Now, I have never met Phil (at least, I don’t think I have – I am getting older, after all!), but I have to thank him for his remarkable work on the penalty tables for the football game. I hope everyone in Mr. Barath’s community who subscribes to this website understands how amazing all of these contributors are. And, one of the best examples of that is Phil’s take on penalties.
His penalty project saved me a good four to five hours of work trying to recreate a similar outcome, and I cannot thank him enough!
I have long been an unapologetic critic of the game company’s approach to penalties. Think about the “Roughing the Kicker” penalty as one example. In the actual 2017 NFL season there was only ONE of these penalties called . . . . ONE! If you play APBA Football right out of the box, I can pretty much assure you that you will have one of these penalties every 15-20 games. But, with Mr. Malloy’s updated system, your results will be a much better approximation of real life.
So, what Phil did is remarkable. He took the actual NFL penalty stats and created penalty boards that are simple to use and statistically accurate. That’s really a “win-win” in my book. And, if you haven’t seen them yet, they are here on this website. Print them out and start using them!
So, thanks Phil . . . . . and thanks, also, to Greg who built this forum and does so much to advance APBA Football and all those knuckleheads like me who love to play it!!