Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 6/24

Bills are trying to make Buffalo more enticing to the next owner | ProFootballTalk
"Bottom line? The next owner of the team will need to be able to conclude that it makes good business sense to stay in Buffalo. Between extending the lease in Buffalo and expanding the team’s footprint in its region, the Bills appear to have a plan in place for nudging the needle toward not moving."

Bills CEO covers range of topics - BuffaloBills.com
"Bills CEO Russ Brandon has been making the rounds this week with a string of interviews with local media. His most telling came Thursday morning when he addressed far more than just the club’s new uniform unveiling on Friday night. Brandon addressed negotiations for a new lease agreement with Erie County, the ability for Buffalo to compete with larger market clubs in the future and the AEG Group in Los Angeles that has plans to build an NFL ready stadium in California."

Bills bow to popular demand - The Buffalo News
"We take a lot of feedback from our fans and fan forums and focus groups," said Bills Chief Executive Officer Russ Brandon. "One of the things we heard loud and clear over the last few years is that fans did not really care for our previous uniforms. We felt the uniform served us well over the past decade. But we felt it was time to make a change."

Miller: Charging buffalo was the winner - BuffaloBills.com
But what Miller sees as the most groundbreaking change in the history of the Bills look is the move to the charging Buffalo. "It was well received," said Miller of the change in 1973. "You don’t want a buffalo standing there grazing as it had been, so I think that was certainly the way to go and unquestionably one of their best uniform decisions. It is a look that has stood the test of the time and you don’t see that much anymore."

Russ Brandon on Uniform Unveiling, Other Topics - BuffaloBills.com
"Bills CEO Russ Brandon meets with the media to discuss the upcoming uniform unveiling as well as several other topics."

Bills Focus: A Look at Buffalo's Uniform History - BuffaloBills.com
Taking a closer look at the history of the Buffalo Bills uniforms through the eyes of John Murphy and longtime Bills equipment manager Ed Hojnowski,

Inside The Bills | Bills-Toronto Series update
"We have had discussions with them right now about where the agreement is with the CBA and with the game this year," said Brandon. "Our focus right now is playing the Redskins up in Toronto. They have some new leadership there, obviously Phil Lind is their vice chairman and Keith Pelley is their new president. Keith and I have had some conversations relative to our current agreement. We anticipate having some discussions moving forward."

Inside The Bills | Fergie helped by helmet change?
With the story completely true that the Bills’ helmet change from white to red in 1984 was made primarily to help quarterback Joe Ferguson better distinguish his receivers due to color blindness, some still wonder after the 2-14 campaign that year if it made a big difference.

Inside The Bills | Bills alumni part of wine event
"The Buffalo Bills Alumni Association will be attending and supporting a very unique and special event this Sunday (June 26th). They’ll be on hand at the Spring Lake Winery in Lockport, New York to host the Ride, Wine and Dine Vineyard Express Excursion from 9:30am to 4:00pm."

The story behind the Bills’ red helmets | ProFootballTalk
"With the Bills apparently going back to white helmets, a color-blind quarterback in the AFC East will once again have trouble. Though the Colts are gone and the Pats have switched to silver, the Jets have traded green helmets for white and the Dolphins fortunately have never switched from white to aqua or circus peanut orange."

Antonio Coleman living the dream and working with kids | al.com
"Buffalo Bills defensive lineman Antonio Coleman, a former Auburn star, will conduct his second annual camp Friday at Strickland Youth Center." The former Auburn star also opens up about his hard past.

Inside The Bills | Brandon says no AEG contact
"Even though there have been reports that AEG has contacted more than the five NFL clubs it made public for possible relocation to Los Angeles, Bills CEO Russ Brandon stated Thursday that they haven’t made contact with him."

Inside The Bills | Bills CEO talks lease
"Chris (Collins) and I have had some conversations," he said. "We are both going to be very focused with our organization and with the county moving forward, once we understand the CBA. We are just going to sit back and see what happens when the CBA comes out."

Fans the impetus for new Unis - The Buffalo News
"Brandon said 17,000 tickets have been distributed so far for the uniform unveiling Friday at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Gates open at 5:45 p.m. The program starts at 6:30 and the uniforms will be brought out about 7:15 p.m."

Decision on camp could wait - The Buffalo News
"Fisher has been a great partner," said Russ Brandon, Bills chief executive officer. "I’ve been keeping President (Donald) Bain briefed. We’re in full prep mode to go to training camp at St. John Fisher College. One of the factors that assists us is the cooperation from the senior staff at Fisher and the campus to allow us that flexibility to come to camp."

Bills planting a cleat firmly in Canada - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Bills fans ought to get used to sharing. It would be better than waving."

Bills To Unveil New Uniforms Tonight - WGR 550
"We are working with our local military. It’s going to be a great event. The alumni this year, their top cause is the Wounded Warrior program that we’re tied in with as well. And I think it’ll be a great treat for not only the military but for our great fans and it’ll be a very emotional day."

O.J. hasn’t confessed, yet | ProFootballTalk
"A report recently emerged that Simpson confessed to killing the pair in an interview with Oprah Winfrey on her OWN network... An Oprah spokesperson said the report isn’t true."

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