Hi everyone,

Only 19 days until the Bills kick off the 2011 season -- and, believe it or not, the 20th year of the Bills Backers in Boston and our 15th at the Harp. We've been working on some great new things for the gameday experience at the Harp and we can't wait to get started. Stay tuned.

In the meantime, the Bills are halfway through their pre-season schedule. 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. However, the NFL Network will be rebroadcasting the remaining preseason games on tape delay:

Monday August 29 - Bills vs Jaguars, 4:00 pm
Saturday September 3 - Bills vs Lions, 7:00 am

Remember, too, that the Bills Backers are on Facebook -- join the group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/2343781320/ We'll be using the Facebook group for photos, contests and other fun promotions during the year. Check it out.

Enjoy the rest of your summer and we'll see you at the Harp in less than three weeks!

Go Bills!