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Are The Bills Saying Goodbye To Toronto?


Over the years what has been the first thing many Bills fans look at when the schedule is released? When and who are the Bills playing in Toronto. It’s not considered a home game to most and also there are really not a lot of fans that want to make the trip to Rogers Centre.

Reports surfacing from the Toronto Sun are saying the Bills will be meeting with Rogers’s Media the week of January 12th. Now the reasoning isn’t being disclosed about the meeting however one would have to think there would be talks possibly about their agreement to play one of their eight regular season home games in Toronto. Now while a spokesman for the Bills is denying this report many believe the meeting is expected to take place.

If this was to be true in ending this agreement I think this would be the best possible outcome for this franchise. For a team that seems to be going in the right direction having that extra “home” game would be big in my opinion. This team played well at home this year and I can still remember fans saying if that Atlanta game was at the Ralph.

We will definitely have to watch for any developments on this story as the potential meeting date draws near. I imagine most people would be happy to eliminate this agreement but are there any that feel differently?

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  • Ron Cianciosi

    Just look at the Miami game and tell me a home game at the Ralph late in the season doesn’t matter

  • chas territo

    I never wanted this fiasco game, not one tiny, teeny bit!! I don’t know any Bills fan who ever supported this game in of all places, TORONTO!! To sacrifice one home game for a Canada city is giving up a possible victory because it is NOT A HOME GAME!!The heck with Toronto and NFL games, they are hapless Maple Leaf fans! GO HOME BILLS!! GO BILLS!!

  • John

    Exactly hopefully this organization realizes that and takes into account their fans hate this agreement. Bringing that game back home could mean a lot one year (maybe next) when this team gets back on track.

  • Paul Kawalerski

    If the Bills are serious about winning then they better change this policy to be a preseason game. No other team in the league gives away one of their home games. It’s a joke. Or agree to playing an away game and see how many takers you will get from the other teams in the league. Enough said.

  • chas territo

    Paul, That makes a little more sense than what it is now?? Of course I want no Toronto BS games at all! However, the existing contract may have a clause or codicil that allows the Roger’s group an out that makes keeping the games where they are now?? I don’t claim to know if this is the case here, but my suspicions makes me wonder ?!?! How do you feel about what I said, possible or not? GO BILLS!!

  • Paul Kawalerski

    At this point, with the poor attendance at the last game, I think Buffalo’s impact in Toronto is quite frankly becoming negative rather than positive and I’m not sure that even Toronto wishes to continue this relationship. Why an extension was ever signed in the first place is beyond me. Russ Brandon must have known the feelings of the average Buffalo fan and Buffalo player for that matter. It was a poor football move and is becoming a media nightmare. I would be shocked if the circumstance doesn’t change. GO BILLS!!!

  • chas territo

    i agree with you, Paul, up to a point. When the original contract was signed, 1- it was endorsed by Ralph, 2- it came at a time when the team had profit issues and ralph grasped at that straw. The renewal if I remember correctly came before Russ was made the complete boss of the Bills. I, as you and many, many others want this fiasco to end and as quick as last damn week! lol. GO BILLS!!