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And Bruce got stuck on 19 with 3 games to go!  It's a shame he couldn't add to it...

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1 hour ago, ScotSHO said:

And Bruce got stuck on 19 with 3 games to go!  It's a shame he couldn't add to it...

Yes, but if he wasn't getting a sack, he was disruptive as hell. The man was a menace.

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10 hours ago, Tcali said:

...2nd best...OJ was best in the game for years. Bruce was 2nd to Reggie White

That's how I have it too.  I feel pretty confident in that, if measured by some objective criteria. 

 

OJ is 1, Bruce is 2.  Not sure who 3 would be.  Maybe Thurman Thomas but that is more open to discussion IMO.

 

 

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Hearing Paul McGuire’s voice brought me back to my parents family room. 

 

The sound of the crowd at Rich Stadium was deafening on the broadcast. I remember listening on the radio and the sound from the stereo was so loud, it used to drive my mother crazy. I have a feeling this years home opener is going to rekindle those old sounds. 

 

Great find OP!

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2 minutes ago, RobbRiddicksTDLeap said:

Hearing Paul McGuire’s voice brought me back to my parents family room. 

 

The sound of the crowd at Rich Stadium was deafening on the broadcast. I remember listening on the radio and the sound from the stereo was so loud, it used to drive my mother crazy. I have a feeling this years home opener is going to rekindle those old sounds. 

 

Great find OP!

Would you turn down the Tv and listen to the game on the radio?

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4 minutes ago, Rocket94 said:

Would you turn down the Tv and listen to the game on the radio?

 

Oh yeah. My father hated the announcers unless it was Paul McGuire. 

 

He hated Dan Dierdorf with a passion. The first time I ever heard someone say F-you, was my Father saying “Oh F- you, Dierdorf.”

 

It was better for everyone with Van on the radio. 

 

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9 minutes ago, RobbRiddicksTDLeap said:

 

Oh yeah. My father hated the announcers unless it was Paul McGuire. 

 

He hated Dan Dierdorf with a passion. The first time I ever heard someone say F-you, was my Father saying “Oh F- you, Dierdorf.”

 

It was better for everyone with Van on the radio. 

 

I did the same thing. Dierdorf was annoying wasn't he! I loved Van Miller, but if I had a hangover, he could be a little obnoxious.

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1 hour ago, RobbRiddicksTDLeap said:

Hearing Paul McGuire’s voice brought me back to my parents family room. 

 

The sound of the crowd at Rich Stadium was deafening on the broadcast. I remember listening on the radio and the sound from the stereo was so loud, it used to drive my mother crazy. I have a feeling this years home opener is going to rekindle those old sounds. 

 

Great find OP!

No cell phones, no social media, a different type of fan mentality back then, just different times in general.  You will never see crowds like that again in sports unfortunately 😥

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On 9/15/2019 at 12:01 AM, Rocket94 said:

I still think of the play where Bruce almost had Hostetler near the end zone in the SB! What could have been!

A touchdown there as opposed to safety, and we are still going to talk up that 90 team as the best ever in the NFL...

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10 minutes ago, NoHuddleKelly12 said:

A touchdown there as opposed to safety, and we are still going to talk up that 90 team as the best ever in the NFL...

Pretty damn close...it is a game that I will never forget. I believe that Parcells himself agreed that the best team didn't win.

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one of the quickest 1st steps to ever play this game

 

I swear Bruce would be in the backfield before the center actually transferred the ball to the QB

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he was the best player for the Kelly Era, Juice still is the franchise history #1 (yeah i know.....)

 

Deacon Jones got way more but they didn't count them, just like they didn't count blocks for Wilt or Bill Russell....

 

 

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On 9/15/2019 at 10:02 AM, Nextmanup said:

That's how I have it too.  I feel pretty confident in that, if measured by some objective criteria. 

 

OJ is 1, Bruce is 2.  Not sure who 3 would be.  Maybe Thurman Thomas but that is more open to discussion IMO.

 

 

 

Probably Thurman. I mean he was the 1991 MVP, something Kelly or Reed can't say.

 

Just seems weird to type that... A Bills player was the MVP. Damn, Thurman was great.

 

Also, I miss the field & endzones the way they were in the 90's.

Along with the bigger crowds, the nostalgia I get watching those older clips makes me proud.

Wish we'd go back to that.

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Jim Kelly is #3 easily.

 

Those who saw the AFL championship teams may have a differing and valid view.

 

 

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On 9/15/2019 at 12:01 AM, Rocket94 said:

I still think of the play where Bruce almost had Hostetler near the end zone in the SB! What could have been!

 

In watching that Four Falls of Buffalo a few years back, you could see that this play still stings for the guy. He just shakes his head and says, "I don't know how in the world he held onto the ball, but he did."

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On 9/15/2019 at 11:14 AM, BillsPride12 said:

No cell phones, no social media, a different type of fan mentality back then, just different times in general.  You will never see crowds like that again in sports unfortunately 😥

We were in a sense, isolated back then. We were not satured with media and it heightened the inagination, and the anticipation of it all!

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On 9/15/2019 at 10:02 AM, Nextmanup said:

That's how I have it too.  I feel pretty confident in that, if measured by some objective criteria. 

 

OJ is 1, Bruce is 2.  Not sure who 3 would be.  Maybe Thurman Thomas but that is more open to discussion IMO.

 

 

Jim Kelly. The Bills were in the midst of a weekly name that quarterback period in the post Ferguson era before Kelly arrived. Kelly helped restore crediblity to the franchise.  

56 minutes ago, blacklabel said:

 

In watching that Four Falls of Buffalo a few years back, you could see that this play still stings for the guy. He just shakes his head and says, "I don't know how in the world he held onto the ball, but he did."

Yeah...that play, you could feel it...you could read Bruce's mind. That would have given the Bills all of the momentum they needed. If we had Bruce today, many of our troubles would be over.

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30 minutes ago, Rocket94 said:

Jim Kelly. The Bills were in the midst of a weekly name that quarterback period in the post Ferguson era before Kelly arrived. Kelly helped restore crediblity to the franchise.  

Yeah...that play, you could feel it...you could read Bruce's mind. That would have given the Bills all of the momentum they needed. If we had Bruce today, many of our troubles would be over.

 still can't believe he held onto that ball, he was drilled by 3 Bills, it was a sure TD if he let it go...  :(

 

 

 

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To be fair, two of those were Timm Rosenbaugh tripping over his own feet, and Bruce was just the last to touch him.

 

And of those 19...they were almost all clean by today's rules (one of them on Jeff George, Bruce lands on him.  Doesn't drive George in to the ground, but it still probably draws a flag today.)

 

And Bruce probably did more to ruin Jeff George's career than any other single person.  :lol:

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