Atari Football was released in April 1979. One year earlier "Atari Football [2-Player model]
Atari Football was first created in 1974 by Steve Bristow and originally called 'X's and O's'. It was shelved when Bristow started on "Tank
", then resurrected three years later. This game was the first true video sports game and also the first Atari game to utilize a trackball controller.
Approximately 900 four players versions were produced.
2 Atari Football units (2- and 4-player model) appear in the 1982 movie 'Tron'.