The Bisons were charter members of the AAFC a major pro league that gave the NFL a run for its money from 1946 to 1949. Three of its teams were eventually absorbed into the NFL but Buffalo (who changed their name to Bills in 1947) did not make the cut despite an enthusiastic effort by its loyal fans to save the club. Although the NFL voted 9-4 to accept Buffalo, it took a unanimous vote, and Chicago's George Halas was a main force in blocking Buffalo's entry into the NFL. The Bisons played in the old War Memorial Stadium.
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