Buffalo Bills owner Terry Pegula joins fellow owner and team president Kim Pegula and multimedia journalist Maddy Glab on the latest episode of "Bills Pod Squad," presented by New York Lottery.
Here are three takeaways from their conversation.
1. Sean McDermott made a strong first impression
Terry paints a picture of his first interaction with the Bills head coach, who showed up to the interview prepared with color-coated binders.
"We'd ask him a question, and he'd open the notebook," Pegula recalled. "… He'd look at this tattered page which you could see was written in five different pens, different colored pencils, names crossed out. Sean was preparing for his opportunity long before he was offered it."
Terry goes on to describe the process of recruiting general manager Brandon Beane, who he revealed is willing to stick to his guns when debating players. Find all this and more around the 21:00 mark.
2. A look back to 1995
The Bills' division title last week had a lot of fans thinking back to where they were in 1995, including Kim and Terry.
"In 1995, Terry and I were living in Orchard Park," Kim said. "… Our oldest daughter, Jessie, she was one year old. And we were just like part of the community, just fans living in Orchard Park. We had a job, we had the business. Not even thinking then, 'Oh my gosh, 20 years from now we're gonna be owning the team and we're gonna be celebrating an AFC East title 25 years later.'
"That's what I was thinking about, just how strange life is that we came full circle."
3. Settling the flip phone controversy
Terry made his debut as a videographer last week when he captured a snowball fight between members of the Bills defense that quickly took over social media.
The video prompted an accusation from corner Tre'Davious White that it had been shot on a flip phone, which Terry denies vehemently.
"I have proof," he says, showing his iPhone. "Isn't this an iPhone? I can't flip it. But I just set him straight, so he's going to have to apologize to the public."
Tune in around 40:30 to get the behind-the-scenes story on the snowball fight and inside information from Kim on the flip phone's current whereabouts.