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Fan’s Perspective: Buffalo Bills Memories to Continue with New Owners Terry and Kim Pegula

Friday, September 12th, 2014
Thanks to new team owner Terry Pegula (center), the Bills' future in Buffalo is secure. (Photo: Kevin Hoffman — USA Today Sports)

Thanks to new team owner Terry Pegula (center), the Bills’ future in Buffalo is secure. (Photo: Kevin Hoffman — USA Today Sports)

BBD Assistant Editor: Ryan Talbot

I bought a jar of Cheez Whiz on Tuesday for the first time in years.

News had just broken that the Buffalo Bills reached a sale agreement with Terry and Kim Pegula to become the second owners in the team’s history.

The Pegulas were the favorites all along to be chosen as the next owners of the Bills, but nothing was definite… until Tuesday.


Beyond the Blame Game, Loss to Atlanta Falcons Shows Buffalo Bills Don’t Belong in Playoffs

Sunday, December 1st, 2013

Scott Chandler’s fumble cost the Buffalo Bills a chance to beat the Atlanta Falcons in overtime, but it was far from the only reason for Sunday’s loss. (Photo: Timothy T. Ludwig — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

While the Buffalo Bills have lost eight games, including two in overtime and four by seven points or less, it seems no loss this season (at least judging off the tweets in my timeline and in my mentions) has been a tougher pill for Buffalo fans to swallow than the team’s 34-31 overtime loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.

This sentiment from the Bills fan base comes understandably, both because of the implications and manner of the loss. As the defeat drops Buffalo to 4-8 on the season, it puts a stake through the heart of the Bills’ slim playoff hopes. But the loss might be an especially tough pill to swallow because this was not a game Buffalo lost decidedly, but rather let slip away on the verge of victory.

As has been the case in many losses this season for the Bills, late-game penalties and mistakes proved costly. But it is unfair and inaccurate to pinpoint blame for Buffalo’s loss, and furthermore its failure to make the postseason, on those responsible for calling those penalties and making those mistakes.


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