Buffalo Bills

Founded: 1960
Team Owner: Terry and Kim Pegula
Head Coach: Rex Ryan
Team Icon: Jim Kelly
Overall Record: 379-439-8
Fight Songs: Go Bills, Shout
NFL Championships: nada
Stadium: Ralph Wilson Stadium
Stadium Capacity: 71,857
City: Orchard Park, NY
Previous Stadiums: War Memorial Stadium (1960–1972)
Website: www.buffalobills.com
Buffalo Bills

Hard to believe, but the Bills name originated via one of our favorite fan contests, just like seemingly every other pro football franchise. I guess you want to get people excited about the team, so why not let them inundate you with their half baked ideas. The name Bills was suggested in 1947 as an effort to rename a then All-America Football Conference team, originally tagged as the Bisons. 

The new nickname "Bills" was a reference to frontiersman Buffalo Bill Cody, and was chosen instead of other clever names suggested including Blue Devils, Nickels, and Bullets. Unfortunately, this version of the Bills was sacked when the AAFC combined with the NFL in 1950, and the Buffalo squad was not included in the merger. Ultimately, Buffalo was awarded a franchise in 1960 and the owner, Ralph Wilson, stuck with "Bills" in homage to the old AAFC team.


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