Best Head Coach? Williams votes for Holmgren, Fisher and Belichick. [9:08 AM]
CBS Sportsline reports: "Belichick does a great job with the fundamental teachings that has to go on throughout the whole team -- special teams, defense and offense," says Buffalo's Williams. "It's the way he gets them all playing under one roof, the way he gets them to all play together."
Bills are blue-tiful! [5:40 AM]
D and C reports: 'An hour after the unveiling, a long line snaked outside the team store at the stadium.'
Blue on blue a marketing coup [5:37 AM]
D and C reports: 'Dark navy blue, vivid red, a touch of royal blue, some eye-catching silver, a white road jersey with navy on the shoulders, red helmet with new stripe and same charging buffalo logo. Old yet new. In the words of Dolce & Gabbana, "Me likey."'
Sabres' new look spiked sales, too [5:34 AM]
D and C reports: 'The year before switching uniforms, the Sabres ranked 24th in merchandise sales in the NHL. Their first season in their new attire in new HSBC Arena, they rocketed to seventh and have remained in the top 10 ever since.'
Bills unveil their new uniforms [12:05 AM]
AP reports: '"This is exciting," Bledsoe said, modeling the Bills home uniform bearing his number 11. "New uniforms for the past seven or eight years have been good luck for some teams. The Broncos changed and they won it all."'
Bills New Uniforms: Photo Gallery Part III [7:19 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Billy The Buffalo, Tom Donahoe, Jim Kelly, Peerless Price, etc...
Bills New Uniforms: Photo Gallery Part II [7:18 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Mike Williams, Eric Moulds, Ruben Brown, Buffalo Jills, etc...
Donahoe says uniform changes were in pipeline before him [4:54 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: NOTE: interview is sound only.
Tom Donahoe says they wanted uniform to be evolutionary not revolutionary and some of the original designs were more 'Stars Wars' like. Wilson appears to have been a balance and kept some of the more radical changes out of uniforms.
Bills New Uniforms [2:32 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: The hype is over and now you see what they are hyping. The new Bills jerseys have been modernized in the Tennessee Titans and Denver Broncos type of style as previously leaked by game maker. Logo has not changed on Helmet.
Fina retires from football with class and dignity [12:28 PM]
Arizona Daily Star reports: 'He became a proponent of Buffalo's new modern art museum. He even got a job in a downtown restaurant, working at the bar, so he could mesh better with the community. His intellect separated him from the violence of the game. "I hope the next phase of my life will be as enriching as the last 10 years have been for me in Buffalo," says Fina, whose immediate plan is to go into business with his brother, David, a Tucson commercial builder. Ironic article is written by an author named "Hansen" since Hansen retired during the offseason after playing 10 years with him.'
New Bills Merchandise Available Starting Today [10:55 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: The only way fans will be able to get their hands on it in the first three days will be through the team’s official distribution outlets, which will have the largest selection in the area. This will be the first opportunity to purchase officially licensed Bills jerseys in the new style, both authentic and replica. Also available for the first time will be exclusive Drew Bledsoe merchandise, the team’s new on-field player hat, and other special-edition items.
New Bills jerseys greet a new era [9:17 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Bills ranked sixth in the NFL in merchandise sales in 1991 and '92, at the height of their Super Bowl era. They rank 23rd among 32 teams for the first half of this year, according to Sports Trend Info, a Florida-based trade publication that tracks sports marketing sales.'
Fox Sports Net's new groove leaves Levy behind [9:16 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"Just because you're not 18 through 34 doesn't mean you can't appeal to 18 through 34 viewers," Levy said.'
1,500 tickets left for uniform day with the Bills [5:33 AM]
D and C reports: 'The remaining tickets -- free, but limited to four per person -- will be available at the stadium box office at 11 a.m.'
Fina, Huntley and new uniforms [10:36 PM]
Olean Times Herald reports: And, given his salary, Fina's June 1 exit was assured. But in many ways he was maligned. Extraordinarily bright and a bit eccentric, Fina was hardly a media favorite, usually irascible and infrequently accommodating. However, one reason his salary was a current burden to the Bills was that he willingly renegotiated his contract to help make cap room when Buffalo re-signed guard Ruben Brown, his best friend on the squad. And while Fina struggled last year, it should also be remembered he took one for the team.'
Signing Huntley means Bryson will probably go [5:18 PM]
The Sporting News reports: Donahoe insists the Bills are shopping Bryson, a third-year pro, but there aren't enough carries to go around with Henry, Huntley, Bryson, Morris and NFL Europe star Curtis Alexander all fighting for playing time in training camp. It will be no surprise if Bryson is eventually dealt.
Mike Doser: Q&A with Ostroski [5:15 PM]
Shout! reports: Ostroski has become the leader on the field tutoring young players such as Marques Sullivan and Mike Williams, suggesting ways they can improve or do things easier.
Bills Break Camp For Weekend [3:34 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Overall, head coach Gregg Williams said "it's been a good week." Williams on Uniforms: "I think it's going to be a great event. I think the fans are going to have a lot of fun with seeing the uniforms and seeing the organization and the things that are going to take place, tomorrow."
Buffalo Bills "Adopt" 10 Special Olympics Athletes For Summer Games [11:54 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Members of the Buffalo Bills will meet with their "adopted" Special Olympics athletes at a special gathering on Monday, June 10, at Ralph Wilson Stadium.
buffalobills.com Also Gets New Look In Time For Uniform Unveiling [9:40 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Buffalobills.com will reveal its new look simultaneously with the unveiling of the Bills new uniform tomorrow. The site will offer the same exclusive coverage and functionality but with a fresh, sleek look reorganized to allow users to navigate more efficiently.
Bledsoe On The Sporting News Cover [9:40 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: The Bills are highlighted in this weeks issue of The Sporting News, with quarterback Drew Bledsoe appearing on the cover. The article inside, titled "Mr. Bill", discusses the excitement surrounding Bledsoe's arrival in Buffalo.
Swing band to play at Bills' unveiling [9:20 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Big Bad Voodoo Daddy performed during halftime of Super Bowl XXXIII and has performed at halftime of the Orange Bowl college football game. Their self-titled 1999 album was nominated for a Grammy.'
Interview/Uniform Unveiling Information [8:42 AM]
ESN reports: The unveiling is NOT an all-weather event. In the case of inclement weather, a decision will be made in the morning as to whether to proceed with or cancel the outdoor event. If it is canceled, an indoor unveiling event will be held for the media only.
Going old may land younger Bills fans [5:22 AM]
D and C reports: 'Their logo has remained basically the same since 1974, a charging buffalo that replaced one that stood still. In a nutshell, it's time.'
Moulds case pending [5:20 AM]
D and C reports: 'Moulds and his attorneys were scheduled to talk with league representatives about the players' endorsement of an all-natural protein supplement for a company that makes products that are banned by the NFL. The league's blanket steroid policy prohibits such arrangements.'
Breaking Down Bledsoe [11:25 PM]
TSN reports: "One of the few quarterbacks who can single-handedly beat you with his arm, but also one of the few who can't buy a lot of second-chance opportunities with his feet."
Mr. Bill: Part II [11:24 PM]
TSN reports: 'Bledsoe's audition for the Bills began, unbeknownst to him, when the Patriots visited Buffalo last December 16.'
Mr. Bill: Part III [11:23 PM]
TSN reports: '"Leadership seems to come naturally to him, and that's been lacking here. If you are the quarterback, you need to be the boss."'
Riemersma still not sure of status with Bills [9:28 PM]
AP reports: 'The Bills have reportedly offered a four-year deal in exchange for Riemersma taking a $900,000 paycut this season. The Bills also want Riemersma to accept a two-tiered bonus. That offer was unacceptable to Riemersma, a six-year veteran, and one of the team's most dependable receivers.'
Lary Bump: The Huntley-Henry Report [9:20 PM]
Shout! reports: Huntley, the newest Bill, participated in his first practices and said, "It was not too bad. I was understanding some things because I had this kind of offense in Pittsburgh before. I'll have to learn the terminology. "I'm here," he said, "because I felt the team wanted me here. I'll play anywhere they want to put me. I want to get them back to where they were before as one of the NFL's best teams."
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