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March 2014 has been sh*tty

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#1 Reed83HOF

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 02:21 PM

So...

Good thing the lease just got renewed. We should have 7 years hopefully left of Bills football. Guess Ralph's will and succession plan will be known. Will JKs group still buy the team?

Lots of sad news for us Bills fans, but wonder what is next...

thoughts?

#2 jboyst62

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 02:26 PM

We mourn.

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 02:27 PM

I know that this seems like an odd time for this but it probably means that the Bills remain in WNY assuming that the sale takes place sooner than later. No one is going to buy the team and pay a $400M penalty to break the lease. No one is going to buy the team and sit on them until the penalty drops to $28M and then move them. The sale taking place as far away from that 7 year "escape" clause as possible helps secure their place in WNY.

It is a sad, sad day for not only the Bills but all of the NFL.

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 02:28 PM

We also need to hear from Russ. At least for now, he is the Buffalo Bills.

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 02:28 PM

View Postjboyst62, on 25 March 2014 - 02:26 PM, said:

We mourn.

“Fight on, my men,” Sir Andrew Said
”A little I’m hurt but not yet slain.
”I’ll just lie down and bleed a while,
”And then I’ll rise and Fight again.”

#6 B-Man

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 02:28 PM

View Postjboyst62, on 25 March 2014 - 02:26 PM, said:

We mourn.

Amen.




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Posted 25 March 2014 - 02:29 PM

a friend (who frequents this forum also) texted me and said Ralph's last gift will be a reasonable plan to keep the Bills in Buffalo. Let's hope its true

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 02:30 PM

Hopefully this is like a Bears situation when Halas passed on... They went on to win a Super Bowl a few years later!  One can dream!

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 02:30 PM

Stay classy, a man just died.

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 02:30 PM

View PostReed83HOF, on 25 March 2014 - 02:28 PM, said:

“Fight on, my men,” Sir Andrew Said
”A little I’m hurt but not yet slain.
”I’ll just lie down and bleed a while,
”And then I’ll rise and Fight again.”
:worthy:

#11 kickedface

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 02:32 PM

its something i have been wondering as well.
has the final countdown on the bills started?
are we going to end up like browns fans, watching the team move away and then win?
or worse is there just not going to be buffalo football anymore?

#12 MarkAF43

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 02:32 PM

View Postoman128, on 25 March 2014 - 02:30 PM, said:

Stay classy, a man just died.

There is nothing classless about his thread.  it's the same as when a family loses a loved one, the inevitable question is "what now"?  quite normal under the circumstances.

#13 Reed83HOF

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 02:32 PM

The purpose of this wasn't to be insensitive; but this is the reality facing us. I figure it would be good to start a thread to at least cover us for those who have thoughts/comments regarding this and hopefully corral a bunch of threads before they even start.

RIP Mr. Wilson & Best Wishes for JK

Go Bills!

#14 KD in CT

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 02:33 PM

They just updated the website announcing it.

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 02:33 PM

Not now...there will be time for that.

What happens next is we remember the man that gave us Bills football

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 02:33 PM

View Postwnysteel, on 25 March 2014 - 02:29 PM, said:

a friend (who frequents this forum also) texted me and said Ralph's last gift will be a reasonable plan to keep the Bills in Buffalo. Let's hope its true

How can it not!  Afterall, we hand delivered the goal posts up to his box @ Rich.  It would be only fitting to reciprocate!  ;-)

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 02:33 PM

What happens next??? With Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, a 24 hour news cycle, blogging and cracker-jack journalism (not to mention every other conceivable method of "instant gratification social networking" available) we will be in for piles and piles of speculation, conjecture, expert analysis and TBD members wringing their hands over some knitwit suggesting that the Bills will move next month, etc. Keep one thing in mind...no one knows what will happen until it happens. We can't control any of it. Say a prayer for Jim Kelly, have a sit down dinner with your family, tell your wife and kids you love them, and go on with your lives. RIP Ralph.

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 02:33 PM

Hopefully, Ralph has taken care of Bills fans as much as he has his daughters.  In the meantime, this is a profound loss.

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 02:34 PM

Definitely will be interesting to see what happens... Sucks that Ralph is gone, and I give my condolences, but I'm nervous about where this team ends up.

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 02:34 PM

We've always heard about "a plan."

Now us fans get to see if it is true.

Go Bills!