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Video & audio: Sunday at the Stadium -- Oct. 10 Edition

ORCHARD PARK -- The sun was out. The sky was clear. And those who bleed Bills' colors were ready for another Sunday.

2:35 p.m.: Here's audio from Rich Szustak, the Blasdell man I quoted earlier who scored a pair of tickets for $20 apiece:

Listen to Russeau Taylor -- the Cheektowaga man who earlier said sales were "real slow" -- describe today's sales:

2:27 p.m.: The struggles of a ticket seller were hard to dispute today. Take a listen to "Junior" from Buffalo explain how ticket sales went before the game:

1:01 p.m.: Football fans might be able to question the product out on the field today at Ralph Wilson Stadium, but the one thing no one can question is the weather.

The sun is beaming through a mostly clear sky. Some fans have come in shorts and T-shirts.

With kickoff a couple minutes away, it's 63 degrees here in Orchard Park, according to the National Weather Service.


Buffalo Bills fans, from left, Sarah Smith, Nicole Layer-Pardy, Chelsey Kelchlin and Amanda Bolibrzuch enjoy the pregame festivities outside Ralph Wilson Stadium today. (John Hickey /Buffalo News)

12:20 p.m.: Many of the ticket sellers outside the stadium couldn't spare even a second to talk with a reporter today, instead dedicating their time to trying to get rid of their product.

"Cheap," one ticket seller said, when asked about how ticket sales are going.

"The bottom line is [the game's] not on TV and you can buy [tickets] at the window," another seller said.

12:14 p.m.: Make sure to get in on the live chat over at Bills Live.

12:12 p.m.: Rick Szustak of Blasdell was one of those fans who cashed in buying his tickets for today's game on the street.

Szustak scored a pair of $42-tickets for $20 apiece.

"I'm getting 'em half price," Szustak said standing along Abbott Road. "And money in my pocket is better than [giving it to] people who have more money than me."

He said he considered buying tickets on Craigslist, but didn't want to deal with the hassle of meeting up with a seller in order to complete the transaction.

A former season ticket holder, Szustak said he came because his daughter wanted to see the game.

"I got 'em half price and my daughter and I are happy," he said, "and we're going to enjoy the game."

11:04 a.m.: Anyone trying to sell tickets to today's game will probably face a little difficulty. Just ask Russeau Taylor of Cheektowaga.

"It's real slow. Hardly can't move 'em," Taylor said, standing on the curb of Abbott Road near Southwestern Boulevard.

Taylor has a pair of 300-level seats at the 50-yard line. Face value is $55 each. He says he'll take $40 apiece.

Taylor, who tries to sell tickets at every Bills home game, has his own game plan for days like today, when the game hasn't sold out.

"All we do is just see who's out here that want to buy a little less than the gate pays," he said. "We go through the parking lots to get 'em, stuff like that."

The blackout should increase ticket demand, at least a little, but Taylor's not sure if he'll be stuck with any tickets.

"You never know until the rush comes," he said. "It might be a lot, it might not be any. Like last week was terrible. Couldn't give 'em away."

10:05 a.m.: It was a chilly start to the morning, but temperatures have already escaped the 30s and are expected to peak near 70. No precipitation is expected, according to forecasters with the National Weather Service.

Stay tuned for a look at how scalpers handle a game like today's, which hasn't sold out and is blacked out on local television.

For all your need-to-know info leading up to Bills-Jaguars, check out's Bills & NFL page and on the Billboard blog.

And make sure to check out Bills Live starting at noon for a live chat that will continue throughout the game.

Here's the Bills-Jags preview from Mark Gaughan, Allen Wilson and Jerry Sullivan:

--Aaron Besecker


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