Corrected APBA Card Files

A special thanks to Mr. Robert Logan for providing PDFs of card corrections for the following seasons: 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. They can be found at the new Corrected APBA Card widget on the left-hand side of the site.

APBA Football Rosters

I would like to give a major shout out to Mr. Ron Thorson and Mr. Robert Logan for providing me with nearly all the original APBA Football rosters ranging from the 50s to early 90s. These are the card sets that were created during the Dick Seitz/Fritz Light era and not sold on APBA Stadium Shop. Mr. John Herson in the current owner of APBA and only card sets created during his tenure are currently being sold on APBA Stadium Shop.

These rosters will really come in handy if your purchase one of the other non-Stadium Shop card sets from EBAY, Salvation Army, rummage sale, flea market, etc.

This is the new look of the APBA FOOTBALL ROSTERS widget on the left-hand menu of this site.

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

“Punting Power”

On September 9th, 1969, Steve O’Neal of the New York Jets boomed a 98-yard punt at Denver that most likely will stand the test of time as the longest punt in professional football history. It most certainly will on all our tabletops unless the boards get revised.

Throughout my current replay of the 2015 NFL season, I am frequently amazed at these modern-day punter’s ability to “flip the field” with booming punts. In a game that I replayed yesterday between the Carolina Panthers and the Atlanta Falcons, Matthew Bosher of the Atlanta Falcons, booted a 91-yard punt. After reviewing all my replays, this punt stands as the longest to ever occur on my tabletop.

Professional football players are bigger, stronger and faster than ever before and the statistics over the years reflect that. In addition, rule changes have resulted in even more offense and scoring. Having replayed several seasons from a wide array of eras, the one area that has usually remained the same in overall production has been punting up until now.

I decided to do some research to see if today’s punters kick the ball farther or if it was just my imagination. First, I wanted to rule out that punter’s cards were not correctly calculated. The actual 2015 NFL league average per punt was 45.1 yards and my replay after 204 games is 45.4 yards per punt resulting in zero issue on card construction.

In the below chart, you will notice I used replay seasons from the past six decades and qualified punters from my 2015 NFL replay. The mean average for “long” punts was 62.6 for 1966 thru 2002. The mean average for my 2015 NFL replay is 72.1 which is 9.5 yards farther. Nearly a ten-yard difference is a big disparity and demonstrates what a weapon today’s punters are in the field position battle.

Punting History

“Special Thanks” to Keith Medeiros

I want to thank my friend and fellow APBA Football guy, Keith Medeiros, for reaching out to check on my welfare and see if I was interested in one of his great looking shirts that he designed. Of course, I had to have one and greatly appreciate Keith thinking of me. I’m unaware if Keith has a desire to go full production but I wanted to show off his shirts.


APBA Shirt 1

1981 Sack Totals

I replayed this season 12 or 13 years ago with a set created by my best friend, Mr. Mark Zarb. Since APBA just released this season, I found myself reviewing my old files and stumbled upon the actual sack totals for this season. Sacks were not an official statistic until the following season, however, that didn’t stop Mark. He purchased and reviewed each team’s media guide or yearbook, subscribed to archived newspapers, reviewed football digests and other old football magazines to compile this list. A job well done and hopefully members of our community will find it as useful as I did all those years ago!