Hi everyone,

The Bills Backers are gearing up for another fun season at The Harp -- we've got some new things in store this year that we think everyone will love. More on that as the season gets closer.

In the meantime, the Bills are in Training Camp and preparing for the pre-season. People often ask us if the Harp will be showing the preseason games, and unfortunately, in general the answer is no. Pre-season games are not broadcast over DirectTV; in fact, most are sent back to the home market over a dedicated link. Years ago, we used to "advertise" the preseason games at the Harp, but now, it's extremely rare that we can get the games. We don't want to make people mad if we say we can get the game, but can't. We think it's better to not give false hope.

NFL Network, however, will be showing the Bills first preseason game live, and the remainder on a tape-delay basis. Here is the schedule:

* Friday August 13, 7:30 pm vs. Redskins (Live)
* Thursday, August 19, 7:30 pm vs. Colts: Tape delay, NFL Network, Friday August 20 10:00 am and 4:00 pm
* Saturday, August 28, 6:30 pm vs. Bengals: Tape delay, NFL Network, Mon Aug 30 7:00 am.
* Thursday, Sept 2 vs Lions: Tape delay, NFL Network, Fri Sep 3, 12:00 pm.

So set your DVR and get ready for some football!

One more thing: we're expanding our presence on Facebook this year, for photo sharing, contests and other fun. Join our group at http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2343781320 All are welcome!

Go Bills!