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Old 01-27-2015, 08:29 PM
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December 25, 1971

12/25/71 while the Dolphins- KC Chiefs "Longest Game" 2OT playoff, was on TV: That's when I first played Electric Football at the age of 10. I was hooked, and my younger brother was as well(he was 6).


I kind of dropped out of EF, in High School, got married, kids, work, etc., until my wife and I were at a community garage sale 25 years ago(early 80's), and someone had a Tudor Super Bowl IV(Colts-Cowboys) for $3! I had relapsed!


Since then, I have been an avid solitaire player, I have 25 teams(both light and dark uni's), and 3 large plastic storage totes to store my gear in. I bought 2 more boards on Ebay a few years ago. I am the Comissioner, of the "Second Street EFL"(hence the handle, ssefl)


I lost my wife to cancer last year, but she was one who "fed" my EF "addiction", buying me teams, bases etc., for presents. I miss her, but playing always reminds me of good memories.
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Old 02-20-2015, 02:11 PM
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That is a story of life, in the EFL I believe there must be many stories like yours. We lost our Son in 13 and he would put up with me and when he had the time play a game now and then with me and your right you must have a very understanding wife or it's a good bet there would be little or no EFL in the house. But for me getting the game back out after losing our son of 29 years was a hard thing to do and but after playing a game or two I can hear him saying "Now Dad you know you did not hit that guy". Finding this site at the same time is very calming for me. When I am playing my sol games, all is right with the world and as old as I am, that's ok too..
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Old 02-20-2015, 08:21 PM
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Great Stories, guys. Thanks for posting.
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Old 02-23-2015, 10:57 PM
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That's kind of how it was with me. I spent the last year "being serious", helping my wife, as she went thru chemo(for 13 months), while working full time. I had put off most everything enjoyable(including EF).


When it was over, and the sympathetic friends, family, went back to their lives, I kind of took solace in digging out my Tudor #600(Bears-Pats Super Bowl Set, I also have a old #500 too) and playing thru a 16 team tournament(I'm down to the final four as I write)


My Wife loved hobbies, and collectables herself, so there was no problem with me playing, and a few times she played me as well. We were married 31 years, and together for nearly 35.


I am sorry for the loss of your son, I have 2 myself. Sometimes, it's the little things in life that help us cope. God Bless you
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