Video: Justin Timberlake toasts Ralph Wilson
Justin Timberlake certainly knows his sports, and knows his audience.
“We're going to do this one for Ralph Wilson.”
Wilson, the Buffalo Bills founder and owner and a Pro Football Hall of Famer, passed away on March 25.
Timberlake –- who has hosted the ESPYs and participated in celebrity all-star contests –- was making a long awaited appearance in Buffalo after he postponed his originally scheduled concert for February to Wednesday.
After an intermission, he performed on a stage that stretched across the floor seats. The slender catwalk-like stage slowly moved over the crowd, from the main stage end of the arena to the opposite end, where there were bars set up in a VIP floor area. Timberlake made his way to the bar, then to a small raised circular stage, then made a toast to the sold-out crowd (which included this reporter).
“Here’s to better late than never,” Timberlake said, raising a glass. “Y'all know I'm a big sports fan. So ... we're going to do this one for Ralph Wilson.”
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