Saturday, August 16, 2014

Keep the Buffalo Bills in Buffalo

The NFL seems hell-bent on letting speculation run rampant that the Bills will leave Buffalo, the Raiders will leave Oakland, the Rams will leave St. Louis, and the Jaguars will leave Jacksonville.  

Leave the Bills in Buffalo, for crying out loud. The people of western New York deserve to keep the franchise they've loved for more than 50 years.

The Steelers play the Bills tonight in exhibition play at Heinz Field. It may be the last time the Buffalo Bills play in Pittsburgh. That would be a shame, not because the Steelers and Bills have a great rivalry, but because it would be shameful of the NFL, disgraceful, in fact, if the NFL allowed the Bills (under new ownership, still to be determined), to move from Buffalo.  There's a trust between an NFL franchise and the community that supports it, and the NFL needs to respect and nurture that trust, not abrogate and violate it.