Memorial Day Remembrance

Today we pause for the Memorial Day Remembrance. We honor all who have gone on before. We especially commemorate those who made the Supreme Sacrifice for our country. THE HOLIDAY HAS SPECIAL MEANING THIS YEAR IN THE MIDST OF THE PANDEMIC. THERE ARE HOPEFUL SIGNS AS THE REGION REOPENS. TRAINING CAMP WILL BE ALLOWED TO START PROBABLY AT NEW ERA FIELD. THE PROSPECT OF WATCHING GAMES ON TELEVISION WITHOUT FANS IN THE STANDS SUSTAINS US. GIVING THANKS FOR THE LIVES OF THE DECEASED, WE REFLECT AS 1BUFFALO.

Bills Nation is weathering the virus. With the partial reopening of Western New York underway, attention turns to the upcoming football season. THE BILLS HAVE CONCLUDED SUCCESSFUL FREE AGENCY AND COLLEGE DRAFT. VIRTUAL WORKOUTS ARE UNDERWAY. FANS ARE AWAITING WORD FROM THE LEAGUE AND GOVERNMENT AUTHORITIES WHETHER SPECTATORS WILL BE ALLOWED AT THE GAMES. IT WILL BE A SEASON UNLIKE ANY OTHER. THE DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP IS WITHIN REACH. LOOKING FOR A WINNING CAMPAIGN CAPPED BY A RETURN TO THE PLAYOFFS, WE UNITE AS ONE AS 1BUFFALO.

John Murphy will continue as broadcast announcer for Bills games. He is leaving his post as host of the daily One Bills Live radio show. MURPHY HAS BEEN THE VOICE OF THE BILLS FOR 3 DECADES. HE BECAME LEAD COMMENTATOR AFTER THE RETIREMENT OF VAN MILLER IN 2003. HIS DEPARTURE FROM DAILY BROADCASTS IS PART OF THE ONGOING SHAKEUP AT PEGULA SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT. THE PARENT COMPANY REPORTEDLY IS EXPERIENCING FINANCIAL DISTRESS DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS. EXPECTING MORE UPHEAVAL AS OWNERSHIP GRAPPLES WITH REVERSES, WE SALUTE MURPH AS 1BUFFALO.

Tony Romo will host Josh Allen this Sunday. The CBS commentator will interview Allen, Sam Darnold, and Daniel Jones. They will discuss challenges facing young quarterbacks and the rigors of virtual preparation for the upcoming season. THE SEGMENT WILL AIR ON NATIONAL TELEVISION SUNDAY AT 2 P.M. ALLEN IS THE FACE OF THE BILLS DURING THIS TIME OF CRISIS AND UNCERTAINTY. HE HAS GENEROUSLY SUPPORTED RELIEF EFFORTS FROM THE CORONAVIRUS. PROUD OF JOSH AND ALL HE MEANS TO THE BILLS MAFIA, WE AWAIT THE BROADCAST AS 1BUFFALO.

NFL.com analyst Adam Schein predicts the Bills can be a football dynasty. He cites the imprint of Sean McDermott on the team. The coach has built a winning defense with depth and considerable talent. Schein expects Josh Allen to grow and improve in his third season. The addition of Stefon Diggs to the receiving corps gives Allen a commanding target. THE BILLS ARE SEEN AS WINNING THE DIVISION AND COMPETING FOR CHAMPIONSHIPS. THE GROUNDWORK HAS BEEN LAID FOR MANY YEARS SUCCESS. ENERGIZED BY THE PROSPECT OF A PERENNIAL POWERHOUSE, WE ARE GALVANIZED AS 1BUFFALO.

Andrew Cuomo has said that the Bills can play without fans in attendance. The New York Governor indicated action can resume without a live audience. The games can be televised provided the economics work. IT IS UNKNOWN WHETHER TELEVISION REVENUES ARE ENOUGH TO SUSTAIN THE TEAM WITHOUT GATE RECEIPTS. FOREGONE TICKET, PARKING, AND CONCESSION FEES WILL SERIOUSLY UNDERMINE THE BILLS FINANCES. EAGER TO SEE GAMES RESUME PROVIDED THE NUMBERS WORK, WE WATCH AND WAIT AS 1BUFFALO.

Bills great Ben Williams is dead at age 65. The defensive end was drafted in the third round in 1976 and played 10 seasons with the Bills. He was a graduate of Ole Miss where he broke the racial barrier, being the first African American on the football squad. WILLIAMS IS REMEMBERED FOR HAVING MENTORED BRUCE SMITH. AFTER RETIRING FROM THE GAME HE RETURNED TO MISSISSIPPI WHERE HE WAS A CIVIC LEADER AND BUSINESSMAN. HONORING OUR BELOVED FRIEND FOR ALL HE ACHIEVED, WE EXTEND SYMPATHY TO HIS FAMILY AS 1BUFFALO.

Ed Oliver is likely to be suspended for 3 or more games. That is the probable reprimand for his first offense drunk driving citation. THE DECISION IS UP TO LEAGUE COMMISSIONER ROGER GOODELL. THE NFL DISCIPLINES ITS PLAYERS FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSE VIOLATIONS. AWAITING WORD FROM GOODELLS OFFICE, WE MONITOR THE EMERGING STORY AS 1BUFFALO.

Ed Oliver was arrested Saturday evening on a DWI charge. The incident took place in Montgomery County, Texas. He was also charged with unlawful possession of a weapon. OLIVER WAS DRAFTED LAST YEAR WITH THE 9th OVERALL PICK. THE DEFENSIVE TACKLE HAD A STANDOUT ROOKIE SEASON, RECORDING 43 TACKLES AND 5 SACKS. THE BILLS RELEASED A STATEMENT THAT THEY ARE GATHERING MORE INFORMATION. DISAPPOINTED BY THIS UNFORTUNATE INCIDENT, WE LOOK FOR ANSWERS AS 1BUFFALO.

The Bills have released their preseason schedule. They open versus the Ravens on August 14th. They then host the Falcons on August 21st. That is followed by another home game on August 29th with the Colts. They close out the preseason with the Lions on the road on September 3rd. THE SCHEDULE IS TENTATIVE. NO ONE YET KNOWS WHETHER THE GAMES WILL BE PLAYED OR DELAYED DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS OR WHETHER FANS WILL BE ALLOWED TO ATTEND. SOBERED BY THIS UNCERTAINTY, WE HOPE FOR THE BEST AS 1BUFFALO.


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