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Norman Sas dies at 87; inventor of quirky tabletop toy called Electric Football
By Randy Maltz – Founder/Editor Silver and Blue Report & Hook’em Report

Below is a version of the 1979 Dallas Cowboys, Electric Football version. Many of these were hand sculpted.  Of course, Roger Staubach (#12) was my favorite.  (Thanks Mark, Timothy, Randy, and Steven)

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Norman Sas dies at 87; inventor of quirky tabletop toy called Electric Football

Well before ‘Madden NFL’ video games, there was Electric Football. A switch is flicked, the gridiron vibrates and the players move — often wildly in every direction.
Surely you remember it: Metal playing field. Two teams of 11 plastic football players, each standing on a rectangular base with prongs on the bottom and a knob on the side. At the beginning of each play, the human “coach” sets the players in the desired position and puts the football in the hands of one. A switch is flicked, the gridiron vibrates and the players move — often wildly in every direction. Occasionally the player with the ball “runs” to daylight.

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