Nostalgia for Mattel Talking Football with Dick Enberg
While watching a documentary about the history of video games and upon seeing Dick Enberg doing a voice over for a game I remembered what was about my favorite game as a kid and probably the reason I got a passion for sports broadcasting.
Dick Enberg did the voice for Mattel Talking Football. I Youtubed it and came up with this video which shows the game. The player on offense would select a record, which was a play (long bomb, short run, kick, punt etc) and the other player on defense would spin the record to select his strategy. Then, you'd push play and Dick Enberg would call whatever happened. One of my friends and I had fun kicking 90 yard field goals that "splits the uprights." Great Memory ...but SOOO primitive.