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#1 dib

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 09:16 AM

Jim is in tough shape as his cancer has returned.  Take a moment and say a prayer for him.

#2 Buftex

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 09:20 AM

Agreed dib.   I put it in the suggestion box, but we should change the header picture from Bruce Smith to Jim..and everyone should change their avatar to a picture of Jim Kelly...I see you got the memo! :lol:

Edited by Buftex, 25 March 2014 - 09:20 AM.


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Posted 25 March 2014 - 09:31 AM

I'm in

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 09:34 AM

I'm in. Prayers sent as well.  Jim was always the epitome of HOPE.  Need it now more than ever.

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 09:49 AM

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 10:17 AM

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 10:21 AM

In searching for a Jim Kelly pic, I came across this old SI article about Kelly's debut against the Jets.  His toughness was appreciated from day one as a Bill.  

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Most of the Jet defensive linemen got a piece of him, one way or another, but they all came away impressed. "I didn't think he'd be this tough," noseguard Joe Klecko said. "If he was hurt, he sure didn't show it. He's heady, too. He's got quicker moves than you think."
"Most young quarterbacks just tuck the ball away and run when they decide to scramble," defensive end Marty Lyons said. "But when he moved out of the pocket he always had poise and he was always looking downfield."
"It's funny," Kelly said. "I knew I was going to get hit a lot today, but I got hit a lot playing for the Gamblers, too. For some reason, I felt more relaxed here than in the USFL. I felt at home; I want to win for the people here. I've just got the taste of winning so bad in my mouth right now."

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 10:33 AM

I'm in too!

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 10:40 AM

Count me in

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 10:53 AM

Done

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 10:55 AM

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 11:10 AM

Done

#13 BarkLessWagMore

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 11:21 AM

In. Great idea.

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 11:22 AM

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 11:32 AM

It's good idea as a way to show support for Jim & his family . . .

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 11:37 AM

Count me in.  Jim and the family are in my thoughts and prayers daily.  Jim is a role model ... not just as a football player, but as a man.

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 11:38 AM

NEVER GIVE UP!!!

#18 Buftex

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 11:47 AM

View PostBillsFanNC, on 25 March 2014 - 10:21 AM, said:

In searching for a Jim Kelly pic, I came across this old SI article about Kelly's debut against the Jets.  His toughness was appreciated from day one as a Bill.  



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I was at that game, back when I was still a season ticket holder.  I can tell you, the 1980-1982 seasons were pretty fantastic at Rich Stadium, but to this day, I swear, I have never been to a sporting event as loud as it was that day, when they introduced Kelly.  My seats were right around the 50 yard line, but in the lower upper deck..it was shaking...only thing that was comperable was when the Bills broke the streak against the Dolphins on opening day of 1980.  That whole game, that stadium was shaking, and there wasn't a doubt that the Bills were set at QB for the next 10 years.  It has become so cliche now, but the guy really was just tough as nails, and you could see it from opening day.  They only won 4 games that season, but they were in so many of them (coming off back to back 2-14 seasons), because of Jim.  He was awesome....everything we hoped he would be... tough, a little cocky, fiery...man, I miss those years... some of my greatest sports memories of all.

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 11:53 AM

<-----  2 great fighters and survivors for the price of one.

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 11:53 AM

Deal. Eventually everyone's time comes, but every one of us hope it doesn't happen while you're still as young as him, with younger children. Jim is in my thoughts.