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#1 Jy Re

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 11:42 PM

http://www.foxnews.c...r-march-toward/

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Bills Hall of Fame owner Ralph Wilson has taken the blame for his franchise's missteps. At 94, and his health slipping, Wilson has previously acknowledged he's not sure if he'll be around to see the team return to the playoffs.

It's enough to have driven the passionate fan base to the edge.

"Is it frustrating? Yeah. Is it painful? Yeah, but difficult isn't the word I would put on it," said Jay Rosen, a season-ticket holder since 1987. "Sometimes you're more or less emotionally involved, I guess, as kind of a self-preservation mechanism. So you find something else to do on Sunday rather than watch."

Bad as they've been, Rosen would never give up on rooting for the Bills. He has contemplated cutting back his financial commitment and canceling his two season tickets, which cost him about $1,500 a year.

Ever the optimist, Rosen re-ups every season in fear he might miss the team's long-awaited rising. It helps that he's become close with the people who sit in his section at the stadium. And that's comfort enough.

"You suffer together," Rosen said with a laugh. "Everybody has that in common. So yeah, you're not suffering alone in silence."

Better back up your laptop, John :lol:

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 11:45 PM

hey, i'm a professional. i know the risks going in.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 11:49 PM

View Postjohn wawrow, on 29 November 2012 - 11:45 PM, said:

hey, i'm a professional. i know the risks going in.

jw
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#4 Just Jack

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:33 AM

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He has contemplated cutting back his financial commitment and canceling his two season tickets, which cost him about $1,500 a year.

Cheapskate.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 01:32 AM

Every time I see an AP story it makes me proud that we have one among us... then sad that he has to endure what we do as a Bills fan. It may be worse. Knowing the inside info, knowing where Thurman helmet was, Flutie's real height... the poor guy. Nonetheless, he is a staple to our Bills life. A fixture to what many of us left behind in WNY and a piece that holds us closer to our team.  Even though his credibility must be questioned if he has to quote Jay...what's next?  Asking Stojan on the 2013 outlook?

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 08:07 AM

View Postjboyst62, on 30 November 2012 - 01:32 AM, said:

Every time I see an AP story it makes me proud that we have one among us... then sad that he has to endure what we do as a Bills fan. It may be worse. Knowing the inside info, knowing where Thurman helmet was, Flutie's real height... the poor guy. Nonetheless, he is a staple to our Bills life. A fixture to what many of us left behind in WNY and a piece that holds us closer to our team.  Even though his credibility must be questioned if he has to quote Jay...what's next?  Asking Stojan on the 2013 outlook?

So where was Thurman's helmet?

And what was Flutie's real height?

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 08:56 AM

View PostHopeful, on 30 November 2012 - 08:07 AM, said:

So where was Thurman's helmet?

And what was Flutie's real height?




thurman had a pre-game ritual of placing his helmet on the 34 yard line.....it was moved by stagehands to set up for Harry Connick Jr's performance of the National Anthem. (he missed 2 plays).

Flutie's height based on my own observation...was 5' 9"......he was listed at 5' 10"

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 09:02 AM

View PostJust Jack, on 30 November 2012 - 12:33 AM, said:

Cheapskate.
Jay = Cheap

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 09:10 AM

The guy can not afford a pair of pants, He wears his wife's skirt to Bills games!

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 09:33 AM

View PostJÂy RÛßeÒ, on 29 November 2012 - 11:42 PM, said:

http://www.foxnews.c...r-march-toward/

Ever the optimist, Rosen re-ups every season in fear he might miss the team's long-awaited rising.


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Posted 30 November 2012 - 09:37 AM

nice shamless, selfish plug Jay

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#12 TheMadCap

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 09:39 AM

I just saw that article. And it was before I noted your thread! Definitely a "whaaaaaa?" moment in the office this morning!

#13 Jy Re

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 09:59 AM

View PostFan in Chicago, on 30 November 2012 - 09:33 AM, said:

:blink:

"Fear" was his word.  I said I didn't want to lose my seniority when it came time for playoff/super bowl tickets.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 10:26 AM

Hey Jay,

Both my Kindle and my Droid froze for 2 hours after trying to read this post!

WTH?

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 10:39 AM

View PostJÂy RÛßeÒ, on 30 November 2012 - 09:59 AM, said:

"Fear" was his word.  I said I didn't want to lose my seniority when it came time for playoff/super bowl tickets.

So you were a victim of a sneaky journalist twisting your words?

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 11:24 AM

View PostNick in RaChaCha, on 30 November 2012 - 09:02 AM, said:

Jay = Cheap

So now it'll have to be "Ralph and Jay are cheap".

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 11:51 AM

Name dropper!

#18 MikeSpeed

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:21 PM

I hope that wasn't your 15 minutes of fame, because it was pretty uneventful. :D



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Posted 30 November 2012 - 04:52 PM

Nothing wrong with that.  Very cool!

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 05:28 PM

John Wawrow is a good man!