Kelly's son is beating the odds [9:01 AM] Buffalo News reports:
"The difficult fight against Krabbe disease could not have found a much more fitting poster child than Hunter Kelly. The son of former Buffalo Bills quarterback has proven to be a fighter extraordinaire. He was expected to live only 14 months. He now is 3 years and 3 months old."
Titans' pass was indeed a lateral [9:01 AM] Buffalo News reports:
"Yes, I know. The issue became moot long ago. The pass was completed. The Titans scored the touchdown. The officials reviewed the pass and decided it was a legal lateral. The Bills lost the game. The NFL published two photographs of the play to convince everybody that the referee's decision was correct. After a preliminary analysis, I decided that the officials were probably correct."
Kelly, pilot give differing accounts of accident [7:41 AM] AP reports:
"I know what happened, I know what I had to say,'' Kelly told the Buffalo News. "I know that when you get out of a plane and you go underwater, it's a little deeper than six inches. I know I'm not a goldfish, I know I'm not that small.''
Softer side of Wade sometimes obscures his achievements [5:09 PM] Buffalo News reports:
"Around the NFL, Phillips is admired for the work he did in picking up the pieces of the 1997 team, which bumbled to a 6-10 record in Marv Levy's farewell season. Phillips' first team reversed the record to 10-6 and made the playoffs."
The plane truth [5:08 PM] Buffalo News reports:
"(The pilot) said he landed in the tidal zone, in 6 inches of water," Jim LaBelle, who heads the National Transportation Safety Board in Anchorage, told the Associated Press.
Buried alive? [5:07 PM] Buffalo News reports:
"Up until reading the Page 1 article on the Bills (May 28), I was feeling great, playing tennis daily, and enjoying the 80-and-over international tennis tournament in Austria."
Even fibbing, Kelly can't win big one [5:06 PM] Palm Beach Post reports:
"Not enough, apparently, that he quarterbacked in four Super Bowls for the Buffalo Bills. Not enough that he takes his vacations in remote sections of Alaska accessible only by airplane and hundreds of miles from the nearest limo for hire. Not enough that he hunts bears there and not just defenseless ducks."
June 3, 2000
St. John Fisher, Bills to keep training camp free of alcohol [9:40 AM] D and C reports:
"Do you avoid Buffalo Bills games because you're afraid of having beer spilled on you by strangers? Or do you cringe at the thought of wading through a sea of tipsy, rowdy tailgaters in the Ralph Wilson Stadium parking lots?"
June 2, 2000
Pilot questions Kelly's version of landing [10:12 PM] AP reports:
"The pilot of the plane carrying Jim Kelly has a less harrowing account of the rough landing in the Berring Sea than the one given by the former Buffalo Bills quarterback."
Crash stories clash [7:42 AM] Anchorage Daily News reports:
"Former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly says he is lucky to be alive
after a plane he was in went down in the Bering Sea recently, 100 yards off the Alaska Peninsula."
Bills allow fans' knees some room to roam [9:04 AM] Buffalo News reports:
"No longer will Ralph Wilson Stadium have to be classified as an open-air theater to comply with the state building code. And all the Buffalo Bills had to do was tilt the tops of the seats forward a few inches."
Kelly survives plane crash during Alaskan hunting trip [8:47 AM] AP reports:
"Former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly sustained minor cuts and scrapes when a two-seat plane he was in crashed into the Bering Sea off the coast of Alaska during a hunting trip earlier this month."
Pigskin Poker - 2000 Draft Round-up [11:07 AM] Maxim Mag reports:
"The Good: Team seems immune to public sentiment when making personnel decisions (bumping mighty mite Doug Flutie behind Rob Johnson on QB depth chart was their ballsiest). Gotta love the pick of puny, (5'11", 222 lbs.) sack-happy Virginia Tech LB/DE Corey Moore in the third round."
Vietnam took Bills' Kalsu far too soon, leaving a son asking why [9:50 AM] CBS Sportsline reports:
"A former University of Oklahoma standout, Kalsu was selected by the Bills in the eighth round of the 1968 draft. His active ROTC status and the rate at which Army brass was calling for fresh troops to send to Vietnam scared off several teams in the NFL and the old AFL and plummeted him several rounds lower than projections."