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Long-Suffering Bills Fan Gets Even in His Obituary

Lee Merkel wants players to be pall bearers to 'let him down one last time'

(Newser) - Talk about a parting shot. Lifelong Buffalo Bills fan Lee Merkel, who died Sunday at 83, stipulated that his obituary include the line: "Lee has requested six Buffalo Bills players as pall bearers so they can let him down one last time," according to WKBW . Calling it "... More »

NFL Player Retires in Middle of Game

Vontae Davis says he suddenly realized he 'shouldn't be out there'

(Newser) - Pro athletes often say their bodies will tell them when it's time to retire. For Vontae Davis of the Buffalo Bills, that time was in the middle of a game. The cornerback stunned teammates by abruptly retiring from the NFL at halftime Sunday, when the Bills were down 28-6... More »

Did Buffalo Bills Play Role in Timothy McVeigh's Unraveling?

The Super Bowl losses didn't help the mindset of the 'superfan,' theorizes Sam Anderson

(Newser) - "I am not saying that Timothy McVeigh bombed Oklahoma City in 1995 because the Buffalo Bills lost four Super Bowls in a row," writes Sam Anderson at Politico . That would be "absurd." But in his lengthy piece, Anderson makes the case that the Bills' misfortune might... More »

2 NFL Brothers' 'Bizarre' Fight: 'I'm Going to Fight for Jesus'

Buffalo Bills receiver Zay Jones arrested for felony vandalism after incident with Vikings' Cayleb Jones

(Newser) - A fight between brothers isn't all that uncommon. But you don't often see one arrested for felony vandalism, especially when the brothers are players for two different NFL teams. TMZ has video of the "bizarre naked struggle" Monday night between 22-year-old Buffalo Bills receiver Zay Jones and... More »

The Longest Current Playoff Drought in Major Sports Is Over

What's eluded Buffalo Bills for 17 years is now theirs: wild-card spot after 22-16 win against Miami

(Newser) - The Buffalo Bills already had the record for the most consecutive Super Bowl appearances , with nary a win. On Sunday, what SBNation calls "one of the NFL's longest-suffering franchises" broke its most recent record: the longest current playoff drought, not only in the NFL, but in any of... More »

NFL Player Takes 500-Mile Uber Ride to Get to Practice

The damage: a $632 fare and $300 tip

(Newser) - This is the story of two men ridiculously committed to their respective jobs. On Sunday, Buffalo Bills cornerback Shareece Wright's flight was late getting into Chicago and he missed his connecting flight to New York, the Buffalo News reports. Wright had to be in Buffalo for (voluntary) practice by... More »

Kaepernick to Start First NFL Game This Year

San Francisco 49ers QB's reaction: 'Let's go'

(Newser) - Colin Kaepernick is in the news again, though not for anything related to his national anthem protests . Kaepernick will be the San Francisco 49ers' starting quarterback for Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills—a role he hasn't held since last November, NFL.com reports. The controversial player has... More »

2 Bills Players Miss Team Bus, Catch an Uber to Stadium

Jerry Hughes, Zach Brown document escapade on Instagram

(Newser) - What to do when your team bus leaves without you? For two members of the Buffalo Bills, Uber provided the answer on Sunday, reports the AP . Linebacker Jerry Hughes posted a video on Instagram showing him and linebacker Zach Brown in a car, supposedly en route to M&T Bank... More »

23-Year-Old Leaves NFL Over Concussions

AJ Tarpley is walking away to preserve his health

(Newser) - A 23-year-old is walking away from the NFL because of concussions. AJ Tarpley, a second-year linebacker on the Buffalo Bills, announced on Instagram Wednesday that he's had four concussions, two of them suffered last season, and has decided "after months of introspection" and research to retire from the... More »

The NFL Has Its First Full-Time Female Coach

Buffalo Bills make history with hire of Kathryn Smith

(Newser) - The Buffalo Bills made a power run through a glass ceiling on Wednesday by hiring Kathryn Smith, the first full-time female member of coaching staff in NFL history. Smith, who has worked in the NFL since 2003 and joined the Bills last year as an administrative assistant to head coach... More »

Buffalo Bills' 'Home Game' Won't Be in NY

It moves to Detroit; snow is too much as death toll reaches 12

(Newser) - Things were so desperate in Buffalo this week that the hometown Bills made a plea for fans to come and shovel out their stadium. But with yet more snow falling yesterday in suburban Orchard Park, where the team plays, reality has set in: The NFL is moving this week's... More »

Buffalo Bills: Dig Out Our Stadium, Get Free Tickets

Team has a huge amount of snow to shift before Sunday

(Newser) - The Buffalo Bills are supposed to play the New York Jets on Sunday, but there's something standing in the way: The 220,000 tons of snow Ralph Wilson Stadium and the surrounding area was buried in by this week's freak storm . The team is looking for people to... More »

Angry Buffalo Bars Banning Bon Jovi

Locals don't want him buying, moving the Buffalo Bills

(Newser) - Jon Bon Jovi reportedly wants to buy the Buffalo Bills and move the NFL team to Toronto—but angry Western New Yorkers are fighting back. A group calling itself 12th Man Thunder is calling for all Buffalo businesses to ban Bon Jovi from their establishments, WGRZ reports. What does that... More »

Ex-Cheerleaders Sue Bills Over Pay, Hygiene Rules

They face 'jiggle tests,' are told 'how to wash intimate areas': Suit

(Newser) - Five former cheerleaders are taking the Buffalo Bills to court, saying they were paid less than minimum wage and subjected to disturbing physical scrutiny. The Bills "exploited the women by failing to pay them in accordance with New York State minimum wage laws," the lawsuit, which also targets... More »

3 Text Messages to Fan Cost Buffalo Bills $3M

He brought class-action suit after too many alerts

(Newser) - In a case most commentators are calling frivolous, finicky, or just plain silly, the Buffalo Bills have coughed up $3 million to settle a lawsuit from a fan who complained that the team sent him too many text messages. The fan brought the class-action suit after he signed up for... More »

Rob Ford's Latest Transgression: Seat Stealer

And he ate chicken wings in it...

(Newser) - Another week, another Rob Ford dust-up : The embattled Toronto mayor attended a Buffalo Bills-Atlanta Falcons game at Toronto's Rogers Centre last night, where he showed up after kickoff then promptly stole Matt Mays' seat, according to none other than Matt Mays. The musician tells the National Post that he... More »

Bills Fan Fired After Stadium Fall

He's barred from games after reckless slide

(Newser) - Unemployment has been added to injury for a Buffalo Bills fan who put himself and another fan in the hospital with a reckless stunt at Ralph Wilson Stadium on Sunday. In an incident that became a viral video, a fan identified as Rob Hopkins slid down a safety railing on... More »

Bills Player to N. Korea: If You Hit US, Nuke the Patriots

Stevie Johnson tweets rogue state to target Foxboro, Mass.

(Newser) - Buffalo Bills player Stevie Johnson would really like North Korea to "chill out with that nuke talk ." But if it doesn't, the wide receiver has suggested a target for Kim Jong Un's agression: "War is nothing to be played with. I apologize North Korea........but... More »

Pats Sink Bills 49-21, Clinch Top AFC Seed

Patriots top Bills, Saints crush Panthers, 49ers thump Rams

(Newser) - The New England Patriots overcame a 21-point deficit today with 49 unanswered points to rock the Buffalo Bills 49-21, the AP reports. The win earned the Pats home-field advantage and the AFC's top seed. Tom Brady threw for 338 yards and finished with the second-most passing yards in NFL... More »

Bills Player Drops Pass, Tweets Anger at God

Steve Johnson less than thrilled with Almighty after hellish flub

(Newser) - After dropping a would-be winning touchdown pass in an overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers yesterday, the New York Daily News reports that Buffalo Bills receiver Steve Johnson did what any modern day athlete would—he tweeted to the Almighty. "I praise you 24/7!!! And this how you do... More »

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