Why a 50-year Season Ticket Member still loves coming to Bills games

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Against the Broncos in Week 12, the Bills were proud to host their Salute to Service game, where active servicemen and women, as well as veterans were honored throughout the game. For Richard Guz, an Army veteran and huge Bills fan himself, it was another game he was proud to be a fan for.

"I got out of the service (Army) in [1968], and I got season tickets that year. And then in [1979], I got my own season tickets in my own name."

While there are so many little moments that go into each game and season, Bills fans can commonly single out a few that have stuck with them or are their favorites out of them all. After watching the Bills for over 50 seasons, there are a few memories that stick out for Guz.

"I always go back to beating, in the playoff game, beating Houston. 'The Comeback Game.' Probably my best memory, I like to go down [by] the field before the game starts and watch the other team warm up. I always really liked Mike Ditka, played for Chicago. He was then the coach of Chicago when they came in, and I went down by the field in the first row [to see him]."

Scroll through to view the top photos as the Bills celebrated the NFL's Salute to Service initiative on Sunday, Nov. 24 during the Week 12 game against the Denver Broncos.

Besides that? To Guz, it's all about the people he comes to games and enjoys them with. In true Buffalo fashion, Bills games truly are a family affair for Guz.

"Two of the guys [I go to games with] are the same guys I started with. It's mostly family. [We] set up a tent and have drinks and food. There's some tailgating."

"I had good memories. I had a lot of nice people we sat next to."

Open heart surgery in 2018 has kept Guz from some games recently, but he still makes an effort to come to them all and never misses one on television if he's not in the stands. He loves the current team, and really likes Coach McDermott and the vision he has for the team.

"I really love McDermott," said Guz, "I like the idea of what he does as a coach."

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Beyond Coach McDermott and the team as a whole, Guz really enjoys watching Tre'Davious White, who recorded his fourth interception of the season against the Broncos.

"Tre is unbelievable. Remember when you got like a gold star in school? Tre, he's got a gold star."

The Buffalo Bills would like to thank Richard for his many years of being a loyal Bills Season Ticket Member and our Season Ticket Member of the Game. In addition to Richard being selected as a Season Ticket Member of the Game, he received a club seat upgrade to the Broncos vs. Bills matchup, an autographed item and select Bills merchandise.

If you would like to submit a nomination for a Bills Season Ticket Member of the Game, please fill out the form located here.

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