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Electronic Recycling Drive Saturday

Posted by buffalobills.com on October 29, 2014 – 10:56 am

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REMINDER: Bring your old TVs, computers, cell phones and other electronic devices to Ralph Wilson Stadium on Saturday, November 1st between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to be recycled safely.

You can bring your items to the Fieldhouse Lot, located off Big Tree Road near the ADPRO Sports Training Center.

We’ll unload your equipment for you, and the event will take place rain, snow or shine. You’ll also receive a special Bills Store coupon with your drop off.

For more info visit: buffalobills.com/electronicrecycling.


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Chris Hogan’s BOSE playlist

Posted by buffalobills.com on October 25, 2014 – 10:17 am

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This year BOSE, the Official Sound of the Bills, is going to bring insider access to fans by showing fans what songs Bills players listen to on game day.  For 12 weeks during the 2014 season, a different Bills player will be featured in the Player Playlist, presented by BOSE.  For week #8, it’s Bills WR Chris Hogan.  Check out the songs Chris will be listening to on Sunday to get him pumped up before he takes on New York.


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Nike uniform of Week 8

Posted by buffalobills.com on October 23, 2014 – 4:42 pm

Each week Nike presents the Uniform of the Week where you’ll see a photo of the combination your Buffalo Bills will be wearing on the field.

The uniform combo for the Week 8 game between the New York Jets and the Buffalo Bills will be the team’s white jerseys on blue pants. Shop for your own Nike jersey by clicking here

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Here is the Bills uniform combination so far in 2014:

Week 1 at Chicago Bears: White / White

Week 2 vs. Miami Dolphins: Throwback White / White

Week 3 vs. San Diego Chargers: Blue / White

Week 4 at Houston Texans: White / White

Week 5 at Detroit Lions: White / Blue

Week 6 vs. New England Patriots: Blue / White

Week 7 vs. Minnesota Vikings: White / White

Week 8 at New York Jets: White / Blue


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Section V Coach of the Week hits milestone win

Posted by Anna Stolzenburg on October 23, 2014 – 2:11 pm

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The Leroy High School Oatkan Knights beat the Perry High School Mustangs 45-6 last Friday night to solidify their number one seed in the upcoming Class C playoffs. With that victory, Leroy improved to an undefeated 7-0 record, and head coach Brian Moran recorded his milestone 200th win. For that big win on both the personal and team levels, the Bills and the New York National Guard are honoring Moran with this week’s Section V Coach of the Week Award.

The Coach of the Week program has been a weekly staple of the high school football season on buffalobills.com and this year was expanded to Section V. In addition to the recognition online, Moran and other winning coaches receive a $1,000 grant for their football programs from the Bills and the New York National Guard, a certificate signed by Bills President Russ Brandon, General Manager Doug Whaley, and Head Coach Doug Marrone recognizing their accomplishment, a Bills hat, and an invitation to join the Bills on-field December 14th for pregame ceremonies prior to kickoff against the Green Bay Packers. At that point, a High School Coach of the Year will be selected for sections V and VI, with each winner receiving an additional $1,000 grant for their football program.

Congratulations to Coach Moran!

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Robert Woods’ BOSE playlist

Posted by buffalobills.com on October 18, 2014 – 10:30 am

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This year BOSE, the Official Sound of the Bills, is going to bring insider access to fans by showing fans what songs Bills players listen to on game day.  For 12 weeks during the 2014 season, a different Bills player will be featured in the Player Playlist, presented by BOSE.  For week #7, it’s Bills WR Robert Woods.  Check out the songs Robert will be listening to on Sunday to get him pumped up before he takes on Minnesota.


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Kim Pegula: “Our Heart is in Buffalo”

Posted by Anna Stolzenburg on October 17, 2014 – 2:27 pm

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In her first interview since becoming a co-owner of the Bills, Kim Pegula was a guest on KISS 98.5 on Friday morning with Janet Snyder and Nicholas Pickolas.

She spoke on a number of topics, but frequently brought up her family’s love for Buffalo, its people, and of course, its sports teams.

“Timing is everything,” she said. “Just the way everything fell into place really worked out in our favor and now we get to own the team. It’s something you talk about and maybe you don’t quite think it’s going to happen but now our whole family is so excited about it all.”

Kim said her husband, co-owner and CEO of the Bills Terry Pegula, will handle “players and development and things like that” while she focuses on the organization and its business side including fan engagement. And when asked if she sees any difficulty in owning both of the major sports teams in one town, she said she doesn’t perceive it as a challenge.

“It’s very natural,” she said. “It’s like having kids. The needs are different among each one and things change all the time, so it’s just a matter of doing what needs to be done at that time. We talk about it between the two of us.”

Kim also touched on the One Buffalo campaign, launched as the Pegulas took the field before last Sunday’s game, which signifies the unity and the singular goal of the teams, the community and the city, or as Kim called it, “a celebration of all things Buffalo.”

“Our heart is in Buffalo,” she said. “It’s the people and fans that really endear us to Buffalo and to the whole the region and we wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.”

Listen to the full interview here.


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Section V Coach of the Week: Greece Athena

Posted by Anna Stolzenburg on October 15, 2014 – 5:24 pm

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With only three days to prepare a new quarterback after the starting quarterback was injured, Head Coach Rob Cerone led the Greece Athena High School football team to a victory over Brockport High School last Friday, October 10. Greece Athena improved to an impressive 5-1 record. For that big win, the Bills and the New York National Guard are honoring Cerone with this week’s Section V Coach of the Week Award.

The Coach of the Week program has been a weekly staple of the high school football season on buffalobills.com and this year was expanded to Section V. In addition to the recognition online, Cerone and other winning coaches receive a $1,000 grant for their football programs from the Bills and the New York National Guard, a certificate signed by Bills President Russ Brandon, General Manager Doug Whaley, and Head Coach Doug Marrone recognizing their accomplishment, a Bills hat, and an invitation to join the Bills on-field December 14th for pregame ceremonies prior to kickoff against the Green Bay Packers. At that point, a High School Coach of the Year will be selected for sections V and VI, with each winner receiving an additional $1,000 grant for their football program.

Congratulations to Coach Cerone!


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Stephon Gilmore’s BOSE playlist

Posted by buffalobills.com on October 12, 2014 – 9:00 am

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This year BOSE, the Official Sound of the Bills, is going to bring insider access to fans by showing fans what songs Bills players listen to on game day.  For 12 weeks during the 2014 season, a different Bills player will be featured in the Player Playlist, presented by BOSE.  For week #6, it’s Bills CB Stephon Gilmore.  Check out the songs Stephon will be listening to on Sunday to get him pumped up before he takes on the Patriots.


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Sunday’s gameday giveaways

Posted by buffalobills.com on October 10, 2014 – 10:49 am

Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots has a 1:00 p.m. kickoff. Fans through the gates will receive a commemorative t-shirt and an ECMC and ADPRO Sports Billieve Yowie® rallywear.  Other pregame festivities include Stampede performance at 12:30 p.m., a special pregame ceremony at 12:40 p.m. and Buffalo’s own Johnny Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls singing the National Anthem.

Fans are encouraged to get to their seats early to enjoy all of the pregame events.

Players model the many uses of the Billieve Yowie® rallywear promoting Breast Cancer Awareness:

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Aquinas wins Section V Coach of the Week

Posted by Anna Stolzenburg on October 10, 2014 – 10:44 am

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In a battle of two of the top teams in Class AA of Section V, the Aquinas Institute Little Irish beat the Pittsford Panthers 16-13 last Saturday, October 4. For that big win, the Bills and the New York National Guard are honoring Aquinas’ Head Coach Chris Battaglia with this week’s Section V Coach of the Week Award.

The Coach of the Week program has been a weekly staple of the high school football season on buffalobills.com and this year was expanded to Section V. In addition to the recognition online, Battaglia and other winning coaches receive a $1,000 grant for their football programs from the Bills and the New York National Guard, a certificate signed by Bills President and CEO Russ Brandon, General Manager Doug Whaley, and Head Coach Doug Marrone recognizing their accomplishment, a Bills hat, and an invitation to join the Bills on-field December 14th for pregame ceremonies prior to kickoff against the Green Bay Packers. At that point, a High School Coach of the Year will be selected for sections V and VI, with each winner receiving an additional $1,000 grant for their football program.

Congratulations to Coach Battaglia!


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American Dairy Association Hometown Grants

Posted by buffalobills.com on October 7, 2014 – 3:27 pm

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On Tuesday Buffalo Bills Line Backer Keith Rivers visited PS 79 Pfc. William J. Grabiarz School of Excellence in Buffalo to announce that the Buffalo Bills and the American Dairy Association are offering two $5,000 grants:  One to a Buffalo Public School and one to a school district in Erie or Niagara County to further implement Fuel Up To Play 60 activities, and host a Fuel Up to Play 60 activity station assembly.

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The American Dairy Association & NFL’s Fuel Up to Play 60 program provides schools with a playbook of physical fitness and nutrition strategies to help them tackle growing rates of childhood obesity. Schools participate in challenges to earn points and earn eligibility for prizes and grant money.  To learn more about the Hometown Grants or to apply, visit www.adadc.com or click here.

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Miami U to host “#KellyTough Green Out”

Posted by Anna Stolzenburg on October 7, 2014 – 7:50 am

 

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Bills great Jim Kelly got his start as quarterback for the Miami Hurricanes, and next month, he will be honored at his alma mater. Kelly will serve as Grand Marshal of The U’s 2014 Homecoming ceremonies and will be an honorary captain for the game against UNC on November 1.

“The University of Miami was and remains an important part of my life,” Kelly said. “My family and I are honored and we look forward to being Grand Marshal of the Homecoming Parade and honorary captain for the homecoming game.”

Miami has declared the game the “#KellyTough Green Out,” asking all fans to play a role in greening out Sun Life Stadium.

“We’re honored that Jim Kelly will be returning to campus as the Grand Marshal of Homecoming ceremonies,” head football coach Al Golden said. “Jim is the definition of a Miami Hurricane. He is a winner and a leader, and his successful fight against cancer serves as an inspiration to all of us.”


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Aaron Williams’ BOSE playlist

Posted by buffalobills.com on October 4, 2014 – 10:00 am

This year BOSE, the Official Sound of the Bills, is going to bring insider access to fans by showing fans what songs Bills players listen to on game day.  For 12 weeks during the 2014 season, a different Bills player will be featured in the Player Playlist, presented by BOSE.  For week #5, it’s Bills S Aaron Williams.  Check out the songs Aaron will be listening to on Sunday to get him pumped up before he takes on the Lions.

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Nike uniform of week 5

Posted by buffalobills.com on October 2, 2014 – 4:22 pm

Each week Nike presents the Uniform of the Week where you’ll see a photo of the combination your Buffalo Bills will be wearing on the field.

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The uniform combo for the Week 5 game between the Buffalo Bills and the Detroit Lions will be the team’s white jerseys on blue pants.  Shop for your own Nike jersey by clicking here!

 

Here is the Bills uniform combination so far in 2014:

Week 1 at Chicago Bears: White / White

Week 2 vs. Miami Dolphins: Throwback White / White

Week 3 vs. San Diego Chargers: Blue / White

Week 4 at Houston Texans: White / White

Week 5 at Detroit Lions: White / Blue


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Bills honor Hispanic Heritage Award winner

Posted by Anna Stolzenburg on September 21, 2014 – 12:15 pm

The Buffalo Bills honored Dr. Tamara Alsace as the recipient of the NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award during today’s pregame festivities.

The NFL and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) have partnered for the fourth annual NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Awards during the 2014 celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.  The award recognizes Alsace’s contributions in the Western New York region.

Dr. Alsace is a native Buffalonian and the proud daughter of Dominican parents. As the descendant of grandparents born in Cuba, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, and Martinique – who all connected in Santo Domingo, she is dedicated to preserving and celebrating the aspects of Hispanic culture, as well as recognizing it’s unique qualities. Dr. Alsace is a bilingual educator who has devoted her career to ensuring equitable educational opportunities for emergent bilingual learners from around the world. She is currently the Director of Multilingual Education for the Buffalo Public Schools, serves on the boards of several local and statewide not-for-profits, and is Secretary of the Hispanic Heritage Council of Western New York, Inc.

Each award recipient was granted $2,000 to donate to an organization that serves the local Hispanic community, and Alsace chose the Hispanic Heritage Council of Western New York.

The NFL will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month during weeks 3 and 4 of the season. A national spotlight will be shined on the NFL’s celebration during Thursday Night Football, Sunday Night Football and Monday Night Football.


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Nike uniform of week 3

Posted by buffalobills.com on September 18, 2014 – 7:48 pm

Each week Nike presents the Uniform of the Week where you’ll see a photo of the combination your Buffalo Bills will be wearing on the field.

The uniform combo for the Week 3 game between the San Diego Chargers and the Buffalo Bills will be the team’s home blue jerseys on white pants.  Shop for your own Nike jersey by clicking here!

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Meet Brandon Spikes at the Buffalo Zoo

Posted by Anna Stolzenburg on September 18, 2014 – 3:03 pm

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The Buffalo Zoo will host a special meet and greet with Bills linebacker and animal-lover Brandon Spikes this Saturday, September 20, from 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Spikes is partnering with the Zoo to chair their Adopt an Animal program, featuring a North American porcupine that the Zoo has renamed “Spikes” in his honor.

The Zoo will offer a special adoption package through the 2014-2015 football season, highlighted by Spikes the porcupine. The Adopt an Animal program helps to pay for food for the animals throughout the year.


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A closer look at Mrs. Wilson’s honorary WOF ring

Posted by buffalobills.com on September 15, 2014 – 4:58 pm

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Before the Bills vs. Dolphins game began on Sunday, there was a special tribute to Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. on the field.  Ralph Wilson’s name on the Wall of Fame was turned gold and Mary Wilson was presented an Honorary Wall of Fame ring from Wall of Famers including Thurman Thomas, Jim Kelly, Ed Abramoski, Joe DeLamiellure, Booker Edgerson, Marv Levy, Andre Reed and Mike Stratton.

A special thank you to Reeds Jenss for creating the custom ring, it’s truly one of a kind.

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Sammy Watkins’ BOSE playlist

Posted by buffalobills.com on September 13, 2014 – 1:42 pm

This year BOSE, the Official Sound of the Bills, is going to bring insider access to fans by showing fans what songs Bills players listen to on game day.  For 12 weeks during the 2014 season, a different Bills player will be featured in the Player Playlist, presented by BOSE.  This week, it’s Bills rookie WR Sammy Watkins.  Check out the songs Sammy will be listening to on Sunday before he takes the field against the Dolphins.

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Tim Hortons surprises fans in camper lot

Posted by buffalobills.com on September 13, 2014 – 1:13 pm

On the eve of the home opener fans in the very full camper lot were surprised by a special treat from Tim Hortons Cafe and Bake Shop.  The fans were given Tim Hortons coffee and Timbits as they prepared for Sunday’s game.

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Special thanks to the Tim Hortons on the corner of Abbott and Southwestern for providing the coffee and Timbits!


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