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The Historic Colts’ Comeback Gets the Tecmo Bowl Treatment (Video)
I’m not sure who started the trend, but ever since Tim Tebow led the Broncos to a miraculous victory over the Steelers on Wild Card weekend two years ago, pretty much every remarkable play in the world of football has been given the Tecmo Bowl treatment. And by “the Tecmo Bowl treatment,” I mean, of course, that somebody used the classic 8-bit football game to re-enact the play, and then they put it on YouTube.
Notable examples? Well, just this football season alone we’ve seen Tecmo Bowl treatments for New England’s huge comeback against the Saints and Auburn’s shocking last-second win over Alabama in the Iron Bowl.
It’s really no surprise, therefore, that Saturday’s epic 28-point comeback by the Colts over the Chiefs would get the Tecmo Bowl treatment. As you’ve probably heard a hundred times by now, it was the second-largest playoff comeback in NFL history, and it featured some pretty incredible plays. As a result, a Tecmo Bowl re-enactment was a given.
So without further ado, here it is. Take a look:
If you’re one of those people who doesn’t have to go to work today because your town got a foot of snow and it’s -15º outside, I envy you. I really want to play Tecmo Bowl right now.