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Monday Night Football & Buffalo Mystery Film, The American Side

Hello all,

Just a quick note that the bars will have Monday night’s game on and the usual specials.

Buffalo Mystery Film, The American Side
Buffalo native, actor and movie writer Greg Stuhr reached out to us to help promote his film, The American Side. They just launched a Kickstarter campaign – NOT to make a film – but for marketing money for a film that’s already made. The movie was shot entirely in Buffalo. There are lots of recognizable names and faces in it from Matthew Broderick to Camilla Belle, Robert Forster to Robert Vaughn.

From Greg: “Very cool having them all up there enjoying the architecture and food and the usual WNY hospitality. We would love to spread the word about this campaign. It will help make sure the film gets into theaters in multiple markets, showing off Buffalo in a great light. But you can check it out for yourself on our campaign page below. Thanks so much – Greg”

Here are some links:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/917336709/the-american-side-theatrical-release-of-neo-noir-m
http://www.theamericansidemovie.com/

GO BILLS!

– Matt Soreco

Lots of Info, Jets Tailgate, More, and Even More

Hello all,

How about that explosive offense? After a few duds, Sunday’s game was nice to watch. I thought the defense was going to carry the offense this year, not the other way around. Sammy can belittle my menial low paying 9-5 all he wants if he shows up like that every Sunday!

There is a ton in info in this e-mail. Tailgate, after party, victory party, Red in NYC, Sabres question, UB Sabres Event

Everything you need to know about our tailgate at MetLife is here:
http://nycbbb.com/notes/bills-jets-tailgate-info-2/

Let me know if you have any other questions. The Jets tell me we sold about 600 tickets. Not our most, but not too shabby!

If anyone needs, Pete from McFadden’s has a friend with 2 tickets for sale in Coaches Club seating. $250 each. If interested, let me know and I’ll make the connection.

McFadden’s and Calicos
Yes, the bars are showing the game as usual:
“For Thursday, we’ll be offering the regular specials starting at 8pm (wings by the order), and additionally, a half price band good for domestic draft, well mixed drinks and wine for no charge. Also, we’ll take reservations starting tomorrow at noon (Tuesday).  The reservation can be made for as early as 7:30pm Thursday. “ 
Call 212-986-1515.

After Party Thursday Night
If anyone is interested, I got this invitation for after the game, which I’ll share with you all:
“I’m hosting an After Party after the Bills-Jets Game for a Group from Buffalo that I am hosting for the game.

I frequented McFadden’s for quite a few years starting back in 2008 (Rochester Guy) and know how special the camaraderie is that the experience brings about.

I thought I would extend an invitation to the Bills Backers Community as well.

There are shuttles to Redd’s (free and officially sponsored by them) from the parking lot at MetLife directly to the venue.

http://www.reddsrestaurant.com

The deals are:
$20 for Unlimited Beer and Wine
$30 for Unlimited Beer, Wine and Liquor”

Victory Party at McFadden’s Friday Night
A huge group of out of town fans asked, and McFadden’s delivered. There will be a party at McFadden’s Friday night. The special is open bar from 10pm-1am for $30 and includes well mixed drinks, domestic draft beer (labatt included), and wine.

Red in NYC
In anticipation of Thursday’s red color rush unis, The Buffalo Bills want us to share our pictures with them all this week of you in something red taken at popular NYC landmarks. Lets not let them down! Send pictures with the subject line “Red in NYC” to Anna at Anna.Stolzenburg@bills.nfl.net

Sabres Fans
Where are you watching games nowadays? I’d like to share that info with others who might be interested as well.

UB / Sabres Event
Speaking of Sabres, UB is putting together another event:
Sabres/Islanders game on 1/1. Tickets are $45 and include a pre-game event at Buffalo Wild Wings.
http://www.ub-connect.com/s/1703/alumni/index.aspx?sid=1703&gid=2&pgid=675&content_id=413

Phew, I’m out of breath from all this typing and copying and pasting.

GO BILLS!

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Bills vs. Jaguars 9:30 AM

Hello all,

Yes, McFadden’s and Calico Jacks will be showing the Jaguars game. They’ve had the AV stuff worked out well in advance in preparation for this Sunday’s game (which will be available via streaming through Yahoo). Game time is 9:30 am.

McFadden’s will be taking reservations starting at 8am. Yes 8am! Call 212-986-1515. _**Table must arrive by 8:30AM (entire party must be present).**_

They are also going to do kegs and eggs (with bacon) for first half of the game. Wings after until the end of of game.

For reservations for Calico’s, call 212-557-4300. Same times as above.

Lets hope for a bounce back against the 1-5 Jags and for the walking wounded heal up quick.

Go Bills!

Bills vs. Titans

Hello all,

Lets hope the Bills bounce back this week. They take on the Titans in Tennessee this Sunday at 1pm. The Bills are banged up quite a bit. Hopefully they play disciplined and don’t beat themselves again.

Speaking of discipline and penalties, Phil Mann shares his thoughts in This Week from NYCBBB.

London
A lot have asked… But I haven’t gotten to much info about the London game other than a link to the UK Bills Mafia and what they have planned.

Unofficial Buffalo Theme Song
I had a few people send me this on twitter, email, etc. Check it out. McFadden’s / NYCBBB gets a shout out towards the end. Yeah!

Doritos Commercial
The Bills Superfans make an appearance in this user submitted Doritos commercial, which will have voting at some point. It looks like it’s the #1 viewed so far.

Go Bills!

-Matt Soreco

Bills vs. Giants, Jets Parking Passes

Hello all,

Testing 1,2,3. We’re sending this from a new e-mail system. It seems we’ve outgrown the one we’ve used from almost the very beginning.

The Bills play the Giants this Sunday at 1. We’re a little banged up on offense. Lets hope the defense is as relentless as they have been.

The Jets let me know that parking passes are now available for the game at MetLife. Use the same link and code as the tickets. All the info you need is here: http://nycbbb.com/notes/bills-jets-tailgate-info-2/
That’s it for now. Hope this hurricane stays away!

– Matt Soreco

PUNT Foundation Raffle

Hello all,

Remember, game time is 4:25 this week.

Our great friends at the PUNT Foundation will be on hand this Sunday with some signed jerseys to raffle off to benefit their charity.

A truly great organization, the mission of the PUNT Foundation is to provide children affected by cancer and their families with the opportunities and support to enjoy the life for which they fight so hard. The Foundation provides assistance, valuable family-centered programs and events designed to enrich their lives, provide them with support and create memorable experiences. 

Please say hi, enter the raffle, and support them any way you can.

http://www.puntfoundation.org/

In case you missed our last e-mail, there is another way to support the PUNT Foundation this week:

Guess for Good!
Longtime member Joel Peterson launched a new venture that brings fun to fundraising. As his site puts it “Experience the fun of playing a game, the hope of winning a prize, and the gratification of helping a good cause.” This week’s challenge will benefit our good friends at Brian Moorman’s PUNT Foundation. To learn more about the game, PUNT Foundation, and to PLAY the game, visit:
https://guessforgood.com/game/offensive-yards-for-punt/

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Squish the Fish & Guess for Good

Hello all,

This week’s game is at 4:25. I’ve been meaning for YEARS to write up some of my favorite NYCBBB moments over the last 13 years. One funny one has to be some guy running into McFadden’s at 1, looking around with a panicked look on his face, and asking me anxiously if it was still a Bills bar. “YES! But the game’s at 4 today.” PHEW.

So I’m getting out an early week e-mail as McFadden’s let me know:
“For this sun 4:25 game, McFadden’s will be taking reservations for 3pm. Max per party 6 people. Entire table must be onsite by 3:25 or table goes to waiting list. Reservation can be made starting Tuesday 9/22 at 12 noon.” Call 212-986-1515.

Remember, as far as the specials go:

  • All specials are from one (1) hour before the game until the end of the game.

More about the specials:
http://nycbbb.com/features/drink-specials-times/

Guess for Good!
Longtime member Joel Peterson launched a new venture that brings fun to fundraising. As his site puts it “Experience the fun of playing a game, the hope of winning a prize, and the gratification of helping a good cause.” This week’s challenge will benefit our good friends at Brian Moorman’s PUNT Foundation. To learn more about the game, PUNT Foundation, and to PLAY the game, visit: https://guessforgood.com/game/offensive-yards-for-punt/

Time to squish the fish!

  • Matt Soreco

Brady is Dead Meat, We Need You, and more

Hello all,

This is gonna be a long e-mail. So much stuff we have to get out there.

I don’t like talking much about upcoming games in fear of being a jinx. All I’ll say is that I’m looking forward to this one.

Nice Threads from Great Lakes Loyalty
Checkout this new Buffalo inspired apparel company created by one of NYCBBB’s very own! Great Lakes Loyalty is bringing fresh, retro designs to Buffalo Bills fans this season. Head to GreatLakesLoyalty.com and enter the code NYCBBB at checkout and $5 will be donated to help NYCBBB Co-Founder Matt Kabel’s daughter, Sweet Sally Sunshine. Hop on the site today and support our fellow NYCBBB!

Help NYCBBB get with this Millennium
We’re calling on volunteers to help document the nycbbb experience. We used to have photos from almost every game – http://nycbbb.com/pictures/. We can tell by our stats that people loved them. So… Does anyone want to:

  • Take charge of an nycbbb Instagram account?
  • Submit photos? Help find an easy way to submit, curate, display in a gallery, etc.
  • Maybe take some videos? Crowd reactions? Dare I suggest interviews? We know a few of our crowd reaction videos got media attention and once prompted a radio interview of our very own Matt Kabel. Another was featured on http://blogs.buffalobills.com/2013/09/16/must-see-bills-fan-reaction-around-the-country/ . Others got retweets from the likes of Eric Wood!

MOAR! We want to be everywhere. YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Vine, Instagram. What am I missing? As always, we also welcome ideas.

Speaking of t-shirts
We might have our very own NYCBBB t-shirts coming soon. We got some designs in the works. Anyone have any advice on how best to sell the bad boys? I’m thinking something like CafePress. But I want to keep costs/prices down, but have convenient, fast, and worry free fulfillment.

London
Is anyone planning on going to London for the Jacksonville game? What’s your plans? Who you getting together with across the pond? If there is something going on there (tailgate, etc)? I’d like to help spread the right info.

Jets Tickets
It’s not too late to get tickets for Jets game at MetLife. Please let me know if you have trouble ordering! A few have had trouble–which could have been due to Internet Explorer. Let me know if the problems were resolved.
http://nycbbb.com/2015-emails/bills-jets-tailgate-november-12-tickets/

That wasn’t so long, was it?

GO BILLS!

– Matt Soreco

Are you ready for some football!?

Hello 2,252 of you,

Well, are you ready to get things going?

Bills are home this Sunday at 1pm against Indy.

Welcome to anyone new. Welcome back to everyone else! I’m simply putting out all the info and links you need.

I do ask one favor! Please spread the word. We’ve been hovering at this 2,200 mark for far too long. I remember the days we celebrated after adding every 100 more to our list. I want 2,800 by the end of the season!

A View from NYCBBB:
Read Phil’s first column of the year. In deciding to skip writing an entire offseaon recap, he boldly predicted “And I won’t even try to capture everything as it stands right now, either…because it’ll change before I even finish typing this” And… The Bills extended Dareus right after Phil hit the publish button! Literally 3 seconds later.* Read it here:
http://nycbbb.com/columns/view-nycbbb-week-1-2015/

*not literally, but close.

Check out our FAQs:
http://nycbbb.com/features/nycbbb-faqs/

Check out our Drink Specials & Times:
http://nycbbb.com/features/drink-specials-times/

Here is the Bills Schedule:
http://nycbbb.com/features/buffalo-bills-schedule/

ALSO! Not too late to get tickets for Jets game at MetLife!
http://nycbbb.com/2015-emails/bills-jets-tailgate-november-12-tickets/

And lastly, please follow us on Facebook and Twitter too:
https://www.facebook.com/New-York-City-Buffalo-Bills-Backers-129822139104/timeline/

https://twitter.com/nycbbb

GO BILLS!

Matt Soreco

Are you ready? Preseason Game Schedule

Hello all,

Are you ready for this season or what!?

Geno Smith, lol. Sorry couldn’t resist.

Just a quick note about our upcoming preseason games:

McFadden’s WILL be showing 3 preseason games. Unfortunately this Friday’s won’t air live. The next two will be shown live. And the last, well we’re out of luck. Details here: http://nycbbb.com/features/buffalo-bills-schedule/

Speaking of Geno Smith, did you get your Bills at Jets tickets yet?
http://nycbbb.com/2015-emails/bills-jets-tailgate-november-12-tickets/

– Matt Soreco