The idea has been in the making on and off for many years. The time had to be suitable for my business. I worked with Madden nfl 22 coins the Madden team to work things out check all the i's and cross the t's- once we got that done, everything else was just a matter of going for it. I knew that, somewhere in my history I had done something right to be regarded as one of the greatest sportsmen from more than 30 years ago. Madden isn't convinced enough of me to make a decision like this.
Your history with video games goes back to 1989 when you were the mainstay of Tecmo Bowl. What was it like watching yourself from the back of your mind?
I still see myself I can still see myself Tecmo Bowl. I've still got that video game. I've got the machine in which to run it. But it's hidden in a container stored somewhere. It's iconic. It feels good to know knowing that I have grown-ups in their 40s who say"Hey, my cousin and I were involved in the most intense conflict of our lives, because we both wanted to be you in Tecmo Bowl when we were young. Our parents then took the game and my dad locked the game in his tool cabinet. It was not playable for a whole month since the fight was so intense. I hear that often. When I attend sports memorabilia shows, people will come up with this video game. They'll tell you, "I've owned the device to play it on. My kids play it. My grandkids also play it ... in fact, everyone continues to argue about who is going to end up being Bo Jackson.' Tecmo Bowl ... that was a lot of technology in the early days. If you look it up now and think, "Wow this is a classic.'
Do you really believe that you've never participated in Tecmo Bowl?
I've ever played Tecmo Bowl. That's the real truth. I have watched people play it a lot. But I was able to figure out what I could do. I was aware of that I could do that Tecmo Bowl man could do. It's a joy to hear people praise me from that game.
Part of your video-game return to Madden is celebrating Nike's legendary Bo Knows campaign. Take us back to the beginning. How did the brand present the idea to Bo Knows to you?
We came across Bo Knows accidentally. Directors, writers, and sketchers We were sitting around going over some storyboards to shoot our next project. We wanted to cut the length because it seemed quite long. Everyone was giving their own opinion about this or this. I said, "Why should we not do this? ... Why shouldn't we take this idea and move it over here, and put this here, join it, and cut off 5 or 6 moments?' They glanced at me , and they said "Wow. It's probably a good idea.' Then somebody across the table looked at me and said 'Bo Knows!' And it stuck. There was no one who sat and racked their brains or cheap Mut 22 coins stayed up late thinking of that catchphrase. It just happened at the table discussing shots.