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I was bored and looking up Bills stuff online when I discovered an old Bills player whom I had never heard of before but apparently he’s a “Bills legend.” Ron McDole played DE for the Bills from 1963 to 1970 and was named to the All-Time All-AFL second team. He also is the all time NFL leader in interceptions for a defensive lineman with 12. He currently ranks 44th all time in games played. The more you know....

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After his Bills career George Allen signed him for the "the future is now,," Washington Redskins. There he had some more really productive years. The guy was great.

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6 minutes ago, Seanbillsfan2206 said:

I was bored and looking up Bills stuff online when I discovered an old Bills player whom I had never heard of before but apparently he’s a “Bills legend.” Ron McDole played DE for the Bills from 1963 to 1970 and was named to the All AFL second team. He also is the all time leader in interceptions for a defensive lineman with 12. He currently ranks 44th all time in games played. The more you know....

Much better stuff to ponder than the usual. 

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Bills had a lot of great D Linemen in the 60's.

Ron McDole was my favorite.

 

There use to be a supermarket in Buffalo called Bells, I had a 8x10 picture of him that they gave away.

It was like this one.

 

 

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wasnt fun watching Mcdole play with the Redskins , by then the Bills were in the late 60's early 70's suck period. but Mcdole was thriving with the Redskins  

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Disagree, Sestak was the man, if his knees hadn't gone south, would have been one of the first AFL players in Canton.  You couldn't run inside on Buffalo in the mid 60's 17 straight games without a rushing touchdown.  McDole had a long and distinguished career, but he was far from the best on the Bills D-Line in the championship years.  The D-Lineman then were the size of today's LB's.

 

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8 minutes ago, BearNorth said:

Disagree, Sestak was the man, if his knees hadn't gone south, would have been one of the first AFL players in Canton.  You couldn't run inside on Buffalo in the mid 60's 17 straight games without a rushing touchdown.  McDole had a long and distinguished career, but he was far from the best on the Bills D-Line in the championship years.  The D-Lineman then were the size of today's LB's.

 

What are you disagreeing with? No one above said he was the best Bills DL, although Colorado said he was his favorite.

 

Sadly I don’t remember any of them. I was born in ‘60, didn’t follow football until I was around 8, and even then only remember offensive players until years later.

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42 minutes ago, ColoradoBills said:

Bills had a lot of great D Linemen in the 60's.

Ron McDole was my favorite.

 

There use to be a supermarket in Buffalo called Bells, I had a 8x10 picture of him that they gave away.

It was like this one.

 

 

ron mcdole.jpg

The DANCING BEAR!

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15 minutes ago, BearNorth said:

Disagree, Sestak was the man, if his knees hadn't gone south, would have been one of the first AFL players in Canton.  You couldn't run inside on Buffalo in the mid 60's 17 straight games without a rushing touchdown.  McDole had a long and distinguished career, but he was far from the best on the Bills D-Line in the championship years.  The D-Lineman then were the size of today's LB's.

 

Sestak Had a great little Bar with Paul Maguire, near the airport.

Just now, ColoradoBills said:

 

HaHa.  I forgot all about that!

I think the pic is from Niagara U, when they practiced there.   Being a NU grad, I was sorry to see them leave for Fredonia.

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4 minutes ago, Marv's Neighbor said:

Sestak Had a great little Bar with Paul Maguire, near the airport.

I think the pic is from Niagara U, when they practiced there.   Being a NU grad, I was sorry to see them leave for Fredonia.

Sounds right.

Darn, I wish I would of kept all that Bills memorabilia from the 60's.

Those Bells pictures, footballs cards, pennants, all gone who knows where! 

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My dad used to get pissed seeing McDole play for the Skins.  Over the Hill Gang 

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1 hour ago, ColoradoBills said:

Bills had a lot of great D Linemen in the 60's.

Ron McDole was my favorite.

 

There use to be a supermarket in Buffalo called Bells, I had a 8x10 picture of him that they gave away.

It was like this one.

 

 

ron mcdole.jpg

 Wow Bells... LoL awhile back I was trying to remember the name of that store. I was explaining what used to be in the old neigh orhood when I was younger to my wife. Think it was on W. Ferry and Grant... Wow that was a good place to leave haha. Area has gotten rough over the years.

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34 minutes ago, Marv's Neighbor said:

The DANCING BEAR!

 

 

I thought Tom Day was the dancing bear.

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11 minutes ago, macaroni said:

 

 

I thought Tom Day was the dancing bear.

Nope, tippy day

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1 hour ago, ColoradoBills said:

Bills had a lot of great D Linemen in the 60's.

Ron McDole was my favorite.

 

There use to be a supermarket in Buffalo called Bells, I had a 8x10 picture of him that they gave away.

It was like this one.

 

 

ron mcdole.jpg

I worked at Dubel's Bells on the Como Mall property in the late 70's.I remember Sunoco gas stations had stamps that they gave out..Bells did the same with the NHL. I believe this photo was taken on the Niagara University grounds during camp?

But the building in the background looks like Trico?

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1 hour ago, dwight in philly said:

wasnt fun watching Mcdole play with the Redskins , by then the Bills were in the late 60's early 70's suck period. but Mcdole was thriving with the Redskins  

 

Isn't it easier to just say the Bills "didn't suck" period was 1990-1993?  Every other part of the team's existence has been a suck period.

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Here's a bit of Ron McDole trivia.

He had a migraine problem.

He used to get some kind of physiological warning about five minutes before a migraine, but it was a serious issue.

Great player. Not Sestak, but really good.

 

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Remember him well, another guy traded to the Skins because he was over the hill.

Was my next door neighbor for 4 years, started a construction company then moved away

A 1960's version of Bruce smith but I doubt he ever made more then $30,000 per year for the Bills.

He once got stuck in my wife's Volkswagen and couldn't get out.... pretty funny.

 

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27 minutes ago, Gugny said:

 

Isn't it easier to just say the Bills "didn't suck" period was 1990-1993?  Every other part of the team's existence has been a suck period.

Two AFL championships.  Those of us who were there will always cherish those

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1 hour ago, Misterbluesky said:

I worked at Dubel's Bells on the Como Mall property in the late 70's.I remember Sunoco gas stations had stamps that they gave out..Bells did the same with the NHL. I believe this photo was taken on the Niagara University grounds during camp?

But the building in the background looks like Trico?

The building in the background was a "new" dorm in 68 or 69.

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1 hour ago, oldmanfan said:

McDole, Dunaway, Sestak, Day.  Remember them all

 That was a great D-Line in the 60's. The defense was the biggest strength of those teams.

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Wasn't it McDole and Paul McGuire who got thrown out of a some restaurant in S. buffalo for eating too many lobster dainties on all you could eat night?  I remember seeing a clip about that on some NFL Films special about the AFL Bills.....I think.....anyway McDole got out of Buffalo jusst in time to avoid the major suck of the early 70's.

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