Tales from the Buffalo Bills Sideline: A Collection of the Greatest Bills Stories Ever Told

Tales from the Buffalo Bills Sideline: A Collection of the Greatest Bills Stories Ever Told

by Joe DeLamielleure, Michael Benson


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In the 1970s, Joe DeLamielleure led a Buffalo Bills offensive line affectionately called the Electric Company, because they turned the power up. A starter from the first game of his rookie season in 1973, DeLamielleure led the way to the first 2,000-yard season in NFL history. After that, the feats of glory just continued to pile up, to the enthusiastic roars of the crowd. In this unique collection of Bills stories, Hall of Famer DeLamielleure gives fans an inside look at the golden age of Bills football. Tales from the Buffalo Bills Sideline takes readers behind the scenes and into the locker room with one of the most exciting teams in Bills history. He shares how his unbelievable career almost never started, his experiences working with Ralph Wilson, the adrenaline-filled excitement of being elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and so much more. Without a doubt this is a must-have for every generation of Bills fans.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781613212172
Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
Publication date: 11/13/2012
Series: Tales from the Team Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 1,177,539
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Joe DeLamielleure was selected by the Buffalo Bills in the first round of the 1973 NFL draft. He was already known as a swift-pulling offensive guard and an All-American at Michigan State. In his first year with the Bills he earned all-rookie honors. He then went on to play in 185 consecutive games. DeLamielleure was selected All-Pro and All-AFC every year from 1975 to 1980, and is a member of the NFL’s 1970s All-Decade Team.

Michael Benson is a journalist, filmmaker, and artist. His work has been published in the New York Times, the Atlantic, Rolling Stone, and the Nation.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v

Introduction vii

Chapter 1 Showing Up 1

Chapter 2 Other Rookies 21

Chapter 3 Buffalo And Its Crazy Fans 35

Chapter 4 Oj 47

Chapter 5 The Tony Marchetti Section 67

Chapter 6 Off The Field 73

Chapter 7 On The Field 93

Chapter 8 On The Road 109

Chapter 9 Coaches 121

Chapter 10 The Stadium 145

Chapter 11 End Game 155

Afterword 177

Epilogue 179

Index 181

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