Watch These Hilarious Retro Football Video Game Commercials

As you prepare for your Super Bowl-themed weekend, enjoy these wonderful old TV ads

George Plimpton "famous author and gamesman" Credit: Glixel
Watch These Hilarious Retro Football Video Game Commercials

Football games haven't always been the slick, realistic, celebrity packed blockbusters we know today, as this trio of commercials from the eighties show. 

Atari RealSports Football for the Atari 2600, Atari 5200 and Atari 8-bit consoles and Intellivision's NFL Football both use their screen time to boast about the mind-blowing realism of their games. Journalist, author and "gamesman" George Plimpton and American football player Ed "Too Tall" Jones also lend their expert opinions to the battle. 

If the commercials have made you nostalgic for some Atari 2600 action, you can play plenty of the big games in your browser right here.