All posts by Matt Soreco

The Drive for 5 Hundred

Hello all,

We’ve grown considerably in just one year. Last year, around this time, we had a little over a hundred names on our mailing list. Right now, we have over 460. That leads us to want to reach a new milestone before the season opener in just two weeks. Ladies and gentlemen, the drive for 5 hundred is on! It is your duty to pass the word to any and all Bills fans you come into contact with!!!

Preseason
Knock on wood. So far the Bills have escaped the injury bug. The O looked back in form against the Rams. Moulds is an animal! Injuries to Jonas Jennings (concussion) and Travis Henry (twisted foot) turned up to be very minor. The Jets suffered the opposite fate – losing Pennington 12 weeks to a wrist injury. The Bills final preseason game is this Thursday against the Lions. Again, McFadden’s won’t be showing it, but you may want to check with ESPN Zone. I had no luck on the phone with them last time, but it’s worth a shot.

Buffalo Links
It’s been a while since I updated the Buffalo Linkshttp://nycbbb.com/features/buffalolinks.shtml section of the site. A few people are regular buyers on Made in Buffalo http://www.madeinbuffalo.com/. If you know of any cool Buffalo sites, please let me know and I’ll throw a link up there.

We hope to see you all (well everyone not going to the opener) on the 9th!

— Matt Soreco

Anniversary and Draft Party Reminder

Hello all 430 of you!

First Year Anniversary and Draft Day Party
Just a quick reminder that we will be holding our first year anniversary and NFL Draft party at McFadden’s this Saturday!

Join your fellow NYC Buffalo Bills fans and watch Tom Donahoe continue his off-season magic. From 12-6pm, McFadden’s will offer $30 for all the draft beer (excluding Guinness, Bass, and Harp) and wings you can eat!!!

Please e-mail Matt Kabel if you plan to attend. This will give us an estimate and help McFadden’s adequately staff the event.

Washington D.C. and Baltimore Area Bills Backers
Plans are in the works and we are in the beginning stages of helping set up a Backers chapter in the DC and Baltimore areas. Please e-mail Matt Kabel if you or someone you know is interested in helping head up or interested in joining the groups.

GO BILLS!!!

— Matt Soreco

Buffalo on the Web

Made in Buffalo — Western New York’s premier showcase featuring the best products made in Buffalo and the Niagara Region.

Buffalo Spree Magazine — Your cultural guide to living, dining, and entertainment in the city of Buffalo.

Anchor Bar Wings — Home of the original Buffalo wings.

Buffalo Bar Fly — Site dedicated to Buffalo nightlife.

BuffaloFoods.com — Retail site that ships Buffalo’s favorite food items to anywhere in the USA.

BuffaloAtHome.com — Buffalo news and links.

WNYBooks.com — Online bookseller specializing in all books related to Buffalo and Western New York.

OnlineBuffalo — Conduit site to information about Buffalo.

Buffalo Place Inc. — Independent not-for-profit corporation founded to manage the downtown core surrounding Buffalo’s pedestrian mall.

Buffalo Niagara Convention & Visitors Bureau — Buffalo tourism, leisure, and business information.

The Buffalocam — Video weather cam is located in the Statler Towers (built in 1921) on historic Delaware Avenue in downtown Buffalo. Site also includes history and links.

UB Buffalo Links — Miscellaneous Buffalo links.

Wide Right Music — Popular Brooklyn-based guitar band. Buffalo-area native Leah Archibald leads the band that incorporates many lyrics about Buffalo.

The Guide to Buffalo English — A complete guide to the vocabulary, quirks, and slang unique to Buffalo.

Buffalo Bisons — Official website of the Buffalo Bisons, the triple A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians.

Sports & Leisure Magazine — Local and regional sports coverage, as well as national sports news with a Western New York perspective.

National Buffalo Wing Festival — Celebrates “Buffalo Wings”, a national food icon that the world has accepted as a meal and snack staple.

Buffalo Sabres — Official site of the Buffalo Sabres.

LetsGoBuffalo.com — A Buffalo and Western New York area portal with plenty of information for those in and out of Buffalo.

The Buffalonian — Your key to Western New York’s history and heritage.

Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society

WNY Media Network

Design a Logo Contest!

Hello all,

A few quick items. You didn’t think we’d go away in the off-season, did you?

NYCBBB’s design a logo contest!
The first year of the rebuilt Bills Backers club in New York City was a huge success. We currently have over 400 members and we’re still growing. We’re still always looking for areas to tweak and improve. One thing that would be great to have is a nicer looking banner and logo for our site, t-shirts, and other correspondence.

Since I admit that I’m no graphics expert (the current banner and logo was cut and pasted together crudely), we want to tap on the shoulders of fellow members, and friends of fellow members, who might be more proficient in graphic design. So here’s an opportunity for you or someone you know to showcase master design skills.

To enter, simply e-mail me and tell me you’re interested. The deadline to enter the contest is February 11th. Design specifications will be sent out shortly after. Contestants will then have 2 weeks to submit their work. Once all the entries are received, we’ll give NYCBBB members the opportunity to vote for their favorite. The winner will get full credit for the design, and will have the opportunity to promote their service (if it’s indeed graphic design that you do for a living) by having a page on our site dedicated to the winner. Remember the deadline to enter is 2/11!!!

Save the Sabres!
The following is a link for an online fan petition to keep the Sabres in Buffalo! Speak out and sign it!

Arena Football Anyone?
Please let me know if you’re interested in attending the April 6 Arena Football game between the Buffalo Destroyers and New York Dragons at Nassau Coliseum. If there’s enough interest, we’ll plan a tailgate party before the high-scoring Arena shootout.

— Matt Soreco

Buffalo Bills vs. Green Bay Packers!

Hello all 400 of ya,

OK…first thing first. Anybody watch “Second String” last night? Yeah…I did. And at first, I wanted someone to take a bat and beat me unconscious…but then I had several beers and watched the rest of it…by movies end, I wanted someone to take a gun…SHOOT ME….then beat my dead body! It was THAT BAD!!! I’ll buy a beer for anybody that shows up in a Dan Heller jersey on Sunday.

On to the REAL BILLS..who in case you haven’t noticed, are STILL IN THE PLAYOFF HUNT!!!! THE FAT LADY HAS YET TO SING!! Please don’t be like New Jersey Jets fans and give up on your team! Come to McFadden’s and root on your Bills as they take on the Green Bay Packers. This is going to be a great duel between Brett Favre and Drew Bledsoe…2 cold weather quarterbacks! WE’RE STILL IN THIS BABY!!! Labatt Blue, buffalo wings, fellow Bills fans, the Bills in playoff contention, and Christmas time! Does it get any better???

Yes….I got my section to BOO Flutie when he came into the game last Sunday…and after every incomplete pass he threw screamed “NOW THAT’S THE FLUTIE I REMEMBER!!!”

T-shirts
What better gift to bring home to your family for the holidays than a NYCBBB t-shirt. For $15 its a simple gift and you will also be helping out Hunters Hope and the Bills Youth Foundation. Ask the staff at McFadden’s for details.

Matt, McFadden’s and I would like to wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holidays!!!

— Matt Kabel

Buffalo Bills vs. Oakland Raiders

Hey Bills Fans,

Join us to watch the Bills take on the Oakland Raiders at 1 pm this Sunday.

Remember! Seating is first come, first serve. So get there early to get yourself a seat.

Our Location:
McFadden’s
800 2nd Avenue (at 42nd Street)
New York, NY

Hope to see you there,

— Matt Soreco

Buffalo Bills vs. Chicago Bears

Hey Bills Fans,

Join us to watch the Bills take on the Chicago Bears at 1 pm this Sunday.

We had over 180 attend last week’s game! Good crowd, good people, and good fun.

A few notes:
Seating is first come, first serve. We expect even more than 180, so get there early to get yourself a seat.

Also, the staff at McFadden’s had been busting their behinds to cater to our large group (which grew faster than anyone expected). Their drink/wings special is generous. Please be generous back by making sure to tip the waiters/waitresses/bartenders.

Our Location:
McFadden’s
800 2nd Avenue (at 42nd Street)
New York, NY

Hope to see you there,

— Matt Soreco

Buffalo Bills vs. Denver Broncos

Hey Bills Fans,

Join us to watch Bills take on the Denver Broncos at 4:05 pm this Sunday.

We had over 80 at last week’s game. Come on, we can do better than that. You don’t want to miss an exciting game, do you?

Our Location:
McFadden’s
800 2nd Avenue (at 42nd Street)
New York, NY

Hope to see you there,

— Matt Soreco

Buffalo Bills vs. Minnesota Vikings

Hello New York City Buffalo Bills Backer,

Join us to watch the Bills take on the Minnesota Vikings this Sunday at 4:15 pm.

E-mail us if you plan to attend. We want to get a rough idea as to how many will be there.

Our Location:
McFadden’s
800 2nd Avenue (at 42nd Street)
New York, NY

Hope to see you there,

— Matt Soreco