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Bills Daily Charge – June 20

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on June 20, 2011 – 8:58 am


DAILY REPORT
Countdown to Bills new Uniform Unveiling – 4 days

DAILY LINKS
BuffaloBills.com – Hojo shares the story of what happened to Thurman Thomas’ helmet prior to Super Bowl XVI

Buffalo News – Leodis McKelvin and teammates host football camp for Kids Escaping Drugs

Buffalo News – Jerry Sullivan’s take on the latest speculation of a team moving to Los Angeles

Buffalo News – Larry Felser looks at the Pro Bowl being played in Hawaii at a cost to the state

ESPN.com (AFC East blog) – Tim Graham reports on where the AFC East teams ranked in ESPN The Magazine’s Ultimate Standings

Atlanta Journal-Constitution – Kelly, Thomas optimistic for retired-player benefits

Atlanta Journal-Constitution –  Q&A with Kelly, Thomas and Irvin of Gridiron Greats

Pro Player Insider – George Wilson hosts his 4th Annual Sports Fest Football Camp

Audio/Video/Photo Links  
AP – Joe DeLamielleure throws out the first pitch before Sunday’s Cleveland Indians game (Photos 1-3)

Additional Clips
Inside the Bills Blog
George Wilson update, Fan Friday 6-17, Players’ original numbers

Buffalo News BillBoard Blog
No surprise for Bills in franchise rank

Pro Football Weekly
Roscoe Parrish among list of AFC East best bets to break through in 2011

QUOTE FOR THE DAY
Bills cornerback Leodis McKelvin from his football camp for the students of the Renaissance Campus (a residential drug rehabilitation center) from the Buffalo News 6/19/11 — “I look up to them; I really do. They are going through a hard time right now and the motivation that it takes to come in and recover from that and then go on to be successful in life. I feel like if I came out here and reached out to them then I could just show them that it’s not over, they can still be somebody.”

NOTES AND NUMBERS
Uniform Fact of the Day
As mentioned previously, the Bills wore silver/gray and blue uniforms in their first two seasons before switching to red, white and blue for the 1962 season.  In ’62 and ’63 the blue jersey had two broad white stripes surrounding a single red one over the shoulder, while the white jersey had double blue stripes separated by a red one.  That style lasted two seasons, when in 1964 the stripes were moved to the end of the sleeve and stripes became thinner.

PHOTO OF THE DAY

After the 1963 season the Bills moved the striping on their jerseys from over the shoulder to lower on the sleeve.


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