I’ve used the APBA Football Master game to replay several seasons. The Master game provides the “ebb and flow” of an actual contest and allows the “coach” the opportunity to deploy multiple personnel packages to mirror today’s game or the single platoon system of yesteryear. On numerous occasions, I’ve matched team records and have come extremely close to replicating team and individual statistics.
My purpose for creating this blog is to present my current and previous replays, offer “method of play” alternatives, share innovations, provide tools for evaluating individual cards, post links and informational tips to assist with preparing for and conducting season replays.
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The 1969 AFL/NFL replay is coming to a close. The Oakland Raiders will represent the AFL after upsetting the Kansas City Chiefs in the Championship game. The Dallas Cowboys went to Memorial Coliseum and beat the Los Angeles Rams to advance to Super Bowl IV.
The game summary will be posted on APBA Between the Lines forum.
Super Bowl IV
At the conclusion of my 1969 AFL/ NFL replay, I will replay the 2010 NFL season using the official APBA set and the Master game booklet. The replay will consist of 256 regular season games, ten playoff games and Super Bowl XLV. I will be using all of the innovations outlined in my “Method of Play” to increase playability and statistical accuracy.
To kickoff this season, I’ve replayed the exhibition game between the New York Jets versus the New York Giants. This game should have been dubbed the “Unveiling”. It was the unveiling of the “New Meadowlands Stadium”, the New York Jets “Ring of Honor”, Victor Cruz, key free agents, and Eli Manning’s head after his helmet got ripped off.
In 1969, the final year of the independent AFL, a four-team playoff was held, with the second-place teams in each division playing the winner of the other division in what were called the “Interdivisional” playoffs. These playoffs were not, and are not considered to have been, “wildcard” playoffs since the two best non-division winners did not automatically qualify. (Had the 1969 playoffs been true wildcard playoffs, the Western Division’s third-place team, San Diego, would have qualified while the Eastern Division’s second-place team, Houston, would not have.) The 1969 playoffs were only the second time a major professional football league allowed teams other than the first place teams to compete in post-season playoffs (the other instance being the All-American Football Conference’s 1949 four-team playoff).
Bob Berry was 18 of 23 for 258 yards with one touchdown to earn a quarterback rating of 127.9.
Garry Garrison caught eight passes for 154 yards and one touchdown resulting in 19.3 yards per catch.
Lance Rentzel had eight receptions for 201 yards with three touchdowns resulting in 25.1 yards per catch.
Fred Biletnikoff caught five passes for 1221 yards and two touchdowns resulting in 24.2 yards per catch.