Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Like a normal team, Bills to play 8 real home games


Buffalo Bills fans, rejoice.

Bills CEO Russ Brandon and Rogers Media issued a joint statement Wednesday, announcing the team will "postpone" the 2014 version of its annual regular season game at the Rogers Centre in Toronto.

As a result, the Bills will actually get eight home games at their home stadium this coming season. Imagine that.

"We will use this time to collectively evaluate opportunities and build on the foundation to enhance future games," the statement read, in part. " . . . The NFL remains very popular in Canada and we are dedicated to enriching the experience for the fans."

The Bills have gone 1-5 in games north of the border over the past six years, and players have regularly voiced their displeasure in the experience.

Ticket sales haven't blown up for the yearly event, either, and the Bills fan presence hasn't been overwhelming. In fact, it's not uncommon to see random jerseys in the crowd that aren't affiliated with either team on the field.

It just wasn't working out.

That said, the organization clearly isn't willing to throw in the towel over the long run. We'll see what happens this time next year.

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