The “Down & Drought” calendar turns to perhaps the busiest year in Bills’ history: 2014. So much happened, it required two parts. Here’s the first. The second will be uploaded shortly. This week, the Drought Boys are joined by Bills beat reporter for & the Post-Standard, Matthew Fairburn. Follow him on Twitter: @matthewfairburn.

Topics in this video… Jim Kelly’s cancer returns, Ralph Wilson dies, the Bills go into a trust, some real characters declare interest in buying the team, the Draft day trade for Sammy Watkins, Marcell Dareus is arrested twice in one month, Kiko Alonso tears his ACL, Andre Reed is inducted into the Pro Football HOF, and Kelly is declared cancer free.

All that, and the season hasn’t even started yet.

“The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced.” – A. Lincoln, 1863.