Either Bill Parcells is on the scheduling committee, the NFL thought a game between formerly bitter rivals who’ve done little but stink it up for the past few seasons would make for great television, or — as we Western New York conspiracy theorists would prefer — the National Football League is out to get Buffalo. Seriously, why would the league strip the Bills of their biggest game, one that people here talk about from the day the season surfaces, even if the Dolphins are winless when the teams play?
I haven’t bought into the notion that the NFL genuinely wanted out of Buffalo — until this. One of the few things the league can control is scheduling, and to pull this rug out from under Bills’ fans is a shameless maneuver.
I couldn’t agree more with our old friend Chuck Pollock of the Olean Times-Herald, who echoes those sentiments in this column.