Bob Graves, Gridiron Glory
Bob Graves co-wrote Gridiron Glory, a football game which was published by Atari Program Exchange. The game first appeared in the winter 1982-1983 APX catalog. His co-author was Mike Drury, who was unavailable for an interview. Bob and Mike created two other Atari computer programs: Asteroid Artist and Ramblin Gamblin, which were published by their own company, MicroMate Software.
This interview took place on June 14, 2016.
“We’d go to the state library and look up historial records for the different football teams and how they did under certain circumstances. … We’d come up with tables that would be cross-referenced when different plays were called.”
Gridiron Grit – Computerized football for the ATARI – article in Antic magazine: http://www.atarimagazines.com/v2n7/gridirongrit.html
Gridiron Glory in the winter 1982 APX catalog: https://archive.org/stream/APXCatalogWinter19821983/APX_Catalog_Winter_1982_1983#page/n60/mode/1up/search/gridiron
Gridiron Glory manual: https://archive.org/details/APXGridironGloryV3