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#1 IRIGHTI

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 09:29 PM

The Niagara Falls Reporter is reporting a lease deal is imminent....announcement in 7-10 days....8-10 year deal...


http://www.niagarafa...alImminent.html

#2 zevo

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 09:39 PM

Great

#3 seq004

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 09:49 PM

Great news if true. This season needs good news for my sanity.

Edited by seq004, 30 October 2012 - 09:49 PM.


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Posted 30 October 2012 - 10:03 PM

Highly doubtful that any long term lease has been reached. If anything they'll announce the one year extension. I'd trust a better source than the Niagara Falls Reporter.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 10:09 PM

Good news

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 10:47 PM

Consistently over the past few years the only bright spot has been being able to retain the team. Another "winning" season for the fans.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 11:02 PM

Why would fans invest in the Bills if they can't count on them being around in 2013. Until a deal is signed I expect the worst.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 12:00 AM

Keep in mind that the details of the opt-out conditions will be just as important as the lease length.

In all honesty, I have a VERY bad feeling about how this is playing out. If Ralph dies within the next 3 years, the Bills will likely beat out the Rams/Raiders/Chargers in the race to LA. !@#$ing Ralph Wilson....

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 12:47 AM

View PostMarc Miller, on 31 October 2012 - 12:00 AM, said:

Keep in mind that the details of the opt-out conditions will be just as important as the lease length.

In all honesty, I have a VERY bad feeling about how this is playing out. If Ralph dies within the next 3 years, the Bills will likely beat out the Rams/Raiders/Chargers in the race to LA. !@#$ing Ralph Wilson....

Can we wait before that happens before cursing Ralph?  You have ESP or sumptin'?

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 01:37 AM

It's unlikely that Tony Farina has the scoop on everyone else. Just look at what happened to NYC in the last two days, there's no way Cuomo is spending $220 on stadium improvements. Best case is they announce a one year extension.
Brandon hasn't even announced that Rogers has extended, that's the first step towards any lease deal.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 07:06 AM

Brandon just pissed on the fire on WGR

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 08:08 AM

View PostMay Day 10, on 31 October 2012 - 07:06 AM, said:

Brandon just pissed on the fire on WGR
explain, please.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 08:20 AM

View Postjboyst62, on 31 October 2012 - 08:08 AM, said:

explain, please.

yea you cant just make a comment like that and then not explain.....not all of us are glued to WGR all day...

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 08:30 AM

This sounds bogus.  An 8-10 year deal yet this reporter is hyping the Bill to NF angke.  Makes no sense.

And Ralph Wilson stadium is "crumbling"??

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 08:32 AM

View PostMay Day 10, on 31 October 2012 - 07:06 AM, said:

Brandon just pissed on the fire on WGR

Not true at all.  He basically said the same thing as he's been saying all along.  Typical business-speak.  Certainly you do not expect him to say 'yea the report's true and by the way, take all the leverage we have now in securing the best deal for the Bills.'  They will not say anything to the public so as to not disrupt negotiations.  It was kinda funny how he got off the topic real quick and they segwayed into a new stadium.  These people are pretty slick about what/how they say things to media outlets....all part of the game...

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 08:36 AM

They would be great news, if only we had a team!

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 09:25 AM

View PostIRIGHTI, on 30 October 2012 - 09:29 PM, said:

The Niagara Falls Reporter is reporting a lease deal is imminent....announcement in 7-10 days....8-10 year deal...


http://www.niagarafa...alImminent.html

This in absolutely NOT a good deal. 8 -10 years in exchange for $230,000,000. in stadium improvements? This is a sh!!ty deal. 23 to 28,000,000./year to keep the Bills here. If that's the price let them walk. If this state and this county is being asked to fork over that kind of money the lease term should be 20 years at least with heavy penalties for breakage.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 09:31 AM

It was typical Brandon stammering and double speak. One thing that could be gleaned was when asked about Roger's negotiation updates he gave a terse No. That means Rogers is hammering him about price in renewing that deal. Just as I said back in August.

I was glad to see that White started to question this nonsense that the present stadium has the best sight-lines in the league. That nonsense ranks up there with Brandin saying the 90's Bills had trouble selling seats in December.

This guy is a tool and is the constant is in this thirteen year incompetency.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 09:38 AM

View PostCheddar, on 31 October 2012 - 09:25 AM, said:

This in absolutely NOT a good deal. 8 -10 years in exchange for $230,000,000. in stadium improvements? This is a sh!!ty deal. 23 to 28,000,000./year to keep the Bills here. If that's the price let them walk. If this state and this county is being asked to fork over that kind of money the lease term should be 20 years at least with heavy penalties for breakage.

Wow talk about a bad deal.  For a POS stadium with POS team playing in it 8x a year, doesn't seem to add up to the cost.  If the stadium was used year round or for concerts it may be some sort of a good deal, but I just don't see it...

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 09:41 AM

Where exactly is the rumored Niagara Falls site?  (street, etc.)  TIA