Ralph Wilson: We're Moving Games To Toronto To Keep The Team in Buffalo

Scott AlfanoContributor IJune 29, 2009

ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 28:  Trent Edwards #5 of the Buffalo Bills waits to walk on the field before the game against the New England Patriots on December 28, 2008 at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

In a gutsy move to revitalize his small market team, Ralph Wilson has announced that the Buffalo Bills have reached a deal to play 8 games per year in Toronto for the next five years. 

Under the terms of the contract, the Bills will play their preseason games in Orchard Park, practice at a local high school during the week and have each home regular season game at the Rogers Centre. 

"I've been involved with this team my entire life and it would be my nightmare to see the team moved out of our beloved Buffalo.  I feel extremely fortunate that we were able to reach an agreement to play our games in Toronto in order to keep our home here." 

Wilson later added, "Besides the 'New York' Jets and 'New York' Giants play their games in New Jersey.  We have felt a little selfish being the only football team to play its regular season games in New York all these years.  This way, Jets and Giants fans will no longer feel left out."

When asked how he felt, a local fan put it simply.  "Ralph Wilson is a jackass."