LOOK: Bills fan gets Ralph Wilson tattoo on arm

Ralph Wilson was a passionate football fan.
Ralph Wilson was a passionate football fan. (Getty Images)

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The late Ralph Wilson, who died in March after living a life as the only Bills owner in franchise history, was a passionate football fan.

He appreciated how much the people of Buffalo care about their Bills. But even he might be shocked by the depth of one fan's interest in the team and it's owner.

32-year-old Bills fan Jack Meredith actually got a tattoo of Wilson:

As a fellow 32-year-old, I've got to say ... you're not married are you? Mrs. Brinson would kick me out of the house faster than you can say "laser removal surgery" if I showed up with a tattoo of a dead 95-year-old man on my arm because he brought football to our town.

But to each his own. (And look: a tattoo of Wilson is better, and far less awkward, than a tattoo of EJ Manuel or Kiko Alonso.) 

Meredith told Darren Rovell of ESPN he got the tattoo because it would be "nice to pay tribute" to Wilson.

"We wouldn't have the team without him," Meredith said. "And so I felt it would be nice to pay tribute to him."

Meredith also said he currently has a Bills logo tattooed on his other arm and plans to get a Jim Kelly tattoo some time in the near future as well. 

"Some people think I'm crazy," Meredith said. "I don't care. It's my arm."

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Will Brinson joined CBS Sports in 2010 and enters his seventh season covering the NFL for CBS. He previously wrote for FanHouse along with myriad other Internet sites. A North Carolina native who lives... Full Bio

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