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Bills Daily Charge – June 24

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on June 24, 2011 – 9:06 am


DAILY REPORT
BILLS UNIFORM LAUNCH EVENT TONIGHT AT RALPH WILSON STADIUM – GATES OPEN AT 5:45!

Uniform Launch Event Details: 
The Buffalo Bills will officially introduce their new uniforms for the 2011 National Football League season at a special Uniform Launch event presented by Reebok at Ralph Wilson Stadium tonight.  The new uniforms will incorporate the Bills storied history while keeping the team’s signature charging buffalo logo. The Bills last made a change to their primary uniform prior to the 2002 season.

The Bills Fun Zone and event entry by Stadium gate 3 will open at 5:45 p.m. and includes complimentary fan photos with social media component, interactive football-themed games, Buffalo Jills Cheerleaders, Billy Buffalo, Bills partner giveaways, reduced concessions pricing, and more.

In addition, a special screening of the box office hit movie, The Blind Side, rated PG-13, was chosen by fans on the Bills Facebook page, facebook.com/BuffaloBills, and will be shown on the Bills scoreboard.  The movie will begin 45 minutes after the Uniform Launch event concludes.  Fans are invited to bring blankets and watch the movie from the field or sit in the lower seating bowl to enjoy the movie.  The Bills 2010 highlight video will also be shown after the unveiling.

The event will also be streamed live on Buffalobills.com beginning at 6:30 p.m.  Images will also be available on the Bills media website buffalobills.com/media beginning at 7:15 p.m.

Complimentary tickets for the Uniform Launch event are available in person at select Verizon Wireless locations in Buffalo and Rochester, all Erie County M&T Bank branches, and at the Ralph Wilson Stadium ticket office.  For a list of the Verizon Wireless and M&T Bank ticket locations, visit buffalobills.com.  Tickets are also available online at ticketmaster.com.  Season ticket holders were previously sent information regarding their ticket options. There is a limit of six (6) tickets per person.

— The Buffalo Bills are hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive TODAY in the Paul Maguire Club at Ralph Wilson Stadium from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM.  97 Rock’s DJ Jickster will host a Live radio remote from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM and the following appearances are scheduled throughout the day, Billy Buffalo:  12:00 – 1:00 PM and the Buffalo Jills:   11:30 AM – 12:30 PM, 3:00 – 4:00 PM, 5:00 – 6:00 PM.  All presenting donors will receive a free Buffalo Bills and American Red Cross t-shirt, tickets to the Buffalo Bills Uniform Unveiling later that evening and will be entered in drawings for many great prizes. Donors will also be offered a free 2010 version of the Buffalo Bills home (navy) or away (white) jersey. Free parking (Lot A) and refreshments will be available. Walk-ins are welcome. Photo I.D. is required. You must be at least 17 years of age to donate or 16 years old with parental consent. 

— Verizon Wireless is running a Text To Win contest—for your chance to win a new Buffalo Bills jersey, text ‘UNIFORM’ to 64621.  The contest runs through tonight at 8 PM.

DAILY LINKS
BuffaloBills.com – Van Miller recalls the team’s uniform changes during his broadcasting career

BuffaloBills.com – Russ Brandon makes the media tour and covers range of topics

Buffalo News – Mark Gaughan reports on tonight’s event and the uniform change process 

Rochester D&C – Sal Maiorana on the uniform change process

AP – Buffalo Bills to unveil new uniforms

ESPN.com (AFC East blog) – Bills planting a cleat firmly in Canada

Buffalo Business First – Bills expect sales surge with news uniforms  (Full article in attached PDF)

Buffalo Business First – Bills to reveal new uniforms  

Audio/Video Links  
BuffaloBills.com
Russ Brandon discusses the uniform unveiling and other topics
Hojo and John Murphy take a look at Buffalo’s uniform history
Gatorade Jr. Training Camp Photo Gallery

WYRK
Russ Brandon joins WYRK to discuss the new uniforms

WKBW
SPORTSBLAST 7.0: Bills CEO Russ Brandon Talks Lockout and Regionalization

WIVB
Buffalo Bills to unveil new uniforms
Bills’ Brandon on CBA talks;  team focused on regionalization

WGRZ
Buffalo Bills Unveil New Uniforms Tonight
Bills CEO Brandon Talks Uniforms and CBA

Additional Clips
Inside the Bills Blog
Byrd on Kirwan’s list, Bills blood drive today, Bills-Toronto Series update, Bills CEO talks lease, Brandon says no AEG contact, Bills alumni part of wine event

Buffalo News BillBoard Blog
Fans the impetus for new Unis
Decision on camp could wait
Brandon touts regionalism  

NFL.com
Jairus Byrd ranks 16th in Pat Kirwan’s top safety rankings;  Whitner listed in ‘Keep an eye on’ section
C.J. Spiller makes Bucky Brooks’ list of second-year players looking to emerge

WBEN
New Bills Jerseys Will Sport Retro Look

YNN
Bills to unveil new uniforms Friday

Buffalo Rumblings
Pat Kirwan Likes Jairus Byrd In Safety Rankings

QUOTE FOR THE DAY
Bills CEO Russ Brandon on the Uniform Launch Event tonight – “It’s going to be a great event. We have over 17,000 tickets distributed right now for the event. The Ralph Wilson Stadium gates will open at 5:45 pm and the parking lots open at 4:30 pm. We’ve got a lot of family-oriented activities for young people. And we’ve got pyrotechnics, a great stage and we’re going to have a lot of fun with it.”

NOTES AND NUMBERS
Uniform Fact of the Day
The Bills have had four distinct helmets over the years, starting with the original silver worn in 1960 and 61, then they introduced the white helmet with the standing buffalo, after that the standing buffalo became a charging buffalo and finally the team kept the charging buffalo and put it on a red helmet.  There have been small changes to those variations over the years, including different facemask colors and striping down the center.  The Bills even wore a red helmet with a white standing buffalo for a few games in 1994.

PHOTO OF THE DAY

Bills staff meets with the stage crew to go over the logistics for tonight’s event.


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