The Buffalo Bills made it to the playoffs this year for the first time in seventeen years. Fearing that they wouldn't make it to the playoffs for another seventeen years when I would be approaching 80 years of age, I asked my family if they would attend the game with me. Dan and Jay quickly said yes and Pat responded with a curt 'no thank you'! Immediately, we booked flights, made an airbnb reservation and got tickets. Jay and I made it to Jacksonville with time to spare. Dan unfortunately, despite herculean efforts, missed the game due to the weather.
As you can imagine, the Bills fans are rabid. Word has it that approximately 30% of the fans in attendance at the game, were Bills fans. Wow! So many were we, that the Jaguars gave us our own lot for a tailgate party and what a party it was. Jay, our friend Ben Letter and I headed to the Bills assigned spot, Lot X, at 9:00 am. When we got there we saw a sea of Blue with the wackiest and wildest outfits and antics imaginable.
What follows below are a smattering of photos showing the Bills fans at their absolute best. I will describe each photo in a few words.
This young man riled up the crowd with a rendition of the Bills scoring song.
Isn''t the ballerina Bills fan lovely?
The jerseys of ex Bills now on the Jaguars team were not treated well.
A Bills Luchador!
We can get dressed up too.
Need I say more?
Finally, what can I say about the misery of a 1st down and 1 yard, yet not scoring!
All in all, watching the game live was quite exciting. If only, if only, if only!