My dear friend, Mark Zarb, came down to visit my wife and me for a few fun-filled days. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving together and enjoyed the various sites and eateries that Huntsville has to offer. My home is a “House Divided” since my wife is an Auburn fan and I’m all “Bama” which makes for a great Iron Bowl. Not only does my APBA Football brother and I root for the same professional team but we both have been lifetime “Tide” fans as well. The game most certainly didn’t disappoint and will be remembered as another “classic” in Iron Bowl lore.
Of course, we still found the time for some APBA Football. Mark got to watch me roll a couple of games of my current 1985 replay. Tampa Bay with their -10/-15 rated offense jumped out to an early 23-0 lead over New England much to our delight as die-hard Jet fans. Unfortunately New England’s +17/+12 offense generated 27 unanswered, second half points for the come-from-behind victory. The dice seemed determined for an upset as the lowly Atlanta Falcons with their (-7/-4) offense defeated the Dallas Cowboys (+14/+11) by the score of 27-23. I had the privilege of watching him work on the 1969 Baltimore Colts. Mark has begun the lengthy process of carding both leagues for my next replay of the 1969 AFL/NFL season ending with Super Bowl IV.