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  1. Mike the Brit

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    As we while away the off-season counting the ways that the Jets suck (over 500 posts and somehow I feel that we’ve only scratched the surface) I’ve noticed a sad Bills fan (is there any other kind?) trying to turn the subject to the Bills.

    It doesn’t seem right to derail the original thread but he doesn’t have enough posts to start his own, so, in the interests of hospitality ...

    Trouble is, I know almost nothing about the Bills.

    1. They play in a depressed rustbelt city on the outskirts of Toronto with a terrible climate

    2. Aaron Kampman gives Matt Light fits

    3. Their owner is ancient, complains about being in a small market but names his stadium after himself instead of selling the naming rights

    4. They once signed Lawyer Milloy ... and Drew Bledsoe ... and Terrell Owens

    5. None of them play for the Bills any more

    6. They have a very good punter. (They sure need him.)

    7. They beat the Jesters at the Meadowlands last year in one of the most hilarious games of the season.

    8. Their running backs generally do well against the Patriots. I wish that we had signed C.J. Spiller

    9. Their coach has a funny name and was once coach of the Cowboys (sacked), coach of Georgia Tech (sacked), offensive co-ordinator of the Chiefs (sacked between pre-season and the start of the season). Doesn't sound all that promising ...

    10. Their uniforms are incredibly ugly

    Sorry. That's it.
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    Buffalo is some sort of grass aint it?
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    I hate the bills. Car repair bills, water bills, bar bills, pretty much all of them. And don't even talk to me about health care bills and immigration bills.

    One thing I think is overlooked is how they named themselves after a migratory animal on the verge of extinction. Time was when guys named Bill would blacken the plains in million-strong herds. They were hunted to the brink of extinction by Bobs and to a lesser extent Martys.

    Also, there's this

    Buffalo Bill's
    defunct
    who used to
    ride a watersmooth-silver
    stallion
    and break onetwothreefourfive pigeons justlikethat
    Jesus
    he was a handsome man
    and what I want to know is
    how do you like your blue-eyed boy
    Mister Death

    ee cummings
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    I like the Bills.

    When I first got into the sport, they were a superb team, and played some superb football. I still have great respect for Jim Kelly, Andre Reed, Thurman Thomas, Bruce Smith, Steve Tasker, Darryl Talley etc etc.

    Looking at them now though, I'm not sure they have a true identity, and I don't think the management knows what they want this team to be. Hard nosed running team? Maybe, Fred Jackson is one of the best RB's in the league, and although Lynch has had his problems, he's a weapon, and Spiller will offer a real home run threat. Gailey though is reknowned as a coach that knows how to use a QB and is a more passing coach. God knows he has his work cut out with the QB's and WR's in Buffalo.

    What about the defense? Are they really going to the 3-4? You'd think so looking at the Draft class. Torrell Troup looks like he can be the Vince Wilfork style NT every 3-4 needs, whilst Alex Carrington was the number two 3-4 DE on my board this year. Arthur Moats and Danny Batten also were both well known to the Draftniks on here and seen as potential 3-4 OLB's (although in a more Steelers/Cowboys/Chargers one gap system it has to be said). Combine those with the Aaron Maybin pick last year, and the arrival of Dwan Edwards and Andra Davis (both very shrewd pick ups) who have both made a name for themselves in the 3-4, then it looks like it's all systems go.

    It's the coaching staff that has me thinking otherwise. George Edwards has some experience with the 3-4, but not a huge amount, and he's best known as a 4-3 DC really. Bob Sanders (no, not that one) has spent his entire career in the pro's working with 4-3 teams. I'm always wary of teams employing coaches with no experience in the schemes they want to run.
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    They didn't. They're not called the Buffalo Buffaloes, they're the Buffalo Bills. Which, when you think about it, makes no sense at all. I'll bet anything that the real Buffalo Bill never set foot in upstate New York. He was born in Iowa and died in Colorado, and earned his nickname by killing thousands of buffalo on the plains of the Midwest. So, he had no ties at all to the city or the region. That team needs a new name. Maybe they could swap with Denver and become the Buffalo Broncos and Denver Buffalo Bills.
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    There LG Eric Wood looks like the fat kid from Bad Santa.




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    I met Jim Kelly and his brother. Jim Kelly is a great guy.

    Buffalo was the Dynasty that nobody talks about. 4 straight Super Bowl appearances. They had the first SB won if not for a missed FG.

    Buffalo has talent, but they havent been able to put all the pieces together for awhile. They played the Pats tough last September and if not for a KO fumble, its doubtful NE would have won that game.
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    Or with Detroit and become the Buffalo Wings.
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    Um that's why I said they were hunted to extinction by the Bobs and Martys. See I was zipping ahead and off to these side tangents and all over the place so as to beg the question. WHOOSH aside...

    This is correct...

    Denver needs to go back to the original logo and be the Denver Hee-Haws. Buffalo could be the Buffalo Lake Effect, or the Buffalo Thank-God-We're-Not-Clevelands, or the Buffalo Nickel.

    Maybe we need a rename-the-Bills contest?
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    Or this ugly specimen:

    [​IMG]

    Just think if they're three different stages of the same guy. :eek:
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    Shaunessey looks like he's probably the bastard child of a 3rd-rate carnival back-up clown minus the make-up and big red shoes.

    For some reason the bills seem to play the Pats tough at least one game a year the same way in the early-90s when the Pats sucked donkey balls, but always seemed to play the perennial SB losers one game tough during the season.
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    They could've copied the Philadelphia Phillies, and be the Buffalo Buffalo Buffaloes.
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    With respect, I think I already won it ...

    Of course, if they move to LA, they should change their name and become the Los Angeles Waterfalls (as appropriate as the Lakers).
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    Other Bills facts:

    - They've spent 3 of their past 8 1st round picks on running backs.
    - They were the only NFL team to finish last season without a single NFL-quality tackle on the roster, and look to repeat the feat this season.
    - They gave T.O. a key to the city before he even dropped a pass.
    - Their QBs are Brian Brohm, Levi Brown, Trent Edwards and Ryan Fitzpatrick. Yeah, I don't know who they are either.
    - In an ultra-competitive AFC East, they'll provide 2 chances to relax for the rest of the division. For that, I'm grateful.

    When I was a kid and didn't know any better, I bet on them to win the Super Bowl against the Giants. And when they went back to the Super Bowl the next season, I bet on them again, because who loses twice in a row? And then they made it to the Super Bowl for the third year in a row, I bet on them again, because it'd be impossible to lose 3 in a row. And yes, when they got back for the 4th Super Bowl, I bet on them again because there's no way anyone could lose 4 in a row.

    **** the Bills.
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    As PFW in Progress likes to point out, the Bills OL now has a Wang, Wood, and Levitre.
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    #61 Jersey

    T.O.’s Final Victims
    7-9 Is Fine
    No-Huddle Muddle
    Wide Right Forever
    Jauron’s Morons
    Chan Gailey's Chain Gang
    Marshawn Lynch Mob
    Buffalo No-Shows
    Toronto Bills, Eh?
    Levy’s Languishing Leftovers
    Buffalo Bumbling Bison

    Buffalo Buffies? Nah, that's too close to Buffy The Vampire Slayer, and would apply only when they play Al Davis's team.

    Dammit man, you just ruined my appetite for brunch.
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    luckily, we don't have to face him very often.
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    Mmm ... good point. What I said!

    Buffalo "Three Dollar" Bills :rolleyes:
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    And chances are pretty good that Light won't have to face Aaron SCHOBEL either since he is leaning towards retirement before the season starts.
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    Two years in Staten Island, perhaps he became enamored of Canadian exotic dancers and Niagara falls during that period?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffalo_Bill#Life_in_Staten_Island.2C_New_York
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    The Barffalo Boils
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    I remember reading somewhere many years ago when I lived in upstate New York that the team was named after a barbershop quartet......
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    No....

    It's a popular form of wings that go great with football.
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    You are right. The current Bills and named after this old team that eventually merged with Cleveland. Cleveland used to be called the Rams too.

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    The Buffalo Bills was an American Football team, based in Buffalo, NY, that played in the All-America Football Conference from 1946 to 1949. During its first season in 1946, the team was known as the Buffalo Bisons. Unlike the Cleveland Browns, San Francisco 49ers, and Baltimore Colts, the franchise was not one of the three AAFC teams that merged with the National Football League prior to the 1950 season.

    The team is named after a popular barbershop quartet [1], whose name was a play on the name of the famed Wild West showman Buffalo Bill Cody. The franchise is not officially related, other than in name, to the current NFL franchise, the Buffalo Bills, that began play in 1960 in the American Football League.

    There was some controversy over Buffalo's exclusion from the enlarged NFL. Buffalo had experienced more success on the field and at the gate than Baltimore, and the original three-team plan would have left the league with 13 teams, not only a prime number, but also one considered to be bad luck. The move had left Buffalo as the only AAFC market without an NFL team post-merger, and one that had outdrawn the NFL average in fan attendance. With that in mind, Buffalo fans produced more than 15,000 season ticket pledges, raised $175,000 in a stock offering,[1] and filed a separate application to join. When the vote to admit Buffalo was held on January 20, 1950, a majority of league owners were willing to accept Buffalo; however, George Halas, who had a longstanding animosity toward Buffalo's previous NFL franchise, and Dan Reeves blocked the Bills' entry into the league. League rules required a unanimous vote, but the vote, which included the other AAFC teams that were already admitted, was only 9-4 in favor.[2] League commissioner Bert Bell had already put out a schedule based on the 13 teams, and Reeves cited as his excuse for voting against admission was simply that "it was silly to vote in a new city without first having a good idea where my teams would be playing and when."[1]

    Buffalo owner James Breuil, having lost $700,000 on the team, was instead content to accept a one-fourth share of the Browns, and the NFL was not inclined to add a fourth team (even though the addition of three teams made for an odd number of teams in the league). The American Football League, a minor league formerly known as the "American Association," offered the Bills a spot in their league, but Breuil declined. Coming with Breuil to Cleveland were three Bills players; the rest were dispersed in a dispersal draft among the NFL teams.

    Buffalo would have to wait until 1959 to again have a pro team, when Ralph Wilson acquired an American Football League franchise for Buffalo, which he also named the Bills, presumably after the AAFC team. The Buffalo Bills are still in operation as an NFL team to this day.
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    [culinary names]
    The Buffalo Wings
    The Buffalo Chicken
    The Buffalo Sauce...

    [based on the last syllable pun on "low"...]
    The Buffalo Lifes
    The Buffalo Bar
    The Buffalo Score

    [based on SB history]
    The Buffalo Firs ("Buffal-Ohfers")
    Buffalo and four
    The Buffalo Fail
    The Buffalo NFC's *****

    [misc/historical/etc]
    The Kelly Girls
    The Buffalo Canadiens
    The Buffalower Ontario

    okay that's all I got right now.

    But actually I don't even hate these guys. I kind of admired their reaction to the merciless asskicking we administered in 07.... while everyone else is complaining about "running up the score," their reaction was "it's our job to stop them and we didn't." That says volumes. You have to give them credit, they're the anti-San Diego. They never have the money, the talent, or even a guarantee they'll be in the league, but they don't make excuses and whine.

    Hats off, even if your city is named for a nearly extinct herd animal, and your team is named after a barbershop quartet!

    (I mean, "Patriots" isn't too scary... "Texans" is generic... your wild animal names like "Bears" and "Lions" might strike fear into the heart, in a good year... but even on a run of hypothetical league dominance... how can you be afraid of a freaking barbershop quartet??? They don't even have MUSKETS!)
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    Did I miss something? :)
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    Yup. About twenty-three posts.
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    I thought you were being serious but I half read your first post
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    The Bills were not named after a barbershop quartet.

    My submission to re-naming the Buffalo Bills?

    The Buffalo Chips.
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    Everyone around here has seemingly come to an agreement that he Bills are the AFC East team we like the most. The feeling is not mutual over there. Just wait until they start beating us again. The hate will rise to mid-90's level hate for that organization once again.
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