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My most obscure coach (and most embarrassing moment) was meeting John Ray. He was a defensive coach back in the mid 70s under Saban. He was at a diner with a Bill's shirt on. I met up with him in the bathroom and I asked him if he was a big fan of the team...he said yes with a big grin. We chatted for a minute. I saw him a few weeks later at Niagara University coaching the defense. Yeah... I felt like like an idiot not knowing who he was.

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Not obscure to us older folks, but for most of the younger guys and gals it would be. I met Billy Shaw in Atlanta’s airport late one night. I had a Bills hat on, and I was sitting in the concourse reading when someone tapped me me on the shoulder and asked How long I had been a Bills fan. We talked for almost an hour. He was wearing his HOF ring. Very nice gentleman. 

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Went to bills/Panthers game around 10 years ago. Was going down the elevator with Dick Jaron about 6 AM on my way to golf before the game. He was such a gentleman. Had a great talk. Too bad he sucked at coaching. Bills won that day though 🤗

Went to bills/Panthers game around 10 years ago. Was going down the elevator with Dick Jaron about 6 AM on my way to golf before the game. He was such a gentleman. Had a great talk. Too bad he sucked at coaching. Bills won that day though 🤗

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2 hours ago, T master said:

I didn't meet him but i saw Jim Hassett at a function once up near Buffalo & he was a different kind of dude !! Loved to party ... Which if i remember correctly led to a altercation that evening .

assuming you meant Hasslett?

 

I met him too; back in 2011 at Jimmy’s Old Town Tavern in Herndon, VA.

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I met Brad Lamb’s parents at a car dealership in Cincinnati. 

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The only Bills player I’ve ever met was OJ, and I don’t think he counts for this thread.

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Scott Radecic at some HS event

Watched SB 38 with Drew Bledsoe

A former Dean of Coe College is one of my patients and he knows Marv really well.  He was there when they named a street after him.  I've known this guy for years.  Then in Dec 2017, I was having dinner at Russell's and who do I see dining alone - Marv.  I asked him about my patient the former Dean and we struck up a conversation and never once mentioned football. 

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7 hours ago, Buffalo716 said:

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

Do you share how you make sausage?

Do QBs share their game plans?

Do magicians ever tell their secrets?

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Chuck Dickerson was a bit off..I met him at the Jim Rome tourstop.

Coolest guy..by far was Eric Moulds...so down to earth.

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I have moonlighted as a high-end server (waiter) for a long time. In Orlando I often interacted with golf and baseball legends. In Dallas I dealt with NBA players all the time (as we were across the street from the hotel visiting teams used). In Buffalo for the past seven years I've had some consistent and incredible access to Bills and Sabres personnel up and down the orgs. 

 

A bit off-topic, but in Dallas in the leadup to George Strait's mega-concert to open Jerry World, I had a fifteen-top that included Jason Garrett, Jay Cutler, Kerry Collins, and someone else notable I'm forgetting. Garrett point-blank asked Collins what he thought of Vince Young (they played together on the Titans at the time). Collins gave an interesting but diplomatic answer: "he's an every-now-and-then guy. Every now and then, he'll do something that makes you go "whoa."" 

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Jason Bostic at the Outback Steakhouse bar in Blasdell waiting for a table after the 2002 season opener where we lost to the Jets in OT.  Had no clue who he was until he introduced himself after we chit chatted about the game on tv.  I wished him good luck for the rest of the year and he was a nice enough guy.  Just a weird encounter.

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I met a bunch of AFL guys when I was a kid.   The team had a basketball team in the off-season that played charity games, and my dad always reffed the one at Cardinal O'Hara.  So I'd hang out in the locker room with guys like Lamonica, Al Bemiller, Stew Barber, Paul Costa, Butch Byrd, Ernie Warlick. All great guys.

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13 hours ago, Shaw66 said:

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.  

I remember that!

 

 

 

Not sure this meets the criteria, but I met Scott Norwoods college room mate and close friend at an Atlanta Airport Bar and talked for about an hour; Doctor Phil stuff! Interesting to say the least!

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15 hours ago, Florida Bills Fanatic said:

Monte Ledbetter, Tom Day, Charlie Ferguson, and Wayne Patrick are some that I have met over the years.  All were great guys.

He lived down the street from me growing up. Don’t remember much about him other than people would point him or his house out.

 

Bobby Shaw at target, Ron brooks at target, Chris Watson also at target, grant irons. I don’t remember where but probably target. Brandon Spoon at the convention center.

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15 hours ago, JimS said:

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

I played softball with Scott for a couple years in the 50+ at Winton-Empire. Anything over the fence was an out. Very frustrating for him.

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16 hours ago, NickelCity said:

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

What did he say about his experience with the Bills?

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1 hour ago, Not at the table Karlos said:

Bobby Shaw at target, Ron brooks at target, Chris Watson also at target, grant irons. I don’t remember where but probably target. Brandon Spoon at the convention center.

Here I am, trying to figure out if ‘target’ is some sort of code for ‘WR’...:doh:

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I have had a couple of encounters.   Got to know Charlie Fergeson as we worked for the same employer for a couple of decades and ran into each other at the golf dome after that.  Good guy for sure.

 

My other encounter was unusual.....I used to fly to Detroit on business regularily....this was late 70's I think, and we flew American Airlines direct in those days.  One day I got on behind a guy also on his way to Detroit on a business trip.....it was Chuck Knox...heading out meet w Ralph Wilson.  I think some of his staff were there also, but I didn't meet them.  Anyhow, Chuck was intense and clearly in charge of the group.  He was Head Coach for 5 years, but never got us to the playoffs I recall so he was ultimately fired.  He was the one who used to call out of town games  "business trips"....and he was all business from what I saw that day.

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3 minutes ago, bigK14094 said:

I have had a couple of encounters.   Got to know Charlie Fergeson as we worked for the same employer for a couple of decades and ran into each other at the golf dome after that.  Good guy for sure.

 

My other encounter was unusual.....I used to fly to Detroit on business regularily....this was late 70's I think, and we flew American Airlines direct in those days.  One day I got on behind a guy also on his way to Detroit on a business trip.....it was Chuck Knox...heading out meet w Ralph Wilson.  I think some of his staff were there also, but I didn't meet them.  Anyhow, Chuck was intense and clearly in charge of the group.  He was Head Coach for 5 years, but never got us to the playoffs I recall so he was ultimately fired.  He was the one who used to call out of town games  "business trips"....and he was all business from what I saw that day.

Knox got them to playoffs in 80 and 81. If not for an injured Ferguson in 1980 they had a great chance to play in SuperBowl. 

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16 hours ago, mrags said:

I met Brian Moorman more than once. One time at at bar with Lee Evans as well. I bought drinks for Lee and Brian. Lee was incredible. Such an awesome dude. Despite what many think and many people want to believe, Brian Moorman was one of the biggest C@(KBAGS I’ve ever met. I mean, dude, your the punter.  

Met and got a picture with Moorman at a tailgate that I randomly stopped into while walking into the home opener last year. He seemed like a decent dude to me.

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