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Still Alive And Buzzing
Professional football is America's real pastime.
The 2013 Super Bowl was the third most watched piece of television in recorded history. The first and second most watched? The previous two Super Bowls.
Their hard work is now on exhibit coach handbags outlets at the ADA art gallery in Richmond, Va. There are rows upon rows of miniaturized, plastic versions of the 49ers, Patriots and Eagles each in their prime years, of course.
You'll find the details you could easily ignore even at human scale. The players are all about 2 inches tall, but they wear jerseys with coach outlet online corporate sponsor logos and helmets with microscopic chin straps that require tweezers and a lot of patience to apply.
Functional And Active Art
When you play electric football, you are a "coach." And as a coach, you send those bite size players into battle on a metal football field often the size of a lunch table. They employ real football strategy, shifting players around by hand in carefully planned formations. These are plays they have practiced before.
"I practiced for an hour or two every day. I had two a days: offense in the morning, defense in the evening, especially in the summertime," he says. "I coach outlet camarillo was the best in the neighborhood then. I was pretty good."
There was one big problem with the old days, though: Those little players were completely unreliable.
Your miniature Joe Namath might find space to complete a magnificent Hail Mary pass. But on a bad day, he might just spin in circles forever or worse, fall over.
Then fans learned how to tweak the metal prongs on the bottom of each player.
Today, your QB will coach outlet purses consistently drop back to pass, with a springy little arm throwing a putty football at your receiver. And the receiver with his metal prongs tweaked appropriately can run his route and be waiting downfield.
Football Of The Future
Electric football is in its offseason right now. Games start up later this fall, where there will be a real championship ring on the line. And winning that ring is no easy business.
Video games killed electric football. . Electric football was hot in the '60s and when I played in the '70s. And in the '80s it died.
"It's a lot of Saturdays sitting in rooms like this," Sparks says, laughing. "It's beautiful outside. I've got a family, you know? I'm in here playing with plastic men with four other dudes. That's what I'm doing."
The future of electric football is not clear. In 2007, the NFL dropped its licensing for the game, which meant no more NFL players or team logos. Everyone here agrees, that was a pretty rough year.
But these guys can manage. They've seen worse.
"Video games killed electric football," says one of the fans here, Mark Francis. Francis once researched the shoe deals of every player on his 1980s 49ers teams just to make sure no one was wearing Nikes when he should be wearing Reeboks.
"Electric football was hot in the '60s and when I played in the '70s. And in the '80s it died," coach wrentham outlets Francis says.
The men in this room didn't give up using their boyhood imaginations decades ago when Madden video games came along and made it a lot easier to re create the NFL experience.
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