Bob Rich - NFL Talks

June 21, 2011 Updated Jun 21, 2011 at 3:38 PM EDT

By WKBW News

June 21, 2011 Updated Jun 21, 2011 at 3:38 PM EDT

The first day of Summer is upon us...
The NBA has crowned it's champion.. so has the NHL.. now what??

For many the focus falls on Baseball, that's why I'm looking forward to an interview later this week with Bob Rich. The owner of the Buffalo Bisons has released a new book "The Right Angle - Tales from a Sporting Life". It's been interesting to read about his behind-the scene-thoughts on his involvement with the Buffalo sports scene over the last several decades.

In his new book he details his involvement with the Buffalo Sabres, working the Bills on the naming rights of the once Rich Stadium, and of course his love for baseball and the Bisons. He also gets into his longstanding passion for fishing. Plenty to talk about for sure.

-Also this week NFL Owners are gathering in Chicago for an update on the current labor discussions with the players. Reports over the weekend indicated that there were a handful of owners that had growing concerns about where things stood. Apparently the main concern is that the current deal being discussed with players is not doing enough to address problems with the 2006 CBA. The thought is that the new deal may not be "small market friendly". I wonder if Bills owner Ralph Wilson is among the owners upset? After all Mr. Wilson and Bengals owner Mike Brown were the only two to vote against the previous CBA. They were laughed at for doing so at the time, only to be praised when several owners later admitted they made a mistake.

Bills CEO Russ Brandon is representing the Bills in Chicago this week.