Category Archives: George Saimes

Buffalo Bills Safety George Saimes Passes Away

autographed 1967 topps george saimes

#026 – George Saimes

Buffalo Bills safety, and member of the AFL All-Time Team, George Saimes, passed away yesterday after a long battle with leukemia.  He was 72 years old.

An obituary of Saimes cane be found HERE.

George Saimes was recently the subject of a Tales from the American Football League Hall of Fame Comparison, which can be found HERE.

A Hall of Fame Comparison – GEORGE SAIMES

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