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#1 MClem06

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 10:12 AM

http://nymag.com/new...o-bills-2014-7/

Credibility of the quotes in question but if it's true WTF Andre?  Thought Buffalo was in your heart.  Guess not...
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Now, I ain’t gonna lie to you,” Reed said. “One year I went up to Toronto, and man, I had a good-ass time up there.”

“Off the record,” Sabuda said.

“Off the record—I had a great time,” Reed said. When I asked if he would continue being a part of the franchise as he had in Buffalo, he paused, then admitted that his allegiance to the city wasn’t ironclad: “If they paid me.”

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 10:17 AM

View PostMClem06, on 29 July 2014 - 10:12 AM, said:

http://nymag.com/new...o-bills-2014-7/

Credibility of the quotes in question but if it's true WTF Andre?  Thought Buffalo was in your heart.  Guess not...
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Now, I ain’t gonna lie to you,” Reed said. “One year I went up to Toronto, and man, I had a good-ass time up there.”

“Off the record,” Sabuda said.

“Off the record—I had a great time,” Reed said. When I asked if he would continue being a part of the franchise as he had in Buffalo, he paused, then admitted that his allegiance to the city wasn’t ironclad: “If they paid me.”

LOL, I guess the words "off the record" doesn't mean anything to that reporter.  Still a dick thing for Andre to say.

#3 PaattMaann

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 10:19 AM

soooo....the guy cant like the city of Toronto?

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 10:20 AM

He also says "F Bon jovi" in the article so I don't think Jon Bon would be inclined the pay the man.

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 10:20 AM

I read it that way too but if you look at the context it wasn't the reporter who said off the record so technically it doesn't fall under the confidentiality of the reporter.

#6 Kipers Hair

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 10:20 AM

Andre has always been a Hollywood type - Toronto would appeal to him.  No matter, team is not going anywhere, except maybe a new stadium someday...

#7 MClem06

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 10:22 AM

My issue with that statement is that if he's paid enough he'll look past the city losing it's team that made him who he is.

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 10:24 AM

When Andre opened his sentence with "off the record" it's off the friggin' record!  That means don't publish what I'm about to say. Maybe Reeves Wiedeman slept through that part of journalism class.

At least that is my understanding of how off-the-record works.  Maybe John Wawrow can clarify for us?

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 10:26 AM

View PostKipers Hair, on 29 July 2014 - 10:20 AM, said:

Andre has always been a Hollywood type

The glitter and glitz of Kutztown, PA has been known to inspire than in many a college athlete.

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 10:27 AM

View PostMClem06, on 29 July 2014 - 10:22 AM, said:

My issue with that statement is that if he's paid enough he'll look past the city losing it's team that made him who he is.
I think it's more to the point he would be willing to support the team in toronto if they paid him enough and if they moved.  Not really knocking Buffalo at all IMO.

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 10:28 AM

Well, it was probably something he should not have said.
But, if anyone thinks for a second that say Thurman moved back to WNY because he likes to shovel snow.
I would say doubtful.

Andre has done a lot. he gave profits to charities on his barbecue sauce and put in on the line for the team when he was here.
Not many are delusional enough to think someone would move to Buffalo because of the nightlife, or because
Of the great financial opportunities and work the area provides. What did I forget? yea, taxes.

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 10:30 AM

View PostThe Wiz, on 29 July 2014 - 10:27 AM, said:

I think it's more to the point he would be willing to support the team in toronto if they paid him enough and if they moved.  Not really knocking Buffalo at all IMO.

THIS

mans gotta eat, quit your crying

#13 Kipers Hair

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 10:32 AM

View PostDC Tom, on 29 July 2014 - 10:26 AM, said:



The glitter and glitz of Kutztown, PA has been known to inspire than in many a college athlete.
don't you remember when he paired to acting?  Embarrassing times for a Bills fan...

#14 MClem06

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 10:36 AM

I get it , money for him is more important than the fans that want the team to stay but it is still a slap in the face for me and probably for most Bills fans that supported him over the years.

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 10:36 AM

Yes, because Jim Kelly stayed in Buffalo because he loves it so much.  Come on.  It's all about money.

I'm not saying the Kelly isn't a true champion of the city/region OR that he doesn't want what's best for it.  But to think that his primary reason for staying in the Buffalo was not financially motivated would be naive.

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 10:41 AM

This is the man's legacy.  The franchise would move to Toronto and carry all the history and records, which Reed is a part of.  Also, money.

If the hypothetical situation happened, I wouldn't fault any ex-Bill in being involved.

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 10:44 AM

How many fans wouldn't attend games in Toronta if they were paid  $10,000 pre game to attend (or some such figure)? Ask yourself if you would turn that down, on principle, before deciding that Andre is turning his back on anyone.

Its hard to judge a guy trying to earn a dollar, IMO.

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 10:47 AM

I wonder how many Bills fans would say that they would stil root for the Toronto Bills?  Then ask the same question with the addition of $10K per game.   It still sucks but I guess I get it.

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 10:52 AM

View PostMClem06, on 29 July 2014 - 10:47 AM, said:

I wonder how many Bills fans would say that they would stil root for the Toronto Bills?  Then ask the same question with the addition of $10K per game.   It still sucks but I guess I get it.
It does suck, I agree.  But sometimes life does suck   :)

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 11:02 AM

This is what is wrong with this country and many who live in it. Integrity and morals are not instilled in young people or are for sale in adults. I bet the bank Mr Kelly would NEVER, EVER say or do such a thing. As for paying me to root for the Toronto Bills I don't care what you want to pay me, I'm not for sale. If this report is true, F'em.