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Today, she’s known as @Bills_Chick on Twitter. But back in 2005, she was a young student, away at law school, just looking to connect with other Bills fans. She felt disconnected from her hometown sports teams and from the city’s sports bubble as a whole. That’s when she decided to jump on the internet. She created an anonymous online moniker that referenced Bills le…

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Eric Wood believes the best teams are the ones that forge the closest bonds off the field. Several teammates joined Wood on Monday night to help raise more than $57,000 for The Children’s Hospital of Buffalo Foundation and Stone’s Buddies through the Bills center’s annual Flights and Bites fundraiser at Big Ditch Brewing Co. “My teammates and the staff with the B…

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Early last week, Maggie Gray was debating just how much Buffalo Bills swag she should wear to the Thursday night football game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. The host of "SI Now" for SI.com and "The Moose and Maggie Show" for CBS Radio hadn’t been to a Bills game as a regular fan in over four years. She was excited. But she was also super anxious. …

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Philip Pope is a man of his word. He and his wife, Tami, made a pact to visit every NFL stadium in the country. They had been to 13 stadiums together before she passed away in 2011 from cancer. That’s why the 53-year-old is determined to finish off the list, no matter what. The pact, Pope says, was something they decided to do because they were both devout football…

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Carlin Hartman has been coaching college basketball for almost two decades. And even though he wouldn’t mind winning an NCAA championship before the Buffalo Bills win a Super Bowl, he admits he’d be just fine with it if the Bills hoisted a trophy first. Hartman, an assistant coach at the University of Oklahoma, was born and raised in Buffalo. He grew up on the East …

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You could say that Reid Okoniewski has a Ph.D. in blind faith. At 24, he's been a loyal Buffalo Bills fan despite never witnessing the team make the playoffs (at least at an age where he can remember it). Like many Bills fans, he has known only losing and football heartbreak over the last 17 years, especially to the New England Patriots. Yet somehow, he still believed t…

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Cases of Labatt Blue Light cover an entire wall at Whitehall Tavern in downtown Atlanta. Duff’s Famous Wings in Newnan, Ga., is bringing 2,000 wings to the tailgate. Galla’s will deliver 100 sheets of Buffalo-style pizza. “And we’re going to run out of food,” said Alex Del Pozzo, president of the Bills Backers of Atlanta. Claiming to be the largest organiza…

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Even though the Buffalo Bills lost to the Carolina Panthers in Week Two of the NFL season, something pretty cool happened. The tailgating lot before the game was overflowing with red, white and blue, as Bills fans managed to outnumber Panthers fans in their own pregame celebration. “There was anywhere from 15 to 20,000 Bills fans tailgating in the parking area before …

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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…

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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…

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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…

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If you’ve ever been to New Era Field in Orchard Park, you’ve seen the house. Just across the parking lot, it sits on a nearby side street with its backyard facing the stadium. Painted white with blue and red trim, the Buffalo Bills logo and the signature hashtag #BillsMafia, it’s hard to miss. “It’s owned by a guy named Shane Prouty,” said Breyon Harris. “…