Buffalo May Be The Buffalo Bills Biggest Asset.


It’s only hours away; the NFL free agency market is about to open. For the Buffalo Bills the need to land a big name player may not be greater than this year. But, when you have a losing team, and no Playoff appearance in 14 years; it’s a lofty goal.

One of the best things the Bills have going for them is Buffalo herself. The Western New York area is a great draw. Many former Bills players have turned WNY into their family’s home. There really is almost anything a person could want within a 20-30 minute drive. Just ask Mario Williams, he came for a visit and never left. No, Buffalo is not for everyone, we are not a fancy, shinning hot spot. But, if you are looking for an area to raise a family and still be loved by millions; playing for the Bills is the best thing for you.

However, there is one little problem. Money, money seems to always be an issue with athletes. For some reason they think the difference between $7 Million and $7.75 Million is a big deal. And, as we are learning some players “need” $9 million a year. Well, they should look at it this way $7 million in Buffalo is like $9 million in Houston, or Dallas, or pick your “Big Market Team”. Players can live like royalty in Buffalo for far less than most NFL cities.

But, I guess when sports are your life you are always going to chase a Super Bowl Ring. So with that in mind I have this to say. If Super Bowls make legends, what would bringing the Bills back to glory make you? Maybe coming to Buffalo isn’t such a bad idea.

Think about it!

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  • David

    I’m from WNY… but picking on Texas for income and cost of living comparisons probably wasn’t your best option, since they don’t have a state income tax. Florida is well-known for this advantage with athletes and entertainers… no state income tax means a big deal, especially when you are someone getting paid millions. I love WNY and will live and die as a Bills fan, but NY City sucks the state dry with those taxes. Is what it is.

  • http://toomanymenonthesite.com/ Patrick Helper

    That is true, there is no income tax, but the cost of living is really the angle I was going for. Also, I was not picking on Texas. I was attempting to point out that WNY is not “BIG” city living. I appreciate your thought. For the record, I agree with your thoughts on NYC; it does have some negative impact on the rest of the state.