January 31, 1994 |
Highs and lows from Super Bowl XXVIII you won't find on any game sheet. Best reported offer for a ticket: $2,000. Best attempt to get a ticket: A women standing outside the Georgia Dome just prior to game time held up a sign that read, "Need five free tickets. I'm from Raleigh-Durham." When last spotted, she was still five tickets short. Best ticket scam: Some fans, desperate for tickets, were willing to buy media credentials. Unfortunately, they turned out to be counterfeit.
February 1, 1993 |
Mad, but not holding a grudge. Not here in America's Original Sports Bar. Not really. For a while there, but not anymore. Sports fans watching Super Bowl XXVII--The Big One That Got Away, the Lost Super Bowl, are two ways local newspapers have referred to it--were too absorbed in screeching, shouting, pumping their fists and drinking Sunday to have much energy left to dwell on old news.
November 12, 2001 |
The resurgent New England Patriots are getting picky. Simply winning doesn't thrill them anymore. The Patriots beat the Buffalo Bills, 21-11, Sunday, moving above .500 for the first time in two seasons under Coach Bill Belichick and matching last year's victory total. But they didn't play that well. "Last year these would be types of games we'd lose," quarterback Tom Brady said. "You'd always like to play great every week, but that's not always the case in this league, as I'm finding out."
October 7, 2002 |
Cornerback Phillip Buchanon wasn't going to miss the same pass twice. Moments after allowing a pass by Drew Bledsoe to slip through his hands, Buchanon intercepted the next one and ran it back 81 yards for a touchdown, sparking the Oakland Raiders to a 49-31 win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. Oakland (4-0) is the NFL's only unbeaten team, following San Diego's 26-9 loss to Denver. The Raiders matched the best start in franchise history, last going 4-0 in 1990. They have Buchanon to thank.
January 5, 1998 |
Wade Phillips, who helped shape the Buffalo Bills into one of the NFL's strongest defensive teams, is expected to be hired today as the successor to Marv Levy. Buffalo owner Ralph Wilson acknowledged Sunday that a news conference has been scheduled for today. Wilson met with Phillips on Friday at the owner's winter home in West Palm Beach, Fla. The Buffalo News reported Sunday that Phillips accepted the job during a phone conversation with Wilson on Saturday.
October 25, 1998 |
Doug Flutie is not shrinking. Sometimes it seemed that way, that he had almost disappeared, wandering north while taller, sulkier and hollow-hearted quarterbacks infested the NFL. For a long time, Flutie was a faint figure, a fading memory of one collegiate last-second fling, a 5-foot-10 bundle of kinetic energy who measured up to every NFL qualification except height.
September 19, 2007 |
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Buffalo Bills tight end Kevin Everett could be transferred to a Houston hospital by this weekend to begin the next phase of his rehabilitation, a person close to the family told the Associated Press on Tuesday. "That's the plan that probably by the end of the week, if progress remains the same, he'll be transferred back to Houston," said the person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of Everett's status.
October 3, 2000 |
If the Buffalo Bills needed more incentive to defeat the archrival Miami Dolphins on Sunday, the Dolphins' Thurman Thomas upped the ante. Thomas, the Bills' all-time leading rusher who signed with the Dolphins after being cut by the Bills, ripped into the organization and three veteran defensive stalwarts in particular in a story published Monday in the Miami Herald.