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Bills at Jets – Tailgate Info 2016

TIME

  • Game January 1, 2017
  • Game starts at 1pm.
  • Lot opens at 8am (NFL rules)
  • I suggest you get there first thing if you want to park right next to the action. The lot doesn’t fill up very quickly so if you aren’t there first thing, you probably won’t be too far away.

LOCATION

DIRECTIONS

WHO CAN COME

FOOD AND DRINKS

  • Food and drinks are bring your own.
  • McFadden’s is supplying some beer.
    • Keep in mind that this beer goes very quickly.
    • I recommend bringing your own too.
  • We need a volunteer to bring ice and coolers for the beer!
  • Do you need to bring a grill (or other cooking equipment)? There are others with them. I’m sure they would share space, but I would highly recommend either bringing your own or sandwich type foods.

TICKETS

  • If you need tickets ($55, $70, or $75):
    • Here is the link to order: Click here
    • Use this promo code when prompted: BACKERS16
    • Don’t forget parking ticket if driving!
      PARKING PASSES ARE NOW AVAILABLE. USE SAME LINK AND CODE AS ABOVE.

MISCELLANEOUS

  • EXTREMELY IMPORTANT!
    •  A few years back, the lot was left an utter disaster. Jets/NFL security wasn’t happy.
    • Be respectful. Yes the Meadowlands was built on a garbage dump, but lets not add more garbage on top. All kidding aside, we need to be respectful.
    • We need a volunteer to bring garbage bags.
    • Ken “Pinto Ron” Johnson is the man responsible for starting this tailgate, lets not mess up his reputation. He’s a legend.
  • Is MetLife safe for Bills fans? My personal experience is yes absolutely. Yes there will be some trash talking, but nothing too bad. Like any place in the world, it almost always takes 2 to escalate.
  • Will there be a TV to watch the game? Most likely not.
  • Orange Parking pass http://nycbbb.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/2012-metlife-parking-site-map.pdf
  • McFadden’s and Calicos will still have the game on.

 

Coaching

Terrible

Year Coach Win Loss Games Win Percentage
2016 Lynn 0 1 1 0%
2016 Lynn 0 1 1 0%
2016 Ryan 7 8 15 46.67%
2015 Ryan 8 8 16 50.00%
2015-2016 Ryan 15 16 31 48.39%
2014 Marrone 9 7 16 56.25%
2013 Marrone 6 10 16 37.50%
2013-2014 Marrone 15 17 32 46.88%
2012 Gailey 6 10 16 37.50%
2011 Gailey 6 10 16 37.50%
2010 Gailey 4 12 16 25.00%
2010-2012 Gailey 16 32 48 33.33%
 –  –  –  –  –  –
2009 Fewel 3 4 7 42.86%
2009 Jauron 3 6 9 33.33%
2008 Jauron 7 9 16 43.75%
2007 Jauron 7 9 16 43.75%
2006 Jauron 7 9 16 43.75%
2006-2009 Jauron Only 24 33 57 42.11%
 –  –  –  –  –  –
2005 Mularkey 5 11 16 31.25%
2004 Mularkey 9 7 16 56.25%
2004-2005 Mularkey 14 18 32 43.75%
 –  –  –  –  –
2003 Williams 6 10 16 37.50%
2002 Williams 8 8 16 50.00%
2001 Williams 3 13 16 18.75%
2001-2003 Williams 17 31 48 35.42%

Here we go & Rex and Rob Reunited 

Hello all,

Are you ready for some football?

I’m sure everyone already knows, the Bills get things started this Sunday at 1 against the Ravens.

Here are some links for all the newbies on the list:

FAQs:
http://nycbbb.com/features/nycbbb-faqs/

Specials:
http://nycbbb.com/features/drink-specials-times/

Rex and Rob Reunited
Michelle Girardi Zumwalt, who produced ESPN’s 30 for 30 Four Falls of Buffalo, is at it again with Rex and Rob Reunited, which premieres tonight on MSG at 10:30 in the NYC Area (8:30 in Buffalo and Rochester). Michelle has built quite the resume, of course her most prestigious role was a writer for NYCBBB. 😉

More info:
http://www.buffalobills.com/news/article-1/Rex–Rob-%E2%80%9CHere-we-are%E2%80%9D–/7fd2dd88-0384-47f1-bab1-e0ff158124c9

GO BILLS!

– Matt Soreco

PUSH Buffalo – NYC Event Invite

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PUSH Buffalo invites you to a terrace party to celebrate how far Buffalo has come, and to envision an even brighter future. As a city that was torn apart by decades of disinvestment, we are reclaiming the crown of the Queen City and the future wellbeing of our communities. Buffalonians from the North, South, East and West Sides are coming together to reimagine and remake our city into one that we’re proud of; into one that holds true to the “City of Good Neighbors,” with access to family-sustaining jobs, decent homes to live in, and healthy and strong neighborhoods. As PUSH Buffalo members and community residents realize their dreams can be reality, they have put Buffalo on the forefront of a movement powered by community-driven revitalization.

Join us on September 22nd at An Evening for Buffalo—a celebration of the progress Buffalo has made, with people like you and hundreds of others at the forefront of the fight for a vibrant and just city. A glimpse of some of the exciting progress we will be sharing with you:

  • The completion of 19 new building sites, making a total of 86 affordable housing units on the West Side of Buffalo
  • The addition of 2 new affordable commercial units that support our city’s diversity and culture
  • Finalizing the redevelopment plans for School 77—The school will become 32 units of affordable senior housing and a community hub for Buffalo’s Westside

Please join us in NYC this fall in acknowledging the incredible accomplishments that PUSH Buffalo and our city have made, and recognizing the movement builders and workers that have made it all possible. Attendance is free, but a request for your voluntary financial support will be made. To RSVP to An Evening for Buffalo, email Aaron Bartley ataaronbartley@pushbuffalo.org.

Sincerely,

The PUSH Buffalo Team

Update on Preseason Games and Jets Game Tailgate

Hello all 2,261 NYC Bills Fans!

Here’s a quick update on some things.

Preseason Games
McFadden’s WILL be showing the rest of the preseason games!
Washington – Fri, Aug 26 @ 7:30PM
Detroit – Thu, Sep 1 @ 7:30 PM

Kickoff Party
On Friday, 8/26 McFadden’s is throwing a Bills Season Kickoff party from 6-9pm. They will have half price top shelf cocktails, half price draft beer and half price house wine, as well as half price Buffalo wings for all Bills fans during that time. We’ll send reminders and updates in the coming weeks.

UPDATE TO JETS TAILGATE AT METLIFE!!!
The Jets have added a $55 ticket option.

Here are the details:
Gametime: Sunday, January 1, 2017 at 1pm
Ticket Link: http://bit.ly/backers16
Code: BACKERS16

They are offering us 3 ticket price points:
– Upper Corner/Sideline for $70
– Upper Sideline/Prime for $75
– 300-Level Corner/Endzone for $55

Parking passes are also available to purchase.

More info about the tailgate will be posted here as the date approaches:
http://nycbbb.com/notes/bills-jets-tailgate-info-2/

That’s all for now.

▪ Matt Soreco

Preseason Games, Season Kickoff Party, Jets Game Tailgate

Hello all 2,261 NYC Bills Fans!

Ok, I’m out of hibernation. I’ll admit, this season snuck up on me. Lots of info in this e-mail…

Preseason Games
McFadden’s WILL be showing this Saturday’s 4pm game against the Giants. They are looking into getting Game Pass for the last 2 preseason games. Stay tuned. More info will be e-mailed shortly.

Anyone else have Game Pass? I bought it and it has been nothing but trouble. I figured if I wasn’t the only one, we can unleash the NYCBBB wrath on them to get them to fix all the bugs.

Kickoff Party
On Friday, 8/26 McFadden’s is throwing a Bills Season Kickoff party from 6-9pm. They will have half price top shelf cocktails, half price draft beer and half price house wine, as well as half price Buffalo wings for all Bills fans during that time. We’ll send reminders and updates in the coming weeks.

JETS TAILGATE AT METLIFE!!!
On New Year’s Day!!! The Jets have set us up with group rates once again. And why shouldn’t they? We bought almost 600 tickets each year the last few years.

Here are the details:
Gametime: Sunday, January 1, 2017 at 1pm
Ticket Link: http://bit.ly/backers16
Code: BACKERS16

They are offering us 2 ticket price points:
– Upper Corner/Sideline for $70
– Upper Sideline/Prime for $75

Parking passes are also available to purchase.

You will be able to purchase up to 8 tickets directly through the link. If you need more than 8, please give Brian Aiello at the Jets a call at 973.549.4883. He will reserve the seats so they are together.

We WILL be having a tailgate again. More details will come nearer the date, but here are some if you are curious:
– Tailgate location – Lot 26 next to the IZOD Center, near pole A.
– Everyone is invited to attend. No extra fees to attend tailgate.
– If you are driving, you’ll need a parking pass.
– If you are not driving, you can still come to the location.
– It’s bring your own food and drinks.
– The bar supplies some beer, but it goes very quickly.
– More info will be posted here as the date approaches:
http://nycbbb.com/notes/bills-jets-tailgate-info-2/

That’s all for now.

  • Matt Soreco

Buffalo Bills 2016 Schedule

PreSeason
Sat, Aug 13 vs Indy 7:00 PM
Sat, Aug 20 vs Giants 4:00 PM
Friday, Aug 26 @ Washington 7:30PM
Thu, Sep 1 @ Detroit 7:30 PM

Regular Season
Sun, Sep 11 @ Baltimore 1:00 PM
Thu, Sep 15 vs New York 8:25 PM
Sun, Sep 25 vs Arizona 1:00 PM
Sun, Oct 2 @ New England 1:00 PM
Sun, Oct 9 @ Los Angeles 4:25 PM
Sun, Oct 16 vs San Francisco 1:00 PM
Sun, Oct 23@ Miami 1:00 PM
Sun, Oct 30 vs New England 1:00 PM
Mon, Nov 7 @ Seattle 8:30 PM
BYE
Sun, Nov 20 @ Cincinnati 1:00 PM
Sun, Nov 27 vs Jacksonville 1:00 PM
Sun, Dec 4 @ Oakland 4:05 PM
Sun, Dec 11 vs Pittsburgh 1:00 PM
Sun, Dec 18 vs Cleveland 1:00 PM
Sat, Dec 24 vs Miami 1:00 PM
Sun, Jan 1 @ New York 1:00 PM

Bills to Spoil Jets Playoff Chances?

Hello all,

First off, happy new year! We wish you a happy, healthy, and exciting 2016.

I’ve finally come to terms with the disappointing result of this season. Man, I predicted 12-4. If there is anything still worth rooting for, it’s to spoil the Jets playoff chances. I’ll be watching. I don’t want the Jets to get in, especially at our expense. Plus I want to see what the players are made of heading into ANOTHER offseason full of areas in need of improvement.

To 2016!

– Matt Soreco

Philly Info and 30 for 30 – Four Falls of Buffalo

It’ll be the usual happening at McFadden’s and Calicos this week. You all know the drill. I look forward to a more motivated Shady getting revenge on his former team.

For anyone attending the game, I got this info from the Philly Backers:
SUNDAY : 12/13/15
Bills Tailgating in the Wells Fargo Lot pole C5. Be there at 8:30am. No later than 9:00am. Or risk being locked out of the lot. You need a parking pass for this lot and they are available for pre-purchase on line. Team Buffalo has secured a DJ … so be prepared to RELEASE THE HOUNDS

For more info, visit: https://www.facebook.com/Downtown-Philadelphia-Buffalo-Bills-Backers-130449452834/

ESPN 30 for 30 Four Falls of Buffalo
Michelle Girardi Zumwalt (our very own NYCBBB Staff Emeritus!!!) produced ESPN’s 30 for 30 feature film “Four Falls of Buffalo”. It relives the Bills’ run to four straight Super Bowls. It will debut Saturday on ESPN at 9:30 pm. Set your calendar, dvrs, alarms, etc.
The film has already been getting rave reviews. Don’t miss it.

Read Michelle’s first-person account here:
http://www.buffalobills.com/news/

This Week from NYCBBB:
I’m a week late posting this. Here is Phil Mann’s latest column. I like his optimism looking at the rest of the schedule this season.
http://nycbbb.com/columns/week-nycbbb-11302015/

GO BILLS!

– Matt Soreco