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There are so many Buffalo Bills fans here in southwestern New York that for as long as I can remember, I've rooted against them. After all, when you've got a roomful of people sitting around watching a game on TV, it's a lot more fun if the allegiances are divided.

This year's version of the Bills is so bad, though, that it's no fun to wish for them to lose. I can't imagine how people feel this afternoon if they watched Buffalo lose to Cleveland, 6-3. I would think sitting through that one would make the fillings in your teeth ache. One fan commented online, "Most boring football game I have ever watched. Terrible. 3 hours of my life I will never get back."

Time to start looking forward to the draft — and a particularly long and dreary fall and winter here in Bills country.


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Oct. 11th, 2009 09:50 pm (UTC)
Kiddo actually went to the game. He never goes, HATES going, hates the Bills, but loves the Browns so a friend invited him. He didn't have the heart to say no.

He called surly youth #1 and said it was the worst football game he has ever seen. Ever.
Oct. 11th, 2009 10:03 pm (UTC)
Too bad both teams couldn't have been given a loss.
Oct. 11th, 2009 09:53 pm (UTC)
I know what you mean. I have no reason to root against the Bills. They're from a different conference and, other than T.O., there aren't many Philadelphia-related storylines.

It's been fun to give a good ribbing when the Bills do something very familiar to their fans, but even I feel a little sick to my stomach after Bills games now.

The Sabres, on the other hand...
Oct. 11th, 2009 10:04 pm (UTC)
As a Bruins fan, I have no trouble rooting against the Sabres. Ever.

And I still hate the Flyers from '74.
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Oct. 11th, 2009 10:34 pm (UTC)
I'm a Cowboys fan, and I'm not exactly thinking Super Bowl. But I think there's a big difference between living in Western New York and rooting for Washington or Dallas, and living in Western New York and rooting for a team that plays within driving distance. I can't help but think the wins and losses are more personal.
Oct. 12th, 2009 04:10 am (UTC)
I am grateful to have been traveling today. Otherwise, you would have heard my snarls without benefit of telephone. I sympathize with Torre -- some of us can give you 1,000 reasons why we shouldn't root for the Bills ... and only one why we can. And the one trumps.

(And I was doomed either way. My original home towns were in the Browns country of Pa....)
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