As someone who loves APBA Football, this past Friday’s Hall of Fame Induction ceremony had an APBA Football theme to it. Hall of Famer and renown APBA Football player, Greg Wells, brilliantly performed “Master of Ceremony” duties. He began with a tribute to recently deceased, Howard Ahlskog. Howard ran the APBA Journal during the 80s and is the preeminent “Football” guy in APBA history. Greg began with a moment of silence and then shared several personal stories of his friendship with Howard. Greg than provided a short bio and introduced, without question, the second biggest name in APBA Football history, Mr. Ray Dunlap, into the APBA Hall of Fame. Ray was the commissioner of the Suncoast Football League for over 20 years, APBA Football writer for the Journal, creator of several innovations to include his extremely popular “Match-up System” just to mention a few of his many accomplishments. Greg ended the evening by introducing Mr. John Herson into the Hall of Fame. I know John’s passion for the APBA Football game and it was the perfect way to close out the ceremony. I’m so proud and honored to be inducted with these two fine men.
I was thrilled when all three of you were announced Friday evening. Ray Dunlap is a great ambassador for the Football Game and company while you, Mr Barath, are the Washington Monument of the Solo Replay!
You left out the part where I introduced you. Always the humble one. Congrats on this well deserved honor.