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Bills to pull out of Toronto deal per Mark Gaughan


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#1 FluffHead

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 06:13 AM

Having trouble posting link from my phone. This is per mark gaughan of buffalo news on twitter

All 8 games at the ralph this year


@JeremyWGR: WGR has learned the #Bills will not play in Toronto this year.  The series is not totally dead (*yet), more details later

Edited by FluffHead, 05 March 2014 - 06:15 AM.


#2 smuvtalker

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 06:24 AM

Finally!!!    Now this is good news!  :thumbsup:

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 06:24 AM

Hopefully just preseason games in Toronto.

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 06:33 AM

View PostDGW54321, on 05 March 2014 - 06:24 AM, said:

Hopefully just preseason games in Toronto.

I highly doubt Toronto goes for this.

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 06:33 AM

View Postsmuvtalker, on 05 March 2014 - 06:24 AM, said:

Finally!!!    Now this is good news!  :thumbsup:

Absolutely. Hallelujah!

View PostDGW54321, on 05 March 2014 - 06:24 AM, said:

Hopefully just preseason games in Toronto.

Good call.  Hope it isn't much more than that.

#6 Why So Serious?

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 06:41 AM

You WNY residents better buy some more season tickets and sell out all 8 games this season. OBD stepped up now you need to reward them with dollars.

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 06:44 AM

View PostBuffaloBill, on 05 March 2014 - 06:33 AM, said:



I highly doubt Toronto goes for this.
Assumes the deal $$$$ is restructured.

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 06:58 AM

The Bills just saved $10m a year not signing Byrd, so they can afford to drop Toronto series to calm disgruntled fans here?

Edited by ALF, 05 March 2014 - 06:59 AM.


#9 Mike in Syracuse

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 07:08 AM

Ralph is cheap.

#10 Thurmal34

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 07:26 AM

If true, great news!

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 07:38 AM

My wife just told me this..it must be true...Awesome news!!!!

Edited by first_and_ten, 05 March 2014 - 07:39 AM.


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 07:39 AM

View PostWhy So Serious?, on 05 March 2014 - 06:41 AM, said:

You WNY residents better buy some more season tickets and sell out all 8 games this season. OBD stepped up now you need to reward them with dollars.
Exactly

#13 GunnerBill

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 07:43 AM

It looks like this is one battle Doug Marrone has won.  I think he was pretty clear in the season wrap presser that he wanted 8 home games at RWS.  I really believe Marrone is a guy who is going to try and move heaven and earth to win.  Whether he has a sharp enough coaching mind to pull it off I'm still not sure about... but he wants to win and he understands that playing dome teams like Atlanta in a dome with neutral fans rather than in the elements infront of Bills Nation at the Ralph does not help the team win.

#14 BillnutinHouston

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 07:46 AM

Wait, aren't all the Bills decisions about money?

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 07:59 AM

View PostBillnutinHouston, on 05 March 2014 - 07:46 AM, said:

Wait, aren't all the Bills decisions about money?

Perhaps...  But maybe the new FO thinks winning =$

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 08:01 AM

Confirmed by WGR but for this season only. No word on future seasons

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 08:04 AM

View Postnucci, on 05 March 2014 - 08:01 AM, said:

Confirmed by WGR but for this season only. No word on future seasons
If the Bills have 8 sellouts then there is a case to discontinue if the Bills have any blackouts then the game is going back to TO.
Put your money where you mouth is.

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 08:06 AM

View PostWhy So Serious?, on 05 March 2014 - 08:04 AM, said:

If the Bills have 8 sellouts then there is a case to discontinue if the Bills have any blackouts then the game is going back to TO.
Put your money where you mouth is.
You can have a blackout and game can still sell out...what is the stigma of having a game blacked out as long as 65-70K tix are sold?

#19 BigBuff423

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 08:07 AM

View PostALF, on 05 March 2014 - 06:58 AM, said:

The Bills just saved $10m a year not signing Byrd, so they can afford to drop Toronto series to calm disgruntled fans here?

If that's the exchange - Byrd-less for Toronto nixed - count me as a satisfied fan.

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 08:10 AM

View PostWhy So Serious?, on 05 March 2014 - 06:41 AM, said:

You WNY residents better buy some more season tickets and sell out all 8 games this season. OBD stepped up now you need to reward them with dollars.

Amen.