About Me

I am the president and former executive director of the Professional Football Researchers Association. I have been researching and writing about pro football history for over twenty years. In that time, I have published two books and numerous articles. I have won multiple writing awards, the latest being the 2012 PFWA Dick Connor Writing Award for Feature Writing. My writing has been featured on National Football Post, Cold Hard Football Facts, The Packer Report and Coffin Corner. I have also appeared on Fox Sports Radio, ESPN Radio and WGR (Buffalo).


Books Authored

Turmoil vs. Triumph

This history brings to life the Syracuse Athletic Association (S.A.A.) football team in Syracuse, New York, from 1890 to 1900. Conflict plagued the organization throughout its existence. Temporary disbanding, forced resignations, and internal squabbles were the norm, but the team rose above it all to win multiple city championships. It was established as the team to beat—and they rarely were.

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The Original Buffalo Bills

The Buffalo Bills of the National Football League have a fervent fan base; the city's love affair with their football team dates back more than six decades. The Buffalo Bills were one of the strongest teams in the All-America Football Conference in 1948 and 1949, their final years of play. The team had such an impact on the city and on professional football that current franchise owner Ralph Wilson, when searching for a home for his American Football League team, settled in Buffalo and named the team in honor of the original Bills.

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Books Edited

The All-America Football Conference: Players, Coaches, Records, Games and Awards, 1946-1949

The All-America Football Conference and the National Football League battled for supremacy from 1946 through 1949. In the end, the players from the AAFC, as well as three teams, were brought into the NFL, including many future members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Through extensive research, the Professional Football Researchers Association (PFRA) has corrected the statistics and coaching records, selected All-Pro Teams for all four seasons and an All-Conference team, and provided brief biographies and scouting reports for the members of the All-Conference Team. Unlike All-Pro teams selected at the time, in which offense and defense were merged into a single position, the PFRA has selected individual offensive and defensive All-Pro teams.

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The Early History of Professional Football

One volume edition of the Early History of Professional Football. Starting with the origins of American Football from ancient times to the development of the sport in Western Pennsylvania (1890-1903) and all the way through the 1919 pro football season, a year before the the NFL was formed, the Early History of Professional Football is a very detailed look back at the beginnings of America's favorite sport.

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Contributor

The 1966 Green Bay Packers: Profiles of Vince Lombardi's Super Bowl I Champions

The 1966 Green Bay Packers were one of the greatest teams in professional football history. Led by legendary head coach Vince Lombardi and 10 future Hall of Famers--including Bart Starr, Jim Taylor, Forrest Gregg, Willie Davis and Ray Nitschke--they were the decisive winners of Super Bowl I, defeating the Kansas City Chiefs and upholding the superiority of the National Football League over the upstart American Football League. This book tells the story of the hard-working '66 Packers on the gridiron and their legacy in Titletown, USA.

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