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Don’t Worry, Gamblers, ‘Tecmo Bowl’ Has Predicted the Outcome of Super Bowl 50 (Video)

by: Penn Collins On  Tuesday, January 26, 2016


Yesterday we spoke about the betting line opening heavily (-5.5) in the Panthers’ favor, then narrowing somewhat to -3.5 or -4. Well, you can base your bet on the “spread,” like a “sucker,” or you can do what the real pros do and base your wager on an 8-bit video game simulation from Tecmo Bowl.

(Spoiler Alert: The simulation shows us the details of the ‘Mighty Bombjack’ halftime show, and it’s uh-mazing.)

Here’s your box score and your stats:

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I guess you should take the under in the unlikely event that the NFL decides to change the quarter length to three minutes.

You would have to think that Cam Newton is one of those Tecmo Bowl players that has an unfair advantage over the others. Like a Bo Jackson, Walter Payton, or Lawrence Taylor.

It was not even as close as the score suggested.  Here’s the footage from Super Tecmo Bowl 50: