How much of a Bills fan are YOU? Here's the 2022 edition of trivia about your favorite team!
Did you know the Buffalo Bills team name came from a 1947 naming contest held by then-owner James Breuil of the Frontier Oil Company? The winning entry suggested Bills in honor of the western frontiersman, Buffalo Bill Cody and reflected “opening a new frontier of sports in Western New York.”
Did you know the Buffalo Bills were a charter member of the American Football League, launched in 1960? For the first two seasons, their uniform colors were Honolulu blue, silver and white. Their helmets were silver with no stripes and no logo, only the players’ numbers on each side.
Did you know that the team’s charging buffalo logo with the red stripe streaming from its horn was designed in 1974 by aerospace designer Stevens Wright? Wright was a commercial illustrator, mostly in the aerospace industry for McDonnell Douglas, but he was also a freelance illustrator for NFL Properties. The charging buffalo replaced the red standing bison which had been used from 1962.
Did you know that only three Bills jersey numbers have been officially retired? All are from the 1990s Super Bowl teams: No.12 for Jim Kelly, No. 34 for Thurman Thomas, and No. 78 for Bruuuuuuuuce Smith.
Did you know the Bills Mafia movement began in 2011 as an inside joke between three Twitter friends – Del Reid (now of 26 Shirts fame), Breyon Harris and Leslie Wille – after being blocked by ESPN sports analyst Adam Schefter for coming to the defense of then-Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson?