Buffalo Bills: Things We Know This Week
A multitude of people proclaim Josh Allen as the favorite to win the League MVP this season. He has previously been the runner up to Aaron Rodgers. The Buffalo Bills have only had the NFL league MVP on their roster twice in franchise history. Both were preeminent running backs in the league.
Thurman Thomas and OJ Simpson. The last time was 1991. You know the drill. (Wayne’s World Dream segment intro… wave hands and arms… “Doo doo doo. Doo doo doo.”) WARNING: Not to be confused with Bill and Ted’s time travel. No phone booth required.
“I was stoned. It seemed like a fun thing to do at the time.” — Jim Morrison (Val Kilmer)
The Thurmanator rushed for 1,407 yards, caught 62 passes for 620 yards, and scored 12 touchdowns. HARDWARE: Collected the NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award as well as the league MVP.
“We promise that the events of 1991 will not happen again. We have pledged to remove Saddam and we will deliver ” — Tony Blair
Henry Jones and Phil Hansen were the top two picks for Buffalo in the strong NFL draft. Mark Maddox was a brilliant find in the ninth round out of Division II Northern Michigan University.
“In 1991, few North Koreans had ever used a telephone. You had to go to a post office to make a phone call.” — Barbara Demick
The Buffalo Sabres acquired Pat LaFontaine from the New York Islanders, along with winger Randy Wood, defenseman Randy Hillier, and a future draft pick.
The Islanders obtained center Pierre Turgeon, defenseman Uwe Krupp, and wingers Benoit Hogue and Dave McLlwain.
“You’re telling me it’s in the trees, in the trees. It’s not, it’s inside me now.
You’re telling me it’s on the ground, it’s all around. Well it’s not, it’s inside me.
You’re telling me it’s in the skies, well use your eyes. It’s not, it’s inside me now.
You’re telling me it’s mother earth, some sign of birth. It’s not, it’s inside me, uh-huh” — Grey Cell Green, Ned’s Atomic Dustbin
It was the final year of the Cold War that had started in 1947.
“It’s the Happy Helmut, Ren. Now you’ll always be happy! And this is the remote control, and I use this button to control how happy you are.” — Stimpy
In August, the World Wide Web, originally conceived during the previous year, was released outside CERN to other research institutions initiated in January 1991 and publicly announced in August. Also entrenched was the first website ever, “info.cern.ch”.
“I smoked my first cigar in 1991, when we won the championship. Up to that point, I had never smoked a cigar, never smoked anything. ” — Michael Jordan
“When my father announced his campaign for President on October 31, 1991, I had already cast my vote in favor of his candidacy.” — Chelsea Clinton
“With the lights out, it’s less dangerous. Here we are now, entertain us. I feel stupid and contagious. Here we are now, entertain us.” — Nirvana
Congress passes a resolution authorizing the use of military force to expel Iraqi forces from Kuwait. Operation Desert Storm commenced with air strikes against Iraq.
“In 1991, the average bra size in the U.S. was 34B. Today (2007) it’s 36C. ” — Dan Taylor
American serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer is arrested after the remains of eleven men and boys are disinterred in his Milwaukee apartment.
“Locksley! I’m gonna cut your heart out with a spoon.” — Sheriff of Nottingham, Robin Hood
Big Box office attractions:
- The Silence Of The Lambs
- Boyz n the Hood
- City Slickers
- Thelma and Louise
- Terminator 2: Judgement Day
“Music is like a drug, but there are no rehabilitation centers. ” — Morrissey
- Losing My Religion – REM
- Joyride – Roxette
- Mysterious Ways – U2
- Smells Like Teen Spirit – NIRVANA
- Alive – PEARL JAM
- Right Here, Right Now – JESUS JONES
- Unbelievable – EMF
“What formed me as a musician, a songwriter, the sound and personality of my band, a whole lot of that happened well before 1991.” — Chris Cornell
Top TV Shows:
- The Ren and Stimpy Show
- Home Improvement
- Herman’s Head
- Step by Step
- Silk Stalkings
“I had my first ‘Survivor Series’ in 1991 and I was fortunate enough to be an instrumental part of the shows I was on. ” — Ric Flair
- Gallon of Gasoline – $1.12
- Average Monthly Rent – $495
- Average Income per year – $29,430
“You crossed the line. People trusted you and they died. You gotta’ go down.“
— Johnny Utah, Point Break
Things we know about the Buffalo Bills this week:
Former Buffalo Bills WR Marlin Briscoe passed away. He was an All-Pro Wide Receiver for Buffalo. He won two Super Bowls with the Miami Dolphins and was the first black NFL quarterback with the team that drafted him, the Denver Broncos.
All-Pro defensive back Jordan Poyer is a huge supporter of Nick McCloud. Poyer came up as a seventh round pick who had to go through several teams to finally get his chance in Buffalo and sees a lot of himself in McCloud.
Buffalo Bills Linebackers Coach Bob Babich has retired. His son Bobby, the former defensive back and safety coach at One Bills Drive, is succeeding his father at the position. He has been on the McBeane staff since the very beginning.