The Bills Belong to Toronto (Gulp!)

BillsThe Buffalo/Toronto Bills faced a winless team this afternoon, managed to hold the opposing QB to a mere two completions for 23 yards and zero TDs, yet still managed to lose. That's unbelievably brutal.

A full week before this epic FAIL, the Bills were busy losing to another winless team. That's when I wrote the following tweet.

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That prompted several Buffalonians to pounce on me for claiming ownership of the Bills. As I see it, any team that regularly plays regular season games in a second city is a shared team. The Bills still belong to Buffalo, but they're also ours. At least that's my humble opinion.

Our new Google Street View will help me show my friends in Buffalo how the Bills are marketed to us here in Toronto. Sandwiched between two Blue Jays on the outer wall of the Rogers Centre is Bills QB Trent Edwards.

Buffalo, we're now sharing this brutal franchise. With the dismal Bills in tow, joining the lifeless Blue Jays, Argos and Leafs, and playoff-less Toronto FC and Raptors, I do believe you won't find a city of equal or greater futility.


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Buffaloboymike

I got news for ya Mike, if they keep playing like they are....You guys can have them we will just have to claim the Argos

October 11, 2009 @ 9:16 PM

felix

w00t! But after living in the GTA for 20+ years and then Houston for almost 10, I get to add the Astros, Rockets and Texans in too.

We are go for epic fail.

October 11, 2009 @ 11:53 PM

Mike from Lowville

....and to think your Leafs may have been Oilers......

http://bl112w.blu112.mail.live.com/default.aspx?wa=wsignin1.0

October 12, 2009 @ 9:57 AM


Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

I read that story from Peter Pocklington, but I don't believe it. I think Ballard was pulling his leg...

But imagine... Gretzky, Messier, Kurri, Anderson, Coffey, Fuhr and the gang in Toronto. Instead, we just got Anderson and Fuhr, post-prime.

October 12, 2009 @ 10:26 AM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

@felix

That Rockets success while Jordan played baseball is sort of like our back-to-back World Series in '92/93.

Although I do recall some pretty good Astros teams in recent memory...

Cleveland's got it tough, but they've got a great deal of hope right now with the Cavs. Toronto remains hopeless.

October 12, 2009 @ 10:44 AM

CQ

Not a surprise if you consider the usual win-loss records from our two University football teams. We learn to lose; the Blue Jays were freshly owned by an European Beer Maker (InBev) during their heyday.

October 12, 2009 @ 11:16 AM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

Actually, the Jays were owned by Labatt's during their heyday. Labatt's owned the club from1976 until 1995.

October 12, 2009 @ 11:20 AM

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