Budd Bailey


Budd Bailey has been part of Buffalo’s sports scene for more than 40 years, highlighted by a 23-year stay at The Buffalo News. He has written 15 books on a variety of subjects, including histories of the Buffalo Sabres and Buffalo Braves. Budd and his wife Jody live in Buffalo.


The Cleveland Browns wanted badly to bring University of Miami quarterback Bernie Kosar to their roster in the spring of 1985. But how could they do it? It took some unprecedented maneuvering in association with the Bills to make it

After Monday night’s overtime loss to the AFC East rival New York Jets, Bills fans might be more inclined to use a Zippo to light up some jerseys than a victory cigar.

Not all marketing ideas connected with the Bills have been a huge success. Exhibit A for that is the gone-but-not-forgotten “Whammy Weenie.”