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Mike13
06-17-2007, 11:03 AM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2906872

For an old guy, I'm suprised he's so healthy.

Gilly
06-17-2007, 07:32 PM
man i hope we can find someone to keep them in Buffalo. its going to be tough. best bet is Tom G. the billionare that owns the Sbres.

GoBills24
06-21-2007, 09:49 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2906872

For an old guy, I'm suprised he's so healthy.

People are expecting him to live another 10 years, because of his great health.

JIVE
06-21-2007, 11:30 PM
People are expecting him to live another 10 years, because of his great health.

Even if you are completely healthy at that age things can change on a dime.

A friend of my grandmother's was the picture of health and the next thing we know he is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and six months later he was dead. And he was in his 70s.

If Wilson lives to be 98, I will sure be impressed.

But I hope for the sake of Bills fans that he does.

GoBills24
06-21-2007, 11:45 PM
If Wilson lives to be 98, I will sure be impressed.

But I hope for the sake of Bills fans that he does.

I appreciate that...

Sore subject for Bills fans, so I don't say much.

retired opfinistic
06-22-2007, 08:53 AM
I appreciate that...

Sore subject for Bills fans, so I don't say much.Ralph sold his soul to the devil to keep the Bills in Buffalo, he'll be alive long after we're all dust.

JIVE
06-22-2007, 01:00 PM
I appreciate that...

Sore subject for Bills fans, so I don't say much.

I know I would be absolutely devasted if the Patriots were to move. I was upset when they moved to Connecticut and that is still in New England. Bob Kraft was instrumental in keeping our team here and I am very thankful for that. I know that Bills fans are some of the most devoted on earth and the Bills have been in Buffalo since the AFL days and that is where they belong.

GoBills24
06-22-2007, 01:23 PM
I know I would be absolutely devasted if the Patriots were to move. I was upset when they moved to Connecticut and that is still in New England. Bob Kraft was instrumental in keeping our team here and I am very thankful for that.

I take it you live in Boston / Foxboro?


I know that Bills fans are some of the most devoted on earth and the Bills have been in Buffalo since the AFL days and that is where they belong.

Damn right.

Now hopefully the next owner of the Bills recognizes this as well. If the Bills left, I would be immediately done with NFL football.

JIVE
06-22-2007, 02:53 PM
I take it you live in Boston / Foxboro?

Right now I live about 20 minutes outside of Boston. At my previous home I was closer to Foxboro than Boston (I lived about 30-40 minutes from Foxboro).

But I have lived in Massachusetts my whole life and I strongly feel this is where the Pats belong.

Perfect23
06-22-2007, 03:58 PM
he'll win if he sells them is he dumb

cnc66
06-22-2007, 04:58 PM
Right now I live about 20 minutes outside of Boston. At my previous home I was closer to Foxboro than Boston (I lived about 30-40 minutes from Foxboro).

But I have lived in Massachusetts my whole life and I strongly feel this is where the Pats belong.

I was bummed about the change of names... I always preferred the Boston Patriots... and the old logo that Dirtywater uses.

Jets81
06-22-2007, 09:17 PM
Ralph sold his soul to the devil to keep the Bills in Buffalo, he'll be alive long after we're all dust.

Thats an excellent prospect as far as I'm concerned. :)

JIVE
06-22-2007, 10:12 PM
I was bummed about the change of names... I always preferred the Boston Patriots... and the old logo that Dirtywater uses.

I'm just thankful they're not the Bay State Patriots. That would have been awful. I think it would be cool if they were still the Boston Patriots but I can live with New England.

The Pat Patriot logo is cool because of all the history but along with that comes a lot of mediocrity. I really like the Flying Elvis they have now and hope they keep the uniforms for a while.

Alex44
06-22-2007, 10:21 PM
Hopefully he lives a long time because Buffalo vs Miami is always a great game.

GoBills24
06-22-2007, 10:34 PM
Hopefully he lives a long time because Buffalo vs Miami is always a great game.

Yeah it is...very intense matchups.

One of the many things I'd miss about the Bills if the unspeakable happened.

Aqua4Ever04
06-23-2007, 01:02 AM
Hopefully he lives a long time because Buffalo vs Miami is always a great game.

Exactly, it's the perfect matching of 2 completely differnt teams and cultures. Buffalo moving would make me sad.

Vertical Limit
06-23-2007, 05:03 PM
Not "always" a great game, we got owned our last meeting. But historically, yeah, they're good games.

Fl Bills Fan
06-24-2007, 03:27 PM
I am curious as a Bills fan, if the Bills move from Buffalo (say to LA) but stay in the AFC East how will the fans of Miami, New York, & New England view the new team? Will you miss rooting against the Buffalo Bills?

Mike13
06-25-2007, 11:26 AM
I am curious as a Bills fan, if the Bills move from Buffalo (say to LA) but stay in the AFC East how will the fans of Miami, New York, & New England view the new team? Will you miss rooting against the Buffalo Bills?

Yeah I would miss them.

arsenal
06-25-2007, 12:05 PM
i hate the bills so much, but i would never want them to move... i love hating them and the rivalry and the whole thing that goes along with it...

i hope they dont leave... it would really be ****ty if they moved to LA, plus the way it would effect the divisions/conferences would be a problem... they would not be able to stay ni the AFC east if they moved out there... now toronto is another story, but not in LA...

Tone_E
06-26-2007, 12:16 PM
i hate the bills so much, but i would never want them to move... i love hating them and the rivalry and the whole thing that goes along with it...

i hope they dont leave... it would really be ****ty if they moved to LA, plus the way it would effect the divisions/conferences would be a problem... they would not be able to stay ni the AFC east if they moved out there... now toronto is another story, but not in LA...

It will never happen. And to be honest, even as a Torontonian, I dont think Canada should get an NFL team. Its America's Game, not N. America's game.

When the new owner does acquire the Bills, I see a slim chance that the team stays in BUF. The market is too small. Granted, the people in BUF are die hards, and support their team fully, there just isn't any national money being made on BUF outside of BUF. Toronto does have a large Bills following, but even that isn't quite enough to keep them there.

It is a shame though. I've been to several games, and have never been insulted so much in my life, but that just goes to show how much these people love their Bills. It will be a sad day in the NFL when BUF is stripped of their team. Way tooooooo much history there.

ih8brady
06-27-2007, 03:02 AM
Why should he want to sell? He parasites millions of dollars off the struggling WNY economy thanks to the spineless dolts who run Erie County. That's a sweet gravy train he's riding, before he finally passes.

BuffaloSoldier2
06-27-2007, 07:30 PM
It will never happen. And to be honest, even as a Torontonian, I dont think Canada should get an NFL team. Its America's Game, not N. America's game.

When the new owner does acquire the Bills, I see a slim chance that the team stays in BUF. The market is too small. Granted, the people in BUF are die hards, and support their team fully, there just isn't any national money being made on BUF outside of BUF. Toronto does have a large Bills following, but even that isn't quite enough to keep them there.

It is a shame though. I've been to several games, and have never been insulted so much in my life, but that just goes to show how much these people love their Bills. It will be a sad day in the NFL when BUF is stripped of their team. Way tooooooo much history there.

Good post. And it's good to see dispite the rivarly, there are a lot of classy Fins fans. :wink:

You can't how much it sucks to talk about this crap every year. I'd much rather be talking about how the Bills will the surprise team in the NFL and Losman being a pro bowler. :wink: As much as I like to believe it will never happen, Cleveland didd lose the Browns. Of course, the NFL realize the mistake. Of course, the Ravens won the Super Bowl and Cleveland got the new Browns. Ouch.

But while the actually city of Buffalo is fairly small, there is a lot of people in the surrounding areas (southern Ontario, Rochester, Syracuse). So Buffalo definitely can compete. But who knows if they will be given the chance? :unsure:

BillsFanInPeace
06-28-2007, 03:07 PM
Bills are one of the most profitble Franchises in NFL. They will not be moving. Not to mention they are really the only true NY team.

Zeke0123
06-28-2007, 03:22 PM
Bills are one of the most profitble Franchises in NFL. They will not be moving. Not to mention they are really the only true NY team.I certainly hope you are right...I would HATE for the Bills to leave.

3rd and long
07-02-2007, 04:49 PM
The Bills won't go anywhere, regardless of when the owner dies. That is one committed fan base. To move that franchise from that city would cut it's value in half immediately. Where else would the Bills be able to move that would attract that solid of a fan base? I believe nowhere.

Mr.Right
07-04-2007, 10:55 AM
As a longtime resident of Western New York, I must say....Buffahttp://www.finheaven.com/clear.gifosers are the biggest 'dirtbag' fans in all of sports!:tantrum:
I'm not wishing the old guy to die, or anything...:unsure:...but personally, I can't wait for the "Mayflower parade" to arrive at Ralph Wilson Stadium and take their beloved Buffalo Bills away!
http://www.finheaven.com/clear.gif

http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2007/07/mayflower-1.jpg

:evil:

GoBills24
07-04-2007, 11:46 AM
As a longtime resident of Western New York, I must say....Buffahttp://www.finheaven.com/clear.gifosers are the biggest 'dirtbag' fans in all of sports!:tantrum:
I'm not wishing the old guy to die, or anything...:unsure:...but personally, I can't wait for the "Mayflower parade" to arrive at Ralph Wilson Stadium and take their beloved Buffalo Bills away!
http://www.finheaven.com/clear.gif

http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2007/07/mayflower-1.jpg

:evil:

You've said some pretty low things, but this is by far the worst.

I think we know who is the real 'dirtbag' here...

Mr.Right
07-04-2007, 11:56 AM
whatta mean? :dunno:
If you've been treated like I have while 'visiting' that stadium, you'd feel the same way about "those people"! :tantrum:

IN-FIN-ITY
07-04-2007, 11:57 AM
them and cleveland are freak-in the cold- fans...

miami fans arent as supportive......[me being one]

but when i travel 700 miles to miami i wonder why there

are empty seats...

GoBills24
07-04-2007, 12:00 PM
whatta mean? :dunno:
If you've been treated like I have while 'visiting' that stadium, you'd feel the same way about "those people"! :tantrum:

The Bills moving would mean Ralph passed away, and you're hoping for that sooner?

That's pretty low...

And tell me of your experiences in the stadium that were so bad.

Mr.Right
07-04-2007, 12:13 PM
The Bills moving would mean Ralph passed away, and you're hoping for that sooner?

That's pretty low...

And tell me of your experiences in the stadium that were so bad.

Address the post not the poster
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I BILLieve I already stated that I don't want the old geezer to die anytime soon!!!! :err:

...and let's just say...:unsure:...people at the stadium aren't very 'tolerant' of folks cheering on the visiting team...not to mention the so-called "SECURITY" guards who are supposed to be protecting fans from the drunken riff-raff but find it easier to escort the guy in the 49ers cap out, simply because his team has won more championships than the "home team" has lost...
:tantrum:

GoBills24
07-04-2007, 12:17 PM
Your WNY 'education' is showing. :rolleyes:
Can't you read?
I BILLieve I already stated that I don't want the old geezer to die anytime soon!!!! :err:


You said you can't wait for the Bills to be taken away, which would mean Ralph would've passed away.

One goes with the other.

Mr.Right
07-04-2007, 12:25 PM
Old Ralphie would probably change his mind about "moving" if he ever sat down in the 'cheap-seats' and saw how his "fans" acted.....

GoBills24
07-04-2007, 05:47 PM
Old Ralphie would probably change his mind about "moving" if he ever sat down in the 'cheap-seats' and saw how his "fans" acted.....

You don't like being in those seats, plunk down the extra cash to sit in a suite.

Mr.Right
07-04-2007, 06:38 PM
My Buffa:loser:oser cousin gets "Club seats" every year, but he vowed never to take me again. :(

...yet another reason why i'm looking forward to the "debut" of the Los Angeles Bills! :dphan:

Adam First
07-06-2007, 04:12 AM
I love the Bills/Fins rivalry, it's one of the strongest in the league by far. Always intense, passionate games that define the competition and heart of football and its fans.

Moving to Los Angeles is a bad move, since 2 franchises obviously have already failed in the past. Do you think Los Angeles County, Los Angelenos and Californians in general will fund an NFL-compatible stadium? It's never succeeded. They've tried playing in the Rose Bowl and the Coliseum before and it just doesn't work.

Plus, what fans would they have out there anyway? Is there a big Bills following in SoCal? All I can see is a mix of Raiders and Chargers fans, with every other team mixed in in a melting pot of NFL teams.

Another question is, which team would replace Buffalo in the East? If Buffalo's staying in the AFC, maybe Kansas City?

So many questions...

madisonfan90
07-24-2007, 01:17 AM
whatta mean? :dunno:
If you've been treated like I have while 'visiting' that stadium, you'd feel the same way about "those people"! :tantrum:
Aint it the truth, if u go to the Ralph wearing opposing colors its not usually a pleasent experience.

Mike13
07-24-2007, 10:22 AM
Another question is, which team would replace Buffalo in the East? If Buffalo's staying in the AFC, maybe Kansas City

If I had achoice I would bring Indy back into the East, now that was another good rivalry for us.

rdhstlr23
07-24-2007, 03:32 PM
If I had achoice I would bring Indy back into the East, now that was another good rivalry for us.

Before they left it was a gauranteed 2 wins each year, almost. That certainly wouldn't be the case this day in age...haha

NativeFloridian
07-24-2007, 11:08 PM
i really dont care so if the bills move good for them i will still have the same hatred that i do now, it wont make a difference, to me atleast