SO LONG

AFL Founder Ralph Wilson Jr. Dies

The owner and founder of the Buffalo Bills and the last living founder of the American Football League, Ralph Wilson Jr., has passed away at the age of 95. Once a minority owner of the Detroit Lions, he founded the Bills in 1959 as an AFL team and helped spark the merger with the NFL in 1970. The team won two AFL titles and made it to four Super Bowls under Wilson. Bills President Russ Brandon announced the news at the NFL Annual Meeting on Tuesday. "We have lost our founder, our mentor, our friend, and this is a very difficult time for us all,” said Brandon.