Bills' Toronto Series simply a bad idea

Fred Jackson celebrates a Bills touchdown at the Rogers Centre on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. (Jack...

Fred Jackson celebrates a Bills touchdown at the Rogers Centre on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. (Jack Boland/QMI Agency)

STEVE BUFFERY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:08 PM ET

The best sports news to come out of Toronto this week — and admittedly the bar is set pretty low — is the possibility that the Buffalo Bills may pull the plug on the mutt that is the annual ‘Bills in Toronto’ game.

This droop-fest of an event has become an embarrassment, and if there was any thought this money-grab of a series would somehow help pave the way for a permanent NFL team in Toronto, well that’s been shot to hell. If anything, it’s hurt the cause. You think the NFL poobahs were impressed with the 38,969 fans (the smallest crowd in the game’s six-year history) at the Rogers Centre last Sunday?

Bills CEO Russ Brandon said on Wednesday that he will “review” the future of the team’s annual Toronto game after the Bills lost for the fifth time in the six years. Brandon hinted at the possibility that the team could opt out of the new five-year agreement that has them playing at the Rogers Centre.


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