If you were 10-15 years old in 1977-78 you probably remember this game.
My friend had this game and I basically took it over every time we were on the bus and the times he would come over because he liked the auto racing game. I ended up buying it from him.
It was released in June of 1977 as the second game released by Mattel (Auto Race was the first) and sold through Sears. After less than 100,000 were made, Sears determined that the games would not be big sellers, and most of the production for Football and Auto Race was stopped. Well, Sears was wrong and had to restart the production.
By mid-February 1978 the sales figures were up to 500,000.
Who would think that red dashes could be so much fun?
Here is a commercial for the football game.