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1,600 tickets left for Sunday’s game

Posted by Chris Brown on September 11, 2013 – 10:05 am

The Bills Week 2 matchup with Carolina on Sunday still has tickets available. Bills President and CEO Russ Brandon laid out the numbers and plan for this week with the blackout deadline approaching on Thursday at 1 pm.

“We do have some tickets to move,” said Brandon, who appeared on the Howard Simon show on Bills flagship station WGR Sportsradio 550. “We have about 1,600 tickets left remaining for the game. The deadline is Thursday at 1 pm. Tickets are moving and we’re confident we’ll be able to get the game sold out.”

When asked if the team would buy out the remaining tickets to make it a sellout to get the game televised, Brandon said that won’t happen.

“No, the plan is to sell every ticket we can,” he said. “Our fans have done a great job stepping up, but we need to move through these tickets. We’ll be selling right through kickoff because we will have some visiting (team ticket) returns probably on Friday and Saturday. So we’ll have tickets right up to kickoff.”

When asked how confident he is in getting the game on TV, Brandon believes it will happen.

“I’m fairly confident,” he said. “Actually I’m more than fairly confident. I think we’ll get it done. The sales staff is doing an excellent job and the fans have done a good job the first couple of days this week and we’ve got a lot going on with the Wall of Fame ceremony Sunday as well.”

 


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Kent Hull trophy to honor Miss. lineman

Posted by Chris Brown on September 11, 2013 – 9:28 am

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Bills Wall of Famer Kent Hull was a lot of things to a lot of people. To many he was a teammate, a leader and a friend. Now his memory will be honored with the Kent Hull trophy.

Each fall the Hull Trophy will go to the Mississippi college offensive lineman who most displays those traits that enabled Hull to play in three Pro Bowls, four Super Bowls and become one of the most respected linemen and leaders in the NFL. That according to the Hattiesburg American.

The trophy — a bronzed replica of Hull at work — will be presented each year at the C-Spire Conerly Trophy Banquet. Money to fund and perpetuate the award is being raised at ‘A Tribute to Kent Hull Banquet’ on Sept. 24.

Bills Hall of Famer Jim Kelly will be the keynote speaker at the banquet.


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Polian picks Wall of Fame date

Posted by Chris Brown on May 15, 2012 – 10:32 am

Former Bills GM and soon-to-be Bills Wall of Famer Bill Polian has chosen a home date this fall for his Wall of Fame induction ceremony.

Polian’s name will be formally unveiled during a halftime ceremony on Oct. 21st when the Bills play host to the Tennessee Titans. He’s the 28th name to be added to the Bills Wall of Fame.

The game date selected makes sense. One of Polian’s sons, Dennis,  is an assistant to Titans head coach Mike Munchak.


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Hansen to run for office?

Posted by Chris Brown on March 15, 2012 – 8:33 am

Bills Wall of Famer is expected to announce today whether he’s going to throw his hat in the ring for a vacant state Senate seat in Minnesota.

That according to a North Dakota news site Inforum. Earlier in the week Hansen would not reveal his intentions, but did release a statement that indicated he would outline his plan today which read as follows.

“I will announce plans to start a new chapter in my career, and give back to (the) place I love and call home.”

Hansen, 43, currently lives in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. He officiates high school football and works as a color commentator for his alma mater, North Dakota State University.


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Hansen to sign autographs

Posted by Chris Brown on September 18, 2011 – 9:21 am

Bills newest Wall of Famer Phil Hansen, who will be honored in a halftime ceremony today, is going to be in the Bills Healthy Zone Fieldhouse signing autographs.

Hansen is scheduled to appear at 10:30 am.


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Booker on the radio

Posted by Chris Brown on May 4, 2010 – 9:20 am

Buffalo’s newest Wall of Fame member Booker Edgerson appeared on the Shredd and Ragan show on 103.3 FM.

Here’s the interview with Edgerson providing an interesting look back at the AFL days. He actually wasn’t happy that the AFL-NFL merger happened. The interview actually gets going about 1:40 in.

Edgerson even said he thought the Bills could’ve beat the Browns in 1964.


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New Wall of Famer named

Posted by Chris Brown on May 3, 2010 – 1:42 pm

The Wall of  Fame voting committee has just named the 26th member of the Bills Wall of  Fame.

CB Booker Edgerson (1962-1969) will go up on the wall this fall. He’s the first Bills AFL player to be named to the Wall since his former teammate George Saimes went on the Wall in 2000.


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