by Pat Freeman

The citizens of western New York the time has come that we submit a duly organized petition to our elected representatives demanding that a new multi-use stadium be constructed in the downtown Buffalo area, and become part of a new convention space project. By implementing such an aggressive plan in one of the most beautiful areas on the planet earth it will send a message to commercial investors that western New York might be the next hot bed for development. We will not accept any more band aid economic programs that lack the vision to take this region to the next level, nor will we accept our region’s elected representatives to continue to put forth second class citizen policies.

We need each citizen of western New York to please help us secure as many signatures as possible so that this demand is backed up by the citizen’s signature of petition that we will not allow to be ignored. For more than 40 years this region has catered to those that have benefited from this area long enough. Its time for its citizens to see real progress, and it begins with a new downtown stadium. Once the stadium becomes part of our convention space I believe we will see

1. New Hotels
2. more existing hotel renovation
3. restaurants
4. boutiques
5. other commercial interest centering on a more vibrant downtown Buffalo.

In closing the time for allowing elected representatives to function in their trusted capacities without being accompanied by a public demand is over. Please help us begin the process of providing jobs, and opportunities in western New York, and correct the bad decisions of 40 years of mistakes. Sign the Petition for a new Downtown Stadium now!!!

The Buffalo Bills begin operation AFC East on July 26th. 2012 at 3pm at St John Fisher in Pittsford , New York . Not since the late 90’s have the Bills on paper were considered a pre-season contender based on their pre-season acquisitions, and how they started their 2011 campaign at 5-2. When you examine how the Bills built this team over the last three years you can’t help but to be excited about the chances that finally our beloved Bills have legitimately done enough to contend with our nemesis in the AFC east.

The Bills must first examine their poor division record over the last 12 years in which we have gone through multiple seasons by not winning any division games. So this is why I believe they have to first address their futility in the AFC east in order to have any success in the NFL this year. If you examine their schedule the Bills play two out of the first three games against the New York Jets, and the New England Patriots. The Bills first four games are against AFC conference opponents which means the Bills must start fast again but this year they have to sustain their good start through out the long NFL season.

The General Manager for the Buffalo Bills Buddy Nix feels that they have finally added enough talent, and depth to compensate in case of injury. If the injury bug hits the Bills this year they feel they have upgraded their talent level at almost every position where the drop off will not be as great. This is a key component for any NFL team having any chance of success rests with their ability to overcome injury during a long NFL season. During the last five years when a Bills starter was injured the drop off was substantial, and could not hold up for more than a few games of film study. This year management feels they have made enough positive additions that the Bills will move from pretenders to contenders.

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