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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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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 fan one trade away from announcing with Andre

Posted by Anna Stolzenburg on May 17, 2014 – 3:06 pm

Last Saturday this time, Jordan Schwartz was waking up from what must have been a “did that really happen?” kind of week.

As the winner of Bud Light’s “Up For Whatever” contest – which he won for submitting the video above showing his Bills-outfitted apartment – Schwartz got to announce what was to be the Bills 41st overall pick, their first of the second round on Friday night.

Part of a packed three days of activities, announcing the pick was the highlight of his Bud Light behind-the-scenes draft experience that included a party with Andre Reed and other Bills and NFL alumni, tickets to the first night of the draft and a private tour of MetLife Stadium and Radio City Music Hall.

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“It was a very neat seeing the production of it all, seeing the draft works every step of the way,” Schwartz said. “Bud Light did a really great job making sure everyone was enjoying the whole weekend.”

When it was almost time for his main event on Friday night, Schwartz was understandably nervous. He’d heard the first night of the draft was watched in record numbers, and to be announcing the pick with Andre Reed in front of millions in the television audience? That’s any Bills fan’s most nerve-racking dream come true.

Minutes away from stepping on stage with Reed, the Bills traded their 41st overall pick to St. Louis and moved down three slots. Though arguably the biggest Bills fan in the room, Schwartz was slotted for the 41st pick no matter what, so he announced safety LaMarcus Joyner to the Rams.

“I was nervous all day but right when I got on stage I felt comfortable,” Schwartz said. “I spotted my friends in the crowd and once I saw them I was just enjoying the experience. Once I got up there the nerves went away. It would have been much better if it was the Bills and not the Rams but it was still an awesome experience.”

After he made the announcement, he said Commissioner Goodell told him he did a great job and autographed the draft card he read from, capping off his surreal “Up For Whatever” experience.

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Bills featured in Draft Day movie

Posted by Anna Stolzenburg on April 11, 2014 – 5:37 pm

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Without spoiling the plot, the Bills got some screen time in the new movie Draft Day as a potential trade partner for the Browns.

The scene features Bills CEO and President Russ Brandon in an office taking a call from Kevin Costner, the General Manager of the Browns. It was Russ Brandon’s acting debut, but he didn’t have to do much ‘acting’ as he played himself as the Bills President and CEO.

Bills wide receiver Ramses Barden also made the cut. He’s one of the players in the green room on the day of the Draft, and he talks more about his first acting opportunity here.

The movie hits theaters today, and last night the Bills celebrated with a special premiere for Bills club seat members and team personnel including Offensive Coordinator Nathaniel Hackett, pictured above and in this gallery of the evening.

Check out more in this behind-the-scenes look on the NFL’s involvement in the film:

 

 


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Brandon honored by Canisius College

Posted by Anna Stolzenburg on April 10, 2014 – 2:20 pm

The Canisius College Board of Regents has announced it will honor Bills President and CEO Russ Brandon with its 2014 Distinguished Citizen Achievement Award. Brandon will be presented with the award at the 48th annual Scholarship Ball on Saturday May 3 at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Buffalo.

The Distinguished Citizen Achievement Award is given to recognize an individual for his/her contributions to the civic, cultural and/or economic well-being of the Western New York region. The Regents Scholarship Ball is the principal fundraiser for the Canisius College Board of Regents Scholarship Fund, which provides financial support to promising students who otherwise would not be able to afford a to go to school at Canisius.


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Boat Show at Healthy Zone Fieldhouse

Posted by buffalobills.com on February 26, 2014 – 3:12 pm

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Summer and boating season are right around the corner, so head to the Buffalo Bills Healthy Zone Fieldhouse Wednesday through Sunday and discover what the WNY Boat Show has to offer in the way of summer fun!

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There are 12 boat dealers, 50 vendors and new this year is the Closeout Marketplace featuring over 100 preowned and noncurrent boats at bargain rates. Cruisers, runabouts, fishing boats, pontoons and so much more.

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See you there! For more information visit buffaloboating.com and like the WNY Boat Show on Facebook.


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EJ Manuel coaches Panini clinic

Posted by buffalobills.com on February 12, 2014 – 10:39 am

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EJ Manuel along with other NFL Players helped coach 150 young athletes at the 7th Annual Panini Pop Warner Skills Clinic in New York City.  Other NFL players included NY Giants Jason Pierre-Paul, Jaguars Denard Robinson, and Falcons Harry Douglas.

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The Pop Warner football players participated in drills, learned proper hitting techniques and caught passes from EJ Manuel himself.

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For more details and photos on the event, click here.

Photo credit: Panini America


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Visa #MyFootballFantasy Wing Eating Contest

Posted by buffalobills.com on January 29, 2014 – 7:12 pm

Mike from Irondequoit, NY told Visa it was his #MyFootballFantasy to have a chicken wing eating contest with the Bills. This was a wish Visa granted.

The contest was held in the Bills Healthy Zone Fieldhouse on Saturday, January 11th, where Mike and 100 of his closest family and friends gathered for a once in a lifetime experience. Mike competed against Buffalo Bills players Cordy Glenn, Kraig Urbik, Doug Legursky, Fred Jackson, Aaron Williams, and Brian Moorman in the wing eating contest, which was emceed by Bills great Jim Kelly.

The contest consisted of  several rounds, including a speed competition to see who eat the most wings in one minute. Mike also selected several “wingmen” from the audience for a team relay against the Bills to see which team could eat 10 wings the fastest.

Mike was the overall winner of the competition.

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Bills OL Kraig Urbik packed away the most wings.

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Surprisingly, the Bills 174-pound punter Brian Moorman was a true competitor and finished just behind the 324-pound Urbik.

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To see more photos of the contest click here!


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Pepsi & Tops give fans exclusive experience

Posted by Hannah Buehler on December 24, 2013 – 2:32 pm

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Pepsi and Tops Friendly Markets gave Bills fans an exclusive NFL experience at One Bills Drive on Tuesday, December 3.  Fans entered on buffalobills.com for the once in a lifetime opportunity to “Meet Stevie Johnson”.  Out of over 1,000 online entries, 50 lucky winners  were invited to a unique meet and greet with Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson.  Guests were treated to lunch, an exclusive behind-the-scenes stadium and locker room tour (conducted by Stevie himself) as well as autograph and photo opportunities.


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Stay Connected with the Bills year-round

Posted by Hannah Buehler on December 20, 2013 – 3:16 pm

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Bills fans, want to stay updated with the latest news, scores, highlights and exclusive Buffalo Bills content? Make sure to download the OFFICIAL Buffalo Bills browser theme for Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari browsers. This 100% free theme showcases your true fandom to your friends, family and co-workers with stunning imagery of the Bills team colors, logos, helmets and even Ralph Wilson Stadium. In addition, each theme comes equipped with the best of BuffaloBills.com including quick links to ticket information, breaking news and scores and access to the Bills social media accounts. Custom new tab pages are even designed exclusively for avid Bills fans.

To download, simply visit http://www.buffalobills.com/fans/bills-browser.html and click the “download” button. You’ll have your very own Buffalo Bills browser theme in seconds. Wear the Bills with pride all year round!


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Shop like the Jacksons

Posted by Hannah Buehler on December 14, 2013 – 10:00 am

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It’s the holiday season, and there’s no place that has better gifts than The Bills Store.

We went shopping with the Jackson family, and they picked out a ton of great gifts! If you’re looking for some great gift ideas, see what the Jackson’s picked out!

If you have a Bills fan on your list, The Bills Store is the place to be!


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C.J. part of Fuel up to Play 60 event

Posted by Hannah Buehler on December 13, 2013 – 3:29 pm

On Tuesday, December 10th 250 student ambassadors from Buffalo and Rochester area school districts made their presence known at Ralph Wilson Stadium when they attended the American Dairy Association and Dairy Council’s “Be the Change” Day, a grass-roots movement created by local dairy farmers to reward school districts that are implementing in-school breakfast programs and the students that are leading the way for healthy changes in their schools.

“We’re celebrating the success and wellness of students from the Rochester and Buffalo areas at a time when inspiration is often needed the most,” said Kate Grosso, American Dairy Association and Dairy Council, Inc.  “The holiday months can be viewed by youth as a time to relieve themselves of their responsibilities and the healthy habits that they carry out throughout the regular school year. ‘Be the Change’ puts an emphasis on the belief that being healthy is something that we are all responsible for 365 days a year.”

Students arrived in true Fuel Up to Play 60 fashion with a red carpet entrance and also donned the number 9 on their backs to represent the nutrients that they get when fueling up with locally produced dairy products. “As a local dairy farmer, I am proud to produce a nutrient-rich product for children and their families and to play an active role in their overall healthy lifestyle,” said Roger White, dairy farmer, Gasport View Dairy Farm in Gasport, New York.

Students learned the importance of eating healthy and staying active from former NFL player and current Assistant Director of Recreation in Rochester, Tony Jordan. In addition, Bills running back CJ Spiller spoke with the students about his own healthy eating and exercise routine, as well as participated in passing drills with the kids in the Bills Healthy Zone Fieldhouse.

For event photos, click here.


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Kiss 98.5 annual Toy Drive tomorrow

Posted by Hannah Buehler on December 9, 2013 – 2:54 pm

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Help Janet, Nick and the Kiss 98.5 crew tomorrow as they host their annual Toy Drive for Kids!

Stop by tomorrow (Tuesday, December 10) from 6AM-6PM in front of the Eastern Hills Mall to donate a toy to a child in need this Christmas!

Join Bills DB Stephon Gilmore, WR T.J. Graham, Billy Buffalo and the  Buffalo Jills and give back to those in need this holiday season.

Every hour, you’ll be entered to win an autographed Buffalo Bills Jersey and other cool Bills merchandise!

Grab a toy for a child as you’re out shopping tomorrow and bring it by the Eastern Hills Mall!


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Stevie goes undercover

Posted by Hannah Buehler on December 7, 2013 – 10:00 am

If you’re watching ESPN’s NFL Countdown Sunday, be sure to look for Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson.

Stevie went undercover at Tim Hortons as an employee named Drew!

Watch Sunday 12/8 from  10-1:00PM ET.

 


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Mario makes special donation

Posted by Hannah Buehler on December 4, 2013 – 9:36 am

With some brand-new Xbox One gaming systems in tow, and looking to make a positive impact in the community, Bills DE Mario Williams got creative at the start of the Holiday season. Williams took to social media, asking fans to submit their plea for the new system.

After surveying the responses, Williams settled on a recipient with a distinct Bills tie – the Phil Hansen room in Buffalo’s Ronald McDonald House.

The House provides a place for families with hospitalized children to stay during medical treatment, and the Bills-themed Hansen room bears the name of former DE Phil Hansen, who funded the space with a $10,000 donation.

Mario enjoyed visiting the Ronald McDonald house and learning more about the services they provide.

 

Keep up with all of the great work the Bills do for the Western New York Community at http://www.buffalobills.com/community/.


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Fred talks football science to inspire students

Posted by Anna Stolzenburg on November 25, 2013 – 9:37 am

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Last Thursday, approximately 60 lucky local students from Western New York Pop Warner and Girls Inc. had the opportunity to go inside Fred Jackson’s head to learn the secrets to his success as a running back for the Buffalo Bills. Jackson demonstrated that science plays a large role in the game of football including his velocity, acceleration, momentum, cut angles and more. The event was part of Time Warner Cable’s STEM in Sports campaign designed to get young people excited about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through their interest in sports.

“I had a blast with the kids today and it was rewarding to see them grasp concepts like physics and kinetics once it was demonstrated through the game of football,” said Jackson. “These subjects are important to their future, and Time Warner Cable’s STEM in Sports campaign is a great way to get kids excited about science.”

Joining Jackson on the field were Dr. Kenneth Snyder, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Radiology and Neurology at the University at Buffalo and Dr. Laszlo Mechtler, Medical Director, DENT Neurologic Institute. Snyder and Mechtler discussed the role of the brain in football, specifically as it relates to movement, what happens to the brain during a tackle and the safe way to tackle during the game. The students then had the opportunity to put science in motion by participating in running back and quarterback challenges led by Jackson.

“Time Warner Cable’s Connect a Million Minds initiative is committed to inspiring young people to become the next generation of problem solvers by connecting them to the wonders of STEM,” said Terence Rafferty, regional vice president of operations, Time Warner Cable. “It’s great to partner with the Buffalo Bills to bring our STEM in Sports program to life and show kids how a love of sports can relate to a passion for math and science.”

In an effort to inspire students to get involved in science and math off the field, Time Warner Cable offers a robust library of engaging STEM in Sports activities and parent/educator learning guides that marry STEM principles to football, basketball, golf and racing.  Visit www.connectamillionminds.com to access these free resources and to view videos of professional athletes discussing how STEM subjects impact their sports performance.

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Electronic Recycling Event Saturday!

Posted by Hannah Buehler on November 20, 2013 – 4:11 pm

REMINDER! Do you have old TV’s, computers, cell phones and other electronics that you want to make sure are thrown out and recycled safely and properly?

The Bills and Republic Services are hosting an Electronic Recycling Drive at Ralph Wilson Stadium Saturday, November 23rd from 10:00 am-3:00 pm.

You can bring your items to Lot 1, located off of Big Tree Road near the Bills Healthy Zone Fieldhouse.

Hang out with Bills alumni, Billy Buffalo and the Buffalo Jills! Also, receive a special Bills Store coupon with your drop off!

Gather up those old electronics, and we’ll see you November 23!


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Business Attire – Best Dressed

Posted by Hannah Buehler on November 15, 2013 – 11:51 am

When our Bills travel, they are required to “suit up” and look the part. Each player has his own style that reflects his personality. Since everyone is dressed to impress, it’s hard for us to pick the best dressed.

Here are a few of my favorites!

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Aaron’s rocking the shades to compliment his suit and tie.

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Kiko’s looking fresh with his purple tie. Tip: add a pop of color to your suit combo.

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Chris Gragg is sporting the bow tie. Break away from traditional once and a while.

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Print mixing works! We love Fred’s paisley tie, and ability to pair the paisley and stripes.

Napolis can help you look your best for all important occasions in your life.

Napoli’s, the official men’s shop of the Buffalo Bills, is a ten-minute drive from the Buffalo/Niagara International Airport.  Stop by and pick-up your gift cards for the holidays and take a look at brands such as Canali, Hugo Boss, Zanella, Hickey Freeman, Bugatchi Uomo, Tommy Bahama and many more. With shoes by brands like To Boot New York, Donald J. Pliner, Allen Edmonds, Santoni, Bruno Magli, and others. 

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Electronic Recycling Event at the Ralph

Posted by Hannah Buehler on November 11, 2013 – 11:36 am

Do you have old TV’s, computers, cell phones and other electronics that you want to make sure are thrown out and recycled safely and properly?

The Bills and Republic Services are hosting an Electronic Recycling Drive at Ralph Wilson Stadium Saturday, November 23rd from 10:00 am-3:00 pm.

You can bring your items to Lot 1, located off of Big Tree Road near the Bills Healthy Zone Fieldhouse.

Hang out with Bills alumni, Billy Buffalo and the Buffalo Jills! Also, receive a special Bills Store coupon with your drop off!

Gather up those old electronics, and we’ll see you November 23!


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Participate in No Shave November!

Posted by Hannah Buehler on November 5, 2013 – 3:03 pm

During the month of November, several Bills players will be participating in “No Shave November.”
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We want our Bills fans to participate too!  Fans can enter the No Shave November contest, sponsored by Jack Black Grooming Products by uploading photos here throughout the month.
 
Five of the best photos will be chosen as finalists and will each receive an autographed mini helmet. Fans will be able to vote for the grand prize winner who will receive tickets and on-field passes to a game. Pretty nice incentive for not shaving! 
 
Alright, Bills fans let’s see those beards!

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