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Bills extend Toronto Series by 5 more years


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#1 FluffHead

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 11:46 PM

5 regular season games, 1 pre season

http://www.torontosu...or-5-more-years

#2 H2o

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 11:49 PM

Booooooo :thumbdown:

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 11:51 PM

Bummer.

#4 910BillsFan

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 11:52 PM

Ughhh

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:01 AM

I can't wait to hear the spin on this one. It's now impossible for Brandon to say winning is the highest priority for this team when we throw away 1 home game every year for $$$$.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:29 AM

View PostQCity, on 29 January 2013 - 12:01 AM, said:

I can't wait to hear the spin on this one. It's now impossible for Brandon to say winning is the highest priority for this team when we throw away 1 home game every year for $$$$.
Team should be able to win anywhere they play. JMO

#7 ICanSleepWhenI'mDead

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:41 AM

The news reaches Toronto mayor Rob Ford:

http://postmediacana...60&h=330&crop=1

Seriously, though, the guy's passion for football almost got him kicked out of office:

http://www.theglobea...article7848448/

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The conflict-of-interest case centred on a vote in February of last year by Mr. Ford to let himself off the hook for failing to repay $3,150 in improper donations to the Rob Ford Football Foundation, which provides football equipment for underprivileged high schools. An earlier investigation by the city’s integrity commissioner found the donations had come from lobbyists and a corporation doing business with the city and recommended Mr. Ford be asked to repay the money himself. Council agreed, voting to impose the penalty in August 2010, a few months before Mr. Ford swept to the city’s top job.

In its ruling Friday, the court said it allowed the appeal because city council did not have the authority to impose a financial penalty on the mayor. It said the initial ruling was flawed because “it required Mr. Ford to reimburse funds which he never received personally.”

Edited by ICanSleepWhenI'mDead, 29 January 2013 - 03:51 AM.


#8 DanInUticaTampa

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:54 AM

I was expecting it. This is something the bills will keep doing until Toronto decides it isn't worth it anymore. It is easy money for the bills. I just hope our future owner keeps the bills in buffalo

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:45 AM

if it truly is a necessary evil to keep the bills in buffalo, then i am fine with it.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:25 AM

Whats the point of stadium renovations if we use our stadium one less game every year?

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:25 AM

Dammit.  Was really hoping this would die peacefully.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:29 AM

..........And season ticket holders get hosed at a higher percentage for two unwatchable.unsellable pre season games for their "loyalty".

#13 Chandler#81

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:30 AM

Sad.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:49 AM

Too bad the annual Toronto game couldn't count for one of the away games as a neutral site event, like the annual London game!!

Edited by Hsp08, 29 January 2013 - 06:50 AM.


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Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:14 AM

Unfortunate.

The season ticket holders really get boned by this deal especially now that they took away the preseason games going up there too.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:21 AM

View PostQCity, on 29 January 2013 - 12:01 AM, said:

I can't wait to hear the spin on this one. It's now impossible for Brandon to say winning is the highest priority for this team when we throw away 1 home game every year for $$$$.

Well, if they don't win, how do they fill the seats?  We know what's in it for the Bills, but what's in it for Rogers?

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:23 AM

eat $%#! brandon

#18 nucci

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:29 AM

Very disappointing. I don't think it's needed for the Bills survival in Buffalo.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:33 AM

No one wants to accept it, but with the economy, the Stadium renovation deal, and Ralph passing one of these days, this is good news to keep the Bills in Buffalo.  The NFL wants to regionalize.  Don't be surprised if one day San Diego plays one game in Mexico City.  Would you rather them called the Los Angelos Bills?

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:38 AM

My feeling on the one pre season Toronto will take....
I hope that the one preseason game Toronto takes is this year... leaving only one this year actually in Buffalo that season ticket holders will have to purchase..

I have a feeling that the NFL will be moving to only two preseason games in the near future, might be even after this year (pure speculation on my part).  With attendance down, one way of ensuring tickets get sold is to eliminate preseason games to drive up season ticket sales.  The one thing that might stop me from renewing is 2 preseason games (i think its our year for the dreaded Lions 4th preseason game at home.....uggggg, flush 300 dollars down the toilet for my 4 tickets)