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  1. This is the first I've heard about this case, might be because I'm in the deep south....
  2. Shows how GREAT GB really was last year too. Nearly lost to Jacksonville...then got stomped in the ground by average teams like Tennessee and Washington, and even lost to the Colts and Vikings who are also average teams...yet they'll be SB favorites yet again this year.
  3. Running simulations of a Tecmo Super Bowl rom "Best of the 90's" edition. 

     

    For those that play with an SNES emulator, here is the game if you would like to try it 

     

    http://tecmobowl.org/files/file/489-tecmo-best-of-the-90s/

     

    Notes so far - 

     

    The teams presented here are very fair and I only have minor disagreements on a few. The 1998 Colts are in instead of the iconic 1995 team. I don't know enough about the 95 Colts if they were better or worse than the 1998 team. One that I definitely disagree on is the 1991 Lions. 1995 was the peak year of the Barry Sanders Lions, and the one year Scott Mitchell looked like he was worth that ridiculous contract. I think the 1990 Bears are a forgettable team, but it was the last hurrah of the iconic and aged out 80's team, so they are a good piece on there. Another one that could be argued is the 1992 Eagles, since the 1991 team had a historic defense that is still talked about to this day, but I imagine the 1992 team got the nod over 1991 due to Randall Cunningham being healthy. He was out in 1991, and it's pretty difficult to image the Eagles in Tecmo without the infamous "QB EAGLES" as he's called in the NES version. 

     

    I ran several simulations the past few days (COM vs COM) and these were the results....

     

    1998 Jets vs 1997 Chiefs

     

    Anyone remember when Vinny Testerverde was good? 1998 was the best year of his career and for those that rooted for him when he was labeled a bust, this was the one moment where Vinny shined in excellence, and he goes on to do that in Tecmo. Jets win this game 13-7 after scoring on consecutive drives to go up 10-0 early and then the rest of the game turned into a defensive slug fest. 

     

    1995 Steelers vs 1996 Patriots

     

    The two AFC winning teams between '95 and '96. This was surprisingly a very defensive heavy game. Both quarterbacks passed for around 250 yards, but neither could score much. Neither team could really run the ball, though Curtis Martin got around 90 yards in total. The Steelers went up 7-0 for most of the game, but then Bledsoe leads them down the field twice in the 4th to go up 14-7...Neil O'Donnell gets a fluke lucky hail mary to tie the game, then in OT, O'Donnell does it again and wins off a fluke (he also threw 3 interceptions in this game). Steelers win 20-14. 

     

    1998 Colts vs 1999 Jaguars 

     

    So far, the highest scoring game I've simulated. The Jags win 44 to 31, but most of this was a very back and forth scoring game where both offenses excelled. There was a few turnovers here and there, but the Jags mostly won from being up big early. Colts storm a comeback twice and make it a game, but can't keep up with the Jags in the 4th quarter. 

     

    1994 49ers vs 1998 Falcons

     

    The biggest surprise of all games so far. The Falcons scored on the first play after Ricky Watters fumbles the ball and it goes back for a TD. Atlanta jumped to a 14-3 lead, and then slowed down but the 49ers had 4 turnovers in this game, and both running backs Watters and Floyd went down injured. Steve Young had a big game, and the 49ers came back in this game after a safety and some turnovers help them but ultimately went on to lose it, 29 to 31. Huge upset...

     

    1992 Saints vs 1992 Eagles

     

    Tough game between two iconic defenses that play lights out. The Saints go up 10-0 early, but then come the Eagles who slowly tie the game. Randall Cunningham's running around mostly saves the Eagles in the end after a bad Bobby Herbert interception. The Saints of the "Cha ching" era go on to CHA-CHOKE this game away with turnovers in the 4th quarter. Eagles win 24-17

     

    1992 Cowboys vs 1999 Bucs

     

    This game wasn't close at all. Emmitt Smith ran all over the Bucs defense, though Tampa Bay did get some big sacks and a few turnovers (including a rare interception covering Michael Irvin). The Bucs defense played great apart from letting Smith have a big game, but it was Tampa Bay's offense that sunk them. 31-14 Cowboys.

     

    1996 Packers vs 1996 Panthers

     

    Rain game, so both teams look sluggish by Tecmo standards. The final score was 19 to 7, but this game wasn't close at all. Brett Favre had three passes that went for around 55-60 yards to Antonio Freeman who had a big day. He still had one interception, ironically on a short pass where he was picked off by Sam Mills. The Panthers offense was awful in this game, Reggie White had 3 sacks. 

     

     

    More games later....

     

     

     

    1. Jules

      Jules

      Oh no! It looks like this long message of yours got pushed off the first page of this site. So I am not sure most will see it.

       

      I can comment on these:

       

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      The 1998 Colts are in instead of the iconic 1995 team. I don't know enough about the 95 Colts if they were better or worse than the 1998 team. 

       

      Interesting they have the 1998 Colts, that was Peyton's rookie season though so that is maybe why. 

       

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      1998 Colts vs 1999 Jaguars 

       

      So far, the highest scoring game I've simulated. The Jags win 44 to 31, but most of this was a very back and forth scoring game where both offenses excelled. There was a few turnovers here and there, but the Jags mostly won from being up big early. Colts storm a comeback twice and make it a game, but can't keep up with the Jags in the 4th quarter. 

       

       

      The '98 Colts were pretty bad, only won 3 games. But they could score points as the year went on more due to a rookie Manning and some serious budding offensive talent all around. So when you say it was a high scoring game where both offenses did well, thats why too. I think I remember us losing some high scoring games that year.

       

      Colts in 1999 then reversed fortunes and went from 3-13 to 13-3. So the signs of a very good Colts offense despite only winning 3 games was there in '98. '99 Colts lost in the playoffs to the Titans.

       

      I think in '98 the Jaguars were a very good team and won a playoff game under Coughlin.

       

       

  4. You're correct, it does get said about them every year. They are the one Florida team I believe who get the most optimism and then fall flat on their faces. I'd still love to see them at least make a break eventually and some good luck come their way, since they're a bad team year in and year out.
  5. And Coughlin is there to run the front office, so they definitely have a shot now.
  6. Oh boy, they're definitely traumatized...Atlanta has serious dysfunction problems within their organization right now since that SB loss. In Atlanta we have; Freeman getting on the radio and bashing the team in his "I should've been SB MVP" rant. Dan Quinn with the whole "Embrace the Suck" slogan, Quinn again who bashed the defense in the media and blamed them for the failure, finger pointing over the play calling, the firing of linebacker coach Bryan Cox (which was absolutely shocking, since Atlanta did get 5 sacks and dozens of hits in that game). Going to be an entertaining year to see how hard they fall.
  7. Wow, this is a huge surprise! Before being hired by Carolina, Gettleman had over 30 years experience in scouting. He was with Buffalo in 1990 and 1991, Denver in 1997 and the Giants in 2000, 2007 and 2011. Panthers fans are pretty upset about this firing. The timing is odd too with training camp fast approaching.
  8. Bored and need something football related before the season starts? Check out the Tecmo Super Bowl Legends season playthrough! 

     

     

     

  9. So happy that in 2017, people are still modding and keeping the legacy of these games alive!
  10. I don't see it happening any time soon. His behavior issues and passing mechanics are just the reason he did not succeed to begin with. Outside of the drinking and all the big problems with his attitude, there were warning signs due to his mechanics in college. He was entertaining to watch in college no doubt, and he did beat Alabama so 1+ to him for that, but he had large question marks on him before he was drafted. So is Russell Wilson. Not really a good comparison since both Brees and Wilson have far different mechanics from Manziel.
  11. That's on Goodell being the clown commissioner he is. If he wanted to suspend Elliot, he should've did it last year when the incident was first reported.
  12. Preseason is simply for evaluation of talent and getting rookies and undrafted free agents some level of experience before the final roster cuts are made.
  13. Yet another pointless topic about the Patriots on this board....I don't know why you all obsess over them so much since you don't have to deal with them on your team's schedule.
  14. He stole the show momentarily when he started talking. What he said about Stephanie McMahon "She's a lot nicer in person than she is on TV" was hilarious.
  15. He's 34 years old and his better years are long past him. Colts don't need him at all.

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