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Tony Greene walked up to War Memorial Stadium for his first preseason game in 1971 and got stopped by a security guard who didn’t believe he was really a player. Oh, he was a player, all right. Greene would go on to record the longest interception return – and second-most career interceptions – in Buffalo Bills history. But that day all the security guard could see was …

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How long has it been since the Buffalo Bills last won a playoff game? The answer, for Tim Tindale, is half a lifetime ago. Tindale is 48. He was 24 when he ripped off a 44-yard touchdown run in the Bills’ 37-22 playoff victory over the Miami Dolphins on Dec. 30, 1995. “I never would have imagined,” Tindale says, “that it would be this long.” He figured the Bills w…

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Henry Jones was a No. 1 draft choice of the Buffalo Bills — and now, a generation later, his daughter is No. 1, too. Jasmine Jones is the best girls high school hurdler in the nation at 100 meters. Her father, a former All-Pro safety, is proud of her as a parent and as a coach. “I’ve coached her since she was a little kid,” he says. “Speed, power, technique, athletic…

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Ruben Brown was a rookie when the Buffalo Bills beat the Miami Dolphins, 37-22, in a playoff game 24 years ago this month. “It was an easy day,” Brown recalls of an afternoon when the Bills jumped out to a 27-0 lead. “Oh, man, I thought we were just going to keep on rolling.” They didn’t. The Bills have not won a playoff game since. For those keeping score at home, D…

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To no surprise, Bills legend Bruce Smith was named to the NFL 100 All-Time Team on Friday when the defensive linemen were revealed. Smith, the NFL leader in sacks with 200, was among seven defensive ends selected, joining Doug Atkins, Bill Hewitt, Deacon Jones, Gino Marchetti, Lee Roy Selmon and Reggie White. Marchetti and Jones were the lone unanimous selections. …

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Joe DeLamielleure grew up on Thanksgiving football with the Detroit Lions. He played Thanksgiving football for the Buffalo Bills. And he’ll watch Thanksgiving football come Thursday. “I was so excited when the schedule came out and I saw the Bills playing on Thanksgiving,” he says. “Almost as excited as when I was playing.” DeLamielleure was a leading light of the El…

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Joe Cribbs will never forget his first Buffalo snowfall. He was born and raised in Alabama, where a couple of inches shuts down the state, so when he peeked out the window and saw a couple of feet, he figured everything would be shut down for a week. This was 1980, when Cribbs was the Bills’ second-round draft choice on his way to conference rookie of the year honors an…

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The Buffalo Bills’ 1984 season was a living nightmare until Greg Bell had a dream. “I remember it like yesterday,” Bell says. “I dreamed I took the first handoff of the game and ran for a touchdown – and then it actually happened.” The Bills were 0-11 when the Dallas Cowboys came to town. But, on the first play from scrimmage, the rookie running back took a handoff f…

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Paul Guidry played for the Buffalo Bills when they were a game away from the first Super Bowl. Later, he was a team co-captain with O.J. Simpson. He played seven seasons for the Bills – from the hippie-dippy days of the 1960s to the boogie-down disco days of the 1970s. His most lasting contribution to Buffalo, though, is a certain restaurant on Virginia Place. He and fe…

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HERNDON, Va. – Ron McDole doesn’t dress up for Halloween anymore. He’s 80, after all. But his daughter says he still enjoys the holiday. “Of course he does,” Tammy McDole says. “He eats all the candy.” Some of her father’s fondest memories from the Buffalo Bills glory days of the 1960s are of Halloween costume parties. He devotes a chapter to these monster mashes in …

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HERNDON, Va. — Thomas Smith hears echoes of the crowds that cheered him at Rich Stadium whenever he goes to Jimmy’s Old Town Tavern, a Buffalo Bills bar that puts the Western New York into Northern Virginia. “As an athlete you can never have enough of that adulation — that feeling that comes with people adoring you,” Smith says. “When you stop playing, you miss that che…

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If you are a Buffalo Bills fan of a certain age, you remember Elbert Dubenion as the fleet-of-feet flanker on the Bills’ AFL title teams of the mid-1960s. Younger fans may know little more than that his name is on the Bills Wall of Fame. But know this: His nickname, Golden Wheels, is the best in Buffalo sports history — and one of the best in all sports history. This…

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Booker Edgerson is Buffalo to the bone. He was a shutdown corner on the Bills’ AFL title teams of the mid-1960s. He was an administrator for nearly a quarter century at Erie Community College. And he remains, at age 80, a leading light in raising money for local charities through the Bills Alumni Foundation. It is hard to imagine Buffalo without him, but how he came …

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Paul Maguire said he understands. New owners have new ideas. Terry and Kim Pegula are no different. "They should want to make it bigger and better," Maguire said of the owners of the Buffalo Bills and Sabres. "And they're going to do that." The only thing Maguire, who played for the Bills from 1964 to 1970, doesn't want to see is the team create too much distance …

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Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Paul Posluszny announced his retirement after 11 NFL seasons, the team announced on Tuesday. Posluszny, a five-time defensive captain with the Jaguars, registered 973 tackles to reside second in franchise history behind only Daryl Smith (1,089). The 33-year-old, who would have been an unrestricted free agent on Wednesday, spent seven seas…