Billsmafia

03 Jul 19
Bills Wire

Recently a study of NFL fans using an analytic system dubbed Buffalo Bills fans, better known as Bills Mafia, as the 19th best fan base in the NFL. That stunned some of the most passionate fans in the league. In an effort to “fix” that system, Bleacher Report ranked fan bases once again and the […]

14 Jun 19
Sportress of Blogitude

Buffalo Bills superfan Ezra Castro, better known as “Pancho Billa,” passed away in May at the young age of 39 following a battle with cancer. Castro’s dying wish to assist a Buffalo-based charity inspired an outpouring of support from the Bills Mafia — the name adopted by loyal fans of the team — that led to a boon for a local charity.

10 Jun 19
CBS Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — After nine seasons in the league, former Steelers linebacker Arthur Moats has ended his playing career. Moats made the announcement on social media Monday morning. “I have to give a big thanks to the Buffalo Bills and the Pittsburgh Steelers for giving me this opportunity to play 9 seasons in the NFL! Last but certainly not least, I have to give a big shoutout to #BillsMafia & #SteelersNation for all the support! #DontCrossTheMoats #Retired” I have to give a big thanks to the Buffalo Bills and the Pittsburgh Steelers for giving me this opportunity to play 9 seasons in the NFL! Last but certainly not least, I have to give a big shoutout to #BillsMafia & #SteelersNation for all the support! #DontCrossTheMoats #Retired pic.twitter.com/KModl9Yyvx — Arthur Moats (@dabody52) June 10, 2019 Moats spent four seasons with Pittsburgh between 2014 and 2017. It was his second of three stops in his career. The linebacker was drafted out of James Madison in the 6th round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills. He signed a one year contract with the Steelers in 2014 and would earn a three-year deal the following season. Moats spent most of his time as a backup and depth linebacker with Pittsburgh, earning spot starts when injuries occurred. The Steelers did not offer another contract to Moats in the 2018 offseason, so he signed a one-year deal with the Arizona Cardinals. He was placed on injured reserve with a sprained MCL on September 1st, 2018. He was released about a month later. In his career, Moats recorded 228 tackles, with 16.5 sacks. He recorded 11.5 of the sacks with Pittsburgh. He also forced 4 fumbles while recovering four more. Moats was a player ambassador for the Steelers, participating in many community events. He continues to do work with Pittsburgh as a former player. Most recently, Moats has joined the staff of Steelers Nation Radio during the team OTAs.
02 Jun 19
News 4 Buffalo
Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer hit back-to-back home runs to help lift the Bills defense to an 8-7 win over the offense in Hyde’s inaugural softball tournament at Sahlen’s Field on Sunday. THE NEW BASH BROS! Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer with back-to-back HRs! More highlights from Hyde’s Charity Softball Tournament tonight on @news4buffalo #Bills #GoBills #BillsMafia pic.twitter.com/SLDTlufpGe — Nick Filipowski (@NEWS4_NICK) June 2, 2019 The proceeds benefit the IMagINe for Youth Foundation which provides resources to kids to help them excel not only academically but athletically. “You know, we’ve raised over 40,000 for this event — we’re able to give it back to the community of Buffalo,” Hyde said Sunday.  “We have backpack drives, we have the Bills helping us put on the Thanksgiving event, Christmas event. We like to do a lot of stuff in Buffalo because that’s where we are at right now.  All the money we raise for this is going back into the community.” Josh Allen won the home run derby, besting Poyer 5-to-3. This is Josh Allen hitting a home run! This is also Josh Allen breaking an aluminum bat with his home run swing. Serious 💪💪💪 pic.twitter.com/J4N7WQ8hw7 — Buffalo Bisons (@BuffaloBisons) June 2, 2019
01 Jun 19
News Directory

After 42 years and a few terrible events later, only OJ Simpon. Bill Buffalo is finally spending 32 again. There is no denying the type of “Juice” played during his time in the NFL, as it was the first person ever to return to 2,000 yards back in one season back in 1973. But as […]

28 May 19
News Directory

Two second year players for Buffalo Bills are highlighted by today's connections, as Levi Wallace and Taron Johnson came with 50 former soldiers of Honorable Flight to the country's capital. The video is available below, and he considered that there was a need to watch the fans of the Bills. The links also include updates […]

24 May 19
Buffalo Fanatics

The Buffalo Bills may have already found their number one receiver moving forward.

24 May 19
Bills Wire

Former Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel recently retired from the NFL. He was the team’s first-round pick at the 2013 NFL draft. In Buffalo, things didn’t turn out so well in the end for Manuel. He saw successes, at times, during his rookie season, only to be yanked from the lineup during his sophomore season […]

23 May 19
News 4 Buffalo
EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – Family and friends gathered at the Sunset Funeral Home in the lower valley on Tuesday to remember and honor El Paso’s Ezra Castro. Castro, 39, died last week following a long battle with cancer. Castro, better known as ‘Pancho Billa‘ in NFL circles, was a Buffalo Bills superfan. He attended games in Buffalo wearing his iconic Bills mask and sombrero. He often used the phrase, “Viva los Bills.“ The Bills organization has been with Pancho Billa and his family throughout his battle with cancer. At the 2018 NFL Draft, Pancho Billa was invited on stage to make a draft selection for the team. He called in a draft pick just last month from his hospital bed in Dallas, Texas. Ezra Castro, better known as @PanchoBilla1, has died at the age of 39 after battling cancer. The El Paso native and Riverside alum was a @BuffaloBills super fan. He made this selection in the #NFLDraft last month. Via: @news4buffalo #RIPPancho #KTSM9Sports pic.twitter.com/TJxCYtFD3x — Andy Morgan (@AndyMorganTV) May 14, 2019 “It’s been very humbling to see the outpouring of love and support from the bills organization,“ said Pancho Billa’s older brother Jaime Castro. “From the top to the bottom, to the people he got to choose with the draft picks.“ Jamie, who is a diehard Dallas Cowboys fan, says he always remembers his little brother being a Bills fan, even in the 1990’s. “During the Super Bowl years, it was tough in our house,“ said Jaime. “There was a little tension there and we both agreed we wouldn’t talk to each other for that whole week before kickoff. When the game started, it was on then.“ The Castro family says Pancho Billa inspired thousands across the country. “Pancho Billa was somebody who impacted a lot of sports fans and he brought hope to the field, the game, and the stands,“ said Jaime. “It’s not just about football. Sports truly does unite.“ The Buffalo Bills plan to honor Pancho Billa at their home opener on Sunday, September 22 against the Cincinnati Bengals. A Bills fan through-and-through, and an inspiration to us all. Pancho Billa, we’ll miss you. #VivaLosBills #BillsMafia pic.twitter.com/yUDafu7m4O — Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) May 14, 2019
23 May 19
Golfweek

[jwplayer hJo8T4L2] ROCHESTER, N.Y. – John Daly is in town and he’s ready to have a good time. The two-time PGA major champion posted a video to his Instagram account surrounded by fans at Pittsford Pub. “We’re in the beautiful city of Rochester, New York for the 2019 Senior PGA Championship,” Daly said in the video as he […]

22 May 19
Ace Newsroom Live

.@BuffaloBills lineman Ty Nsekhe almost gave his football career for a job in security. He tells @DJ_Sixsmith about his wild football journey, why he joined #BillsMafia, and playing w/ @KirkCousins8. Read more: https://t.co/76JgJZd7sX #NFL pic.twitter.com/cn56ixpbwY — CBS Local (@cbslocal) May 22, 2019

22 May 19
KTSM
Family and friends gathered at the Sunset Funeral Home in the lower valley on Tuesday to remember and honor El Paso’s Ezra Castro. Castro, 39, died last week following a long battle with cancer. Castro, better known as ‘Pancho Billa’ in NFL circles, was a Buffalo Bills superfan. He attended games in Buffalo wearing his iconic Bills mask and sombrero. He often used the phrase, “Viva los Bills.” The Bills organization has been with Pancho Billa and his family throughout his battle with cancer. At the 2018 NFL Draft, Pancho Billa was invited on stage to make a draft selection for the team. He called in a draft pick just last month from his hospital bed in Dallas, Texas. Ezra Castro, better known as @PanchoBilla1, has died at the age of 39 after battling cancer. The El Paso native and Riverside alum was a @BuffaloBills super fan. He made this selection in the #NFLDraft last month. Via: @news4buffalo #RIPPancho #KTSM9Sports pic.twitter.com/TJxCYtFD3x — Andy Morgan (@AndyMorganTV) May 14, 2019 “It’s been very humbling to see the outpouring of love and support from the bills organization,” said Pancho Billa’s older brother Jaime Castro. “From the top to the bottom, to the people he got to choose with the draft picks.” Jamie, who is a diehard Dallas Cowboys fan, says he always remembers his little brother being a Bills fan, even in the 1990’s. “During the Super Bowl years, it was tough in our house,” said Jaime. “There was a little tension there and we both agreed we wouldn’t talk to each other for that whole week before kickoff. When the game started, it was on then.” The Castro family says Pancho Billa inspired thousands across the country. “Pancho Billa was somebody who impacted a lot of sports fans and he brought hope to the field, the game, and the stands,” said Jaime. “It’s not just about football. Sports truly does unite.” The Buffalo Bills plan to honor Pancho Billa at their home opener on Sunday, September 22 against the Cincinnati Bengals. A Bills fan through-and-through, and an inspiration to us all. Pancho Billa, we’ll miss you. #VivaLosBills #BillsMafia pic.twitter.com/yUDafu7m4O — Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) May 14, 2019
17 May 19
WFXV
The Buffalo Bills will celebrate the life of superfan Pancho Billa at their home opener this season, September 22nd against the Bengals.  The team posted a photo of Ezra Castro in his trademark costume Thursday, saying: “Forever part of our family. ❤️💙” Forever part of our family. ❤️💙We will celebrate Pancho Billa’s life on September 22 at our home opener. #VivaLosBills #PanchoPower pic.twitter.com/u14PtCBgej— Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) May 17, 2019 There is also a fundraising effort in Castro’s name. Instead of flowers to memorialize his passing, Castro’s last wish was donations that would give kids backpacks full of school supplies. Billsmafia founder Del Reid coordinated with a Buffalo organization called The Teacher’s Desk to funnel money coming from Bills fans. As of Thursday evening, the effort had raised over $50,000 which results in more thant 5,000 full bookbags for kids.  Buffalo area businesses were also raising money in Pancho’s name.  If you want to add your donation in Pancho’s name, you can do it here. 
17 May 19
WJET/WFXP/YourErie.com
The Buffalo Bills will celebrate the life of superfan Pancho Billa at their home opener this season, September 22nd against the Bengals.  The team posted a photo of Ezra Castro in his trademark costume Thursday, saying: “Forever part of our family. ❤️💙” Forever part of our family. ❤️💙We will celebrate Pancho Billa’s life on September 22 at our home opener. #VivaLosBills #PanchoPower pic.twitter.com/u14PtCBgej— Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) May 17, 2019 There is also a fundraising effort in Castro’s name. Instead of flowers to memorialize his passing, Castro’s last wish was donations that would give kids backpacks full of school supplies. Billsmafia founder Del Reid coordinated with a Buffalo organization called The Teacher’s Desk to funnel money coming from Bills fans. As of Thursday evening, the effort had raised over $50,000 which results in more thant 5,000 full bookbags for kids.  Buffalo area businesses were also raising money in Pancho’s name.  If you want to add your donation in Pancho’s name, you can do it here. 
17 May 19
WSYR
The Buffalo Bills will celebrate the life of superfan Pancho Billa at their home opener this season, September 22nd against the Bengals.  The team posted a photo of Ezra Castro in his trademark costume Thursday, saying: “Forever part of our family. ❤️💙” Forever part of our family. ❤️💙We will celebrate Pancho Billa’s life on September 22 at our home opener. #VivaLosBills #PanchoPower pic.twitter.com/u14PtCBgej— Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) May 17, 2019 There is also a fundraising effort in Castro’s name. Instead of flowers to memorialize his passing, Castro’s last wish was donations that would give kids backpacks full of school supplies. Billsmafia founder Del Reid coordinated with a Buffalo organization called The Teacher’s Desk to funnel money coming from Bills fans. As of Thursday evening, the effort had raised over $50,000 which results in more thant 5,000 full bookbags for kids.  Buffalo area businesses were also raising money in Pancho’s name.  If you want to add your donation in Pancho’s name, you can do it here. 
17 May 19
RochesterFirst
The Buffalo Bills will celebrate the life of superfan Pancho Billa at their home opener this season, September 22nd against the Bengals.  The team posted a photo of Ezra Castro in his trademark costume Thursday, saying: “Forever part of our family. ❤️💙” Forever part of our family. ❤️💙We will celebrate Pancho Billa’s life on September 22 at our home opener. #VivaLosBills #PanchoPower pic.twitter.com/u14PtCBgej— Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) May 17, 2019 There is also a fundraising effort in Castro’s name. Instead of flowers to memorialize his passing, Castro’s last wish was donations that would give kids backpacks full of school supplies. Billsmafia founder Del Reid coordinated with a Buffalo organization called The Teacher’s Desk to funnel money coming from Bills fans. As of Thursday evening, the effort had raised over $60,000 which results in more thant 6,000 full bookbags for kids.  Buffalo area businesses were also raising money in Pancho’s name.  If you want to add your donation in Pancho’s name, you can do it here. 
17 May 19
WIVT
The Buffalo Bills will celebrate the life of superfan Pancho Billa at their home opener this season, September 22nd against the Bengals.  The team posted a photo of Ezra Castro in his trademark costume Thursday, saying: “Forever part of our family. ❤️💙” Forever part of our family. ❤️💙We will celebrate Pancho Billa’s life on September 22 at our home opener. #VivaLosBills #PanchoPower pic.twitter.com/u14PtCBgej— Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) May 17, 2019 There is also a fundraising effort in Castro’s name. Instead of flowers to memorialize his passing, Castro’s last wish was donations that would give kids backpacks full of school supplies. Billsmafia founder Del Reid coordinated with a Buffalo organization called The Teacher’s Desk to funnel money coming from Bills fans. As of Thursday evening, the effort had raised over $50,000 which results in more thant 5,000 full bookbags for kids.  Buffalo area businesses were also raising money in Pancho’s name.  If you want to add your donation in Pancho’s name, you can do it here.