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WBEN NewsRadio 930>Audio & Video on Demand>>Former Buffalo Sportscaster Pete Weber

Former Buffalo Sportscaster Pete Weber

Mar 25, 2014|

Pete Weber talks with Tom Bauerle about Ralph Wilson.

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-- the today we all knew was gonna happen has happened and how do you think Ralph Wilson is gonna be remembered by the community not just a sporting community. But by western New Yorkers in general. Well I think it will be remembered by now well what after gold kind of generational leap year I I think you'll be right now for the youngsters they're. The high school on down the old guy -- all the Buffalo Bills and -- captains here and I and I think the people who are. Middle age that people let's just say the baby boomers. On down. Be remembered as the guy who put together some pretty on weekends -- them. With the teams that he put it it's out yet there were some as one highlight the wife Barbara was titled back in 84. Years of -- years of -- in media resources -- all the pain. But the -- it was something very very special all with the AFL championship teams of sixty or 65 of those Super Bowl teams that don't want to Super Bowl 4546. Point seven and 28. And you know like any other public figure -- Ralph Wilson was subjected to the vicissitudes the ups and downs of public opinion depending on the year adding another team was going he was either a -- SOP who didn't give a damn about the fans or he walked on water it was one of the other with Ralph Wilson. You're there was nothing in between it and that I still get a phone call through a guy like thought through amber and Mike are strictly adult. Is -- record expressed years ago. Shall row kind of like a spot here. That he now -- -- and all of that is work. -- you know I'm very happy to be able to seal off liner elements but well. Yes -- absolutely. When I moved to town in 1976. This was the period of time OJ -- was holding out before the start of the season on Monday night game with the Miami Dolphins. And all of a sudden OJ it was given them money. Something we would consider. Now under some thousand dollars a year. Before coming and he would leave the AFC in rushing with no training. What some others will point to the meeting on the field this Sunday night walks. And then reached. Which he grabbed the ball back and he should sort of should on a bit and engineers -- getting injured in that money title against the dolphins it was never the same player again. So that is sort of like. I Campbell bowl -- they should apple that is there. Yeah indeed and then. -- Ralph Wilson it does not surprise me to get a lot of email from people saying that he was an old school type of gentleman and we ought to forget the fact that he served in World War II he was of that generation when women are when men took their hats off at a restaurant when they opened doors for women when they pulled out seats when they rose when the woman got up from the table he was old school. In that way but one of the surprising elements of the calls and emails I'm getting is Ralph Wilson the one liner guy Ralph Wilson the fun guy when he wasn't around a microphone or having to be that multi millionaire owner of a football team. -- be sent to curator rob Wilson there. I've had -- you guys some audio to a wanna listen to a player but. Part of it is from the 1984. Silver anniversary celebration which. And here he is talking at least in the hands. After he's being reduced by done Ricky thanks in advance their continued. Support. And it goes this is not open the six 1984. And he goes up folks. What do I want it. Now this seem so far. Enough when the next restart that your old lap but we -- win again. Coach it was that you know when that's going to be that's the sort of guy he was sold one liners. In front of a pretty large crowd also want to just but he had to be a -- is closest ramps. I thought the man had a terrific sense of humor. And I think probably the guy who might have the actual quote best in the sites in the -- Would probably be used fairly regular. Sunday morning tennis partner band -- Because those two. I talked about going back a long way -- Google back two when the franchise under the old nineteen pitino. Well indeed and pebble certainly Syria band is available to us people -- you're certainly no slouch. I mean okay. I mean -- adequate. You're about to update we're gonna put your audio up. With your kind permission will put your audio of Ralph Wilson 1984. Talking about them goals coach eight Stephenson. Will put that up at WB EN dot com. And I know that you're busy you've got a full time job is the voice of the Nashville Predators and about a million other things in that Tennessee. And I want to thank you it's always a pleasure speaking with the always light up the show. Glad to do it some and you know we just went through this year the last year. With the passing of Bud Adams but -- member. With rob Wilson that foolish club of people under the AFL. But just say well then grew we talk about investments and you talked about that a lot. But in 1959. People up 25000 dollars each of their franchises and look what they are work Tuesday. And for you papers just a good weekend. I'm glad you are ready or -- yes thank you I am very happy to talk with you Pete thank you very much for your time on short notice and for -- -- the audio will get a WB -- dot com.


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