That's disappointing to here, but it doesn't surprise me. Buffalo as a city has been struggling economically. Still, they have a loyal fan base and a decent stadium. Unfortunately, their team doesn't seem to be headed in the right direction - success cures what ills pretty quickly.
04-05-2006 04:58 AM
Wonder if he is posturing to have this team moved to LA, not sure NY is gonna ante up for a new stadium..
italian pat patriot
04-05-2006 05:37 AM
i hope the Bills will be able to remain in BUF
i simply hate when the teams are mooving...
so i hope Mr Wilson will be able to keep them there
04-05-2006 06:18 AM
Too bad for Mr Wilson, but time marches on and waits for no one.
He should sell the franchise to a younger more energetic group who may be able to find ways to salvage the team for the Buf City folks. They have a rich heritage out West and deserve better.
Otherwise, the team will be sold and moved. Such is life in the NFL. Unfortunately, the business side of the NFL is cold hearted - for both the players and now owners in small markets. Even the few good men who founded the NFL like Wilson outlive the situation.
He should sell the team instead of going out whinning about and becoming a joke in the NFL. Marv Levy is not the solution to his woes. Sad.
04-05-2006 06:21 AM
It would be a shame. There's alot of history in Buffalo. Plus, I'd miss mopping the floor with the Bills twice a year.
04-05-2006 07:52 AM
If Ralph Wilson would simply check in at Patsfans every now and then he'd know that there's no way the Bills will ever move from NY - there's simply too much history.
04-05-2006 08:11 AM
I really hope they turn things around
04-05-2006 08:20 AM
Hey Ralph, how bout starting with selling the naming rights to "Ralph Wilson Stadium" to some corporation for a few million a year? It must stick in Kraft's craw, to hand money over to guys like Wilson and Brown who underutilize the money streams available to them.
Granted Buffalo is not the economic mecca of the world, but the fans have and will always fill he stadium. The Bills would be in a lot better shape if they had better football people running the show. They did have a great franchise in the early nineties, what happened to all that money? Obviously it was not re-invested into the team, (unlike what Bob "please buy the Bruins" Kraft) has done.
I have alot of frineds in Buffalo and spent a few years in upstate NY, and I would hate to see the Bills leave Buffalo. Maybe Wilson could sell the team to Chris Berman?
04-05-2006 08:26 AM
Blah, Blah, Blah, just another ultra-rich guy preparing to finagle the tax-payers out of their hard earned money. He ought to be ashamed of himself.....