Monthly Archives: April 2013

Buffalo Bills Halfback Carey Henley Passes Away

Thanks to Buffalo Bills’ historian Jeffrey Miller for passing along an obituary for Carey Henley, a Buffalo Bills halfback in 1962.  You can read about Mr. Henley HERE.

Former Boston Patriot Bob Yates Passes Away

Autographed 1960 Fleer Bob Yates

#036 – Bob Yates

Thanks to reader John Bennett for passing along this information.  Original Boston Patriot, Bob Yates, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 74.  You can find more info about Yates at his page for the Vermont Sports Hall of Fame.  An obituary can be found at the Burlington Free Press.

An Interview with Smokey Stover

autographed 1964 topps smokey stover

#107 – Smokey Stover

We are trying something new today.  This is my first attempt at posting audio files of player interviews directly to the site, and I would love to hear your feedback!

Last week I was able to speak with Dallas Texans/Kansas City Chiefs linebacker, Smokey Stover.  Smokey responded to my questions with well-thought and colorful answers, in his great Louisiana drawl.

So roll on into your weekend with this fun interview, and please let me know what you think in the comments section below.  Do you enjoy listening to this interviews, or would you prefer to read the transcriptions?  Any input is appreciated! read more

A Hall of Fame Comparison – OTIS TAYLOR

There is a feeling among AFL fans that the American Football League players are consistently overlooked for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.  In truth there are many players, the bulk of whose careers were spent in the AFL, that deserve serious consideration, if not outright induction.  In an effort to spark some discussion regarding their hall of fame worthiness, I will occasionally compare AFL players to their NFL (and Hall of Fame) counterparts. The short biographies on the NFL players have been taken directly from the Pro Football Hall of Fame website. read more

Order Your Copy of Finding Frank – A Tales from the American Football League Special Offer!!

finding frankAuthor Buzz Ponce treated Tales from the American Football League readers to excerpts from his upcoming book, Finding Frank: Full Circle in a Life Cut Short.  Now Ponce is treating us again, this time to an opportunity to order author-signed copies of his fantastic tale, and at a rate lower than you will find in stores or anywhere on the internet!

AFL fans can now get their own author-signed copies of Finding Frank for just $7.99 + shipping.  That is a whopping $6.00 off the cover price! read more