Hi everyone,

We hope you are all enjoying your summer, but the Bills were on the field last night so it is officially FOOTBALL SEASON! We're all looking forward to an exciting year... it should be a lot of fun!

Each season at this time, a few people always ask about whether or not the preseason games will be shown at the Harp. The short answer is no: you can read about the reasons why on the website, here: http://www.bostonbillsbackers.com/preseason_games.html

However, the NFL Network will be showing the three remaining preseason games. Here is their schedule:

Atlanta at Buffalo - Saturday August 18, 10 am (Tape Delay)
Tennessee at Buffalo - Saturday August 25, 10 am (Tape Delay)
Buffalo at Detroit - Thursday August 30, 7 pm (LIVE)

Of course, we'll see you all the Harp for the season opener on September 9. You'll notice a few small changes at the Harp this year, but nothing major. Membership cards for everyone who joined up late last year will be available that day.

On the calendar, Charity Day will be November 11 when the Bills play the Dolphins. Beef on Weck will return! The night before, on November 10, the Sabres are in town to play the Bruins and we'll be getting a group together for that game. Stay tuned to the email list for details.

Finally, we'd like to remind everyone that the Bills Backers depend on your support to keep things going. Please consider becoming an official member of the club by paying the annual dues of $10. Its almost a trivial amount -- in fact, we've never increased it in the fifteen years we've been organized -- but it adds up, and really helps to keep the good times going.

We prefer you pay your dues through PayPal. You can find a link on the website here: http://bostonbillsbackers.com/pay_pal.html You can also send a check, payable to Bills Backers of Boston, to 8 Robert St, Wakefield MA 01880.

Thank you for your support... and GO BILLS!