New Documentary Chronicles Buffalo Bills Glory Years and City’s Resilience
Three die-hard Buffalo Bills fans have produced a new documentary called Almost a Dynasty: A Fan Story. It chronicles the Bills amazing run in the ’90s and asks the question: “Would YOU trade the glory of the RUN for one?”
The Bills four-year Super Bowl run is unmatched. Ron Jaworski states in the documentary that had Scott Norwood made that field goal in Super Bowl XXV, the Bills might have gone on to win all four. The doc features commentary from Bills greats like Jim Kelly, Bill Polian and Marv Levy, and from ESPN’s Chris Berman, who has often cited his love for the Bills on national TV.
But more importantly, the documentary delves deep into the souls of passionate and long-suffering Bills fans, who assure the nation that nobody circles the wagons and recovers from heartache like they do.
For a sneak peak of Almost a Dynasty: A Fan Story, visit BuffaloBillsMovie.com. The film was produced by Phil Gangi, Peter Tasca and Stephen Butler, three lifelong Bills fans.
Just for fun, we put together a little timeline of the Bills rise to glory (especially useful for young fans, who don’t remember when the Bills were good).
1984 – Darryl Talley selected.
1985 – Bill Polian promoted to GM, Bruce Smith drafted number one overall, Frank Reich and Andre Reed selected.
1986 – Jim Kelly and Kent Hull sign from the USFL, Coach Marv Levy hired, Steve Tasker makes the team as a special teamer.
1987 – Players strike, but Bills continue to reinforce roster with Cornelius Bennett trade.
1988 – Thurman Thomas drafted, fans tear down goalposts after clinching division against Jets. Fandemonium officially begins with the 12th man.
1989 – The bickering Bills, and our second consecutive division title. Felt like we were on to something when they unveiled the vaunted no huddle offense in a playoff game with Cleveland. Even though they lost, it was obvious they had found something there.
1990 – K-Gun unleashed full time. 13-3 record and first trip to the Super Bowl.
Four consecutive, unprecedented, historical, electrifying, inexplicable and glorious years later, destiny was denied, and Super Bowl glory proved to be the glass slipper that simply did not fit for the Bills.