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Old 07-21-2015, 11:53 AM   #1
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Ken Stabler's Immortal Presence In All-Pro Football 2K8


To the generation of sports fans currently in their teens, 20s, and 30s, Ken Stabler was never a Super Bowl champion, an NFL MVP, or a quarterback who once took orders from coaching legends like John Madden and Bear Bryant. To football fans under the age of 40, Stabler was just another gray-haired gentleman sitting among Alabama's alumni, whom CBS' cameras loved to show between downs on SEC Saturdays. But for the few thousand young people who played All-Pro Football 2K8 on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, the quarterback called “Snake” might be remembered a bit differently.

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Ken Stabler was never a Super Bowl champion. Unless your counting Super Bowl XI then he was totally a Super Bowl champion.
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Old 07-21-2015, 12:58 PM   #3
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I never understood people sleeping on The Snake in APF. The dude was exceptional - he could scramble, he had decent arm strength and most importantly, he'd rarely get rattled even after taking a lot of hits. Really loved his Pump Fake ability which would freeze defenders and help me buy some time for crucial passes. The dude still holds a permanent roster spot as the captain to my APF Las Vegas Rattlers.
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Ken Stabler was never a Super Bowl champion. Unless your counting Super Bowl XI then he was totally a Super Bowl champion.
I think the author was referring to the way Stabler is viewed by the younger generation who aren't familiar with his accomplishments.

"Snake" was the first sports biography I ever read. And although it's fairly commonplace in this era of heavy media coverage, getting that kind of behind-the-scenes insight was amazing at the time. It was a different era, back when the worst offense a football player usually committed was sleeping off hangovers during team meetings.
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What a great write up! I hope 2K allows this to be backwards compatible on xb1, its the only 360 game i've held on to.

I always used him on my teams. My friend and i nicknamed him "Steady" Stabler, for his consistent game play and reliable clutch moments. I wish APF continued beyond 2k8, could have been something really special.
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Old 07-21-2015, 03:42 PM   #7
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Stabler was so overpowered and it seemed that he showed up on every roster in the PS3 community, I don't know about Xbox and the Randall Cunningham experiment, but he was everywhere in the PS3. He was so good and smooth I swore off using him and made a team (The bison: Deacon Jones and Reggie White off the edge) that was devised with his defeat in mind. May he rest in peace and I'm glad I got to play All pro so I got to know his career a bit more intimately.

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