Sports Illustrated Pro and College Football games (along with
the Sports Illustrated Baseball Game and Handicap Golf Game) were first
issued by the well-known magazine publisher in 1970. Each
color coded team charts. The charts reflected the success of
the team in
variety of offensive and defensive plays during a given
These games were some of the
playable sports simulations ever created yet they still managed to
In addition to a name change in 1973 (Pro Football became Paydirt and College Football became Bowl Bound) the games underwent numerous cosmetic changes over the 20+ years during which they were issued. Each year a new set of charts was created but the basic game play remained the same so with minor modifications charts from the early editions of the game can be used with the later editions allowing you to match the 1971 Colts against the 1980 Raiders or the 1968 Buckeyes against the 1985 Wolverines.
All the games and chart sets listed below are the originals
by Sports Illustrated / Avalon Hill, not home made copies.
complete games have all the parts needed to play that edition of the
game plus a complete set of the team charts for the indicated season
(for Bowl Bound / College Football the team charts included will be
either Set #1 or Set #3). The loose chart sets sold
do not include any game parts so you already need to own the game to
Just click on the game title(s) below the pictures to see details about that particular edition of the game and for info on how to make a purchase.