December 15, 2012
Bills in Toronto series has been a flop
By STEVE SIMMONS, QMI Agency
TORONTO - Somewhere up above, Bobby Ackles must be smiling.
Almost six years ago, when the announcement was made that the Buffalo Bills would be playing regular-season games in Toronto, it was Ackles, then president of the B.C. Lions, previously involved with the Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins and Arizona Cardinals, who screamed the loudest about the NFL’s invasion into Canada.
He thought it was the beginning of the end for the CFL and if not that, the CFL in Toronto. He worried about football’s future right across Canada. In retrospect, Ackles had concerns that never factored in at all.
The Bills In Toronto series has been a blip on the Toronto calendar, a one-day, so-what, annual intrusion that has failed from its original intentions.