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 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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Comparing “+8/-8” vs “Floating Index”

There has always been curiosity between avid APBA Football players regarding which renders more accurate results, using the traditional +8/-8 to determine the offensive index or using one of the offensive index finder systems (floating index). During the first 48 games of my 2019 NFL replay, I used the traditional (+8/-8) method and Mark Zarb’s floating index during the latter 48 games. I primarily focused on the six following categories: total first downs, net rushing yards, average rushing gain, total passing yards gained, total net yards gained, and points scored.   


Although this is a small sample size, the floating index moved my statistics closer to actuals in four of the six categories. I use the floating index to determine the offensive index on every play and not at the beginning of each series or quarter. Take a moment to digest the attached document below but moving forward, I will only use the floating index to determine the offensive index because it makes every team point count and renders more accurate results.

Offensive Index Comparison