December 2, 2013 |
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has stolen your seat. What do you do? It's a packed football stadium. He's eating wings. He's famous for his foul mouth, his ability to move quickly despite his large frame, and his admitted use of crack. Would you be a little nervous? Canadian musician Matt Mays tweeted that the controversial city official, the man who has virtually no filter when talking to the news media, had taken his seat at Sunday's Buffalo Bills game. The Bills played Atlanta.
December 1, 2013 |
Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford isn't shy about his love for football -- and other things -- but it was good to see that one Buffalo Bills fan didn't put up with his shenanigans during Sunday's game in Toronto against the Atlanta Falcons. Canadian singer-songwriter Matt Mays was looking forward to the NFL's latest trek north of the border only to allegedly find Ford sitting in his seat at Rogers Centre. Mays took to Twitter to explain his predicament: Rob Ford is sitting in my seat at the Bills game.
November 25, 2013 |
Is rocker Jon Bon Jovi angling to be an NFL owner? According to a report by CBS' Jason La Canfora, Bon Jovi is "consumed" with buying an NFL team and is positioned to make a play for the Buffalo Bills when they eventually are up for sale. Bills owner Ralph Wilson, 95, has said the team will not remain in his family after his death. The CBS report, citing unnamed source, said Rogers Communications in Toronto is the "prime suitor" for the franchise, but that Bon Jovi "has spent considerable time in the area getting to know politicians and power brokers and even added a [concert]
October 11, 2013 |
Why even have other programs on television against the NFL? Thursday's game between the New York Giants and Chicago Bears on the NFL Network, which not even everybody has and which isn't always easy to find (though easier than finding Fox Sports 1, where the USC-Arizona game was), delivered a 5.0 rating and was watched by an average of 7.8 million viewers. That doesn't even include over-the-air stations that broadcast the game in Chicago and New York. Won by the Bears 27-21, the telecast topped last week's "Thursday Night Football" game between the Buffalo Bills and Cleveland Browns by 19% in rating (4.2)
October 7, 2013 |
Never mind that old notion about the backup quarterback being the most popular guy in town. In the NFL, backup quarterbacks are suddenly the busiest guys in town. A rash of injuries around the league has teams scrambling to get their reserve signal-callers ready for Week 6 games, with the Buffalo Bills going to the most extreme measures. They've promoted Thaddeus Lewis from the practice squad and plan to start him Sunday against Cincinnati. “Thad gives us the best chance,” Bills Coach Doug Marrone said Monday in a statement posted on Twitter.
October 3, 2013 |
RENTON, Wash. - Marshawn Lynch once made the earth shake. Now, he does the same to Seattle Seahawks headquarters. The Pro Bowl running back ambles into the locker room at lunchtime, attaches his smartphone to a speaker in his locker and cranks up the thumping strains of a rap song, setting the pre-practice mood. "Marshawn, his style personifies the team," says teammate Richard Sherman, raising his voice above the music. "He's so aggressive, that aggressive, straight-in-the-face, hit-you-in-the-face style.