Norman Sas dies at 87; inventor of quirky tabletop toy called Electric Football Well before 'Madden NFL' video games, there was Electric Football. A switch is flicked, the gridiron vibrates and the players move — often wildly in every direction. Each year, the players colors would change to reflect the last Super Bowl teams. I think my first version had the Cowboys in blue and the (Baltimore) Colts in white (Super Bowl V 1971). Of course, the little felt football would always fall out (FUMBLE!), and the big white QB/kicker guy never could hit the open man.