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    http://www.buffalonews.com/258/story/377299.html

    I think it may be fear of NE coming to town or the fact that the weather will probably be mighty cold but regardless of those,you would think Bills fans who are not season ticket holders and wanted to see a game in Buffalo would choose the last regular season game which could be a do or die for the Bills or at least see an opponent worthy of freezing for :confused:

    Hmmm Interesting,I thought the NE game would have been the FIRST to sell out.
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    Re: Bills sell out individual tickets to all of thier home games EXCEPT the Patriots

    If it weren't December 28, I'd agree with you. But a lot of people, I'm guessing, aren't even sure they'll be in Buffalo at that point.

    It will sell out, of course, and probably sooner rather than later.
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    Re: Bills sell out individual tickets to all of thier home games EXCEPT the Patriots

    They probably just don't want to see their beloved Bills get their asses kicked by the Pats yet again. Can't say I blame them. :D
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    Re: Bills sell out individual tickets to all of thier home games EXCEPT the Patriots

    56-10 last season probably has something to do with this.
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    Re: Bills sell out individual tickets to all of thier home games EXCEPT the Patriots

    Not only will it be freezing cold but it's at Xmas time.

    I live in Buffalo and nearly busted my desk when I saw when they scheduled the game. I'll be in New England during the Bills/Buffalo game.

    Thanks a lot NFL!

    What makes it worse is that I always manage to catch a Patriots game around Christmas, either at Giants Stadium or Gillette (have seen the Jets/Pats twice at Giants recently, and the Giants/Pats once).

    Arrrrrrrgggggghhhh!
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    Re: Bills sell out individual tickets to all of thier home games EXCEPT the Patriots

    I'm going to that game, and BB better not think about resting the starters.
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    Re: Bills sell out individual tickets to all of thier home games EXCEPT the Patriots

    the chargers used to do the same thing when they played the raiders. you had to buy tickets to at least 4 chargers games if you wanted the raiders game tickets
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    Re: Bills sell out individual tickets to all of thier home games EXCEPT the Patriots

    So much for thinking of making the Buffalo road trip. I can imagine the driving conditions.
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    Re: Bills sell out individual tickets to all of thier home games EXCEPT the Patriots

    Teams use ticket tricks like this all the time to try to keep fans of the visiting team out of the arena/stadium. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

    When BC was still in the Big East, you could not buy tickets to the UConn home game the last year without buying season tickets or another ticket plan. Individual game tickets were "sold" (read: given) to a lot of faculty and snapped up by season ticket holders in a separate sale from the general public.

    Some baseball teams have used similar tactics with Red Sox and/or Yankees tickets. Buy x-number of tickets to a team's games and get first dibs at Sox or Yankees tickets. Or, buy Sox or Yankees tickets and get free/discounted tickets to other home games.
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    I know one kid that will be there for revenge and we all remember him in the stands after we scored our 56th point against his favorite team. Ah yes, he was that kind, gentle sole wearing the Marshawn Lynch shirt.:D
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    Re: Bills sell out individual tickets to all of thier home games EXCEPT the Patriots

    We need the picture again!
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    Re: Bills sell out individual tickets to all of thier home games EXCEPT the Patriots

    Is the NY Patriots fan club purchasing group tickets again this year?
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    Re: Bills sell out individual tickets to all of thier home games EXCEPT the Patriots

    ROFL. Seriously, who wants to see their team blown out by about 50 points? I think they were traumatized by last season's beatdown. :) I don't blame them.

    Good thinking! Let's turn this road game into a surprise home game for the Pats! :) Easier to get tix too...
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    Re: Bills sell out individual tickets to all of thier home games EXCEPT the Patriots

    FWIW, it was actually when the Pats went for it on 4th down when they were up 42-10, as you can see here. :D

    [​IMG]
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    Re: Bills sell out individual tickets to all of thier home games EXCEPT the Patriots

    Thanks ctpats. I've been looking for this picture and couldn't find it. So funny. I just set it as my desktop.:D
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    Re: Bills sell out individual tickets to all of thier home games EXCEPT the Patriots

    Hopefully this guy's puppy survived the night after he got home at 1am.
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    Re: Bills sell out individual tickets to all of thier home games EXCEPT the Patriots


    Looks more like a homeless guy,Probably hangs out at the 24 hour Buffalo diner and sleeps in an alley behind Wilson Stadium
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    Re: Bills sell out individual tickets to all of thier home games EXCEPT the Patriots

    I wonder if this guy has any idea that his mug was plastered all over the place since that game. I remember when they showed his mug live, the hair on the back of my neck actually stood up. I was also thinking "kick the field goal"...........
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    Re: Bills sell out individual tickets to all of thier home games EXCEPT the Patriots

    Remember, boys, pride cometh before the fall (I'll bet some of you were the same guys who signed onto the Feb. 1 thread entitled, "Who Else Senses a Blowout?"). On that going for it on 4th and other similar behavior last year, remember, too, what goes around, comes around.......

    On the failure to sell out this game, I think the guy above hit the nail on the head with the fact that it's X-Mas time, which means about 25-30% of the normal fanbase won't even be home then, combined with the weather is the main reason for this being the last game to sell out. It will still sell out, have no fear, but it may take a bit longer. A smaller bit is getting our arses handed to us last year, 56-10 and 38-7--not too much of a stretch to guarantee that this year's games will be closer:D
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    Re: Bills sell out individual tickets to all of thier home games EXCEPT the Patriots

    I heard that tickets to the Pats games were only sold in blocks of 15 as a way to keep Pats fans away.
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    Re: Bills sell out individual tickets to all of thier home games EXCEPT the Patriots

    This is a pretty silly statement.

    As though the Patriots haven't been blown out before. Most of the teams we blew out had previously blown us out.

    I always love when people make points like this and they can't even remember doing the same thing. The Chargers, for instance, and Phillip Rivers cry about the Patriots celebrating after a win, and yet the Chargers did the same thing to the Patriots in Foxboro.

    Then we have to hear, "You'll get yours," from the Chargers, as though they didn't already celebrate on our field. It's stupid and silly.

    Stop it.
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    Re: Bills sell out individual tickets to all of thier home games EXCEPT the Patriots

    Link please on the Chargers prancing around on the Pats' logo after winning a regular seasons game in 2005 (the only recent time the two teams have played in Foxboro and the Chargers won)? I don't recall any controversy around that (could be wrong, of course, so please educate me if I am). Most teams celebrate in some way after a win--it all depends on how they did it.

    On the running up the score, which was more my original point before you decided to change the topic to one more of your liking, I can't recall anyone in recent memory doing it consistently like Belichick did last year,and it wasn't just the fact of getting blown out, it was the fact that he continued to run up the score when the game was well out of reach, seemingly simply to humiliate people. That Washington game was ridiculous. There is no doubt in my mind that that will come back to bite you at some point in the future (and perhaps sooner than some folks here think)......
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    Re: Bills sell out individual tickets to all of thier home games EXCEPT the Patriots

    You're becoming sillier with every single post.

    There was no controversy when the Chargers dissed the Patriots because the Patriots didn't cry!! That should be obvious. And this is the reason the Patriots gave them payback, but the Chargers cried.

    Heck, Wade Phillips after the game yelled to Rodney Harrison, "We whupped your asses."

    You ened to do some research.

    As for blowouts and running up the score, you have a very very short memory. The Indy Colts in 2004 ran up the score even more than the Patriots did. And the freakin' Bills in the early 1990s did it all the time.

    Were you even alive back then?

    This is crying and complaining that should be beneath you.
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    Re: Bills sell out individual tickets to all of thier home games EXCEPT the Patriots


    On the 2004 Colts, go back and look at what they scored in the 4th quarter in their blowouts:

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/teams/schedule?team=ind&year=2004

    In all the games that weren't close going into the 4th they put up goose eggs except for one game, when they scored 7 on a pick.

    Compare that to your own team's blowouts in 2007. In several of them you scored 14 points in the 4th quarter, long after the game was over.

    Those are facts.

    As for the Bills, couldn't find a database that far back, but no way Marv Levy embarrassed opponents the way Belichick did last year. The only beat down of that magnitude I remember the Bills giving unmercifully was against the Raiders in the AFCCG before the Bills first SB--and that's a little more excusable in the playoffs with the SB on the line than what BB did last year in the regular season. BTW, I went to my first Bills game in 1972, so was quite "around" for the Levy era.

    Face it, your coach is the king of running up the score like it's a college game. That's fine (especially when you're winning), but there are consequences that come along with that, consequences I suspect you won't like when it's your turn to be pummeled.
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    Re: Bills sell out individual tickets to all of thier home games EXCEPT the Patriots

    You're full of crap.

    Look at this 4 game stretch in the middle of that season:

    10 Sun, Nov 14 Houston W 49-14

    UP 42-7 late in the 3rd, Manning throws a long TD pass.

    11 Sun, Nov 21 @ Chicago W 41-10

    Up 34-3 late in the 3rd, Manning leads them on another TD drive.

    12 Thu, Nov 25 @ Detroit W 41-9

    Up 34-9 late in the 3rd, Manning throws another TD pass.

    13 Sun, Dec 5 Tennessee W 51-24 9-3

    Up 48-24 in the 4th, Manning thows another TD pass.

    Heck, there's a SONY commercial out there where Peyton brags about throwing a TD (rather than running) while he's up 28 points on the Titans with under a minute left in the game. They even joke about running up the score.

    The Redskins game you referenced he was out in the first 3rd of the 4th qtr, just like Manning in his blowouts. The Patriots went exclusively to the run in the second half and the Redskins just quit. The previous game against the Dolphins the Patriots pulled Brady midway through the third. These are FACTS.

    If you went to your first game in 1972, then you have a bad memory, and you're even worse at searching scores on the net.

    Here's the gentleman Mr. Levy's record:

    1990

    42-0 over Cleveland (including scores in the 4th qtr)
    45-14 Phoenix (ditto)
    51-3 Raiders "

    1991

    52-24 Pittsburgh "
    42-6 Colts "

    1992

    40-7 Rams
    41-14 Atlanta "
    41-7 over Patriots (4th qtr scores)

    This game makes Jim Kelly a HUGE hypocrite. And he did it AGAIN in 1994.

    Kelly and Levy are the LAST two who should complain.

    In 2007, Brady came out of the game early in the 4th qtr, 12 minute mark, after not having thrown a touchdown after the 33 minute mark of the game. Kyle Eckel, freakin' Kyle Eckel!! ran all over the Bills defense. What do you want them to do?

    You've been blasted out of the water on the facts, bub. You have nowhere to run to.
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    On the Colts points, I don't think it's running up the score if you keep scoring in the 3rd, as there's still plenty of time then to come back (after all, the Bills came from 32 down mid-way through the 3rd vs. Houston).

    On the Bills points, it's also all in how you play late in the game. For ex., I agree with you that if you run the ball late in the game, but still score there's not much you can do about that. In several of NE's blowouts last year, however, you were still throwing on folks late in the game instead of running out the clock. Along those lines, did the Bills ever go for it on 4th late in a game while destroying an opponent--I'd wager no, but you guys did that on several occasions last year I believe.

    PS Notice that I didn't raise the 2007 56-10 Bills game as an ex. of you guys running up the score--I agree with you on that that it was just a case of us getting behind early after playing a horrible game and just getting beaten badly without the kind of sportsmanship Belichick displayed against the Skins, for ex.
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    Against the Skins Belichick took Brady out of the game.

    And going for it on 4th is considered classier than kicking a field goal, because if you're trying to score a field goal late in the game, that's considered running up the score. This way you give the defense a chance to stop you. Simple as that.

    You're also wrong about the Colts. That team has a history of running up the score. There's a commercial about it, as mentioned.

    Here's a stat for you to chew on:

    Peyton Manning sat out the last two games of their record-breaking year because they had already made the playoffs. Brady played the entire season last year because the team was going for 16-0, and obviously he played the whole Giants regular season game.

    So, you'd think that Brady would have beaten Manning's TD record because he played more minutes than Manning? Right?

    But the fact is he tied Manning's record in LESS minutes than it took Manning to get 49, and eh beat Manning's record (late in the Giants game) in 3 more minutes than it took Manning to get 49.

    How could that be?

    You can draw only one conclusion from these facts: Belichick pulled Brady out of games a lot earlier than Dungy pulled Manning out of games.
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    Not to mention Rivers turning around and talking sh!t to Colts fans after the game (something I actually loved). That was just icing on the cake after one of the most physical games I've ever seen by two teams competing to play the Pats for the AFC Championship. But still, for Rivers and co. to cry about what we did on their field in '06 and seeing what they did at the RCA Dome in '07 is just silly. Shows you how many hypocrites are in the NFL.
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    I'm sorry.....actually I'm not. The losing team and their fans that just got blown out should be embarassed if they start whining about running up the score. PLEASE! What, run slower so you can be tackled easier? By the way when a defense has dominated a team the whole game do the start letting the other team score? No? Then what the difference between an offense not letting up and a defense no letting up?
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    Re: Bills sell out individual tickets to all of thier home games EXCEPT the Patriots

    Here's the problem with what you're saying:

    1. As long as Tom Brady, the greatest QB to ever put on pads, is taking snaps under center, as long as Bob Kraft is the owner of this team, as long as BB is coaching this team, there will never, ever be a team in the league that has the capability to blow us out even if they want to pay us back. So in other words, it's never going to happen.

    2. On that 4th down TD up 42-10 at Ralph Wilson, if you and the players had a problem with that then do something about it my friend and STOP US, END OF STORY. You couldn't stop us and we're not going to apologize to anyone especially after the beatings this franchise took under the old Rod Rust early 1990s days when we were pummelled week after week. No one felt sorry for us back then.
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