It is because of guys like Rick that football Twitter does not suck, for he, like me, is clearly a 12-year-old at heart, and in this world, we need so much more of that. The real-world sucks, but when we can escape back to our childhood fandom, even for a few hours, we can reset ourselves by revisiting the joys of youth. Such is the magic of Tecmo Bowl, for it allows us all, for free through PC emulation, to be a kid, or in my case, a 21-year-old college student, all over again.
I am a 55-year-old retired big kid who, prior to the move to Japan (which is a geek’s paradise), had a massive Commodore computer, DC Comics, football book, and football memorabilia collection. However, as any move to the far side of the world demands, I needed to downsize, thus the comics and football books all went digital, and I embraced the world of console emulation, which helped lessen the pain of selling my vintage Commodore collection. I kept the football memorabilia though, and fortunately, despite all the dirty looks from my wife, the mini helmet collection pretty much fits in my office/podcast studio.
|Grey Cup Tecmo Bowl is how I learned of TecmoBowl.org|
But I digress…
|The Only CFL Game Available|
When I first got here to Japan I knew technology, sports and gaming were and are going to be key to my survival here, for I don’t speak the language. With technology now, everything is basically science fiction come to life as my smartphone is able to do things that scribes of the future like Arthur C. Clarke and Ray Bradbury could only dream about. Sports has a universal language and one does not need to speak Japanese to figure out what is happening on a Japanese gridiron, pitch or diamond. While gaming is how I learned that my Japanese brother in law knew the rules of the gridiron because he played… Wait for it! Tecmo Bowl!!
So, if you are kid like me, go and download Rick’s great new game and tomorrow on Monday there in America, step away from XFL Twitter and fire up XFL Tecmo Bowl!!!