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Bo Jackson

I NEVER Played Tecmo Bowl

... But I Know I Was a BEAST!

3/22/2012 11:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

If you owned a Nintendo ... then you know Bo Jackson was the single GREATEST player in the history of Tecmo Bowl ... but BJ wouldn't know ... 'cause he's NEVER played the game.

Bo just appeared on SportsCenter to discuss his Bo Bikes Bama charity event ... when anchor Robert Flores brought up Jackson's UNSTOPPABLE digital alter-ego from the NES classic.

Side note -- Seriously, Tecmo Bowl Bo Jackson was insane ... fast ... couldn't be tackled ... his speed only matched by digital Lawrence Taylor ... just check out the clip below.

Anyway, when asked about the game ... Bo replied, "To be honest with you, I’ve seen a kid play that game once ... I have never played that game."

He continued, "I still have the ‘Tecmo Bowl’ cassette, in a box somewhere in one of my storage places or in the attic. But I’ve never played the game.”

Bo doesn't know ... in fact, Bo has no idea.

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Anybody that ever played the game and took the Giants knew that you didn't control LT. You let LT go on his own. He was far better without being controlled. I think I burned through 3 cartridges for Techmo Superbowl. Hey Bo if you have an unopened one send it my way, it's actually worth some money.

855 days ago


lmao that game is so awesome i still have it

855 days ago


Bo wasn't on the cover of either cartridges, Tecmo Bowl (1989) features what appears to be a generic Raider, Tecmo Super Bowl (1991) has an apparent NY Giant. Bo only had one running play on the original and two on the newer one, but he was nearly unstoppable on both. One commenter mentioned the original didn't have real players, it did, but did not have real teams. Also, it only had about half of the teams, named just with the city name.

On a side note, I still have my Tecmo Super Bowl cartridge, it's autographed by Thurman Thomas from when I met him a few years ago, I went 16-0 with the Bills about 100 times in my youth. They were such a balanced attack on offense and defense, I could even stop CPU Bo.

854 days ago

Tecmo World    

Bo doesn't know Tecmo, but Tecmo Super Bowl Online sure does.

853 days ago
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