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Bills On Verge Of Selling Out Toronto Game For First Time In Five-Year History
Published December 11, 2012
SCHEDULE MAKERS UNKIND? In Buffalo, Donn Esmonde noted four of the Bills' eight home games this season "are, you guessed it, in December.” This "all but ensures that the games will not sell out, which hurts the team.” Games that do not sell out are not televised in the Buffalo market, "which ticks off fans and deprives advertisers of ‘eyes.’” It is a “vicious cycle that the NFL seems intent on perpetuating.” The heavy December home schedule "is not a one-year exception,” as it is the “fourth season in the past five that at least three home games were played on or after Nov. 30th.” The Bills "should play no more than two late-season home games, one in Toronto” (BUFFALO NEWS, 12/9).