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If you’re a true Bills fan, you show your colors off proudly. So when the Bills and the Falcons face off at Mercedes-Benz Stadium this Sunday, you might as well be wearing a New Era hat. No one will ever have to guess where your loyalty lies. Fanatics.com has the ultimate special event item to do so: a 59FIFTY Buffalo Bills heather gray fitted hat made by New Era, a B…

Frank Testa got his first bartending job at Coughlan’s Pub in Fredonia during the years the Bills held training camp nearby. “I got to know Darryl Talley and a couple of the other guys,” Testa said. “They’d come in to Coughlan’s all the time. It was the neighborhood bar.” Two decades later, Testa and his wife, Sara, opened their own neighborhood bar, Pu…

It started more than 20 years ago, when Depew native Mark Sarnowski would wear his Bills hat while managing Lodo’s Bar & Grill in downtown Denver. If another native Western New Yorker noticed it, he would invite them back on Sundays to watch the game. Soon, they had a group of six regulars cheering for the Bills on a single TV. They officially formed the Colorado …

Fred Jackson is ready to feel the fandom. Jackson suited up in more than 100 games for the Bills, but he never experienced the party beforehand. He’ll finally get his chance on Sunday, joining a roster full of current and future Wall of Famers for the Buffalo Fan Fest tailgate at Wings Meeting Place on California Road. “This is my first tailgate,” Jackson sa…

In between segments of hot takes from ESPN sports talk radio personalities, corny commercials and the familiar "dadda dum, dadda dum" interlude, you'll hear Christine Lisi's crisp, clear voice. Since 2007, Lisi has been working full time as an update anchor for the "World Wide Leader" in sports. At times, she's had to temper her excitement whenever news about the Buffa…

Check back each evening for a new trivia question about Buffalo's favorite football team. Sept. 25: When was the last time the Bills won a game on Monday Night Football? Think you know the answer? Scroll down ... ... ... ... ... A. Oct. 4, 1999, when they won at Miami, 23-18. ABC still carried the games then. ••• Sept. 24: Who made the …

Here were Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor’s first-half passing numbers against the Carolina Panthers Sunday in Charlotte: https://twitter.com/ZachMaskavich/status/909482906938114048 Five for seven, for 15 yards and no touchdowns. Not exactly numbers in the same league as Bills archnemesis Tom Brady. Case in point: Brady had 300 yards and three touchdowns Sun…

A cornerstone of the Elmwood Village since 1968, Mister Goodbar draws fans of live music, stand-up comedy, craft beer and the college party scene throughout the week. But Sundays are for football fans. Crowds of close to 100 people gather to watch Bills games on the 110-inch projection screen in the back room, according to bar manager Brad Thomas. “Our Sunday cr…

Fans of football and day drinking will be crawling along Hertel Avenue on Sunday. Billed as “Bills and Booze. A love story,” the first Step Out Buffalo Game Day Bar Crawl is expected to draw 600-1,000 people to 10 participating bars on Hertel, according to Emily Kluckhohn, director of storytelling for Step Out Buffalo. About than 450 people have purchased $10 pre…

When Sean McDermott and Brandon Beane shuffled off to Buffalo from the Carolinas, they went against a trend as old as the Bills’ playoff drought. Charlotte, N.C., has one of the largest populations of transplanted Western New Yorkers. According to the Charlotte Observer, Mecklenburg County is the No. 1 out-of-state destination for people leaving Erie County (and No. 2…

What's the national media saying? Here's a roundup of stories involving the Buffalo Bills. 1. Which fanbase dislikes the Patriots the most? Bills fans may feel like they have a hold on this title, but according to a SurveyMonkey Audience poll on fandom commissioned by the website FiveThirtyEight, fans of six teams hate the Patriots even more than Bills fans. The …

Four Super Bowl appearances, seven Pro Football Hall of Famers and 44 seasons. That’s the fairly impressive resume the logo of the Buffalo Bills can boast. That charging blue buffalo with a single red line to depict speed, having graced the side of the team helmet: white, red, and back to white again, throughout these past five decades. Their simple standing re…

There are no off days for professional football players, well, except Tuesdays. But there are no off days for true Bills fans. At the Buffalo Bills store, you can get a T-shirt that says as much. This is not a team motto like Bill Belichick's "Do Your Job, " and if you go to NFL Shop you can find this model for other teams and cities, too. The red polyester shirt …

It took almost two hours for Brian Goldsmith to get to New Era Field on Sunday. But he didn’t get stuck in traffic. Goldsmith, 31, ran 15 miles from his home in North Buffalo to the stadium, starting what he hopes will be an annual “Running of the Bills” tradition. Paul Szablicki, 43, joined Goldsmith in South Buffalo and ran with him for the final 7.5 miles, s…

Seen and heard outside New Era Field before Bills vs. Jets … A new sport for tailgaters: There is a new – well, sort of new – backyard game threatening to challenge the supremacy of Cornhole and KanJam in Western New York, and it was on display Sunday morning outside New Era Field. Spikeball, a once-obscure game dating back to the 1980s that has gained newfound…