Daily Archives: March 7, 2014

Favorite AFL Images – Babe Parilli

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Here is another recent addition to my collections, and it comes from the same game as the Jim Hunt image that I featured last week.  I like this image for the depth of color and shadows, Babe Parilli’s positioning, and Ed Husmann (Oilers #82) leaping through the air.  Classic AFL.

Parilli is an interesting figure in AFL history, and one of the handful that played all 10 years of the league.  He was an original Raider, a member of the Eastern Division Champion Patriots in 1963, and backed up Joe Namath on the ’68 Jets.  Not bad, especially when you consider that he first broke into professional football in 1952, as a member of the Green Bay Packers. read more