Dear Bills Mafia (a note from a Patriots fan),
A loud shout out to all you long-suffering Buffalo Bills fans.
Due to pandemic protocols only 9,000 loyal fans were allowed inside Bills Stadium, but this weekend the Bills Mafia made enough noise to echo through Orchard Park and beyond—and the nation listened.
I used to think tailgating brought out the very best in the Bills Mafia. You take tailgating rituals to new heights, literally jumping off cars and trucks like professional wrestlers off the top rope, landing on folding tables in the parking lot. Maybe not landing as much as smashing beer pong tables to bits.
And your antics can be witnessed inside the stadium too. Many of us have seen a certain New England Patriots player pelted by a sex toy chucked from the seats above. One of the more impressive throws seen in Buffalo in the decades between quarterbacks Jim Kelly retiring and Josh Allen getting drafted I might add. (That’s 1996 to 2018 for readers unfamiliar with the timeline.) Sorry, couldn’t resist.
Some super fan went to great lengths to sneak that tubular tosser past stadium security. Talk about taking one for the team.
While some may argue that a sex toy is a gift that keeps on giving, the Bills Mafia have greater gifts to give than their fanaticism. Gifts like the kindness and generosity that inspired me to write the following and root for the Bills during this non-Patriots playoff run.
The Bills’ had just defeated the Baltimore Ravens 17-3 in the AFC Divisional round, sending Buffalo to their first AFC Championship game in 27 years.