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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 »

NFL Fines Titans Owner $250K for Flipping Bird

Tennessee's Bud Adams dinged for 'detrimental' conduct

(Newser) - The NFL fined 86-year-old Tennessee Titans owner Bud Adams $250,000 for "conduct detrimental to the league"—namely, flipping the bird toward the Buffalo Bills' sideline in the waning moments of yesterday's 41-17 Tennessee victory. He later repeated the display on the field, the Tennessean reports. "I... More »

Brady, in Return, Rallies Patriots Past Bills

(Newser) - Quarterback Tom Brady, in his first game since missing almost all of last season with a knee injury, threw two touchdown passes in the final 2:06 to lead the New England Patriots to a comeback 25-24 victory over the visiting Buffalo Bills tonight, the Boston Herald reports. Brady, 32,... More »

Kemp Changed GOP Forever

(Newser) - For Adam Clymer, writing in the New York Times, Jack Kemp won’t be remembered as just a Bills star and Buffalo congressman. He’ll be remembered as the player who boycotted a New Orleans game to protest segregation, and the politician who “moved the Republican Party to a... More »

Ex-Congressman, QB Jack Kemp Dead at 73

(Newser) - Jack Kemp, the former football star, congressman, one-time vice-presidential nominee, and self-described "bleeding-heart conservative" died today of cancer at age 73. Kemp, a former quarterback for the Buffalo Bills, represented western New York for nine terms in Congress, leaving the House for an unsuccessful presidential bid in 1988. Eight... More »

Ex-Cowboy Owens Signs With Bills

(Newser) - Superstar receiver Terrell Owens is headed to the wintry climes of upstate New York, the Buffalo News reports. The Buffalo Bills are signing the NFL showman to a 1-year deal worth a guaranteed $6.5 million. Released a few days ago by the Dallas Cowboys, Owens has racked up 14,... More »

The Worst Super Bowl Chumps

NFL's title game has seen its share of stinkers

(Newser) - With the big game set for Sunday, Fox Sports remembers the 10 worst Super Bowl performances. A sampling:
  • Tony Eason, Patriots, Super Bowl XX: The ’85 Bears were a defense to be feared, and Eason crumbled before them. He was benched in the second after going 0 for 6
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Jack Kemp Treated for Cancer

Docs can't say what afflicts former NFL star, GOP lawmaker, 73

(Newser) - Jack Kemp, the former NFL star and Republican congressman, is in treatment for cancer, the Buffalo News reports. A spokeswoman said the type of cancer is “undetermined,” but that tests are under way to identify it. Kemp, 73, served 18 years as a representative from New York before... More »

Disputed TD Wins Division for Steelers

Tennessee loses steam as playoffs approach

(Newser) - The Pittsburgh Steelers clinched another AFC North title with a controversial touchdown in the final minute today, USA Today reports:
  • Santonio Holmes snagged the 4-yard pass with 43 seconds left, securing Pittsburgh's 13-9 win over the Baltimore Ravens. A review showed that Holmes had possession of the ball with both
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Jets Punch Hole in Titans' Perfect Season

Tennessee loses for the first time this season

(Newser) - In NFL action, it was an exciting day for the AFC East’s No. 1 and 2, the New York Jets and the New England Patriots, the AP reports:
  • Brett Favre threw two TDs and the Jets took down the Tennessee Titans 34-13, breaking their 13-game winning streak. The Jets
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Splitting Bills With Toronto Key to Revitalized Buffalo

Sharing of football team could give boost to both cities

(Newser) - The Bills’ loss in the 1967 AFL championship game began the downfall of the football team and the city of Buffalo itself, native Gregg Easterbrook writes in the Atlantic, and he suggests looking north to turn everything around. Adding affluent Toronto (100 miles away) as a second “home” city... More »

Unbeaten Titans Top Bears Despite Ground Game

Jets beat Rams 47-3 in record-setting rout

(Newser) - The Tennessee Titans secured a stunning 9-0 record today and the Indianapolis Colts stole a much-needed win in NFL action:
  • The Titans overcame a franchise-low 20-yard rushing game to beat the Chicago Bears 21-14 and stay undefeated, the AP reports.
  • Peyton Manning tossed three TD passes in a 24-20 comeback
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Giants Upend Tumbling Cowboys

Tennessee lands 19-16 overtime win against Packers

(Newser) - Tony Romo's injured pinkie spelled doom for the Dallas Cowboys again as the New York Giants pummeled them 35-14 today, the Newark Star-Ledger reports. In other games:
  • The Tennessee Titans continued their unbeaten streak by outlasting the Green Bay Packers 19-16 in overtime, USA Today reports.
  • The Atlanta Falcons held
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