Former Bills’ QB Jack Kemp Diagnosed With Cancer

A Boy’s First Football Hero

Fox and MSNBC both have the story.  He may be remembered more for his run in 1996 for Vice President, or for his years representing Hamburg N.Y. (a suburb of Buffalo) in Congress.  But Jack Kemp will always be my first football hero.

Before there was Jim Kelly, before Doug Flutie, and even before long time Bill’s QB Joe Ferguson, he led the Bills to consecutive AFL Eastern Conference championships, and the AFL championship.  This was before the AFL absorbed the NFL into the ranks of real pro. football, and graciously let the NFL keep the name.

No, he’s not gone, but this is sad nonetheless.

Best wishes to you, Congressman.

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