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Camp And His Followers: 1876-1889 (PFRA) - The origins of pro football.

1890: "A" Is For Amateur (PFRA) - The origins of pro football.

1890: Three A's For Football (PFRA) - The origins of pro football.

1981: Up The P.A.C. (PFRA) - The origins of pro football.

1892: Five Hundred Reasons (PFRA) - The origins of pro football.

1893: The Weekly Wage (PFRA) - The origins of pro football.

1894: The 3 A's Triumph (PFRA) - The origins of pro football.

1895: Ten Dollars And Cakes (PFRA) - The origins of pro football.

1896: Last Hurrah In Allegheny (PFRA) - The origins of pro football.

1897: Out In The Boondocks (PFRA) - The origins of pro football.

1898: Stars Over All-Stars (PFRA) - The origins of pro football.

1899: Repeat Performance (PFRA) - The origins of pro football.

1900: The Worst Season Ever (PFRA) - The origins of pro football.

1901: And Yet Again (PFRA) - The origins of pro football.

1902: Dave Berry And The Philadelphia Story (PFRA) - The origins of pro football.

1902: The First Football World Series (PFRA) - The origins of pro football.

1903: Franklin's Hired Guns (PFRA) - The origins of pro football.

1903: Ohio Tiger Trap (Bob Carroll) - The origins of pro football.

1904: The Tigers Pounce Again (PFRA) - The origins of pro football.

1905: Challenge From Canton (Bob Braunwart & Bob Carroll) - The origins of pro football.

1905: Challenge From Canton (PFRA) - The origins of pro football.

1906: Blondy Wallace And The Biggest Football Scandal Ever (PFRA) - The origins of pro football.

1907-1909: Glamourless Gridirons (PFRA) - The origins of pro football.

1910: Shelby Who? (PFRA) - The origins of pro football.

1911: Parratt Wins Again (PFRA) - The origins of pro football.

1912: Elyria Out Of Nowhere (PFRA) - The origins of pro football.

1913: Let's Play Two! (PFRA) - The origins of pro football.

1914: Ohio (Bob Carroll) - The origins of pro football.

1914: Parratt Stays On Top (PFRA) - The origins of pro football.

1915: Thorpe Arrives (PFRA) - The origins of pro football.

1916: The Super Bulldogs (PFRA) - The origins of pro football.

1917: Canton Wins Again (PFRA) - The origins of pro football.

1918: A War Year (PFRA) - The origins of pro football.

1919: Twilight (PFRA) - The origins of pro football.

Pro Formations: Part 1 (Ralph Hickok) - A history of pro football formations from 1921 to 1939.

Pro Formations: Part 2 (Ralph Hickok) - A history of pro football formations from 1940 to 1955.

Pro Formations: Part 3 (Ralph Hickok) - The last in a series of articles on pro football formations.

All-American Football Conference (Stan Grosshandler) - The football league that contained the original Buffalo Bills.

American Football Leagues 1935-1941 (Bob Braunwart) - The football league that contained the following teams: 1936 Brooklyn/Syracuse Tigers, 1936 Syracuse/Rochester Braves, 1937 Rochester Tigers, 1940 Buffalo Indians, and the 1941 Buffalo Tigers.


If you are interested in having an article published on this site, contact editor Ken Crippen for details.

Ken Crippen is a member of the Professional Football Researchers Association and has been researching pro football history in Western New York for several years. He is in the process of writing a book titled The Development Of Pro Football In Western New York, which includes scores, game summaries, statistics, and rosters of every major (and most minor) teams that played in the Western NY area prior to the current Buffalo Bills franchise. His work has also been published in Coffin Corner, a publication of the Professional Football Researchers Association.

Rick Anderson has been a Bills fan since their inception in the American Football League back in 1960. He has had the privilege of attending the first ever Bills game, back in July of 1960 against the Boston Patriots. As a kid, he kept scrapbooks of the Bills from 1961-1966. Presently, he is the webmaster of Bills Thunder and Sabres Central. He has lived in Western New York his entire life and is an avid Bills and Sabres fan.


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