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Last year's ranking: 92
Title track: 102
Fan relations: 92
Stadium experience: 106
Bang for the buck: 68
This past year has tugged on Buffalo fans' heartstrings. Their hero, former quarterback Jim Kelly, has battled oral cancer courageously, and in March their founder and owner, Ralph Wilson, died. A new 10-year lease was approved last year, but the franchise's future is all but blowing in the Lake Erie winds. Bids to purchase the Bills have been submitted by Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula, Donald Trump and a Toronto-based group that included Jon Bon Jovi. Any Bills fan who ever owned a Bon Jovi recording was choking on that Bad Medicine. An effort was launched this summer to turn Buffalo into a "Bon Jovi-free zone" -- no cover songs, no "Livin' on a Prayer" on the jukebox. Nearly 200 businesses have already signed on. In the words of former Bills great Andre Reed: "Man, f--- Bon Jovi. You might as well just take this city, throw it in the river, and let it go down Niagara Falls."
You might be testy too if you were forced to watch Toronto Mayor Rob Ford struggle to fit into a Fred Jackson jersey, or deal with border security to watch your team play. Heck, even U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) had to put a call in to Homeland Security to expedite border crossings on Sundays when the Bills had home games. On the bright side, rookie WR Sammy Watkins looks promising, and attending a game at Ralph Wilson Stadium is one of the best deals in the sport. The Bills' average ticket price ($57.75) is the second lowest in the league -- and half of what the Patriots or Giants charge. After the year this franchise has suffered through, its fans deserve as much charity as they can get.