The Kansas City Chiefs host the San Diego Chargers in a Week 12 AFC West showdown. Vegas likes the Chiefs to win — according to OddsShark, the Chiefs are 5-point favorites.
The way Bo tells it, he waited as long as he could, then he fired a slug into that bear’s skull. The bear kept coming. His buddy yelled, “Shoot him again!” and Bo shot him again, firing another bullet directly into the bear’s noggin. Bo 2, Bear 0. And then Bo skinned that bear on the spot and dragged the 70-pound hide the half-mile back to camp.
At the end of the excellent 30 for 30 documentary “You Don’t Know Bo,” we see Bo in the dimly-lit, semi-finished basement of his house. He just sits down there and makes arrows for his crossbow. Bo Jackson was once a global megastar, arguably bigger and more celebrated than any American athlete playing today. For a little while, by some measures, one could argue that he was even bigger than Michael Jordan. Now he is a regular guy in his basement with a dorky hobby.
Anyone who played Tecmo Bowl is well aware of Bo’s contributions to video gaming (the 30 for 30 documentary spent a full minute or two talking about it). By virtue of his speed and tackle-breaking ability, Tecmo Bo was perhaps the greatest athlete in the history of video gaming, and that is the Bo we aim to recreate here.
Even after beating the secondary, Tecmo Bo had to zig-zag up the field like he was running away from crocodiles. Thanks to some adjustments, which I’ll get into shortly, Madden Bo sort of had to do the same. At any rate, Madden Bo is at least as quick as Tecmo Bo, which is good enough for me.