Mike showed the bulldogs' first divers senator yes. It is deadline week. Deadline week is really fun we do know you're the tell us we are a good speech -- -- look here we do know that. The vast majority of what will happen in the NHL for next Monday's deadline will not matter. Most of these deadline moves do not amount to anything but it's so fun yeah. It's like fantasy it's it's that much fumble blogs like fantasy sports who doesn't love that. It's like fancy sports except Israel which guys are actually -- played you can watch them pay money to see complaints on your teams maybe you know. -- -- a shot their fantasy didn't make it such -- well I have my shot it's it was -- its -- well LO that was their ability to just missed. Probably. Here's Russ Brandon CEO the bills -- us. Fargo area we're fine where you right now actress -- I am. Already -- to become much. You know there are yours you're gonna anyway yes I'm not there are -- almost there almost. Interest thing. All right well we've got a bills announcement here today that season ticket prices are not going up. And in a couple of sections are going down right -- That is correct we are committed again this year where ticket prices at the same level -- spent the last two years. And we are not written a ticket prices and as you mentioned Mike. We got two areas. That we're actually lowering prices pursuit and ticket holders and that's in the top spam recorder. And in the course like rocked I also -- out Arabs. A season ticket would an opener first point in the -- file of 25 dollars. And that -- and the and the -- at thirty dollars so. You know we've we've looked at it in a variety of ways and Garcia and ticket holders yeah you guys know they're the backbone to our franchise and we're committed to trying to. Improve our number where -- and ticket holders and that's what we went ahead and try to give people an additional incentives to our comeback as soon they're gonna holders and in those areas and in this mr. Wilson always -- cheap tickets some almost most affordable national football. Ross has -- been challenging selling those led the lower price point might lead -- to think that it it's been a difficult sell. But terrier boulevard in a related to the first tickets for Dorsey and throwers are sidelined -- you know turn your blog that -- -- why we haven't had we had very little movement there the last. 20/20 five years but. Nor are spam -- pronto very well in the rock -- a great entry level tickets for young people. Don't wanna do season ticket holder gives them an opportunity to get -- and then eventually relocated over our situation. But it's 45 dollars in particular when you look at the individual came part there it's almost supported by dollar savings has endured an individual Tea Party about fifty dollars -- net charge. Frustrated with -- us Ross -- tell us what the season ticket. Number is and where you want it. But last year -- your little over 37000. Season tickets and repent. We over the past decade -- -- -- that 45 to actually 55 range. You know when I first came on board in 97 we were in the 3130. -- is that but. In our focus is trying to Garcia we expect -- 45 to 50000 -- you've entered -- market. And that really assists us in a variety of ways -- we all know we have a very large building with high volume of tickets itself. And have been cabinet season ticket base at that level really assist us in a variety. -- Okay. 45 to fifty would be good that the other part of this story today. That we've talked about already is that the scheduled pre season game for Toronto. Is coming here meeting to pre season game series that have an expected one. And there are phrase I've heard from a without soliciting opinions -- that are really bothered by that. In the bills in the release it says it's a scheduling change it can you explain how what a scheduling conflict could be possible over the span the entire NFL pre season. The other so from my chip we've we've talked so Rivera an active negotiations where it's our Rogers friends for the past couple months. And this really came -- Became a barrel early on in this airport if you look at the -- schedule we have -- their home in their first two weekends in August. And then now we're on the road we know we're on the ropes are for appreciate your game because that's the game that we can schedule. And we scheduled let a long while that with the lions so. Kind of really that there are receiving game that third weekend was about all they had available. And they did not have but we can available real had a Monday and Tuesday. That that we play in which which we can't do so. We -- became back here will focus -- chambers in our kids that are which is historically a sellout -- you. At our at our facility in opposite part sports is you know are are very very low for kids in in the building. And we're gonna reposition that game and our and our future expansion will Rogers. What if they really wanted to have the game this year what they have found a way to configure the blue jays schedules it was to be more cooperative be more. Don't open -- to having something be scheduled for us. -- you don't work in Arctic from from our standpoint we looked at it you know electric -- -- at a couple different ways and you know while I know some people budget for certain things. Where we want to do -- our our focus is extending this series and it's been very important to us. It has not been without -- challenges as we all know -- Toronto. But the residual factor Ralph Wilson Stadium was what helped was mops. When you look at our overall season ticket -- right now 47%. Of our season ticket holders come outside of the offload DMX. And southern Ontario or greater Toronto area. Have now taken over Rochester is our second leading sister city of season ticket holders and individual game purchasers so. This series is very important to us and like -- -- we will reposition the game within the extension. But it just made sense for us in a variety of -- to have a Specter ruffles their. I don't wanna put words in your mouth and Europe here -- -- -- mean it'll be hard for me to do that but somewhere in there and that and that answer. It it sounds to me cut through it like. If you wanna extend the series they said we don't -- pre season game this year. I'll bet that's not accurate you know they would work -- but what we looked at the schedule. And what we had available to messages and it makes sense for how we want about our full operational training camp we would have had to jump through a lot of hoops. Joseph -- airport that's what made sense for the organization. And it made sense -- it you know as we go through these discussions. And we're we're very active in these discussions right now. And hopefully in the near future -- -- in the talk about related commissioners. Okay -- sprayed it with us -- it's not in the press release. And neither is anything about Stevie Johnson which we we've they wanna ask you -- quick thing about two. But there's been a little bit more. Talk about the -- that the blackout rule. And future of the blackout rule then right there there has been maybe ever before. Perhaps -- -- toward legislation on that front. What what these your your position on that if you have wandered just opinion about whether you think the blackout rule might. Soon be extinct extinguish -- should put that way. Well let me first our -- -- black -- rules over ruled that you know we've ever worked under -- that umbrella -- charter. Parachute and our entire career so. You know it's served us well in the court correctly in the small market and have in the regional -- as much as we do. Understated sold out. It is serve the purpose for the Buffalo Bills. Over the past. Spectators you know we've sold out you know -- 85% of our names in 2000 so. I'll bet -- umbrella we know. We have to roll our sleeves up and our market to sell tickets and we accept that challenge each and every year. I'm sort -- critics say that we have from our stamp or what it would be elect put out -- You know our focus doesn't change you know we need that building sold out. Because of our the volume of the tickets that we need to move what are price points are he has lowered they are. And more importantly. The way the twelfth man came back question here earlier in the year period it was a huge assist for -- earlier in the year was some again as we want. -- how about Stevie Johnson there's been a lot of reports recently in the media. I assume mostly generated by his camp about offer being extended and being far apart. Have there been. After negotiations between UN Johnson representation. And how would you characterize them. Global -- Arctic most of that -- always come from from the other camp -- because we don't really talk about our negotiations publicly. You know I think it's fair to say we've we've had active negotiations since the beginning of the season. And you know aren't and we can we'll continue to yourself. You know we have reached at from day one or where were very open to the fact obviously that we. We want Stevie to remain a bill but you know there's there's more time to work on that and that's that's our. An active negotiations as in recently proposals mean how how how would you. Describe. I would describe that there has been discussions and you know -- -- negotiating team and Stevie group and then we will get together -- words indeed this week of -- I'll go ahead how realistic. An option for you in the bills is the franchise tag -- Well I think you know when you look at that that's an asset that's available to the clubs. When free agency comes about and you know we'll leave it at that. Because it is an asset that's available but in our focus is trying to make. Through aren't -- -- -- -- government itself. -- how many guys go to the come by for the bills. How much it's a large group I heard -- quite taut conversation I think a few days ago relative to the fact that what's become might become really the baseball Warner music's. -- you look back at it when I first circle and in 96. And seven. Or six or seven reporters that seem that the united -- separate hundreds and will will have you know every every coach our our scouting departments. Video people on the you have a big crew that goes out to the comeback. Because there's a lot of work circuits on out there and you know look at port to which really kick off to the undersea. Very good thanks for your time they Ross we can call you win there might be bad news right you called it -- all the all right have a safe trip to Europe and Russ Brandon. I hate the blackout rules so much. You know it's it's just wrong -- yeah it's abhorrent the black the black out rule is just wrong.