On December 30, the Buffalo Bills finished off another miserable 7-9, non-playoff year, their eighth straight season with no postseason berth.
As the New Year began, fans didn’t know what to expect. Then, one month later, came even worse news – the Bills would be playing eight games over the next five years in
Why did this happen? Some people say that by playing the games in
It’s definitely not because former running back Willis McGahee suggested it after he left town for Baltimore, and added that the Toronto nightlife is a bit better than Buffalo’s.
At a press conference in February, 89-year-old Bills owner Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. called the deal an attempt to generate revenue for a “struggling” franchise in an economically-strapped city. Now
“Hey, I can’t speculate what’s going to happen in the future,”
How reassuring, Mr. Wilson. I won’t worry now. But when should I start worrying? While
Anyway, once the fans knew of the move, they began to ponder which home game next season would be moved from Orchard Park to Toronto. This season, at home, the Bills play the Raiders, the 49ers, the Seahawks and the Chargers (in addition to the Browns and the three divisional games). Which one of those games would be moved from the December cold in
Once the schedule was announced, Bills fans nearly rioted. On December 7, the Bills play the Miami Dolphins in
The NFL is taking the Dolphins game, a game that would undoubtedly sell out in the
extreme bitter cold of
Bills fans can only hope a superhero (or ex-quarterback) can step in and keep the team in
For a team that’s already sold 50,000+ season tickets for the upcoming season (an outstanding number considering the playoff drought), there should be a bit of worrying behind the scenes, because Buffalo’s most beloved entity might be taking another trip up north – one that’s permanent.