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Buffalo Bills Football Vault
Buffalo Bills Football Vault
by Scott Pitoniak
Hardcover from Whitman Publishing
ISBN: 0794830471

From the first game as a member of the upstart American Football League in 1960 through the 2009 National Football League season, the Buffalo Bills Football Vault®: The First 50 Seasons explores the history of a proud franchise. Scott Pitoniak provides an inside look at the Bills, including owner Ralph Wilson Jr. s decision to buy an AFL expansion franchise, Buffalo s two AFL titles in the 1960s, the franchise s four consecutive Super Bowl trips and Wilson s 2009 induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. But what makes this detailed scrapbook unique are the vintage photographs, artwork and memorabilia discovered in the Bills archives. Fans will find reproductions of old game program covers, historic tickets, vintage bumper stickers and much more. Replicas include a 1960 The Bills Are Back letter to fans, a 1960s-style pennant, a 1980s Talking Proud card, a ticket to Super Bowl XXV and a Back The Bills bumper sticker. No Bills fan should be without this home archive of Buffalo s long and illustrious pro football history.
 
Buffalo Bills: The Complete Illustrated History
Buffalo Bills: The Complete Illustrated History
by Sal Maiorana
Hardcover from MVP Books
ISBN: 0760338523
Buffalo Bills: The Complete Illustrated History is the ultimate celebration of a beloved team, complete with photos, stats, and stories from a half century of Bills football. From its origins in 1960 as a charter member of the American Football League to the latest season on the gridiron, the team and its fans have seen their share of highs and lows, and author Sal Maiorana presents them all--the players, the games, and the personalities from 50 seasons of pro football in Buffalo. It is the perfect companion and reference for Buffalo's "12th Man"--the fans.
 
Game Changers: The Greatest Plays in Buffalo Bills Football History
Game Changers: The Greatest Plays in Buffalo Bills Football History
by Marv Levy, Jeff Miller
Hardcover from Triumph Books
ISBN: 1600782752

Buffalo Bills football dates back to 1960, when the team became a charter member of the fledgling American Football League. Of the thousands of Buffalo Bills plays that have occurred at Buffalo War Memorial Stadium, Rich Stadium, Ralph Wilson Stadium, and elsewhere, some are destined to be remembered for the ages. These are the players that won games, altered the course of seasons, and put exclamation points on careers. In Game Changers: The Greatest Plays in Buffalo Bills Football History, authors Marv Levy and Jeff Miller dig deep into the annals of Buffalo Bills football and extract these critical moments, bringing them back to life with an enthusiasm that will delight every fan who think of Orchard Park, New York, as a home away from home.
Who can forget O.J. Simpson breaking the 2,000-yard single-season rushing mark in 1973? Or Jim Kelly s game-winning two-yard touchdown run against the Dolphins in 1989? And do you remember Mike Stratton s Hit Heard Around the World on Keith Lincoln in the 1964 AFL title game? These and others are among the best plays in Buffalo Bills history and helped build the team into the legendary organization it is today.
Levy and Miller have researched the team s history and assembled the plays that clinched victories, won championships, or earned bragging rights in the team s long-standing rivalries with opponents such as the Miami Dolphins and the New England Patriots. All of the plays are lavishly illustrated with accompanying photographs, most in full color. In addition, fans will relish player and coach profiles, quotes from the play s participants, and statistics for the game in which each unforgettable play occurred.
Guaranteed to provide hours of entertainment and to spark spirited debate
Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Marv Levy and football historian Jeff Miller deliver an insightful view of the Buffalo Bill s most remarkable plays in Game Changers: The Greatest Plays in Buffalo Bill Football History. Each of the plays is presented in a detailed text with beautiful photographs, scoring summaries, and related quotes from the men who were on the field. This is an essential read for every Bills fan or for anyone looking to learn more about the most crucial game-changing plays in the team s storied history.
I told O.J. during the summer, Lets shoot for two grand and really set the world on fire, and we did. Guard Reggie McKenzie on O.J. Simpson setting the single-season rushing record
I took the snap, took one step back, and started running. I knew I only had a couple of yards to go, and I was hoping I was going to make it because I knew if I didn t, boy, I d be hearing about it the rest of my career. Quarterback Jim Kelly on his game-winning touchdown run to defeat the Dolphins in 1989
 
Super Bowl Monday: From the Persian Gulf to the Shores of West Florida: The New York Giants, the Buffalo Bills, and Super Bowl XXV
Super Bowl Monday: From the Persian Gulf to the Shores of West Florida: The New York Giants, the Buffalo Bills, and Super Bowl XXV
by Adam Lazarus
Hardcover from Taylor Trade Publishing
ISBN: 1589796004

Super Bowl Monday is a thorough retelling of Super Bowl XXV, the epic January 1991 showdown between the New York Giants and the Buffalo Bills. Great characters and a gripping finish to the closest episode in Super Bowl history made for a wonderful conclusion to the game's Silver Anniversary. But what establishes that day as a special moment in American sports history was the cloud of war hanging over the game and the nation. Ten days before the Giants defeated the Bills 20-19 in Tampa Stadium, the United States had authorized Operation Desert Storm and begun the Persian Gulf War. The book is entitled Super Bowl Monday because the hundreds of thousands of American soldiers who were able to watch the Giants vs. the Bills did so on Arabic Standard Time, several hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time. For those men and women on duty in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Iraq, Super Bowl XXV took place early Monday morning. Super Bowl Monday features original research from newspaper and video archives in addition to lengthy interviews with many of the game's stars.
 
Game of My Life: Memorable Stories of Buffalo Bills Football
Game of My Life: Memorable Stories of Buffalo Bills Football
by Sal Maiorana
Hardcover from Sports Publishing
ISBN: 1582619638

In Game of My Life: Memorable Stories of Bills Football, many of the men who have worn the Buffalo on their helmet-both the standing and the charging version-share with author Sal Maiorana their fondest Bills experiences. Jim Kelly picked a 1991 shredding of the Steelers-the team he cheered as a youth-for a Bills-record six touchdown passes. Talley recalls the 51-3 AFC Championship blowout over the Raiders. Frank Reich chose the 1992 wildcard game against Houston-a game in which he quarterbacked the greatest comeback victory in NFL history. Unforgettable, old-time favorites such as Jack Kemp, Billy Shaw, Booker Edgerson, and Ed Rutkowski share tales from the 1960s-when the Bills won two AFL championships. Other luminaries such as Joe Ferguson, Joe DeLamielleure, Reggie McKenzie, Jerry Butler, Cornelius Bennett, Andre Reed, Don Beebe and Kent Hull fill the gaps between the Bills's two championship eras with their thoughtful recollections.
 
Rockin the Rockpile: The Buffalo Bills of the American Football League (No Series Information required)
Rockin' the Rockpile: The Buffalo Bills of the American Football League (No Series Information required)
by Jeffrey Miller
Hardcover from ECW Press
ISBN: 1550227971
Starting with the team's inaugural kickoff, this comprehensive guide offers a detailed history of the first 10 years of the Buffalo Bills football franchise. Founded in 1960 by Ralph Wilson, who still owns the team today, the Bills were one of the original members of the now-defunct American Football League. More than 100 photos some never before made public and many taken by the team's official photographer, Robert Smith display the excitement and success of the Bills' opening seasons. Complete game summaries from each year along with excerpts from interviews with players, coaches, and managers round out this must-have reference for any die-hard football fanatic.
 
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Buffalo Bills: Heart-Pounding, Jaw-Dropping, and Gut-Wrenching Moments from Buffalo Bills History (Good, the Bad, and the Ugly)
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Buffalo Bills: Heart-Pounding, Jaw-Dropping, and Gut-Wrenching Moments from Buffalo Bills History (Good, the Bad, & the Ugly)
by Scott Pitoniak
Hardcover from Triumph Books
ISBN: 1600780083

On a breezy August day two weeks before the '86 regular-season opener, the United States Football League went belly-up, Jim Kelly became available, and everything changed. The swaggering quarterback whom Sports Illustrated called "Namath with knees" was coming to the city he had been dissing ever since Buffalo selected him in the first round of the 1983 draft. Faster than you could say "Machine Gun Kelly," the Bills became the hottest ticket in western New York, not to mention a plum assignment for a sportswriter. The 20 years that followed would be quite a roller-coaster ride, a time for Bills fans to shout and pout... Along the way, we would learn about the incredible passion western New Yorkers have for their football team--a passion underscored by the fact that the Bills led the league in attendance for six consecutive seasons despite playing in the NFL's third-smallest market. We touch on all of this and more in The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Buffalo Bills. While we don't profess to be the definitive history of the franchise, we do attempt to highlight the people and moments that have made the Bills a family tradition passed down from one generation to the next. As Van Miller, the legendary voice of the Bills, used to say before opening kickoffs: "Fasten your seat belts, folks." We hope you enjoy the ride back in time. --Scott Pitoniak, from the introduction
 
Then Levy Said to Kelly: The Best Buffalo Bills Stories Ever Told (Best Sports Stories Ever Told the Best Sports Stories Ever T) with CD
Then Levy Said to Kelly: The Best Buffalo Bills Stories Ever Told (Best Sports Stories Ever Told the Best Sports Stories Ever T) with CD
by Jim Gehman, Forewords by Jack Kemp and Joe Ferguson
Hardcover from Triumph Books
ISBN: 1600780555

The Buffalo Bills are a charter member of the American Football League. They have been playing professional football in New York for almost 50 years, a period filled with untold moments of happiness and heartache, humor and horror.

"Then Levy Said to Kelly..." collects many of the best stories and anecdotes in the history of the Buffalo Bills. From the earliest days of Elbert "Golden Wheels" Dubenion and Wray Carlton to the team's two AFC championship victories later in the 1960s to the four consecutive Super Bowl appearances (all losses) in the 1990s, this book unearths scores of stirring, hilarious, and poignant stories about the best and worst Buffalo Bills personalities and moments over the last half-century.

Go inside the huddle, inside the locker room, and inside the postgame celebrations and get the real history of this standout team! Read about O.J. Simpson's 2,003-yard season; about those Bills who were sidelined due to injury and illness; and about the real personalities of greats like Jack Kemp, Chuck Knox, Marv Levy, Don Beebe, Jim Kelly, and many others. Many of these stories have never been published before, and because they are culled from the author's first-person interviews, they are all presented here in an unvarnished, straight-from-the-horse's-mouth fashion that will appeal both to hardcore fans and new fans alike.

The Buffalo Bills are a relatively young team, but the franchise's history is as rich and storied as that of much older teams. "Then Levy Said to Kelly..." does a remarkable job of collecting the best stories that have emerged from this always fascinating franchise.

 
Steve Tasker s Tales from the Buffalo Bills
Steve Tasker's Tales from the Buffalo Bills
by Steve Tasker
Hardcover from Sports Publishing
ISBN: 1596700920

A few days after becoming head coach of the Buffalo Bills midway through the 1986 season, Marv Levy made his first personnel decision, claiming Houston Oilers reserve wide receiver Steve Tasker off the waiver wire. It seemed like an afterthought at the time, but in retrospect, proved to be one of LevyÂ's most prescient moves. Over the next 11 seasons, the diminutive 5-foot-9, 175-pound Tasker was a huge contributor as the Bills strung together an unprecedented four consecutive Super Bowl appearances in the early 1990s. Along the way, Tasker earned seven invitations to the Pro Bowl, and during the National Football LeagueÂ's 75th anniversary celebration, he was named the greatest special teams player of all-time. In Steve TaskerÂ's Tales from the Buffalo Bills, the football star turned network television analyst takes a behind-the-scenes look at the franchiseÂ's most glorious era.
 
Flutie
by Doug Flutie, Perry Lefko
(Contributor)
(Hardcover)

The Unofficial Buffalo Bills Book of Lists
by Lary Bump, Mike Doser
(Paperback)

Buffalo Bills (NFL Today)
by John Nichols, Loren Stanley
(Library Binding)
 

Relentless: The Hard-Hitting History of Buffalo Bills Football
Relentless: The Hard-Hitting History of Buffalo Bills Football
by Sal Maiorana, Ed Abramoski
Hardcover from Quality Sports Publications
1994
 
The Buffalo Bills Official Trivia Book
by Scott Pitoniak
(Paperback - December 1989)
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