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#41 mcdo

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 10:13 AM

I expect the usual hire some re-tread either KW or LS it depends on which one is owed more by it's former team. Russ, please surprise me and hire someone that will be able to coach this team to a championship. Hire an out of the box thinker or a proven champion, some one with a ring that is somewhat current on the direction the league is taking. I don't want someone who made it the show I want a winner not 1st loser.

KW is owed 5.5 million from AZ making him the cheapest choice so that's who I expect you hire. You will extol his virtues having made to a Superbowl   ( with Kurt Warner BTW not his choice for QB played due to injury ) but glossing over the last 3 years where he had a similar record to Chan.

Oh well, I guess we'll see
I hope you prove this snick wrong!

#42 Bronc24

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 10:17 AM

View PostJohnnyGold, on 04 January 2013 - 10:18 PM, said:


And to the guy with the Mayan temple as an avatar - im never paying you. Im a Bills fan, you think I have 50$ bucks to pay up? Double or nothing we make the palyoffs next year? :flirt:

Yeah right. Just STFU next time. Deadbeat.

#43 PaattMaann

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 10:18 AM

lol @ OP saying "with 100% certainty Russ Brandon comes to this board" ....classic....im sure if someone asked Russ what his favorite bills message boad is, his response would be "ummm...what? im trying to run an NFL franchise here man"

good stuff up in hurr

#44 Bronc24

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 10:20 AM

View PostPaattMaann, on 05 January 2013 - 10:18 AM, said:

lol @ OP saying "with 100% certainty Russ Brandon comes to this board" ....classic....im sure if someone asked Russ what his favorite bills message boad is, his response would be "ummm...what? im trying to run an NFL franchise here man"

good stuff up in hurr

It's like Reid's 95% certainty to join the Cards. The OP employed by ESPN?

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 10:31 AM

View PostZona, on 05 January 2013 - 09:51 AM, said:

Hire a young guy. The league is changing faster than ever. We need a progressive thinking coach who can adapt, and is not stuck in the 70's or 80's. Or the 90's for that matter. Where is football headed, and lets beat the rest there.

That describes SU Orange head coach Doug Marrone exactly!

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:07 AM

View PostJohnnyGold, on 04 January 2013 - 08:52 PM, said:

Alright guys, a thought struck me just yesterday.

Now that Russ Brandon is acting president of the Buffalo Bills, we as fans have likely never had a greater chance to have our suggestions as fans heard (and acted upon) by the Buffalo Bills.

I can, with 100% certainty, assure you that a male in his early 40s with a background in marketing, is familiar with, and peruses message boards such as here, billszone.com, buffalorumblings.com, and the buffalobills.com message board--to get a general feel for the mood of the fans. Is Russ here every day? With a user name, defending the honor of the Bills brand? Hardly likely. But you can be sure that a man with his background is lurking--and reading our threads regarding who the next coach should be, what are our thoughts on Fitz, Gailey, etc.

The man wants to sell tickets. This is a community of people who are likely to buy Bills season tickets/renew Bills season tickets/(possibly) cancel Bills season tickets. Don't delude yourself into thinking a community of hundreds (thousands?) of dedicated, passionate, Bills fans at twobillsdrive.com can't move the needle at One Bills Drive.....

Okey dokey then.

All good, carry on.  No issues at all with your 100% guarantee from me.  Nope.  I'm 100% behind you! :thumbsup:

#47 billsrcursed

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:18 AM

View PostMarauder24, on 05 January 2013 - 10:17 AM, said:

Yeah right. Just STFU next time. Deadbeat.

Was this a legit bet that was posted in a thread here? This is way more interesting than OP's thread, and if he made a bet and didn't make good on it, we all should know about it.

#48 Bronc24

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:23 AM

View Postbillsrcursed, on 05 January 2013 - 11:18 AM, said:



Was this a legit bet that was posted in a thread here? This is way more interesting than OP's thread, and if he made a bet and didn't make good on it, we all should know about it.

Yep. After about week 4 he claimed they'd make the playoffs and would bet anyone, so I took him up for $50.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:40 AM

View PostDr. Trooth, on 04 January 2013 - 10:00 PM, said:

If  Brandon spends any time reading these threads, he aint doing his job.  What difference does it make to him what we think?  All he needs to know is 3 (and almost 4) non sellouts... almost 50% of home games. That will get his attention quicker than any brainless thread. Trust me, Russ knows what needs to be done... and another batch of koolaid aint cutting this time.  The only question is, can he get it done?

He doesn't read them, but the organization does.  They want to know what the fans are saying and like to have control on how they are perceived. It's Scott Berchtold's area. They also review the chats with ESPN and BN reporters.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:53 AM

This is the best thread ever.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 12:01 PM

Want to go ahead and give a big +1 to every true @$$hole who decided to bag on the OP in this thread. Congratulations mongoloids, you've showed your true colors.

LOLZ RUSS BRANDON DUZNT NO WHUT A MESS-UJ BOARD IZ. HE IZ R BIZZY RUNN NFL BIZNASS.

OP makes a good point about something you learn in the most basic of college marketing classes: KNOW YOUR TARGET MARKET. So pertaining to running the Bills, that means know what would placate them. The Sabres and Ted Black understand this. Its why they did that survey deal to fans and then added things like radio feeds in the bathroom, new TVs at concession stands, the intermission ending bell, shelves above the urinals and so on.

OP WAS trying to make a thread where we compiled a similar list of things that would make our experience at RWS better, should Mr. Brandon be a savvy enough marketing man to have a gopher perusing the fans' domain. He's not gonna listen to fans about coaching/drafting/etc because guess what....THEY PAY A LOT OF PEOPLE A LOT OF MONEY TO DO THAT WORK, whether they do a good job or not.

Buncha dummies up in here the past week. Its like Chan getting fired brought out all the stupid and crazy in every poster.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 12:14 PM

View PostJM57, on 05 January 2013 - 12:01 PM, said:

Want to go ahead and give a big +1 to every true @$$hole who decided to bag on the OP in this thread. Congratulations mongoloids, you've showed your true colors.

LOLZ RUSS BRANDON DUZNT NO WHUT A MESS-UJ BOARD IZ. HE IZ R BIZZY RUNN NFL BIZNASS.

OP makes a good point about something you learn in the most basic of college marketing classes: KNOW YOUR TARGET MARKET. So pertaining to running the Bills, that means know what would placate them. The Sabres and Ted Black understand this. Its why they did that survey deal to fans and then added things like radio feeds in the bathroom, new TVs at concession stands, the intermission ending bell, shelves above the urinals and so on.

OP WAS trying to make a thread where we compiled a similar list of things that would make our experience at RWS better, should Mr. Brandon be a savvy enough marketing man to have a gopher perusing the fans' domain. He's not gonna listen to fans about coaching/drafting/etc because guess what....THEY PAY A LOT OF PEOPLE A LOT OF MONEY TO DO THAT WORK, whether they do a good job or not.

Buncha dummies up in here the past week. Its like Chan getting fired brought out all the stupid and crazy in every poster.

Ignoring your anger management issues.....

The OP was indeed trying to make a thread in the manner you mentioned.
I only realized this after reading your post, as I stopped reading the OP after this bit....

View PostJohnnyGold, on 04 January 2013 - 08:52 PM, said:

....and peruses message boards....to get a general feel for the mood of the fans. .....you can be sure that a man with his background is lurking--and reading our threads regarding who the next coach should be, what are our thoughts on Fitz, Gailey, etc.

It seems quite incongruous to where he ended up(wanting a thread about end zone colours or shelves in the urinals).

Edited by Dibs, 05 January 2013 - 12:15 PM.


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Posted 05 January 2013 - 12:26 PM

View PostDibs, on 05 January 2013 - 12:14 PM, said:



Ignoring your anger management issues.....

The OP was indeed trying to make a thread in the manner you mentioned.
I only realized this after reading your post, as I stopped reading the OP after this bit....


It seems quite incongruous to where he ended up(wanting a thread about end zone colours or shelves in the urinals).

Hah, no anger here. Just an astute observation that there is a lack of sanity on TBD for the last 6 days and every thread is "I like Coach A because of B,C,D and Coaches E,F,G suck because of H, I and J" from a bunch of people who don't know much more than ESPN and WGR talking heads tell them about the candidates

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 12:52 PM

I don't disagree that Russ Brandon would occasionally read this site- but I believe there are ways to make a communication from TSW more effective.

For example-

A team of e-mail connected admins review the posts and ideas within the open communication thread.

The team agrees to publish an official ONE PAGE locked thread that becomes the official fan communication suggestion document. Example- TSW MEMORANDUM FOR RUSS BRANDON, CEO of the BUFFALO BILLS of the NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

This documant can summarize / edit/ categorize the contents of the open thread so as to arrive at a consensus for each category and suggestion / question.

The team is headed by an official admin who decides the content- but each team member can have input on the content.

The team agrees on an official format.

The team agrees on the topic categories- example, stadium improvements- as well as to create the official presented responses within a category- example, types of food at the concessions.

The categories and suggestions should be concise and carefully limited such that they can be read at a glance.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 01:12 PM

View PostMarauder24, on 05 January 2013 - 10:17 AM, said:

Yeah right. Just STFU next time. Deadbeat.

Pay Marauder, JohnnyGold.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 01:23 PM

View PostMarauder24, on 05 January 2013 - 11:23 AM, said:

Yep. After about week 4 he claimed they'd make the playoffs and would bet anyone, so I took him up for $50.
Do you have the link?

I agree with cursed -- a potential deadbeat in our midsts is much more interesting than nonsense like the color of the endzone or the stripe on their pants.  The Bills can wear pink taffeta for all I care as long as they get a real QB.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 01:36 PM

View PostKD in CT, on 05 January 2013 - 01:23 PM, said:

Do you have the link?

I agree with cursed -- a potential deadbeat in our midsts is much more interesting than nonsense like the color of the endzone or the stripe on their pants.  The Bills can wear pink taffeta for all I care as long as they get a real QB.

View PostKD in CT, on 05 January 2013 - 01:23 PM, said:

Do you have the link?

I agree with cursed -- a potential deadbeat in our midsts is much more interesting than nonsense like the color of the endzone or the stripe on their pants.  The Bills can wear pink taffeta for all I care as long as they get a real QB.
I don't have a link but I remember the bet. I believe I posted that Maurder just put himself in a position to make easy $$$$

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 01:41 PM

View PostKD in CT, on 05 January 2013 - 01:23 PM, said:


Do you have the link?

I agree with cursed -- a potential deadbeat in our midsts is much more interesting than nonsense like the color of the endzone or the stripe on their pants.

Agreed. If you buy the ticket, you take the ride.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 04:00 PM

View PostKD in CT, on 05 January 2013 - 01:23 PM, said:


Do you have the link?

I agree with cursed -- a potential deadbeat in our midsts is much more interesting than nonsense like the color of the endzone or the stripe on their pants.  The Bills can wear pink taffeta for all I care as long as they get a real QB.

Can't find the damn link, but you see below he doesn't deny the bet occurred and he even tried to double up for next year.  Pathetic deadbeat.  

View PostJohnnyGold, on 04 January 2013 - 10:18 PM, said:


And to the guy with the Mayan temple as an avatar - im never paying you. Im a Bills fan, you think I have 50$ bucks to pay up? Double or nothing we make the palyoffs next year? :flirt:


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Posted 05 January 2013 - 04:16 PM

Since the Bills want to be regional I want to float this old school idea.  Bills can set up bus caravans from out lying areas.  It would encourage folks to go to games who otherwise did not want to deal with the traffic.  Places like Jamestown, Erie or Syracuse just to name a few. Charge a few bucks and let the driving to us (Bills).