Category Archives: Buffalo Bills

Bills Add Saban to Wall of Fame

For many years, fans of the 1960s Buffalo Bills have wondered why former Bills head coach, Lou Saban, had been overlooked for inclusion on the team’s Wall of Fame.  Saban led the Bills to their lone AFL championships with victories over the favored-Chargers.

The pro-Saban chants seemed to increase in recent years – several articles were written and an Add LOU SABAN to Buffalo Bills Wall of Fame Facebook page was created.  But more years passed, and still Saban remained on the outside. read more

An Interview with Tom Flores

One of the benefits of being an autographed card collector is that when I send a card in the mail to a former AFL player, I also have the opportunity to ask if they would be interested in doing an interview for Tales from the American Football League.  I had just such an experience recently when I sent an interesting new RetroCard (more on those in a future post!) to former Oakland Raiders, Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs quarterback, Tom Flores. read more

Buffalo Bills’ Wray Carlton

Much is said about Cookie Gilchrist and his time in the Buffalo Bills backfield, and rightfully so.  However, the Bills had another fullback, named Wray Carlton, who was with the team from 1960-1967.  Not as flashy as Gilchrist, Carlton was your typical blue collar player.  A tough 6’2″ and 225 lbs, Carlton averaged 4.1 yards-per-carry over the course of his eight-year career.  Carlton was a two-time AFL All-Star (1965 & 1966), and led the AFL in yards-per-carry in 1962 (5.6) and rushing touchdowns in 1966 (6) read more

It was Pandemonium

keith lincoln & mike stratton

The Hit Heard ‘Round the World

This has been a fun decade, as seemingly everyday during the season we are coming up on a 50th anniversary of something to do with the AFL.  This year I have seen remembrances of the All-Star Game Boycott, Joe Namath signing his rookie contract, and others.  For Bills fans, December 26th marked not only the anniversary of Buffalo’s first AFL championship, but also of “The Hit Heard “Round the World.” read more

Dave Behrman Passes Away

Buffalo Bills and Denver Broncos center, Dave Behrman, passed away this week at the age of 73.  A full obituary can be found below:

Former MSU All-American Dave Behrman dies at 73