Bills History Draft Videos

Great Draft Classes: 1985 Buffalo Bills

With the draft quickly approaching, has the “Greatest Draft Class” videos up, and the 1985 Buffalo Bills were #9 on their list. Some fun highlights of Bruce Smith, Andre Reed & Frank Reich. Spotlight on Bill Polian as well, who kind of came out of nowhere to become one of the greatest GMs in football! (Building the 1990 Buffalo Bills, then the Carolina Panthers, and the Indianapolis Colts.)

We don’t have Polian, but I really like our past two drafts, and expect more of the same from this one. Might we say some day that the draft of 2007 was one of the top draft classes? (Marshawn Lynch, Paul Pozluszny, and Trent Edwards?)

Again, can’t embed, so… here ya go!

Bills History Players Videos

Kelly To Reed

I found a cool video on today featuring our favorite passer-catcher combo, Jim Kelly and Andre Reed. They were number five in a list of greatest passing combos. They were pretty great! This short video has some great highlights from those years. Reed made some just spectacular grabs!

Can’t embed videos, so click here to view it at their site.



Bills Announce 2008 Pre-Season Schedule

I know this doesn’t really qualify as news, or an “announcement” but, I figured I’d post it here anyway, along with some thoughts on the first officially scheduled Buffalo Bills games for 2008.

The Bills released their 2008 pre-season schedule, which includes of course the first of the eight-game series to be played in Toronto over the next five years. The team selected for the first game of the “Toronto Initiative” is the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Bills commented on how there is a “good rivalry” there. (Right! So why don’t we play in their division, along with Cleveland and Cincinnati??) And obviously Pittsburgh will be a nice draw as a well-known, well-liked NFL team nationally and internationally.

But really… this is just pre-season football. This game won’t matter much at all. The regular season game will be a different story, but they could have played any team for this pre-season Toronto game.

That said, there is some significance to it being the first of the eight-game series played north of the border.

The game will be played on August 14th at 7:30pm, and will be carried locally in Buffalo on channel seven.

The Bills also are featured on an NFL Network nationally televised game for week three of the pre-season against the Indianapolis Colts, playing in their new stadium. That game will take place on August 23rd at 8pm, and will also be broadcast locally in Buffalo on channel seven. This game might actually sort of interesting as the third week of pre-season is usually the game where starters play at least the first half, and sometimes into the third quarter.

The Bills open the pre-season at Washington (date TBD) and they close it at home (their real home, Orchard Park) with their annual game against the Detroit Lions. This is the kids’ night game as well. (Very cheap tickets for kids accompanied by an adult.)

It’s still just pre-season, and really doesn’t matter at all, but you can’t help but be excited when you can actually put Bills games on the calendar again!

The regular season schedule will be announced within the month! Stay tuned!

Aug. 7-10 @ Washington TBD WKBW-TV
Aug. 14 vs. Pittsburgh 7:30 pm WKBW-TV
Aug. 24 @ Indianapolis 8 pm NFL Network
Aug. 28 vs. Detroit 6:30 pm WKBW-TV

BBR Guys Fun

A New Member of the Campbell Family

Emma Caroline is here
This is sort of BBR News by default (as I, Greg, am one of the voices of the BBR.) On March 13th, the Campbell family grew by one with the addition of another baby girl, Emma Caroline! She’s beautiful, and healthy, and so is Mom – and we are delighted! We like the name Emma, and Caroline is after her Grandma. She’s sleeping in her mom’s arms as I type this.

Just thought I’d make that little announcement here as it has certainly affected the frequency of updates to the BBR site over the past month or so! Starting to get back to a normal routine here in our house.

Check out the links page and click through to my blog and back around when she was born you can see a few more photos if you’d like.

Welcome Emma Caroline! (We’ll be introducing her to Bills football this summer! Another Bills fan is born!)