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Could you mentally survive another drought?

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16 minutes ago, billsfan_34 said:

HEY- 17 dammit !!!! 😂😂😂

Pure optimism!!!!

Haha......just added 3 more years....felt like 20...

1 hour ago, Nervous Guy said:

Aren't we still in  a drought?  It's been 19 years since we won a playoff game!  ^_^

I think the thought is its the end of the "music city curse"........baby steps man......

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If they started another 17 year drought next season, there's a good chance I'll be dead before it's over.

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2 hours ago, Chugga said:

Would you have the stomach for it?

I don't likely have the lifespan for it.

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Hell, I'm surviving the Trump presidency (barely). Already seems like seventeen years. 

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1 hour ago, Nervous Guy said:

Aren't we still in  a drought?  It's been 19 years since we won a playoff game!  ^_^

 

and an 18 year playoff TD drought, ha.

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I wouldn't be surprised to see us take a small step back next year depending on what we do at Qb.  The following year will be the jump hopefully.  No way this team goes through another 17 year drought, but it will definitely be fun to take that next step and get the playoff win.  

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Got no choice if it does happen. I will be watching this team every year no matter what

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I could survive 17 years of honest effort that failed.

 

I won't survive 17 more years of excuses why they do not do what they need to do, and why it is not their fault they they haven'y done what they needed to do.

 

Personally I won't listen to any more of that stuff, at all. 

 

Lucky for me with the new guys, I am pretty sure I won't need to listen to that kind of stuff any more.

 

Wait, come to think of it, I am not entirely sure I mentally survived this one. :( So how do I answer?

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5 hours ago, Chugga said:

Felt good this year to finally put the drought behind us and watch some meaningful football in January even if the outcome wasn’t exactly how I wanted.

 

But it got me thinking I remember after that game in 1999 I was ready to avenge things next season and we didn’t.  Then I would have bet a fortune on Bledsoe/Moulds/Price combined with that insane defense would have gotten us back...but they didn’t.  JP never felt right, but then it was Trent Edwards pre-hit but nothing happened.  Then there was that lull where you kinda gave in to the drought then everyone thought Fitz was going to drag us out or if not him maybe EJ after he matured a bit and worked on his mechanics (which never happened).

 

I guess the point is I never assumed a drought would happen and I never really noticed until we were knee deep in it.  While I think McBean has us pointed in the right direction what if another drought slowly crept up on us.  Would you have the stomach for it?

It sneaks up on you.You dont even know it and it hits you.If we dont get a very good QB this offseason thru the draft you can pretty much count on years and years of utter horror.Just like the horror of the past 18 yrs.

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May stop watching but if not, would be painful. but I'd survive. Oddly I wonder if it would be as fun to be a fan if they won all the time.

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4 hours ago, Hapless Bills Fan said:

Gotta put this in

 

https://www.vevo.com/watch/cake/i-will-survive/USRV81600048

 

 

To be truthful, unless there's a significant change in officiating, I'm more likely to barf out of watching the NFL than I am to be troubled by another Bills drought.

That's so true.  The officiating is making the game unwatchable.  Seriously, unwatchable.  I only watch Bills games and then the odd one here or there.  Go Bills!

1 hour ago, BadLandsMeanie said:

I could survive 17 years of honest effort that failed.

 

I won't survive 17 more years of excuses why they do not do what they need to do, and why it is not their fault they they haven'y done what they needed to do.

 

Personally I won't listen to any more of that stuff, at all. 

 

Lucky for me with the new guys, I am pretty sure I won't need to listen to that kind of stuff any more.

 

Wait, come to think of it, I am not entirely sure I mentally survived this one. :( So how do I answer?

All well said!

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1 hour ago, BadLandsMeanie said:

I could survive 17 years of honest effort that failed.

 

I won't survive 17 more years of excuses why they do not do what they need to do, and why it is not their fault they they haven'y done what they needed to do.

 

Personally I won't listen to any more of that stuff, at all. 

 

Lucky for me with the new guys, I am pretty sure I won't need to listen to that kind of stuff any more.

 

Wait, come to think of it, I am not entirely sure I mentally survived this one. :( So how do I answer?

 

I find answers at the bottom of a glass with 2 oz of Macallan on the rocks.  I know dilution of good whiskey is anathema to some, but I figure I don't dilute it - I pour it undiluted over my ice.

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5 hours ago, Johnny Hammersticks said:

Another 17 year drought?  I’d be 55 by then and probably more interested in LL Bean catalogues and healthy bowel movements.  No probs.

So we’re both 38. That’s all I have. 

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2 hours ago, mead107 said:

Yes I can 

 

I agree with you Mead.

 

Well, I guess the question is how much of your happiness depends on the Bills winning versus having a football team to root for and a community of (most) posters to discuss strategy, be excited or discuss personal decisions, and simply enjoy the game of football.

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2 hours ago, Hapless Bills Fan said:

 

I find answers at the bottom of a glass with 2 oz of Macallan on the rocks.  I know dilution of good whiskey is anathema to some, but I figure I don't dilute it - I pour it undiluted over my ice.

I once found my answers there too. But then I got so I was asking too many questions, just because I liked the answers so much. 

So I got expelled from that school of learning so to speak. And I have had to live through this 17 years without one drop. It has been brutal!! 

 

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This has to be one of the worst threads ever!  Who wants to talk about losing for 17 years after we finally broke the streak.  Trust the process, live the moment, and quit with the bad juju!

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11 hours ago, BilLions said:

May stop watching but if not, would be painful. but I'd survive. Oddly I wonder if it would be as fun to be a fan if they won all the time.

 

I'd like to do the experiment.

 

Seriously, back in the day when the Bills went to 4 straight Superbowls?  The board that existed then (GoBills as I recall) and editorials in TBN didn't look as different as you might suppose.  Still fans calling for Ted Marchibroda or Walt Corey or someone's head - Jeff Wright and Ray Bently were frequent targets, sometimes even Kent Hull.

7 hours ago, BadLandsMeanie said:

I once found my answers there too. But then I got so I was asking too many questions, just because I liked the answers so much. 

So I got expelled from that school of learning so to speak. And I have had to live through this 17 years without one drop. It has been brutal!!

 

Yes yes, I can see where that could be a path.  I find I ask most questions of my teen these days, :ph34r: not to be answered by whiskey heh heh

It helps that I only like pretty good Scotch, and my budget won't stretch to afford too much of it. 

 

I'll have to be careful when she's off next year.

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I don’t think it’s possible it can happen again. That was unbelievable that not once, the ball bounced are way in 17 years.

 

When I was a kid, a yellow jacket was chasing me and I was running away from it.  My mom had the front door open and when I got to it, I slammed it shut.  I couldn’t hear or see the yellow jacket in the house.  I looked and I closed the door squashing the bee mid flight.  That’ll never happen again even if tried a million times.  That’s how I feel about the Bills chances going through a 17 year drought again.

 

The yellow jacket story isn’t made up, it really happened.

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Well, after what we have just been through, how would you define drought?

 

How many years before we start labeling it a drought?

 

This is important because I only have so many years left. Forget about mentally. :wacko:

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55 minutes ago, cd1 said:

Well, after what we have just been through, how would you define drought?

 

How many years before we start labeling it a drought?

 

This is important because I only have so many years left. Forget about mentally. :wacko:

 

It never felt like a drought to me until we were alone at the top (or bottom) of the list of longest time since last reaching the playoffs (and honestly I don’t even remember when we first took that distinction). Once all the other fringe teams started to get a lucky hot streak and remove their names from the list that’s when it hit me like “oh crap it’s been a long time”.  Before that it just felt like single seasons of missing the playoffs when the word drought gets thrown in it’s like one massive missed chunk of time and opportunities.

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if it were to go another 17, doubtful I'd live that long. wasn't sure I'd live to see this last one through, grateful I did.

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