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Getting touchy outside of Buffalo

June 30, 2009 - John D'Agostino
During a recent surf of the Web, I came upon the Fox Sports site. Seeing no headlines that quickly caught my eye, I went right to the NFL portion.

Fox was covering the story, that was done by the Associated Press, regarding the Buffalo Bills not being interested in playing additional games in Toronto at this time, according to Bills' owner Ralph Wilson.

That's the good news. The bad, however, was the poll question on that page: "Where would you like the Bills to end up?" At this time, more than 20,000 had responded — 82 percent for Buffalo; 18 percent for Toronto.

Though Willis McGahee did have a couple of votes, Buffalo was winning. But it did make me consider that maybe Buffalo's NFL future is now growing on the minds of the nation.

I am a Bills' fan. Can name just about every score of every game since 1980 off the top of my head.

But why would anyone who owns the Bills in the future want to stay in business in New York state? Our lawmakers can't agree on anything except adding taxes to everything and everyone, including a large portion of the wealthy. If it's not New York City, there's no economic engine. And we still allow our communities to run like its the 1920s.

Thanks you for your commitment, Mr. Wilson. But when the team goes up for sale, the concerns of loyal fans here are apparently now reaching outside Western New York's borders.

At least our region is winning in the poll.


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