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4 hours ago, GunnerBill said:

 

And Cam Lewis who had a great first week of camp? There might be 3 battling for 1 spot. 

 

 

It could come down to who can maroon the great Tavon Austin on their own private island. :beer:

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On 8/2/2022 at 6:00 AM, GunnerBill said:

 

 

As for my Bills fandom it is a long story, and apologies to those who have heard it before, but my grandad was from the Poland / Czechoslovakia border, joined the Polish army at the outbreak of WWII and was captured by the Germans. Anyway he managed to escape a POW camp and make it to France where he was hidden by the resistance for the final 2 years of the war, and then eventually made it to the UK post war. Met my nan, got married, had kids. In the 60s and 70s he took his family back to his homeland into the Eastern bloc every summer in a caravan, driving from the middle of England to Poland. He died relatively young, sadly, just before I was born but he had made my nan promise if he died first she would still go back to Poland to visit his family. On one such visit my nan met a younger brother and sister from Buffalo who also had roots in Poland / Czechoslovaki and were tracing a family tree, got talking in a shop and became pen pals which later developed into visiting each other. In 2002 we went to California (where the guy now lives) as a family for 2 weeks in August and while there I watched the Bills play the Lions in pre-season and was basically hooked immediately. I went to university that next year and used to watch the MNF with my kebab after a night out and then from 2006 when it first became possible to stream games I have watched the Bills most weeks. Since 2010 I have missed two Bills games and one of those was because I was at Wembley watching one of the international series games instead. 

 

@GunnerBill, funny how life works out sometimes—our granddads fought on opposite sides of the same war, and yet here we are part of the same awesome fanbase—am truly thankful for that being our reality now instead. :thumbsup:

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7 hours ago, BADOLBILZ said:

 

 

It could come down to who can maroon the great Tavon Austin on their own private island. :beer:

 

 

  I think it also will depend on whether Besne can flip some assets that are on the border of making the team.  It's a perk of having a Hc/Dc that can coach up a secondary.  And when there's talent that will be cut you can trade it for some draft picks and also help a deserving player get paid what he deserves if it's out of the Bills budget.  If they assist in finding a trade that the player finds acceptable in destination and contract terms  then those quality players may return on friendly deals like both Phillips and Lawson did this year. They aren't long term deals so they know they have to play well to make the team.  

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5 hours ago, NoHuddleKelly12 said:

@GunnerBill, funny how life works out sometimes—our granddads fought on opposite sides of the same war, and yet here we are part of the same awesome fanbase—am truly thankful for that being our reality now instead. :thumbsup:

 

 

Your granddad was a Nazi?   Interesting.

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3 hours ago, BADOLBILZ said:

 

 

Your granddad was a Nazi?   Interesting.

He was never a Party member if that’s what you mean. Like his father and father’s father before him, he was a career German soldier (combat engineers) who also served in the post war Bundeswehr when that was formed in the 50’s. The Americans and British thoroughly vetted him fwiw prior to being admitted to that service. He also became a US citizen in the late 70’s after emigrating here. Ironically his best friends late in life were US military veterans of his same generation—they got on famously and were dear family friends. 

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34 minutes ago, NoHuddleKelly12 said:

He was never a Party member if that’s what you mean. Like his father and father’s father before him, he was a career German soldier (combat engineers) who also served in the post war Bundeswehr when that was formed in the 50’s. The Americans and British thoroughly vetted him fwiw prior to being admitted to that service. He also became a US citizen in the late 70’s after emigrating here. Ironically his best friends late in life were US military veterans of his same generation—they got on famously and were dear family friends. 

 

My great grandparents spoke only German.  My grandfather was born soon after they arrived here and 17 years later he fought for the US against their homeland.   He married a woman in Germany but she refused to leave Germany and he wasn't going to stay behind so she and his son stayed in Germany.    Any day now I am expecting to inherit a brewery from long lost relatives.

 

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On 8/4/2022 at 3:17 AM, BADOLBILZ said:

 

My great grandparents spoke only German.  My grandfather was born soon after they arrived here and 17 years later he fought for the US against their homeland.   He married a woman in Germany but she refused to leave Germany and he wasn't going to stay behind so she and his son stayed in Germany.    Any day now I am expecting to inherit a brewery from long lost relatives.

 

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If you need a friendly European to go and take possession.....

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