Then Levy Said to Kelly...: The Best Buffalo Bills Stories Ever Told

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Written for every sports fan who follows the Bills, this account goes behind the scenes to peek into the private world of the players, coaches, and decision makers—all while eavesdropping on their personal conversations. From the Buffalo locker room to the sidelines and inside the huddle, the book includes stories about Dick Jauron, Jim Kelly, O. J. Simpson, and Thurman Thomas, among others, allowing readers to relive the highlights and the celebrations.

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Written for every sports fan who follows the Bills, this account goes behind the scenes to peek into the private world of the players, coaches, and decision makers—all while eavesdropping on their personal conversations. From the Buffalo locker room to the sidelines and inside the huddle, the book includes stories about Dick Jauron, Jim Kelly, O. J. Simpson, and Thurman Thomas, among others, allowing readers to relive the highlights and the celebrations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600780554
  • Publisher: Triumph Books
  • Publication date: 7/1/2008
  • Series: Best Sports Stories Ever Told Series
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 946,771
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Jim Gehman is a writer for the Philadelphia Eagles website and Eagles Insider and is a contributing writer for Dallas Cowboys Star Magazine. He is a former columnist for Patriots Football Weekly and a former freelance writer with American Sports Media, where his work appeared regularly in the company's Warpath!, Shout!, and Silver & Black Illustrated publications. He concentrates on writing NFL alumni articles and has written "Where are They Now?" and "Flashback" features for the Buffalo Bills and the San Francisco 49ers websites, as well as for He is the author of "Then Levy Said to Kelly. . ." He lives in Wyoming, New York.

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Table of Contents

Foreword   Jack Kemp     xi
Foreword   Joe Ferguson     xiii
Acknowledgments     xv
Introduction     xvii
The Birth of the Bills     1
A Golden Start     3
First Trip to the End Zone     4
Welcome to Buffalo, Kid!     7
Damaged, but Still Works Well     9
Stealing in Broad Daylight     9
Making a Cover Corner     11
A Rough Start     12
Late-Round Pick to Starting Linebacker     13
Into the Fire     14
Not Boxed into a Corner     15
Nothing to Lose, Everything to Gain     17
A Quiet Addition     18
An Invisible Spotlight     19
Tag Team     21
Eager but Cautious     22
One Buckeye Who's Happy to Be Here     24
Another Target     25
Lesson Number One     26
A Diamond in the Rough     27
From Linebacker U. to Orchard Park     30
Introducing Dependability     31
Northern Exposure     33
Coming...     35
It's a Business     37
With Mixed Emotions     37
The Surprised Man in the Middle     39
Put Right to Work     40
It Was One of Those Days     40
Quite a Catch     41
Paying the Dues     42
Advice from Mr. Davis     44
You Just Never Know     45
Don't Judge a Book...     47
A Rookie with Experience     48
Nice to Meet You     49
Could Still Do the Job     50
Plan B was K.D.     51
Proving His Worth     53
Same Division, New Team     54
Paup Star     55
A Modern-Day Throwback     57
...and Going     59
A Delayed Trade     61
The First Free Agent     61
Lamonica's Sent West     63
Good-Bye, Dancing Bear     64
Juice Wants Out     65
Shipped Across the Lake     66
Trading the Number One     68
Sweet Home Alabama     69
An Offer He Couldn't Refuse     70
"Was It a Mistake? Sure."     72
Role Player Rolled Out the Door     73
Patrolling the Sideline     75
Saban Goes to Work     77
Knox Landing      78
A Marvelous Hire     79
Touched by a Saban     83
An In with the Boss     85
Dial *84 for Warlick     86
Find a Line     87
Switch Back to Where You Were     88
An Ed of All Trades     88
Buying a Leader     89
A Second Chance Pays Off     90
The NFL's Top Pick     91
Memories of the AFL Championship Seasons     93
2,003     103
Two Grand!     105
The Electric Company Remembers 1973     106
A Wideout That Blocks     108
Fergy Hands Off to History     110
Under Center     113
You Snooze, You Lose     115
"The Booing Turned to Cheering"     116
Sunshine, Surf, Shula, and a Win     118
Showdown in San Francisco     119
The Comeback     122
Touchdown!     123
Money in the Bank     125
Without Even Jumping     126
Leaving Broadway Joe in the Dust     127
Marlin the Magician's First Act     128
Hooked on Touchdowns     130
The Butler Did It Four Times     130
Big Ben Beats the Patriots      132
First Game, First Catch, First Touchdown     134
You Can Go Home Again!     137
Can't Spell Thurman without MVP     138
Sharing with the Family     139
The Big Guy Steps Up     140
The First One's Worth Seven     141
Special-Teams Ace Also Catches     142
Memories of the Super Bowl Seasons     145
In the Trenches     157
The (Almost) Natural     159
Dropping the Anchor     160
Sturdy as the Rockpile     161
Switch!     162
Bright Guard     164
A Hull of a Center     165
Heading Back to Honolulu     167
Getting His Feet Wet     168
The Wright Read     169
Don't Ever Give Up     170
The Last Line of Defense     173
He Could Go All the Way! Or Maybe Not     175
One Move Doubles the Production     176
Pick-Offs Help End the Streak     177
Assuring a Playoff Victory     178
Near-Perfect Attendance     179
If It Helps, Use It!     180
Oh Henry!     182
Called Special for a Reason     185
Revenge Is Best Served by Punting     187
Goooooooalgolak!     188
Taking a Gamble     189
Waiver Wire to the Pro Bowl     190
A Special Special-Teams Star     191
Christie's Big Boot     193
Mohr Hang Time     194
I.R.     197
Talked Out of Retirement     199
Duby's Streak Is Stopped     200
An Unfortunate Part of the Game     200
Tackled by Hepatitis     201
Stopped While on Top     202
Bad Luck for Nixon     204
Sidelined by Guillain-Barre Syndrome     205
Wrong Place at the Wrong Time     206
Welcome Back, Butler     207
Learning While Injured     208
Breaking Waves and a Knee     210
Why Me?     211
Face to Face with Rehab     213
The Only Way He'd Slow Down     215
"If I'm Walking, I Can Play"     216
Sources     219
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    Bills gonna rock 4ever

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    Bills rock!

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