Inside The Bills

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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Players, fans to support KED telethon

Posted by Hannah Buehler on October 31, 2013 – 2:09 pm

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A handful of your favorite Bills players will be on-hand this year for the Kids Escaping Drugs Telethon at the New Era Flagship Store.

Buffalo Bills DT Marcell Dareus, RB Fred Jackson, WR Stevie Johnson,  RB C.J. Spiller, and S Aaron Williams will sign autographs to benefit the KED campaign.

The event is Tuesday, November 5th 2013 from 6:30-8:30 pm, and pre-sale begins at 3:00 pm.

The Kids Escaping Drugs Campaign works to raise funds to support adolescent drug & alcohol treatment facilities, and with a 25.00 donation, you can too.

For more information, visit their website.


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Bills host Gift of Warmth drive Sunday

Posted by Hannah Buehler on October 31, 2013 – 11:15 am

Give the Gift of Warmth this holiday season.

The Bills and Salvation Army are hosting the Gift of Warmth drive, sponsored by M&T Bank during the Chiefs game this Sunday at the Ralph.

Please bring NEW, warm clothing (hats, mittens, coats, sweaters) to the gates this Sunday. There will be Gift of Warmth bins at each gate and representatives to collect the clothing. Volunteers at the gates will also accept cash donations for the Salvation Army.

Together, we can keep Western New York warm during the cold, winter months.

Thank you for your participation!


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Touchdown for Teachers contest ends soon!

Posted by Hannah Buehler on October 28, 2013 – 1:24 pm

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Do you have a favorite teacher? A teacher who has not only been a great leader in the classroom but in the community as well?

Now is your chance to recognize him/her during the Buffalo Bills and M&T Bank’s annual Touchdown for Teachers contest!

Nominate your teacher by Monday, November 4, 2013! Click on the link to fill out the form, and tell us why your teacher should win!

Five finalists receive two tickets to the November 17 Buffalo Bills home game, in-game recognition on the video board and two tickets for each nominator to attend the November 17 game with them!

The grand prize winner will be announced at the game and will receive an in-class visit from a current Buffalo Bills team member and a $1,000 grant for his/her school!

More information can be found here.

Hurry, contest closes November 4!


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Stevie/Northtown host contest winners

Posted by Hannah Buehler on October 23, 2013 – 5:13 pm

Six Stevie fans were in heaven yesterday, as the winners of the Northtown Auto “Hang with SJ13 at the Ralph” contest winners had a meet and greet with Stevie Johnson.

Fans got creative with Northtown Auto on social media to win the contest.

The six lucky winners met at One Bills Drive yesterday, as Stevie took them for a tour around the Buffalo Bills training facility. The group had dinner with Stevie and received autographs.

It’s safe to say these fans had fun “hanging” with SJ13!


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Bills, Roswell host free clinic

Posted by Hannah Buehler on October 18, 2013 – 10:25 am

This week, the Buffalo Bills and Roswell Park Cancer Institute hosted a free Prostate Cancer Early Diagnosis Outreach Clinic in the Paul Maguire Club at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

The event, for the third consecutive year, helped encourage men to learn their own statistics such as family history which may have them at prostate cancer risk.

Doctors of Roswell Park Cancer Institute were on-site performing free screenings for men.

“This event drives home the idea that knowledge of your health is empowering,” says James Mohler, MD, Associate Director and Senior-Vice President for Translational Research and Chair of the Department of Urology at RPCI. “Knowing your statistics and risk factors and getting the recommended screenings help detect these cancers at their earliest stages, when patients have the most options available to them.”

On hand making special appearances at the event included Lee Smith and Brian Morman, Bills alumni Charley Ferguson, Lou Piccone and Ed Rutkowski, the Buffalo Jills and Billy Buffalo. Guests were also able to win free raffle prizes.

For more information, and how Roswell can help you, visit https://www.roswellpark.org/.

 


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Throwback Thursday: Aaron Williams as a kid

Posted by Anna Stolzenburg on October 3, 2013 – 2:28 pm

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Like many NFL players, DB Aaron Williams started playing football at age five with kids two and three years older.

“I played with guys older than me, but I would say I was one of the best on the team,” he said. “I think my dad knew I was a little more advanced. It helped me better my skills to play with older guys. I was definitely one of the smallest guys on the team.”

And though he says today he only gets nervous before games when he hears the national anthem and pregame fireworks, he used to be a nervous wreck before his little league games.

“I started playing tackle when I was seven years old. I was nervous as hell. I think the first game I threw up, but after my first hit I was okay.”

The Bills defender says he wanted to play quarterback and wide receiver when he was young, but his dad would always put him at cornerback, and he’s been there ever since.

 


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Buffalo RV show this weekend!

Posted by Hannah Buehler on October 3, 2013 – 8:04 am

Join the Buffalo Bills as we host the Buffalo RV show, which is FREE to the public.

RV’s will be parked under the scoreboard outside of Gate 5 in the parking lot. Click the ad for more details!

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Throwback Thursday: LB Arthur Moats as a kid

Posted by Anna Stolzenburg on September 26, 2013 – 5:28 pm

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If you were to watch Bills LB Arthur Moats in his first year of football, you might not think he’d make it to the NFL.

“I started playing at the age of four, and I was not the best person,” he said, laughing. “I was getting my butt kicked by this girl on the team. She used to terrorize me.”

But as he aged and started growing and playing with the older kids he knew, he says he got tough and realized he could be a good athlete and football player.

He was more than just a “good” athlete. Moats was an all-star at his high school, playing five sports: football, basketball, wrestling, track and soccer. He earned all-state honors in wrestling and track, and is proud of the fact that he always kept his grades high. That combination helped him get recruited and offered a full scholarship at 13 colleges, of which he chose James Madison University.

But despite his athletic success, he’s still (jokingly) haunted by his 4-year old nemesis.

“People always joke and say, ‘man, girls don’t play football,’ and I’m like, ‘man, this girl terrorized me.’ She had me to the point where I almost wanted to quit!”

Now that Arthur is a dad, he’s experiencing little league sports from the other side. His daughter Kaylor plays soccer, and unsurprisingly, he’s her biggest fan and coach.

“Half of me wants to coach her up real good, and the other half is telling me to sit back and let her do her thing. I’m always super excited and nervous.”


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