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NEWS ARCHIVES - MAY 5TH - MAY 11TH, 2008 PREVIOUS WEEK

Ticket Sale News Marks Week

Smith To Go On The Wall September 21st: This year it was a slam dunk when the committee got together to decide who will be this year's inductee on the Bills Wall of Fame. Bruce Smith retired after the 2003 season making it a mere formality that he would be placed on the wall in 2008, months before he will be voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2009. Ralph Wilson told Smith it was the shortest meeting ever and Smith was a unaminous choice to be the 25th member of the wall. It is the eighth straight year a member of the Super Bowl teams is going on the wall. He will go up during a halftime ceremony during the Raiders game on September 21st. Smith said he's excited and it's a blessing to go on the wall. He said his name goes up but it honors so many people first and foremost Marv Levy, Ted Cottrell, Rusty Jones, Bill Polian, and Darryl Talley. He went on to say that Buffalo and Bills fans will always be a part of him. Smith is the NFL career leader with 200 sacks.


Saturday May 10, 2008

WR Coming In For Tryout: The Bills have scheduled a tryout for University of South Dakota WR Brooks Little. The tryout will take place next Saturday. Other players are also expected to get worked out next weekend as the team prepares for their first organized team activity session starting next Monday. Little is the all time leading receiver at South Dakota.


Friday May 9, 2008

Bills Victims Of Spygate: While the tapes held by Patriots former video assistant Matt Walsh don't appear to give the NFL anything new in the spygate scandal, it does prove that one of the teams the Patriots taped was the Bills. The tapes show the Patriots taping the Bills coaches signal in a game in November of 2001. The Patriots one that game and the second game later in the season. The Patriots also taped the Jets, Dolphins, and the Steelers.


Thursday May 8, 2008

Toronto Prices Set: The prices for the Bills eight game series in Toronto have been set. The average price will be $183 a ticket. The average price at Ralph Wilson Stadium is $51 a ticket. Ticket prices will range from $55 to $295. That does not include more expensive VIP seating in between the 20 yard lines in the lower bowl. Those prices have yet to be announced. This makes these games the highest priced in the league. Only 700 seats will be priced at $55 with about 4,000 seats priced under $100. The $295 seats will be in the lower bowl between the end zone and the 20 yard lines. Tickets will be awarded to randomly selected registered fans beginning on May 21st. Approximately 30,000 tickets will be distrubted this way with the rest going to the VIP seating. Bills and Argonaut season ticket holders will have a limited number of these tickets set aside for them. Fans will have the option of buying all eight games or just the first three games which includes two this year and one next year.


Wednesday May 7, 2008

Season Ticket Sales Good: The Bills are poised to have their highest season ticket count since the final Super Bowl year of 1993. The count has surpassed last years 48,236 tickets and is currently around 49,000. They are hoping to break their goal of 50,000 season tickets this year when the season kicks off in September. These numbers are very solid despite the team experiencing the longest playoff drought of their history and the move of eight games to Toronto over the next five years. Fans may be sending a message to the league about keeping their team with many feeling a move is inevitable after Ralph Wilson passes on. The preseason and regular season game in Toronto helped drop the average season ticket 11.8 percent. The team thinks season tickets have risen because of the discounts given on them as well as the ability to buy single game tickets before eeryone else.

Bills Release Brockington: The Bills have released undrafted free agent LB Joe Brockington less than a week after signing him. He did participate in the rookie minicamp this past weekend. He is a middle linebacker and was seen as having little chance of making the team. There are now just eight undrafted free agents on the roster. The club also has yet to sign any of the four players brought in for a tryout during the minicamp. Front Office.


Tuesday May 6, 2008

Bills Looking At RB: A report says that the Bills will bring in free agent running back Tony Temple. The undrafted free agent from Missouri has a tryout with the Browns last weekend but was not signed. He will tryout for the Bills later this month as they fine tune the roster for the organized team activities that take place starting May 19th.



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