100 Things Bills Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

Overview

Filled with details on the rich history of the Buffalo Bills, this lively, detailed book explores the most critical moments and important facts about past and present players, coaches, and teams that are part of the storied history that is Bills football. This guide to all things Buffalo Bills covers the franchise's historic four consecutive AFC championships, the origins of the famous Billy Buffalo mascot, and the best place to grab a meal or drink before or after a game. Scattered throughout the pages are pep ...

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Overview

Filled with details on the rich history of the Buffalo Bills, this lively, detailed book explores the most critical moments and important facts about past and present players, coaches, and teams that are part of the storied history that is Bills football. This guide to all things Buffalo Bills covers the franchise's historic four consecutive AFC championships, the origins of the famous Billy Buffalo mascot, and the best place to grab a meal or drink before or after a game. Scattered throughout the pages are pep talks, records, and Bills lore, ensuring that readers are certain in their knowledge of the most important facts about the team, the traditions, and what being a Bills fan is all about.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600787287
  • Publisher: Triumph Books
  • Publication date: 10/5/2012
  • Series: 100 Things...Fans Should Know
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 5.64 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeff Miller is the author of Buffalo’s Forgotten Champions: The Story of Buffalo's First Professional Football Team and the Lost 1921 Title, Game Changers: The Greatest Plays in Buffalo Bills Football History, and Rockin’ the Rockpile: The Buffalo Bills of the American Football League. He is a member of the Professional Football Researchers Association and the 2004 winner of the Ralph E. Hay Award. He lives in Springville, New York. Marv Levy led the Buffalo Bills to four consecutive Super Bowl appearances and six AFC East titles in 12 seasons as head coach in the 1980s and 1990s. The Bills were the winningest AFC team in the 1990s, and Levy remains ranked as the 18th all-time winningest coach in NFL history with 143 career victories. He lives in Chicago.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Marv Levy xi

Acknowledgments xiii

1 The Boss 1

2 The Coach 7

3 The Champs 13

4 Super Bowl XXV 17

5 The Arm 20

6 The Quest 26

7 The Comeback 30

8 Bruce Almighty 35

9 Home Run Throwback 37

10 The AFL's Man 40

11 Visit Bills Greats in Canton 43

12 The Rematch 46

13 The Thurmanator 50

14 Chairman of the Electric Company 54

15 Action Jackson 56

16 26 60

17 Tailgate at the Ralph 63

18 The Hundred-Dollar Man 66

19 Not Again! 70

20 At Last! 73

21 Dre 77

22 Cookie 80

23 The Bermuda Triangle 84

24 The Rockpile 88

25 The Vagabond Coach 90

26 The First Game 93

27 Denied! 96

28 Gaze Upon the Wall of Fame 99

29 No Rodney Dangerfield 101

30 Southern Comfort 106

31 The Legend of No. 31 109

32 The King of Comebacks 111

33 28 113

34 Kent Hull 116

35 The Best Drafts 118

36 Tacks In a Practice at St. John Fisher 121

37 Putting the Special in Special Teams 122

38 A True American Hero 126

39 James Lofton 128

40 Upset! 130

41 The Man Who Made the Hit Heard 'Round the World 133

42 The Giver 135

43 Jerry Butler 139

44 Revolutionary 142

45 Magic Man 145

46 Sideline Acrobat 147

47 Head Games 149

48 Buster 153

49 What Might Have Been 156

50 Rise of the Moormanators 158

51 Watch Buffalo '66 160

52 Eric Moulds 162

53 The Pride of Frewsburg 165

54 77 Seconds that May Have Saved a Season 169

55 The First Draft 172

56 The Voice of the Bills 173

57 Not the Next Bruce Smith 176

58 Completing the Puzzle 179

59 Start Your Own Buffalo Bills Library 181

60 The Other Stevie Wonder 184

61 The Worst Year 187

62 Join the Club 189

63 The Quarterback War 190

64 Bryce paup 194

65 T.O.'s Shining Moment 196

66 Swing by Jimmy's Old Town Tavern 198

67 The Timely Emergence of Carlton Bailey 200

68 Butch 202

69 The First Camp 204

70 The Main Man 207

71 Leadership On and Off the Field 210

72 Chuck Knox 212

73 The Buffalo All-Americans 215

74 Al Berniller 218

75 From Red, White, and Blue to Black and White 222

76 Blade 225

77 Man Mountain 226

78 The Dirtiest Player 228

79 The Role Player 231

80 Ahmad Rashad 233

81 Draft Busts 235

82 A Hard Rain 239

83 Tom Dempsey 241

84 Buffalo: Coach U? 243

85 Bobby Burnett 246

86 So Just Who the Heck was Chuck Green? 249

87 A 50th Anniversary Team That Makes Sense 250

88 The Super Bowl That Wasn't 252

89 John Rauch 253

90 For Whom the Bell Trades 257

91 Learn Marv Levy's Fight Song 259

92 Take in the Bills GameDay Experience 263

93 The Buffalo Bills vs. the Hamilton Tiger-Cats? 264

94 Grab Your Whammy Weenie (If You Can Find It) 266

95 Three Forgettable Weeks 268

96 Naming the Bills 271

97 Superman Was a Buffalo Bill 273

98 Attend Draft Day at the Stadium 274

99 The Original Wide Right (or, How the Kicker Met His Public) 276

100 Super Mario! 280

Bibliography 283

About the Author 287

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