Crowd and atmosphere was very good because real Bills fans went to the game.
Like I said, win some games, make yourself relevant and the Toronto series, just like Bills home games in December, will sell more tickets and have a more enthusiastic crowd.
at the bitter Canadian comments. Face it, the Toronto Series has been a complete flop as a game. Monetarily, it was a win for Ralph, but he sacrificed a lively crowd for money. From silent crowds to scared fans not knowing what to do when a player attempts to hop into the stands. The people who attend these games don't understand what it takes when they attend a football game.
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My expectations for our new coach are simple.
1. Have the ability to locate decent stop gap players that are better players than the last ones who were on this roster for far too long.
2. Win as many games as you can, but when you lose ... get beat, don't follow in the steps of your predecessors who seemed to try and find new and inventive ways to loose winnable games.
That is a great article. He is dead on with the home field advantage. If we had a winning season and beat Seattle that never would have been said, though.
But...$80 mil over 5 years (I think that's what it was) was a no brainer for Ralph. Besides, it kept season ticket prices lower for everyone.
Ok Woody, let's blame last sunday's horrendous slaughter by a west coast team that had to cross 3 time zones, on the Toronto fans..You weren't even there so I guess you had to be told about the fans.
What about the previous 45+ point massacres this year by the 49rs, Patriots and yes...even the lowly Jets?
The Patriots had no problem scoring 52 at the Ralph with the very loud fans. What happened there? Was it not loud enough for you?
Come one man, this team has been an unmitigated disaster this year that no home crowd can help. Some serious self reflection by the players, coaches and management is required...not criticism of fans.
Last edited by george91; 12-19-2012 at 07:22 PM.
And if the Bills won 5 out of 5 Toronto games, the players would be loving it.
Why did it take 5 years before anyone has said anything about the Toronto fiasco. Its a little late for players to come out and say they have a problem with it.
If the Bills were any sort of professional franchise, theyd play hard no matter the venue and actually compete........instead of giving up, rolling over and letting teams walk all over them.
Dont like the Toronto games, then blame the FO at OBD, chump.......theyre the ones who approved this experimental trainwreck.
Heres a little food for thought........has anyone ever considered that maybe Canadians dont really like the Bills playing in Toronto either.
Can you dig it.
the series sucks because we lose in Toronto like we lose everywhere else
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Things will only get worse if this thing renews.
I have seasons tickets at the Ralph and I bought the 5 year pack in Toronto because it's close to home for me. Now my 5 year commitment to Toronto games is over and there is no way in **** they will get me back into that stadium. Of the 6 people around me who bought the five year pack I have to assume they all feel the same way as none of them showed up to the game this weekend. So if the 5 year plan people can bail out now, where would next years ticket buyers come from?
Please kill this thing off. Also look for all **** to break loose if they continue the Toronto series and stick Bills season ticket holders with both preseason games. The only small benefit of the Toronto series was not paying for the odd preseason game in Buffalo.
Last edited by strummer50; 12-19-2012 at 08:50 PM.
I don't want to hear it's that Torontonians won't support a crappy product. Hell, they have been supporting the Maple Leafs for decades!
The bottom line is this: The only NFL Toronto is ever going to get is; the one game a year from the Buffalo Bills.
The NFL is never going to field a full time team in Toronto ever. Whether Toronto fans believe this or not, it is a fact.
Toronto is part of Buffalo's region and as a result, Toronto will get the odd game played there.
Toronto may be a huge market population wise, but it is a very tiny TV Market and TV revenue is what drives the league.
The Canadian TV market just can't support the revenue the NFL requires, there is just not enough money for one team in this Country.
The fact remains that the U.S. broadcasters can't measure TV ratings in Canada and as a result they would unable to sell commercial time for a team in Canada. Not to mention that Canadian TV can only broadcast Canadian content commercials over its airwaves.
Another fact remains, that the TV ratings in Canada are puny compared to the U.S. ratings. The NFL averages around 700,000 viewers per game, which is actually below CFL and NHL and while those numbers are good up here, they are chump change in the U.S.
Last edited by geargo; 12-19-2012 at 11:11 PM.
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Just saw Wood's interview from today on Sportsnet a few minutes ago. He made the comment "We went up there and lost by a ton, the Rams went to London and lost by a ton".
Both teams played in the same environment. A classic case of when teams are losing, everything is a problem, when a team is winning, those annoyances smell like roses.
Maybe he should have commented about his QB's 3 quick turnovers in the third quarter, that all turned into Seahawk points. That minor detail has more to do with sunday's slaughter than what the fans were doing.
Last edited by george91; 12-19-2012 at 11:12 PM.