Quote of the Day

"A lot of his legacy was in the meetings themselves, because he didn’t let anybody pull anything over him. And he really fought for a lot of rights."
-– Saints Owner Tom Benson, on Bills Owner Ralph Wilson Jr., who passed away yesterday. (QMI AGENCY, 3/25)
Wednesday March 26, 2014 Vol. 20 — No. 135 Print This Issue

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  • Buffalo's Soldier

    Wilson was a member of "The Foolish Club," the group that founded the AFL

    Bills Founder & Owner RALPH WILSON JR. is being remembered as the most "influential sports figure Western New York ever has known" after dying yesterday at the age of 95, according to a front-page piece by Mark Gaughan of the BUFFALO NEWS. Wilson "brought major league sports to Buffalo in 1959, when he joined a group that became known as 'The Foolish Club,' eight businessmen led by Texas oilman LAMAR HUNT , who founded the American Football League." The "initial cost to Wilson was $25,000." Wilson lived "all of his adult life in the Detroit area," which made his "relationship with Western New York problematic." But he gradually came "to be widely esteemed for his loyalty to the region." That sense of loyalty "extended league-wid ...

  • Long-Term Planning

    Ralph Wilson's death puts the future of the Bills in flux.

  • For You, Blue

    Projected payroll of $235M propels Dodgers past Yankees as MLB's biggest spenders.

  • Coming Out Of Its Shell

    The Univ. of Maryland records a surplus of nearly $300K more than '12.

  • Crimson & Over

    Alabama sees $21.2M surplus of athletics revenue in FY '13.

  • Fair Or Foul?

    CSN Philly seeking surcharge on additional Phillies games.

  • Upping The Ante

    NHL Rangers, Caesars ink deal making WSOP.com the team's online gaming partner.

  • Off The Beaten Track

    Sonoma Raceway is seeking approval to hold non-racing events at the facility.

  • The Eyes Have It

    Bryce Harper receives stake in startup venture WarriorBlack.

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