100 Things Bills Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

100 Things Bills Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

100 Things Bills Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

100 Things Bills Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

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Overview

Featuring traditions, records, and lore, this his lively, detailed book explores the personalities, events, and facts every Buffalo Bills fan should know.

Whether you were there for each of the franchise's four consecutive Super Bowl appearances or are just diving in, these are the 100 things every fan needs to know and do in their lifetime.

Longtime scribe Jeff Miller has collected every essential piece of Bills knowledge, as well as must-do activities, and ranks them all from 1 to 100.

Covering important dates, behind-the-scenes tales, memorable moments, and outstanding achievements by the likes of Jim Kelly, Andre Reed, Thurman Thomas, Bruce Smith, and Josh Allen, this is the ultimate resource guide for all Bills faithful.

100 Things...Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die collects rare, insider knowledge about your professional and college sports teams.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781629379753
Publisher: Triumph Books
Publication date: 09/07/2021
Series: 100 Things...Fans Should Know Series
Edition description: Revised & Updated
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 193,411
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

Foreword Marv Levy ix

Acknowledgments xi

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 47

13 The Thurmanator 50

14 Chairman of the Electric Company 54

15 Action Jackson 56

16 26 60

17 Tailgate at Highmark Stadium 64

18 The Hundred-Dollar Man 66

19 Not Again! 70

20 At Last! 74

21 Dre 78

22 Cookie 81

23 The Shnow Man 85

24 The Rockpile 89

25 The Vagabond Coach 92

26 The First Game 95

27 Denied! 98

28 Gaze Upon the Wall of Fame 101

29 No Rodney Dangerfield 103

30 Southern Comfort 108

31 The Legend of No. 31 111

32 The Bang of Comebacks 113

33 28 115

34 Kent Hull 118

35 The Best Drafts 121

36 Take In a Practice at St. John Fisher 123

37 Putting the Special in Special Teams 124

38 A True American Hero 128

39 James Lofton 130

40 Upset! 133

41 The Man Who Made the Hit Heard 'Round the World 136

42 The Giver 138

43 Jerry Butler 142

44 Revolutionary 145

45 Magic Man 148

46 Sideline Acrobat 150

47 Head Games 152

48 Buster 156

49 What Might Have Been 159

50 Rise of the Moormanators 161

51 Watch Buffalo '66 163

52 Eric Moulds 165

53 The Pride of Frewsburg 169

54 77 Seconds That May Have Saved a Season 172

55 The First Draft 175

56 The Voice of the Bills 177

57 The Best Goalie in the National Football League 180

58 Completing the Puzzle 185

59 Start Your Own Buffalo Bills Library 188

60 Carrying on a Family Tradition 191

61 The Worst Year 194

62 #BillsMafia 197

63 The Quarterback War 201

64 Bryce Paup 205

65 T.O.'s Shining Moment 206

66 Swing by Jimmy's Old Town Tavern 209

67 The Timely Emergence of Carlton Bailey 211

68 Butch 213

69 The First Camp 215

70 The Main Man 218

71 Leadership On and Off the Field 220

72 Chuck Knox 223

73 The Buffalo All-Americans 226

74 Al Bemiller 229

75 From Red, White, and Blue to Black and White 232

76 Blade 235

77 Man Mountain 236

78 The Dirtiest Player 238

79 The Role Player 241

80 The Arm 2.0 243

81 Draft Busts 252

82 A Hard Rain 256

83 Tom Dempsey 258

84 Buffalo: Coach U? 260

85 Bobby Burnett 264

86 So Just Who the Heck Was Chuck Green? 267

87 A 50th Anniversary Team That Makes Sense 268

88 The Super Bowl That Wasn't 270

89 Respecting the Process 271

90 For Whom the Bell Trades 278

91 Learn Marv Levy's Fight Song 281

92 Take in the Bills GameDay Experience 284

93 The Buffalo Bills vs. the Hamilton Tiger-Cats? 285

94 Grab Your Whammy Weenie (If You Can Find It) 287

95 Three Forgettable Weeks 289

96 Naming the Bills 292

67 Superman Was a Buffalo Bill 294

98 Attend Draft Day at the Stadium 295

99 The Original Wide Right (or, How the Kicker Met His Public) 297

100 Stefon Diggs 300

Bibliography 306

About the Author 308

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