Another lousy Monday day after what has become unfortunately the status quo. I do alot of driving at work when not watching timers click off the minutes, which leaves me with talk radio. Leaves me flippin the dial from Bauerly, to 550, to Russ (only non-local) to Sandy. For awhile 550 was my sanity. All I hear is BS topics all day - everyday. WTF--- Maybin, Stevie, Weather, Coaches, Schedual, Draft, Draft busts, Management busts... so on and so forth. We all know the scoop.
Bottom line - and please correct me if I'm wrong, but I am an old dude - born the year the Bills came into existence. My Anniversary was the night of the First super bowl and within days off the other three. Needless to say Sport wise after we lost the Braves all I really pay attention to is / are The Bills. No fantasy crap here - or all weekend multi TV's. Really don't care, but the Bills - if they are sold and moved the team I would get the "Football" cable package and follow them elsewhere. Yea I know - pretty wacked here.
Think it was the "Bulldog" fella today went on for awhile about the Luck ( not the qb) aspect of pro-sports and how this appears to be the main philosophy of Bills Football. Great listen, but I must digress. In 51 years old, 40 or so years I have followed this Team. Which has 1 and only 1 issue preventing success. This issue which inherently is the CAUSE in all the above mentioned EFFECTS that devastate us yearly. That is the Owner.
Beyond all the civic pride, won loss stats, the barrage of entertaining Bills media hype, and the 12th man crap we are stuck with Mr. Wilson. I believe he once said in the 70's " I can put a mediocre team on the field and still make money". Bout says it all. Before my civic pride, love of the game, Sundays in the fall around the Bills, this websight for my fix, raising my sons "Red, White, and Blue" - Is the reality that all Ralph cares about is the coin and bottom line.
We can rant about Pay Fred and Stevie, let em milk the state and county tax payers for stadium modifications, fire Edwards, hope for the draft, be envious of other cities, yada yada yada, but Ralph doesn't care. A decade of the same slock with more to come unless we get lucky again. Plus if I remember correctly wasn't our glory years basically developed by Pollian and Butler who eventually had it out with Wilson over money?
My deepest apologies for the long rant - after work, after a loss and after a couple beers which where drank while reading about Maybin, Stevie and the final straw ( the possibility of Ralph using Spiller now to shaft Fred -who according to the radio in August would have signed a long term for 3 mil/yr.... I have no faith left in my teams future. I have finally accepted the Reality of the Bills futile existence. A Greedy Owner. Its all about the money - screw us, screw the players, coaches, County, City - Just pack some coin away Ralphy. I'll help ya -Sell the team - by gold and precious metal and in a couple years you will vastly increase your wealth. O' that's right - he's running a little low on time - I truly am not quite there as far as wishing harm to the man, however enough is enough. We need a new owner -that's the issue. That is the only issue keeping us away from respectability. The Nfl, Bills, and the whole package are nothing more then entertainment. Which in sports requires occasionally WINNING. 10 and 6, 11 -5 what have you makes all the other discussions fun. The current situation - staus quo is just flat out disgusting. I really feel for the players who live in the spot light and just get crap shoved down their throats. May be a very well paying job - but I'd feel like Mike Tyson sparring partner., eventually you gotta get tired of getting beat and laid out.
Ralph - you don't have to spend the most, but have some ethic and pride man.