I’ll admit that when it comes to football games, I’m way more of a Madden guy than I am an electric football guy. The electric football game was before my time, but that doesn’t mean I don’t respect it and the man who created it. Unfortunately, that creator — Norman Sas — passed away on June 28 at the age of 87. Sas invented the game in 1948, but his vision didn’t really take off until he signed a deal with the NFL in 1967.
If any of you are big electric football fans, I recommend you read the article and obituary on Sas over at NorthJersey.com. His life was very interesting, and there are some good stories, with my favorite being that he attended every Super Bowl with his wife from Super Bowl II to Super Bowl XX. Video games came in and took some of his business, but electric football is still out there and there are tournaments all across the county. It’s a pretty interesting story, and I would imagine that those of you who have enjoyed electric football will really appreciate it.