Jan 7, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills general manager Buddy Nix (right) with new Bills head coach Doug Marrone (center) and president Russ Brandon at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Bills back in Toronto?


Earlier this week the Buffalo Bills announced a new agreement to play more games in Toronto. When I heard the news I thought same old Bills. Why on earth do they want to keep playing games there?

Back when the first deal was reached I had questioned why the team would ever do this. The money sure was good for the team but was that absolutely needed? The teams in the league get so much money from TV deals and other ways and made it hard for me to really accept the decision.

One major thing I have a problem with is that the best fans in the league now have to miss a game. They have been through every scenario both good and bad and have always come back to cheer on their team. Now people might say what’s the big deal and just go to the game in Toronto. What if fans can’t go in to Canada? Don’t have or want to get an enhanced license or passport or simply just don’t want to support the Bills in Toronto. Also what if that game is meaningful? Division game?

Now on the other side I can see where the Bills are trying to market their product to a larger market but with me it doesn’t work. If this team wanted to accomplish that they could just start winning games. As crazy at that sounds people in the world love to jump on bandwagons and like teams that are winning. I believe with the emergence of CJ Spiller becoming a potential top 5 back and also us drafting a franchise quarterback it’s a good start. Our coach has the chance to build a team of his likings and hopefully it’s a winner.

With that being said I hope the Bills look at their fans in the long run and really re think the Toronto series if they were in this position again. Although I’m not a fan of basketball, Toronto should be willing to maybe let the Raptors play a game in Buffalo or even the Blue Jays. What does everyone else think?

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  • Russ Miller

    Having driven through Toronto recently, I was surprised at just how big that place is. I wouldn’t worry that the Bills would ever move to such a tiny stadium. On the other hand, to ignore the 6 million people living only 100 miles away would be a huge missed opportunity. I think they just want to give them a reason to have some brand loyalty to the Bills, instead of following the Patriots, Giants, Bears, Browns, Lions, etc., and buying their hats and T shirts instead of Bills hats and T shirts.

  • John

    I agree with that but what bothers me is this team has had a long time to turn this around. If we drafted right and had the right personal we hopefully would be going in a different direction. Lets see what happens.

  • Jack Goods

    It will be really interesting to see if Toronto does ever feel an allegiance to the Bills. It seems that most either don’t really care about the NFL or they like other teams.