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  1. I'm not sure what they are officially called (compression pants maybe), but those blue yoga pants these three are wearing under their uniform which seems to be all the rage right now look awful. It doesn't matter if they are white, which you see mostly or a color they just stick out so much that it hurts the aesthetic of any uniform. Don't get me wrong, I would imagine there is a good reason so many players have gone to wearing them, maybe they give the knee some additional stability or something, so I'm not saying they shouldn't be allowed to wear them. Just saying they are ugly.
  2. Was this the picture of your Little League team before heading off to Dairy Queen to celebrate their Under 10 Championship?
  3. Gogolak broke into Professional football with the Buffalo Bills in the AFL. He was their kicker for both their 1964 and 1965 AFL Championship Season. In 1965 he was 28 of 46 (60.9%), second in the AFL behind Gino Capelletti of the Patriots. 60.9% wouldn't keep you on an NFL Roster today for more than 3 weeks. The WORST percentage in the league in 2018 was 65% by Chris Boswell of the Steelers and he was a 92% kicker just one year earlier.
  4. But how do you pronounce Center Martin "St.Louis". I'm guessing we all agree it's Looey and not Loo-is
  5. Well you know the Florida State Motto.... "Florida - The Ontario of the South"
  6. This has instigated some discussion, mostly locally in Buffalo but somewhat nationwide. Thought I would bring it up here to get this communities reactions/opinion. Not a 2019 Draft Pick and his new number, but a new free agent and his number..... The Buffalo Bills have issued free agent signee RB Senorise Perry #32. This number has not been given out by the Buffalo Bills since they traded OJ Simpson to the San Francisco 49ers after the 1977 Season. OJ was the first Buffalo Bill ever enshrined in the NFL HOF and the first Buffalo Bill put up on the "Wall of Fame" at the Bills Stadium. Although the Bills have not issued #32 since 1977, they never officially "retired" the number. Though they had plenty of time to between 1981 when he retired from the 49ers and 1994 when his personal life became a crap show. The Bills have since retired #12 (Jim Kelly), #78 (Bruce Smith) and #34 (Thurman Thomas). You guys may have heard of a small off the field "incident" that many attribute to Mr. Simpson. Though officially and legally he was acquitted of said offenses. Despite what has happened in OJ's life outside of football the NFL has not removed him from the HOF and the Bills have not removed him from their WOF (though on the Bills Wall of Fame where his name used to sit in the "middle" very prominently, it has since been pushed to the "end of the line". I am old enough (53) to remember actually watching OJ in his prime, 2003 yds rushing in 1973 etc. As a 7 - 12 year old he was without a doubt my favorite Buffalo Bill and well loved everywhere even outside of Buffalo. When the murders happened, I remember hoping and praying that they had the wrong guy and he would be PROVEN innocent. Well we all know how it played out and I think we can all agree the word PROVEN doesn't fit. Regardless of the outcome of the trial and the ongoing drama after the trial, I was always adamant that the on field accomplishments and the off the field behavior could be kept separate enough that he needn't be removed from the HOF or WOF. I certainly wouldn't expect (nor would I want) the Bills to ever feature him as a team ambassador like they currently do with Kelly, Thomas and many other retired players. It was also obvious that there would never be a ceremony to "officially" retire his number though unofficially they had removed it from circulation. Now to today... I think it's mostly a clear divide. If your a local Buffalonian younger than mid 40's your thoughts are who cares he was a POS they shouldn't care about giving out #32, but if your around 50 years old or older, the initial reaction to the Bills giving out #32 is NO, that number is not supposed to be handed out ever again. I know when I heard that was my official gut reaction, but it didn't take long for me to get over how the 10 year old would feel and how it looks in 2019. I'm sorry this is a long post, but I wanted to get this communities reaction AND I wanted to float what I have thought the Team should have done regarding the #32. I feel like it should never be worn again, BUT the Bills should position it not that they are honoring OJ Simpson by not handing out #32, but that the #32 has such a stigma attached to it regarding the Buffalo Bills, that almost as if the number is cursed it's in the best interest of the Buffalo Bills to never issue this number again.
  7. With the shape of the ball and the single bar helmet, this looks like it could be the logo for the Rollerball League. I know I'm dating myself, how many on here remember the movie Rollerball starring James Caan? I know they made a remake a few years ago, but the helmet looks more like the old days.
  8. I see that Chris just posted information on the Buffalo Sabres 50th Anniversary commemorative logo. The Buffalo Bills are celebrating their 60th Anniversary this year...
  9. Bills fan here.... I am thrilled we ended up with Ed Oliver with the 9th pick in this years draft, but was just slightly hoping that Kentucky DE Josh Allen would be the Bills Pick. Just to see how they would differentiate the Nameplate for Josh Allen as opposed to Josh Allen! QB - OJ Allen (for Offensive Josh) DE - DJ Allen (for Defensive Josh) but alas, it was not to be.
  10. I stand corrected on the Creamsicle throwback theory, and I did kind of figure the One Helmet rule was a huge reason they hadn't done anything recently. I still believe, in my humble opinion, that when push comes to shove the vast majority of people would choose one of the post Bucco looks over the Creamsicles if a choice had to be made. Nostalgia is a strong motivator when "selling" something. it's why we have the current/retro Pepsi Cans back even if just temporarily. almost all if the General Mills Cereals have come out with retro box designs. If you want something to be popular, get ride of it, wait 15 years and re-release it. Sadly there is a whole generation of fans here in Buffalo who want the Black/Red "Goat Head" look to come back. For those of us not 20 something or younger that is sacrilege. The Black/Red was a corporate play to align the colors of the Owners at the time's main business (Adelphia Cable), with their new hockey team. That didn't end well, with Prison Time for the owners and Bankruptcy for the Sabres. Why would anyone want to relive that?
  11. Don't you all think that if there was a chance in Heck that the Bucs would ever go back to Creamsicle look they would have brought out a Creamsicle alternate by now. The Chargers teased the powder blues for years before finally wearing them in a game again. And now they added a Royal Blue Fouts/Coryell jersey to their lineup as well. I think an even larger contingent of fans nationwide were crying for the Powder Blue Chargers than cry out for the Creamsicle Buccaneers now. The Broncos wear their original Brown/Yellow, Jets wear original Titans Colors. The Eagles and Packers both still wear those abominations they like to call throwback uniforms. I think it's pretty clear no one associated with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers wants anything to do with turning the clock all the way back to the late 70's/80"s. Keep Bucco Bruce where he belongs, a choice when playing Madden.
  12. Please tell me that someone did a whole series of Concepts based off Pat Patriot and all the NFL teams. and If so, PLEASE post link. I've always been a much bigger fan of Pat the Center than Elvis. Would love to see a roid rage Buffalo and a few other teams in this.
  13. If you look at the Brand Guidelines they also released and read down a few pages, you get a better idea on what they were trying with the new "crown". It appears they are also alluding to a camera aperature, and you can see when they give the logo some depth and texture making it slightly 3D the crown works. It doesn't really improve what the final product is, but it makes a little more sense in context.
  14. OK. Let's Compromise. From this day forward, they shall be called the Syracuse Suburbans, but like the Metropolitans we shall shorten it to the Syracuse Subs Don't the people of NYC think pretty much the rest of New York State is just a Suburb of NYC anyway?
  15. I was thinking the same thing. The blue panel that contains the "10" especially looks like a leather purse or automobile interior. And it looks like their Jersey sponsorship will be VICE (Digital Media and Television Network) instead of TELUS which I believe is a Canadian cellular phone service provider.