Forget Madden NFL 13. If you're a boomer, you know that the real deal was Electric Football, a tabletop game introduced back in the late 1940s, long before video games even were a daydream in the mind of Nolan Bushnell. We didn't need any fancy game consoles to have fun. All we needed was an electrical outlet and a space to set up the vibrating metal playing field. Pretty soon, 22 little plastic football players were jiggling all over the place, moving a little felt football up and down the field in a chaotic frenzy. It didn't much resemble the actual heroics of Johnny U. or Gayle Sayers, but on a rainy Saturday afternoon, it was the next best thing.
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