“The Federal Court of Canada in Ottawa ruled last week three local establishments will pay the NFL a total of $440,000 in damages for broadcasting games without permission over the last four seasons. The Palmwood Hotel in Crystal Beach must pay $173,504. Ryan’s Nite Club in Fort Erie owes $167,340. Pure Platinum, also in Fort Erie, must pay the league $101,198.”
BillsBeat - July 23, 1999
Delving into the Heart of a Brown
Spielman: A lesson in what it is to be a good human being.
Phillips Dealing Solely With 49ers
“The Buffalo Bills, once thought to be the front-runners to sign the free agent, were pessimistic of their chances because of Phillips’ desire to sign with the 49ers, the source said. Apparently the only chance Buffalo or Green Bay has of signing Phillips is if talks break down between Phillips and the 49ers.”
Phillips Dealing Only With 49ers
“Though no final contract agreement was reached, Phillips reportedly told his agent, Mitch Frankel, that he prefers to play for the 49ers this season…the free agent running back already has an offer on the table from Buffalo that includes a guaranteed bonus in excess of $200,000.”
NFL Tackles Bars That Broadcast Games
“The latest ruling involved bars in the Niagara Falls-St. Catharines region that illegally showed Buffalo Bills games during the 1995 to 1998 seasons. The court awarded the NFL damages [$440,000 Canadian] for lost ticket sales, licence fees, concession revenues as well as interest.”
Phillips leans toward 49ers
“ESPN The Magazine’s John Clayton reported Thursday that the San Francisco 49ers have increased their offer to Lawrence Phillips in the last 24 hours, and that the free-agent running back is leaning toward accepting the offer.”
BillsBeat - July 22, 1999
Vote for the Best Sports Cities
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Bills vs. Miami matchup
Miami homer paper indicates they are incapable of evaluating other teams, and show of their stupidity when evaluating the merits of Pork Faced Satan.
Walsh Hopes Phillips Considers Opportunity
The article says “Buffalo and Green Bay remain interested in signing [Lawrence] Phillips, but [Phillips’ agent Mitch] Frankel told interested teams that his client would decide which team he wanted to play for and then begin negotiations.” If anyone can figure out what that means, please let me know!
Bills Training Camp Pre-Report
Smoke & mirrors? Whatever…
49ers Brass Drives Hard For Phillips
“…the Bills reportedly promised a signing bonus of more than $200,000 — and extended playing time, even beyond this season.”
BillsBeat - July 21, 1999
Karim Abdul of Cryami looks to remain the featured back.
Looks like our arch-rival will have another sub-par season running the football.
Bills Single Game Tickets on Sale August 7th
For all of you who aren’t able to get season tickets, here’s your chance!
Rude Awakening - Brian Murphy's column.
I agree with him: Miami will have NO running game and will not win the AFC, and Flutie is back and Buffalo will! Three whole paragraphs dissing the Dolphins. I love it!
Walsh Is Ready For Risks Of Phillips
“Green Bay and Buffalo reportedly are the other two teams hanging in there with the 49ers but word out of Buffalo now claims the Bills are getting cold feet, since women’s groups protesting at the team headquarters there have made the Bills reconsider.”