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Looking back at your years of fandome, are there any obscure or little-known Bills players or coaches that you’ve met. For me, there’s a handful of players and coaches:

 

Mark Maddox - Met this dude over at the old Rainbow Mall in Niagara Falls.  It must have been 1991 or 1992 because I remember there were actually stores open!  Including a Trench outlet store!  He was injured and on crutches but very nice and friendly.  It was an autograph signing and there must have been about 10 people in line but it didn’t seem to get him down. Very cool guy

 

Keon Carpenter - I had to interview Keon for a local newspaper about the Bills season.  Very nice and professional.

 

Gabe Northern -  A monster at LB for the Bills during the 90’s.  Always thought he was due for a breakout season.  Never happened but he was a solid player in the Bills 3-4

 

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Chris Gragg

 

Dude was in Green Bay last year when the Bills were playing and introduced himself to me. Like saw me in my Tre White jersey at a bar on Saturday night and introduced himself as a former Bills TE.

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Todd Collins

 

Not the Quarterback, but :Todd Collins the Punter.

 

We had a player on the preseason roster back in the late 90:s brought in to challenge Chris Mohr.  I met Todd just days before his release.

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and you have to not get any hints who he was?

 

he can't be at a card show or Meet the Obscure Bills of your Past Day?

 

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44 minutes ago, BillyWhiteShows said:

Looking back at your years of fandome, are there any obscure or little-known Bills players or coaches that you’ve met. For me, there’s a handful of players and coaches:

 

Mark Maddox - Met this dude over at the old Rainbow Mall in Niagara Falls.  It must have been 1991 or 1992 because I remember there were actually stores open!  Including a Trench outlet store!  He was injured and on crutches but very nice and friendly.  It was an autograph signing and there must have been about 10 people in line but it didn’t seem to get him down. Very cool guy

 

Keon Carpenter - I had to interview Keon for a local newspaper about the Bills season.  Very nice and professional.

 

Gabe Northern -  A monster at LB for the Bills during the 90’s.  Always thought he was due for a breakout season.  Never happened but he was a solid player in the Bills 3-4

 

Really, BillyWhiteShows/Phil the Thrill/Thunderstrike/BuffaloRush?? What the hell is your game? Why all the screen names? Previous ones have been banned, yet you keep coming back thinking no one will catch on. FYI, your ip gets banned next time you go too far. Currently, these 2 incarnations are towing the line -if alarmingly schizophrenic. You’re fooling no one.

 

Anyway, Monte Ledbetter (obscure WR) came to talk to my tyro football team in the ‘60s. My math teacher knew him (she was a Bills Groupie), asked him for me and he came. He was the most obscure Bill for me.

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In 2012 my son played football with Corey McIntyre's son.  He made it to a couple of games so we got a chance to talk to him a couple of times.  Very cool

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Not necessarily obscure, but random: I turned the headlights off in Leon Seals' car in the McKinley Mall parking lot. License plate read "Dr. Sack."

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Not at all obscure, but while rounding an aisle in a supermarket back in the 60s, my mother, my brother in the cart, and myself schlepping on foot met Tom Day repping for a beer company.  Buy a 12, get an autographed Bills team picture.  It wasn’t my father’s normal Genesee, but my mother bought it anyways.

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Dew Haddad, Keith Newman at Wegmans. Got a few autographs. Neat day it was. 

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Waited on Gibran Hamdan once. Super nice dude.

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1 hour ago, Chandler#81 said:

Really, BillyWhiteShows/Phil the Thrill/Thunderstrike/BuffaloRush?? What the hell is your game? Why all the screen names? Previous ones have been banned, yet you keep coming back thinking no one will catch on. FYI, your ip gets banned next time you go too far. Currently, these 2 incarnations are towing the line -if alarmingly schizophrenic. You’re fooling no one.

 

Anyway, Monte Ledbetter (obscure WR) came to talk to my tyro football team in the ‘60s. My math teacher knew him (she was a Bills Groupie), asked him for me and he came. He was the most obscure Bill for me.

How do you know they are the same people???

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Bill McKinley. He taught music for a year at my sister's high school in '73 or so.

 

 

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Danny Crossman :bag:. Met him at San Jose State's Pro Day one year. It was good talking to him.

 

Josh Reed. Super nice guy.

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I met Jeff Nixon in the summer of 1987. He was selling pools that year. He seemed surprised that I remembered him leading the league in interceptions before an injury took him down years earlier...good guy.

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Trent Edwards. Have spoken at length a number of times about his experiences with the Bills. 

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Did anybody mention Sheldon Jackson (former Tight End) .. for a short time he worked at the variety store near the Ralph.. that usually got packed before and after game days.

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My son used to work out with a guy who played for the Bills, albeit briefly. He wins the “Most Obscure Award”, I think. I can’t even remember his name. But he had his picture in a Bills uniform! Probably got into a preseason game once or twice......

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Scott Virkus. I played softball with him one Summer. Could hit the ball a ton every time.

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Gabe Northern came by Hammers several years ago after the game.  He was having a great time picking people up over his head, I'm pretty sure he had a good day inside the stadium.

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...has always bothered me through 57 years of Bills fandom that I never got to meet Joe Klopfenstein......

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2 hours ago, Jpsredemption said:

Kendrick Office. Had a two sack game against Tom Brady and then sunk into irrelevance. 

 

the grand conspiracy made sure he never did THAT again.

 

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Roger Kochman wasn't exactly obscure, because he made a splash for a couple of games before he destroyed his knee.   I met him after the injury.  

 

 

 

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