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BDC 9/9: Back to Football Friday, see the 9/11 patch

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on September 9, 2011 – 8:49 am

Back to Football Friday
Today at Court Street Plaza (corner of Pearl Street and Court Street) in downtown Buffalo, the Buffalo Bills will celebrate Back to Football Friday with fans from 12 Noon – 1:00 p.m.  The Bills will be serving complimentary Sahlen’s hot dogs and Pepsi beverages during this lunchtime event to help kickoff their 2011 season which begins at Kansas City this Sunday.  The Buffalo Jills Cheerleaders, Billy Buffalo and Bills staff will hand out Bills magnets, courtesy of M&T Bank, along with other giveaway items.  Also, 97 Rock and DJ Jickster will host a live remote in the plaza to help the Bills and their fans celebrate Back to Football Friday.

— Ryan Fitzpatrick made his first weekly appearance this morning on 97 Rock’s Norton in the Morning at 7:45 am.  Fitz will appear each Friday morning throughout the season on 97 Rock.  Audio will be available at later this afternoon.

— Today’s Practice
Friday, September 8
Practice – 11:00 am – 12:30 pm (Media Access for stretch and individual)

DAILY LINKS – Bills – Chiefs Preview – OT battle in KC not forgotten

Buffalo News – Cassel: The unquestioned Chief

Buffalo News – Byrd out to prove he is a ballhawk

Buffalo News – Bills players get the most out of their iPads

Buffalo News – Bills hope philosophy shift reverses trend

Buffalo News – WRs unknown, mostly undrafted, undaunted

Buffalo News – Retooling the roster

Buffalo News – Who are you calling Mama’s boy?

Buffalo News – Despite ‘Senator’Wilson’s optimism, Bills are starting from scratch

Rochester D&C – Buffalo Bills’ Donald Jones traveled his own route to success

Associated Press – Bills rookie DL Dareus making immediate impact

Olean Times Herald – Bills expect to be better on defense

Wellsville Daily – Bell named Bills’ starting LT

Buffalo Business First – Looks at the Forbes valuation of the Bills; Calls team the eight most profitable in the NFL – Michael Rosenberg says the Bills rank low on the hateability index

Kansas City Star – Former Mizzou QB Smith hopes to be Slash 2.0 for Bills

The Star Press – Former Ball State player ready for first NFL season

The Globe and Mail – Bills’ Merriman eager to show he’s `Lights Out’

Audio/Video/Photo Clips – Bills Focus: Run Defense ready for big test

Fan 590 – Buddy Nix previews this week’s game with Jim Lang this morning

Fan 590 – Kirk Morrison talks about joining the Bills, playing against KC every year of his career and playing in Toronto

WGR – Bills Fitzpatrick thinks offense will finish games off

Bills players ranked best looking in NFL
In season pickups will start for the Bills

WKBW – SportsBlast – Dareus

WGRZ – Bills have high expectations

YNN – Bills working on ‘can’t finish’ stigma

Channel Canada
CTV will air this week’s Bills-Chiefs game in Southwestern Ontario
Sportsnet Radio Fan 590 will air 11 Buffalo Bills games this season; First will start on Oct. 2nd

Additional Clips
Inside the Bills Blog
Troup update, Troup Moats not participating, Troup feeling better, New play caller for Chiefs

Billboard Blog
Bills are best looking team in the NFL

Bills Beat Blog
Bills’ Batten Gearing Up to Start His NFL Career
Bills-Chiefs Result in Madden Sim

AFC East Daily
Ranking AFC EastRB tandems entering ’11

Bleacher Report
Takes a look at the recent offensive line moves and Buddy’s interview on 103.3 The Edge
Let’s Go Bills Week 1 Rap

Head Coach Chan Gailey on playing on 9-11:
“I had a talk with our players (Wednesday) morning about that.  I’m not sure that everybody understands the significance of September 11th to our country, especially young people. I hope they realize the significance of this and there’s going to be something going on in every stadium around the league.  I just want them to take it with solemnest and pride; whatever else it is that you do when you’re an American to understand what this is all about.”

QB Ryan Fitzpatrick on playing on 9-11:
“It’s hard to believe it’s been 10 years. I remember being a freshman in college, waking up in my dorm and seeing how it affected the (Harvard) campus and the people who had family members who were in the building or in the area.  Everyone is always going to remember that day.  I think it’s special for everybody to see how we’ve reacted to it and come along in the last 10 years.  It’s significant.  With some of the pregame ceremonies (scheduled for Sunday) it’ll be neat to reflect on where we were that day and how far we’ve come.”

September 9, 1990 — BILLS SCORE 1,000th TOUCHDOWN
Butch Rolle’s touchdown reception was the Bills 1,000th TD in team history. Buffalo won the opener 26-10 over Indianapolis at Rich Stadium.


Here’s a look at the commemorative patch the Bills will wear this weekend in Kansas City.

A look behind the scenes at Jim McCoy’s photo shoot for the Buffalo News with DL Marcell Dareus (some of his photos ran in yesterday’s paper).

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