded bracket have been determined, each team will have the option to select a new team from the pool of defeated teams starting with the lowest seed.
*If the final two teams both end up with one loss, the Pro Bowl will be played for the title with the AFC as controller 1 and the NFC as controller 2.
*The player who lost their first game in the previous matchup will have first choice of Pro Bowl team. Original rosters will be used but lineup and playbook changes will be allowed.
The new rules were very well received! Players told me they liked the fact that they did not have to determine the matchups, flip coins, or choose sides. I have been to a few tournaments where even veteran Tecmo tourney players have difficulty choosing matchups. They also liked the twist of having the option of stealing their opponent’s team after each victory. It will be interesting to see if any other tournaments decide to utilize this format.
Tecmobowl.org: Do you find it difficult to compete in and run the tourney at the same time?
UltimateWeapon: It can be challenging at times. As the tourney organizer, you have to make sure the games are moving along, answer any questions about the rules, and resolve any disputes. That definitely takes away some of your focus when playing in your matchups.
Tecmobowl.org: Anything out of the ordinary happen?
UltimateWeapon: During the draft, I was surprised that the Giants lasted until the 6th pick! The 49ers, Oilers, Bills, Eagles, and Bears all went off the board before the G-Men. In addition, the Broncos went at number 8 ahead of the Raiders (9) and Chiefs (10).
We also had one game where the first play after the opening kickoff resulted in a safety. The player who was tackled in the end zone said that their controller malfunctioned and wanted to restart the game. I made the ruling that the game should continue on because the controller worked while returning the kickoff. The player who was tackled in the end zone switched to a new controller and play continued until the winner was determined.
Tecmobowl.org: Are you planning on holding any additional tournaments?
UltimateWeapon: There were discussions at the Boneyard Bowl of potentially doing an East Coast Ryder Cup and a Youngstown, OH tournament in the near future. I may assist with those tournaments if we can get enough people interested.
This is probably one of the more heavily requested of items in the Tecmo Universe. However, as switching over to this format has been a WIP I currently do not have an official download page....until now. Today a hastily born page has been slapped up. Huzzah! It contains the above fonts zipped up into a single file for your convenience They are in order:
Tecmo Set 1
Tecmo Set 2
Tecmo Rounded AllCaps
There are still open spots for this tourney at the Boneyard in the Cleveland, Ohio area. It's the second tournament put on my quality newcomer Ryan "Ultimate Weapon" McCay who spent time this year rallying people to raise money for the Japan Tsunami victims by playing Tecmo. It's being put on The tournament itself is a slightly different format from what you're used to reading on here.
Draw for teams
The chance to steal the team of a vanquished foe!
Other than cash payout, there is also a sweet ENGRAVED trophy