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Old 07-15-2009, 07:51 PM
 
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Question Will Buffalo Stagger and Fall if the Buffalo Bills Were No Longer There?

Morbid thought, and I've been away for awhile... my thought is that the life would be sucked out of the city. I have the Sunday Ticket, etc... our team is a huge part of what keeps us going. Your Thoughts?

 
Old 07-15-2009, 08:15 PM
 
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If a city revolves around a sports team, there is a HUGE problem, bigger than can solved through policy. No, I think Buffalo wouldn't be significantly affected with out the Bills. It would be symbolic of Buffalo's fall from any role of national prominence; more a discouragement to those who still believe that Buffalo is a "world class city."

The truth is the Bills are beyond what Buffalo can support. They will be gone 10 years... it won't mean anything past the obvious (that Buffalo has lost a massive amount of population since the 70s).
 
Old 07-15-2009, 08:45 PM
 
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If a city revolves around a sports team, there is a HUGE problem, bigger than can solved through policy. No, I think Buffalo wouldn't be significantly affected with out the Bills. It would be symbolic of Buffalo's fall from any role of national prominence; more a discouragement to those who still believe that Buffalo is a "world class city."

The truth is the Bills are beyond what Buffalo can support. They will be gone 10 years... it won't mean anything past the obvious (that Buffalo has lost a massive amount of population since the 70s).
The Bills are a huge part of the culture and lore of the City of Buffalo. The Ralph continually sells out, year after year... this year is no exception. There are not many tickets left unless you want to buy seasons or hit stubhub or the like for inflated prices. If they ever left it would be like a punctured lung... the air going out, and then silence.
 
Old 07-16-2009, 12:09 AM
 
Location: BUFFALO, NY
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If the Bills leave, so does half the population remaining. The Bills are Buffalo. They go, so does the city.
 
Old 07-16-2009, 01:17 AM
 
Location: Buffalo, New York
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I hate football and hate even more that any city would subsidize a sports franchise in any way. I think it would be a bigger blow to people whom have already moved away and find comfort in watching the Bills with other ex Buffalonians than Buffalonians themselves.
 
Old 07-16-2009, 06:13 AM
 
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I hate football and hate even more that any city would subsidize a sports franchise in any way. I think it would be a bigger blow to people whom have already moved away and find comfort in watching the Bills with other ex Buffalonians than Buffalonians themselves.


Very true!
 
Old 07-16-2009, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Rochester, NY
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The Bills are a huge part of the culture and lore of the City of Buffalo. The Ralph continually sells out, year after year... this year is no exception. There are not many tickets left unless you want to buy seasons or hit stubhub or the like for inflated prices. If they ever left it would be like a punctured lung... the air going out, and then silence.
It goes beyond just Buffalo, the Bills are a huge part of western NY, I know season ticket holders in Rochester. Its a haul to goto Orchard Park from Rochester every week.
 
Old 07-16-2009, 09:31 AM
 
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It goes beyond just Buffalo, the Bills are a huge part of western NY, I know season ticket holders in Rochester. Its a haul to goto Orchard Park from Rochester every week.
Toronto's not that much further.
 
Old 07-16-2009, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Buffalo :-)
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Morbid thought, and I've been away for awhile... my thought is that the life would be sucked out of the city. I have the Sunday Ticket, etc... our team is a huge part of what keeps us going. Your Thoughts?
The taxpayers of Erie County would save money if the Buffalo Bills are gone. We pay for everything of the stadium and it's been sucking the life out of us for more than 20 years. Life will still go on without the Buffalo Bills, and it would probably be better.
 
Old 07-16-2009, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Buffalo :-)
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The Bills are a huge part of the culture and lore of the City of Buffalo.
Yet the staduim for the team was built out in the suburbs.
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