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KC Star photojournalist electrifies judges to capture regional Emmy award

Nostalgia meets competition in the KC Electric Football League

That 1970's vibrating metal football field with the plastic players that spun in circles? This isn't your childhood memories come back to life...it's competition, with leagues and tournaments.
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That 1970's vibrating metal football field with the plastic players that spun in circles? This isn't your childhood memories come back to life...it's competition, with leagues and tournaments.

A video produced by Kansas City Star staff photojournalist David Eulitt electrified the judges who awarded him with a regional Emmy.

The video, titled “Nostalgia meets competition in the KC Electric Football League,” was one of 800 entries judged by the The Mid-America Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences who awarded Eulitt at a ceremony held in St. Louis Saturday, Sept. 9.

The video features the Kansas City Electric Football League and the classic electric football field from many decades past.

In a description about the video, Eulitt writes: “That 1970's vibrating metal football field with the plastic players that spun in circles? This isn't your childhood memories come back to life -- it's competition, with leagues and tournaments. The gatherings are all the buzz with the Kansas City Electric Football League.”

Eulitt’s video won in the sports-news feature category, and was shot in 2016. The Star’s Terez Paylor narrates the opening sequences.

Eulitt has worked at The Kansas City Star since 2002.

The Star was the only newspaper to win this year.

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