The minute I laid eyes on these fields, I knew that I had to have these developed into APBA style football fields. I wanted something sturdy that wouldn’t move easily, worked with existing first down marker/football, ability to track downs, had a protective surface and most importantly was “playable”.
I emailed Art and briefly explained my intentions of transforming his fields into APBA style football fields for an upcoming replay of mine. Upon his return from a hunting excursion, he converted all requested fields into PDF format and posted them on a Media Fire account for me. Art went out of his way to assist me and I couldn’t be more appreciative.
6. Recommend you bring an APBA Football & first down marker with you and specifically instruct them how you want the two cuts done. I require the tip of the football rest on the upper hash marks (rough estimate is 1/4-inch above) and the first down marker on upper sideline boundary.
Well, I know I’m really late to the party here, but I own both SOM and APBA football, and thought I’d answer the question directly rather than suggest other games. If #3 —play time of one hour or less— is really important to you, then go with SOM. Individual results may vary, of course, but when I played APBA football the games took about 2 hours, sometimes slightly longer (when I was first learning the game it was taking 3 hours). With SOM, I came in right at one hour or slightly less. APBA’s version may be more statistically accurate, however, but I certainly understand the realism/playability quotient of these games. On the whole, I recommend SOM football above APBA football.
|Modifications for APBA Football|
|Description:|| Extensive modifications for APBA Football.|
The following all contributed to the project:
OFF Index vs. Run Dave "RogueBorg1"
OFF Index vs. Pass Steve Kanehl
Offense Coach Chart Steve Kanehl
Defense Coach Chart Fletch67
DEF Key on OFF Player Steve Kanehl
DEF Blitz Chart Phil Malloy
Bad Weather Rules Chris Blackburn
ALL Run Pass Plays Dave Sayers
Receiver Bonus Mike Haley
Timing Adjustments Chris Blackburn
Exact yds gained for FD Steve Kanehl
|Category:||Football Games / APBA|