APBA Pro Football Replays and More!


I’ve used the APBA Football Master game to replay several seasons.  The Master game provides the “ebb and flow” of an actual contest and allows the “coach” the opportunity to deploy multiple personnel packages to mirror today’s game or the single platoon system of yesteryear. On numerous occasions, I’ve matched team records and have come extremely close to replicating team and individual statistics.

My original purpose for creating this blog was solely to present my current and previous replays, offer “method of play” alternatives, share innovations, provide tools for evaluating individual cards, post links and informational tips to assist with preparing for and conducting season replays.

Of course season replays will always remain the focal point, however, it’s my goal and ambition to cover all aspects of APBA Football ranging from historical, solo tournaments, league play and the finer points of Face-to-Face play. To accomplish this, I’ve enlisted the help of the finest minds in all APBA Football. My team of authors have been former card makers for the game company, innovators, league commissioner, writers for the APBA Journal, and APBA Hall of Famers.

Site authors are Mr. Mark Zarb, Mr. Ray Dunlap, Mr. Dave Urban, Mr. Greg Wells, Mr. Phil Molloy, Mr. Dan Flynn and Mr. Scott Griffin. Site contributor is Mr. Doug Reese.

For any APBA Football related questions, feel free to contact me at oguard62@yahoo.com.

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Mr. Fritz Light

Mr. Fritz Light was the guest speaker at tonight’s award ceremony. He was the head of APBA for several years after Mr. Seitz death and was the president of the division after the initial sale of APBA. He played an integral role in the development of the revised APBA Football game back in 1982 and created the football sets for several years. It was a joy to have the opportunity to thank him for the countless hours of enjoyment he provided me on the tabletop.

Annual “Football Guys” Dinner

Eight years ago, Greg Wells and I started a tradition called “Thursday Night APBA Football Guys” dinner. The inaugural dinner was just Greg and I, however, it has blossomed over the years. To receive an invite, you must have a passion for APBA Football and be a carnivore. Each dinner is always at a high-end steak house and this year’s dinner was no different. Ray Dunlap (taking this photo) organized and reserved a private room at Ruth Chris steakhouse and it was an absolute joy. At this table were seven members of the APBA Hall of Fame and I’m sitting in between Dick Moore and Mike Harlow who will be facing off in the finals of tomorrow’s APBA Football tournament.