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#1 San Jose Bills Fan

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 06:23 PM

http://www.torontosu...two-bills-drive


"Representatives from the two sides are scheduled to sit down together during the week of Jan. 12, according to a source in the position to know who wished not to be identified.

While the source would not say who called the meeting and why, nor what is on the agenda, it is more than possible -- probably likely -- that the purpose is to discuss the future of the disappointing series, which sees the Bills annually relocate one of their eight regular-season home games to Toronto’s Rogers Centre."


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Posted 03 January 2014 - 06:28 PM

Fingers crossed that this long nightmare ends.

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 06:37 PM

Have to believe the Rogers people were just losing too much money.  ;)

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 06:42 PM

View PostBillsVet, on 03 January 2014 - 06:37 PM, said:

Have to believe the Rogers people were just losing too much money.  ;)

And the Bills were losing too many games. Might be a correlation there.

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 06:54 PM

If there is a God in heaven, this will end.

Please Russ/Doug/Ralph...end this nightmare.

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 06:57 PM

Interesting development I guess we wait and see.

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 06:59 PM

View PostBillsVet, on 03 January 2014 - 06:37 PM, said:

Have to believe the Rogers people were just losing too much money.  ;)

Very likely that without Ted, the Rogers organization is more bottom line focused and are questioning the value they get for giving Bills $25 million per season to play there (under the original deal).  The series was a bad deal for everyone, except Ralph Wilson.

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 07:01 PM

View PostBuffaloBill, on 03 January 2014 - 06:57 PM, said:

Interesting development I guess we wait and see.

Not in these parts. Let the rampant speculation and assumption drawing begin!


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Posted 03 January 2014 - 07:02 PM

I don't have any confidence that russ brandon will make the right decision in the end...  since he's such a marketing genius, and the best idea he could come up with was this abomination of a series, rather than sell stadium naming rights, advertising to large Canadian corporations that do business in the states, or even sell a luxury box or two to those said businesses, I doubt he will end this misery.

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 07:07 PM

I have no problem with a preseason game going there. I think the NFL and its teams would benefit from doing a local "neutral" site game for one preseason game a year. Cuse would also be an option for the Bills.

Get games in places that don't have a team.

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 07:11 PM

I hope to God this abomination ends.  Toronto does not deserve to have a Bills game.   They have proven that, so please let's end this catastrophe.

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 07:12 PM

I don't think it has that much to do with the won/loss record.  SJ holds onto that football on the 30 this year and we win.  Canadians didn't slap that football out.

Does anyone think if we played Seattle last year in the Ralph we would have won?

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 07:34 PM

Both sides will have to agree to get out.
So it has to be a combination of the Rogers people losing money and the Bills also losing money/face with fans.
Hopefully Russ can admit it isn't working and the Rogers people are losing money. Bils play 8 games at the Ralph.

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 07:37 PM

View Postreddogblitz, on 03 January 2014 - 07:12 PM, said:

I don't think it has that much to do with the won/loss record.  SJ holds onto that football on the 30 this year and we win.  Canadians didn't slap that football out.

Does anyone think if we played Seattle last year in the Ralph we would have won?

Do you really need to be convinced that a game played at the Rogers Center puts the Bills at a huge disadvantage compared to a game at the Ralph?

Who the hell knows what would've happened had those games been played at the Ralph.

Putting an end to this farce of a series should be an easy decision for all parties involved.

Edited by cantankerous, 03 January 2014 - 07:39 PM.


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Posted 03 January 2014 - 07:39 PM

Give them the preseason games. - For free!

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 07:44 PM

Someone should start a petition to get rid of the games there before this meeting. Let the Bills know how the fans feel about it before they head I to this meeting. Not that they don't already know. But just thinking about the last time we did something drastic (like a billboard to fore the HC) we got what we wanted. Let's let Russ know how we feel.

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 07:46 PM

View PostGG, on 03 January 2014 - 06:59 PM, said:

Very likely that without Ted, the Rogers organization is more bottom line focused and are questioning the value they get for giving Bills $25 million per season to play there (under the original deal).  The series was a bad deal for everyone, except Ralph Wilson.

Do you think Ralph pockets all $25 million, or does he kick some to his inner circle?

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 07:46 PM

What's everyone's confidence level that they end this at?

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 07:48 PM

If russ was truly serious about winning like he says, we won't play there anymore. If we end up still playing there all of his future words will be hollow toBills fans

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 07:52 PM

This is the Bills we are talking about. Not to confident until they prove me otherwise.





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