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#1 dwight in philly

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 03:15 PM

jeez.. the "revered" small market team....http://profootballta...r-sunday-cheap/

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 03:18 PM

View Postdwight in philly, on 07 December 2013 - 03:15 PM, said:

jeez.. the "revered" small market team....http://profootballta...r-sunday-cheap/
Any day now they will move to LA

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 03:35 PM

View PostCaptain Hindsight, on 07 December 2013 - 03:18 PM, said:

Any day now they will move to LA
yea, let them join the mix! i just thought it a bit of a reality check ..

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 03:37 PM

Isn't attendance down league wide right now?

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 03:44 PM

Not mentioned is that there's expected 1-3 inches of snow with ~15 degree temps.

Sane people aren't going to watch football and drive through traffic in this crap.

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 03:47 PM

View PostLeelee Phoenix, on 07 December 2013 - 03:44 PM, said:

Not mentioned is that there's expected 1-3 inches of snow with ~15 degree temps.

Sane people aren't going to watch football and drive through traffic in this crap.
it never stopped them before in green bay.

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 04:02 PM

Those are tickets on the "secondary market", ie StubHub and TicketExchange, not from Green Bay directly.

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 04:03 PM

View PostJust Jack, on 07 December 2013 - 04:02 PM, said:

Those are tickets on the "secondary market", ie StubHub and TicketExchange, not from Green Bay directly.
i will take anything that will take the focus off buffalo "having trouble" selling out games in december.

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 04:03 PM

View Postdwight in philly, on 07 December 2013 - 03:15 PM, said:

jeez.. the "revered" small market team....http://profootballta...r-sunday-cheap/

I thought all their seats were season tickets that were willed from generation to generation.

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 04:06 PM

Wait, so it's easier to support good teams than bad ones. :o

Bills fans have their faults.  But no franchise in sports would attend games as well as we do if they missed the playoffs 13 (and counting) years in a row.  NE was a joke franchise before the mid 90s.

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 04:20 PM

View PostBuffalo Barbarian, on 07 December 2013 - 04:03 PM, said:

I thought all their seats were season tickets that were willed from generation to generation.
they are, but my point is that buffalo gets  hit hard for not selling out games in december due to them essentially sucking for the past  13 years. let somebody else other than the usual suspects get a bit called out.

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 04:22 PM

View Postdwight in philly, on 07 December 2013 - 04:20 PM, said:

they are, but my point is that buffalo gets  hit hard for not selling out games in december due to them essentially sucking for the past  13 years. let somebody else other than the usual suspects get a bit called out.

In my travels, I don't think people really know about that.  Everywhere I go, people always compliment Bills fans for their passion.  Seriously, how many franchises can go 13 years without the playoffs and play in the conditions we do in an old stadium and have almost a 90% attendance?  Not many I guess.

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 04:27 PM

View PostC.Biscuit97, on 07 December 2013 - 04:22 PM, said:

In my travels, I don't think people really know about that.  Everywhere I go, people always compliment Bills fans for their passion.  Seriously, how many franchises can go 13 years without the playoffs and play in the conditions we do in an old stadium and have almost a 90% attendance?  Not many I guess.
i agree totally.. but it sometimes gets lost when 40 thousand show up in december.. when that happens it seems to give brandon and CO fuel for the fire in the grandiose "small market"  .making the team "viable"  rhetoric.

Edited by dwight in philly, 07 December 2013 - 04:29 PM.


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Posted 07 December 2013 - 04:33 PM

The owners of the Green Bay packers are cheap.

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 04:40 PM

View Postdwight in philly, on 07 December 2013 - 04:27 PM, said:

i agree totally.. but it sometimes gets lost when 40 thousand show up in december.. when that happens it seems to give brandon and CO fuel for the fire in the grandiose "small market"  .making the team "viable"  rhetoric.

I get where you're coming from but I don't see Brandon as the enemy.  His number one job is to look out for this franchise long term.  He is a WNY guy.  The second the Bills get the rep as a team that doesn't support their team, they are in serious danger.  I really do believe the Toronto series was started with good intentions (expand the brand, make more money).  That said, it's served it's purpose and it's time to end it.  But it's on the team to make December games mean something.  IF the Bills were competing for a playoff spot, the Miami game would be a sell out easy, even if it was blizzard.

View PostFixxxer, on 07 December 2013 - 04:33 PM, said:

The owners of the Green Bay packers are cheap.

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 04:43 PM

View Postdwight in philly, on 07 December 2013 - 04:20 PM, said:

they are, but my point is that buffalo gets  hit hard for not selling out games in december due to them essentially sucking for the past  13 years. let somebody else other than the usual suspects get a bit called out.

I called a buddy of mine who lives in Milwaukee to bust his chops about it,  He said the game is sold out and will be on local TV.

But I agree, it's somehow nice to know they'll have empty seats there

View PostC.Biscuit97, on 07 December 2013 - 04:22 PM, said:

In my travels, I don't think people really know about that.  Everywhere I go, people always compliment Bills fans for their passion.  Seriously, how many franchises can go 13 years without the playoffs and play in the conditions we do in an old stadium and have almost a 90% attendance?  Not many I guess.

At my local watering hole I'm often told by old and new friends alike how they respect Bills fans.  And I understand why they say it, it's the same way I feel about fans of the Lions, Browns, Cards, et al - they can't call any of us bandwagon fans.

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 04:44 PM

View PostC.Biscuit97, on 07 December 2013 - 04:40 PM, said:

I get where you're coming from but I don't see Brandon as the enemy.  His number one job is to look out for this franchise long term.  He is a WNY guy.  The second the Bills get the rep as a team that doesn't support their team, they are in serious danger.  I really do believe the Toronto series was started with good intentions (expand the brand, make more money).  That said, it's served it's purpose and it's time to end it.  But it's on the team to make December games mean something.  IF the Bills were competing for a playoff spot, the Miami game would be a sell out easy, even if it was blizzard.



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well said.

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 04:45 PM

View PostCampy, on 07 December 2013 - 04:43 PM, said:

I called a buddy of mine who lives in Milwaukee to bust his chops about it,  He said the game is sold out and will be on local TV.

But I agree, it's somehow nice to know they'll have empty seats there


At my local watering hole I'm often told by old and new friends alike how they respect Bills fans.  And I understand why they say it, it's the same way I feel about fans of the Lions, Browns, Cards, et al - they can't call any of us bandwagon fans.

I think the Arizona Cards are bandwagon fans but you're point is right.  Also, I forgot how much I enjoy the term Watering Hole. :beer:

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 05:04 PM

Even the most faithful have their breaking points with the money it takes to get a ticket, park, eat and drink …. and watch bad product.

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 05:11 PM

Are we really pointing at season ticket holders in Green Bay having trouble re-selling tickets to the buffalo bills having 20k unsold (and season ticket holders being just as unable to resell tickets)?

Grasping a little on this one. Are we going to post pictures of a scalper in the parking lot that didnt sell his before kickoff in New England next?