14 Sep Tecmo Bo Jackson Player of the Game – Week 1
In the early 90’s, there was a game that captured the hearts and minds of football fans…Tecmo Super Bowl. Real players, stats, and simple controls. It was mind-blowing. In the game, there was one player who ruled them all, and that player was Bo Jackson (sorry QB Eagles). He was unstoppable, zig-zagging his way up and down the field to another touchdown with utter ease. So in honor of the immortal Tecmo Bo Jackson, Green + Gold Life will be honoring a player every week who dominated the game in the same way Tecmo Bo did with the Tecmo Bo Jackson Player of the Game award.
And the Tecmo Bo Jackson Player of the Game award for Week 1 goes to…
Who saw this coming?!? Old number 89 played like an absolute monster, with Joe Buck at one point commenting “James Jones is playing like the best wide receiver in the history of the NFL.” His first touchdown was just jaw-dropping while his second evoked memories of 2012. Not to mention he would have Touchdown #3 if not for a bogus holding penalty. His presence wasn’t just felt in the end zone, but on the crucial 2nd & 6 with 2:07 left on the clock when he drew the pass interference that set up Eddie Lacy’s trip to the Ed Zone, thus driving the dagger into the hearts of Bears’ fans everywhere. Welcome back James Jones! You are truly deserving of the first ever Tecmo Bo Jackson Player of the Game Award. And yes, that is James Jones Tecmo profile pic from tecmobowl.org. Where’s the goatee?