Bill's to receive $78 million from Rogers

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- The Buffalo Bills will receive $78 million -- more than double their calculated 2006 operating income -- to play eight games in Toronto over the next five years.

The payment to the Bills was disclosed for the first time in Rogers Communications' 2008 first-quarter report released Tuesday. The Toronto-based company is part of a consortium that negotiated a deal with the Bills to have them play five regular-season and three preseason games, starting this year, at the downtown Rogers Centre.

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And they haven't sold a ticket yet....I wonder if I'll get a free ticket with my Rogers phone bill?

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Glad to see Ted propping up the American economy. Oh, I suppose Canada/Toronto benefit also, I won't be too, too sour. :wink: And of course he has the means to do so as I was just reading:

"Net income rose to C$344 million ($339 million), or 54 cents a share, from C$170 million, or 26 cents, a year ago, Toronto- based Rogers said today in a statement. Revenue climbed 14 percent to C$2.61 billion, meeting analysts' projections."