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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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Big window giveaway if Bills shutout Dolphins

Posted by Anna Stolzenburg on September 10, 2014 – 10:49 am

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As the Official Replacement Window & Patio Door Company of the Buffalo Bills, Renewal by Andersen teamed up with the Bills this summer to offer homeowners around Western New York the chance to get free custom made windows from the most recognized window brand in the country.

Known as the “The Big Win Window Giveaway,” the promotion gave Renewal by Andersen customers who purchased windows during the promotional period the chance to receive their entire order of windows for free if the Bills shut out Miami in the home opener this Sunday, September 14 at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Customers will get 100% of their money back if the Bills are successful in preventing Miami from scoring. No limits were placed on contracted amounts, so the more customers bought, the more they’ll get back.

Miami, a huge divisional rival, was shutout by the Bills last year, 19-0. Renewal by Andersen’s Creative Director Christine Salamone said, “Wouldn’t it be wonderful to shut out Miami again at the newly renovated Ralph Wilson Stadium with $1.5 million at stake? We feel the residents in Western New York deserve a break when choosing to invest in their home, and why not pair it with something exciting?”

Buffalo Bills fans and Renewal by Andersen customers will join together to cheer on the home team this Sunday in hopes that “The Big Win Window Giveaway”  will result in $1.5 million in free windows.


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Kelly, Thomas excited about ownership

Posted by Anna Stolzenburg on September 10, 2014 – 10:10 am

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Two of the most memorable Bills alumni and active members of the Western New York community weighed in on the ownership decision reached yesterday regarding the sale of the Buffalo Bills to the Pegula family. Both Jim Kelly and Thurman Thomas expressed their excitement over the decision and the Pegulas’ commitment to keep the team in Buffalo.

“I am so happy to hear that the Pegulas will be the new owners of the Buffalo Bills,” said Kelly in a statement. “It’s an exciting day for Western New York. As I’ve said for many years, my first and foremost concern has been ensuring that, when the time came, the team would stay in Buffalo. Terry and Kim Pegula have done a lot for our community; their commitment to Buffalo and Western New York is second to none.”

“It’s really nice to have somebody like the Pegulas – who have an interest in the Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres and the City of Buffalo – to step up and purchase the team,” said Thomas on the John Murphy Show.

Thomas was in New York City at Joe Namath’s golf tournament when he heard the news.

“After I was finished golfing, a guy came up to me and hugged me and said, ‘Whenever you see the Pegulas, give them a hug for me.’ He was a Buffalo Bills fan and the guy wanted to cry. It was a really emotional 30 seconds that we had.”

Both Kelly and Thomas plan to be at this Sunday’s home opener against the Miami Dolphins.

“This Sunday means something not only for the team but for the city too,” said Thomas.


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Iconic RWS scoreboard design finished

Posted by Anna Stolzenburg on September 8, 2014 – 6:48 pm

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As fans enter the gates next Sunday for the home opener against the Miami Dolphins, Ralph Wilson Stadium will look quite a bit different as the massive renovation project comes to a close. But Bills fans will also find many of the same great elements of the stadium they’ve loved for years, including the iconic design on the back of the scoreboard.

The design scheme of the renovations seeks to marry both new and old architecture with a coat of black paint on the scoreboard and much of the rest of the stadium. The scoreboard design – one of the finishing touches on the offseason-long project – mirrors its look before the renovations began. And as one of the most recognizable features of Ralph Wilson Stadium, that look is certainly impressive.


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Finishing touches on RWS renovations begin

Posted by Anna Stolzenburg on September 3, 2014 – 4:07 pm

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The design on the back of the scoreboard at Ralph Wilson Stadium was started today, signaling that the renovations at Ralph Wilson Stadium are in the homestretch. The Bills two AFL Championship wins were the first to be painted. In the week and a half until the home opener against the Miami Dolphins on September 14, many more finishing touches will go up around the stadium complex including iconic, three-dimensional charging buffaloes on the four towers.


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Jim Kelly health update

Posted by Anna Stolzenburg on August 20, 2014 – 4:11 pm

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The New York Head & Neck Institute at Lenox Hospital in Manhattan, the hospital spearheading Jim Kelly’s cancer treatments and evaluation, released this statement today:

Jim Kelly was evaluated yesterday at the New York Head & Neck Institute at Lenox Hospital in Manhattan, three months after having completed the radiation and chemotherapy protocol designed to treat his recurrent sinus cancer. Dr. Peter Constantino, Executive Director of the Institute, stated that, “The treatments so far have completely eliminated Mr. Kelly’s pain, and his level of function has essentially returned to normal. Further, on physical examination, there is no evidence of cancer.”

Over the coming week, a series of tests will be performed to determine if any further treatment will be necessary. Constantino added, “It is possible that no further treatment will be required, and the testing over the next week will define this issue.”


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New Bills Store opens Monday

Posted by Anna Stolzenburg on August 17, 2014 – 3:58 pm

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The grand opening of  The Bills Store in its new easy-to-spot location directly in front of Ralph Wilson Stadium is this Monday, August 18!

At four times the size of the old Bills Store located adjacent to the fieldhouse, the new hub for Bills merchandise will be finished for its Monday opening, complete with a walkway using the same turf found on the field at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

The store will also have new, extended hours:
-Monday through Saturday: 10 a.m to 9 p.m.
-Non-gameday Sundays: 12 p.m to 5 p.m.
-Gamedays: 9 a.m. until 1 hour after the end of the game

 We’ll see you this week at the brand new Bills Store right on Abbott Road!

For more information, call 716-648-0658 extension 10.


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Contest winner meets Sammy Watkins

Posted by buffalobills.com on August 12, 2014 – 10:00 am

The winner of the M&T Bank Predict the Picks contest came to St. John Fisher College for Buffalo Bills Training Camp. Dan Minns from Geneva, NY and his fiancée Holly Ferrell won a meet and greet with the Bills 2014 First round draft selection, Sammy Watkins.

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Dan got all of the questions correct in the Predict the Picks contest including the Bills will trade up with their first pick and the first pick will be Sammy Watkins, WR out of Clemson.

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Fifty second place winners who answered at least half of the questions correctly were randomly selected and received an official 2014 Bills Draft Cap.


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Thousands run the 50 Yard Finish

Posted by Anna Stolzenburg on June 29, 2014 – 1:40 pm

The second annual 50 Yard Finish half marathon and 5k was a success this weekend as thousands of runners finished across the charging buffalo at midfield at Ralph Wilson Stadium. There were a record number of runners this year.

It was a warm but beautiful morning, and fans of all ages had a blast on the same field their favorite Bills play on in the fall, including this dad below who finished the half marathon Kelly Tough.

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Tim Hortons truck serves workers at RWS

Posted by buffalobills.com on June 18, 2014 – 4:00 pm

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Tim Hortons, the official coffee of the Buffalo Bills, brought their truck to Ralph Wilson Stadium Wednesday.  Construction workers and Bills staff were treated to free frozen hot chocolate and coffee.  Keep an eye out for the Tim Hortons coffee truck around town this summer!


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Aaron Rodgers sends #PrayersforJK

Posted by Anna Stolzenburg on June 18, 2014 – 10:12 am

Via twitter this morning, Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers sent a thoughtful message of thoughts and prayers to Jim Kelly. He and the rest of the Packers quarterbacks, including quarterbacks coach and former Bills QB Alex Van Pelt, posed for a photo in front of a #PrayforJK note on a white board during their mini-camp.

A number of other NFL players, teams, and other celebrities have sent well-wishes Kelly’s way, including his personal friend Dennis Haskins, better known as Mr. Belding from Saved by the Bell.

And among the well-wishers were high-profile visitors who lifted Kelly’s spirits during the course of his second bought with cancer. He’s remarked often that whether via twitter, written note or in person, the constant support from friends and strangers alike has helped him find strength and remain Kelly Tough.


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A Billiever for life wins Father’s Day contest

Posted by buffalobills.com on June 15, 2014 – 3:38 pm

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Congratulations to the winner of the Atwal Father’s Day contest, Mike Glorioso who shared his story of his favorite Bills memory with his son.  Mike won an invitation for four to Bills practice where he will meet Coach Marrone and a $1,000 gift certificate from Atwal Eye Care.

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I attended every home game with my son (now 9 years old) but one game really stood out. One drive really. It was the Carolina game and we were down by 6 with under two to go. Carolina had the ball deep in Bills territory.

 Lots of fans in our section were leaving and my son asked why. I said that they don’t think the Bills would pull it off and without hesitation he said “What? We have EJ. We’re going to march down and win.” Well the panthers go on 4th and inches. We stop them and get the ball with a long way to go. From the first play of the drive to the TD he knew this game was ours.

He was right and when they scored we were all jumping up and down, I knew we had a little billiever for life! I don’t think I ever saw him so happy and I loved seeing the raw faith he had in his Bills.

 

Check out some fan submissions in the photo gallery.


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Bills root on Special Olympians

Posted by buffalobills.com on June 9, 2014 – 7:36 pm

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Six Buffalo Bills players and Billy Buffalo visited the University at Buffalo North Campus Friday Night to show their support for Special Olympics New York, which celebrated its third straight year in Buffalo this past weekend.

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Ron Brooks, Mario Butler, Dan Carpenter, Jimmy Gaines, Corey Graham and Colby Way all made their way to the parking lot to greet athletes and their fans, offering high-fives and words of encouragement before parading into Alumni Arena.

Congratulations to all of the athletes at this year’s Special Olympics!


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Jim Kelly’s spirits lifted by celebrity friends

Posted by Anna Stolzenburg on June 3, 2014 – 7:49 pm

Jim Kelly’s 28th Celebrity Golf Tournament played host to a number of Kelly’s friends and family this weekend, but was missing a key component, Kelly himself. As the beloved QB continues to recover from a long set of cancer treatments which he finished last week, he wasn’t able to make it to his annual tournament.

So instead, his friends came to him. Kelly was visited by a number of celebrity friends including Chris Berman, Dan Marino, Bill Polian and many more. Kelly’s wife Jill and daughter Erin both commented via social media on his lifted spirits from the laugher and happiness those visitors brought with them to the hospital.

In addition to his celebrity visits, Kelly’s head was shaved this weekend, and in solidarity, his brothers all shaved their heads as well. Looking good, JK!


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Incredible video of Jim Kelly leaving hospital

Posted by Anna Stolzenburg on May 28, 2014 – 6:01 pm

As Jim Kelly left the hospital today after his last day of radiation, friends and family lined the sidewalk in recognition of his final cancer treatment. It’s a must-see. Watch above or click here to view.

Choked up, Kelly offered thanks for the friends and family gathered to wish him well and give high-fives.

“Thank you guys. I know I could not have done this without family and friends and you guys have been here since day one,” said Kelly. “I have a long way to go but I know with you people on my team I’ll be here for many many more years and many more parties and gatherings, so thank you.”


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Bills represented at Buffalo Marathon

Posted by buffalobills.com on May 25, 2014 – 4:42 pm

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Over 5,000 people participated in this year’s Buffalo marathon, half marathon, 5k and relay race.  At the finish line, Bills kicker Dan Carpenter and defensive backs Mario Butler and Derek Brim handed out medals to finishers.

Bills fans were everywhere on Sunday and excited to see their favorite team at the finish line.  The Bills outfit of the day goes to this fan that crossed the finish line wearing an Andre Reed jersey, a helmet and holding a football.  Check it out – ­

 

Congratulations to Bills staff and fans that finished the marathon, half marathon or 5k!

Don’t miss out on your opportunity to finish on the field of Ralph Wilson Stadium on Saturday June 28, 2014.  For details on the Fifty Yard Finish half marathon, 5k and 1 mile fun run, click here.


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