Introducing 1963 AFL/NFL Replay

I’m looking forward to embarking on a replay of the 1963 AFL/NFL season. Growing up in Gary, Indiana, my entire family was die-hard Bears fans. On so many occasions of my boyhood, I would be sitting in a boat on Lake Michigan fishing with my grandpa and dad listening to stories about how great Bill George and the rest of the Chicago Bears defense was. Now, I will get to see their 46/46 rated defense come to life on my tabletop.

Although I was just a toddler in 1963, my mother always told me this is where I developed my love of football. I was on the sidelines every Saturday in my stroller watching Jack Barath play offensive guard for Ball State University.

I want to thank each one of you who will be visiting this thread because your support and input make the journey a lot of fun.

Please overlook the following discrepancies:

  • Field goal post were not slingshot until 1967.
  • Field goal post were on the goal line until 1974.
  • Sacks were not a statistic until 1982.
  • QB rating was created in 1972.