New HoF Comparison Page

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#60 – Art Powell

For the last several months, I have been posting Hall of Fame comparisons between our beloved and deserving AFL stars and their NFL counterparts, all of whom have already been inducted.  These articles have inspired some of the most interesting and passionate reader comments and dialogue on the site.

I have been wanting to strengthen these comparisons and somehow make them more meaningful.  I recently took the first step in this process, and put together a page dedicated solely to these comparisons.  You can now scroll down the left side of the home page and find the HALL OF FAME COMPARISONS link.  This will take you directly to the page where all HoF comparisons can be found.  I will continue to add new players, and once I have figured out the technology behind it, I plan to implement some sort of voting system to allow readers to cast their ballots for the most deserving of AFL stars.

I would like to add to the content of this page to the point where it becomes a one-stop online venue for anyone (HoF voters included) wanting to obtain a quick and precise understanding of the worthiness of these AFL players.  If anyone would like to suggest players that deserve such HoF comparisons or ways to improve this particular page (or anything on the site), please feel free to comment below, or email me at

Thank you all again for your readership and interest in the AFL and this site!


Todd Tobias (790 Posts)

Todd Tobias's interest in the American Football League began in 1998, when he wrote my master's thesis about Sid Gillman. He created this site to educate and entertain football fans with the stories of the American Football League, 1960-1969. You can follow Todd and get more AFL history on Twitter @TalesfromtheAFL.

One Response to New HoF Comparison Page

  1. Buffalo Bob says:

    great idea! some of those voters don’t have a historical clue about the old AFL stars deserving of HOF status…I hope Todd Tobias Award is highlighted on ESPN- da da da dah…..!

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