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Brett Porter’s LA Electric Football Room
We recently got a message from Brett Porter, an electric football enthusiast from Los Angeles, CA, if he could send us some photos of his electric football collection.
“I recently converted my second floor garage area into a permanent home to store my electric football game boards and teams. I have 6 game boards, over 80 11-man teams and accessories. I have mostly Tudor game boards, but I do have custom made LA Rams board from Footballfigues.net. “
My history with electric football goes back when I was 3 years old. Yeah, it sounds crazy but I received a 620 Tudor game board from my parents at Christmas. My older brother, who is 12 years my senior, probably helped me set up the players. I was influenced by my brother. I watched him play Pop Warner and high school football.
Fast forward to me at 10 years old. I received a second Tudor board (I don’t know what happened to the first one) and I learned how to play with my best friend. We tried to set up a league with a few teams. I grew up a LA Rams fan and it was my intention to avenge the loss of Super Bowl 14 to the Steelers a la electric football. My friend and I were a little frustrated when the players would go around in circles. We lost interest in electric football, however, due to the video game craze of the 1980s. I am not sure what happened to my second Tudor board, but I am sure my parents threw it out after I moved from home.
Fast forward to me at 34 in 2004. I was cleaning out a room in my home and found my Tudor electric football brochure from my second 620 board. It sparked my curiosity in the game and I did an Internet search on electric football. I found the game was still being made by Miggle. I reacquired a third 620 electric football board on ebay and bought a few more from Miggle and ebay.
Now my collection, which includes custom made teams I painted myself, painted Tudor teams and decaled teams, is neatly tucked away in my second floor of my converted garage. It was my wife’s idea to convert the area and I am glad she did. You know the saying “happy wife, happy life”? Well, I am happy she didn’t make me throw out my collection.
Commissioner of the Jewel City Electric Football League