Dave Brude has unearthed a long-rumored Tecmo Super Bowl secret: the false start. Twenty years ago, Dave “Bruddog” Brude dominated friends in Tecmo Super Bowl, keeping detailed game notes. Today, Dave is a SoCal electrical engineer. He still stomps the TSB competition, and he still keeps copious Tecmo notes. Except now his notes don’t tally Joe Montana’s […]

Tecmo Super Bowl keeps proving its relevance. An innocent Bo Jackson cameo on Family Guy has thrust TSB into the contentious debate over intellectual property in the digital age. The Family Guy episode, “Run, Chris Run” (May 15 2006), included Peter and Co. playing Tecmo Super Bowl and Double Dribble. Clips of Peter, Quagmire and Cleveland narrating […]

When Tecmo Bowl hit America in 1989, Andrew Wood was a man standing at the edge of greatness. By March of 1990, he was dead. It’s strange, sometimes, how two seemingly disparate elements can come together, and, for a moment, reveal a deeper truth. Not long before heroin took Andy’s life, he sat down in his […]