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Friend wants to go to a home game..... I ask why?

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15 minutes ago, tbarg12 said:

I'm flying from Dallas to Buffalo for the Dec 9th game against the Jets, mainly because:

 

1. It will be my first game in Buffalo

2. Going for the experience of the atmosphere

3. Hanging with family

4. Watching Josh Allen hopefully 

You’re like my spirit animal. I’m flying up from Louisiana for the same game and same exact reasons except #3. I’m as fired up as ever to go to a home game regardless of how bad we are now.

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at a crappy game with friends is still better than alone at home on the couch watching

 

 

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I remember the days in the late 70's when the Bills were mostly unwatchable, but the fans were always great.  I know the lack of TDs or even FGs is tough, but every now and then the team might surprise.  Maybe this is the week Peterman plays out of his mind and Bills are competitive.  Maybe game will be full of turnovers going our way.  As a battle-scarred Bills fan, I've learned not to be too optimistic and enjoy the games.  Now that I live far away, I even DVR the games so I can skip the bad parts for that one bit of good.  Go and have fun!  At least it isn't snowing yet.

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1 hour ago, plenzmd1 said:

Beef on weck sliders at the Jacksonville game courtesy of @seasons 1992

 

 

Don't forget the pre-made Manhattan's this year! Plenz-ty for all!

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2 hours ago, Billsfan1972 said:

Give me a compelling argument.

 

I come down 2X's/yr on average and of my group am the only "fan" watching the Bills religiously and on sites like this.

 

 Yes it means a 3 hour drive with the border to cross and my friend states it is a tradition.

 

I told him there is no way I am wasting 12 hours on Sunday (3 infront of the TV is plenty) to watch this team.  It is not the losing, it is fielding a product that has been so unwatchable on Offense and absolutely no fun.

 

When was the last fun game they played?  Not talking blowing out Minny (boring as heck after the first 20 minutes) or Arizona or Oakland where the Bills actrually won by double digits.  Maybe the OT loss to Miami Xmas 2016 (and they gave that one away)?

 

I guess if Allen is back this week or after the bye and plays well, but otherwise ss there a reason to pay money and support the Bills as they are right now? 

cause your friend wants to go? it's not that big of a deal either way...

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I would suggest you don't go. You obviously don't want to. Why should we try to convince you?

 

People like going to games and seeing the team regardless of winning or losing. If that's not you, nobody cares.

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1 hour ago, Captain Hindsight said:

Tailgating is the main reason I go. The game is just gravy

 

If the gravy is made of cat poop.

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Where else besides New Era Stadium can you drop a deuce in public, while the Bills follow suit on the field, and you never even have to leave your seat?

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3 hours ago, Billsfan1972 said:

Give me a compelling argument.

 

I come down 2X's/yr on average and of my group am the only "fan" watching the Bills religiously and on sites like this.

 

Yes it means a 3 hour drive with the border to cross and my friend states it is a tradition.

 

I told him there is no way I am wasting 12 hours on Sunday (3 infront of the TV is plenty) to watch this team.  It is not the losing, it is fielding a product that has been so unwatchable on Offense and absolutely no fun.

 

When was the last fun game they played?  Not talking blowing out Minny (boring as heck after the first 20 minutes) or Arizona or Oakland where the Bills actrually won by double digits.  Maybe the OT loss to Miami Xmas 2016 (and they gave that one away)?

 

I guess if Allen is back this week or after the bye and plays well, but otherwise ss there a reason to pay money and support the Bills as they are right now? 

I flew up from Raleigh for the Monday night game, will be at the Jets game Dec 9th , and The Miami game Dec 30th . Why because its the Bills and I'm rooting for them to step up. I'm 62 so yes I've seen a lot more bad games than good , but you never know till the game is over.

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Only reason to go is - it’s the Bills and they are your team. 

You could be the good luck charm. 

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I'm looking forward to the Jags game and seeing Allen in person.  The last time I saw the Jags at Bills was 20 years ago and got to witness the "Flutie Leap."  I'm hopeful that there will be some late game heroics from Allen in this one....

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You literally couldn't pay me to go to these games as the bother exceeds any costs associated with it anyway.

 

But I'm not a college aged kid anymore.


If you're young enough and just looking to drink and cheer, why not go?!

 

 

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4 hours ago, Billsfan1972 said:

Give me a compelling argument.

 

A new promotion from Pegula Sports & Entertainment:      "Poop in Your Seat Day"

 

In Your Seat.jpg

 

(It sure beats the Whammy Weenie)....

 

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Probably best to just stay inside and curl up into the fetal position until next season.

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Tickets are $1.14 with surcharge, you might be the lucky fan who catches and errant silicone device, and you'll likely be leaving by half time. 

 

7 minutes ago, Lurker said:

 

A new promotion from Pegula Sports & Entertainment:      "Poop in Your Seat Day"

 

In Your Seat.jpg

 

(It sure beats the Whammy Weenie)....

 

 

Why is our offense hiding under that seat? 

 

 

 

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My first game was in 1984 in whitch the Bills finished what would be back to back 2 and 14 seasons. The Bills were playing the Denver Broncos in front of a crowd of about 25000 fans and the guy at the ticket window told us that we could sit just about anywhere we wanted. Well the game turned out to be a a comeplete disaster. John Elway was hurt just a few plays into the game so Gary Kubiack had to play. The Bills ended up getting crushed that day by a score like 34 to 7 and the only score came on a 80 yard TD at the end of the game. Oh and by the way my brother inlaw almost got his arm chewed by a guard dog when he reached over the wall to pet it. lol. But we had so much fun at the game that we bought season tickets the following season and it turned out to be the golden age of Buffalo Bills football just a few years later.  We had those tickets threw out the Super Bowl years and beyound so I always try to encourage anyone who wants to go to a game because no matter how bleak things look it could turn into something really great.

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I can't really watch. The entertainment value isn't greater than playing the new red dead redemption. And Bills football is basically 90% of my hobbies. Video games 5%? That means the product I see enjoying at the very least maybe 5 cool plays from my favorite players on both sides of the football isn't meeting the bare minimum threshold if I decide to sit on my *** to do nothing other than watch a TV screen.

 

I'd probably enjoy a home game I guess but I haven't been to many so I can understand diminishing returns when you've been to hundreds of home games with experiences gauranteed to be better than what you folks are about to see on Sunday.

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4 hours ago, Billsfan1972 said:

Give me a compelling argument.

 

I come down 2X's/yr on average and of my group am the only "fan" watching the Bills religiously and on sites like this.

 

Yes it means a 3 hour drive with the border to cross and my friend states it is a tradition.

 

I told him there is no way I am wasting 12 hours on Sunday (3 infront of the TV is plenty) to watch this team.  It is not the losing, it is fielding a product that has been so unwatchable on Offense and absolutely no fun.

 

When was the last fun game they played?  Not talking blowing out Minny (boring as heck after the first 20 minutes) or Arizona or Oakland where the Bills actrually won by double digits.  Maybe the OT loss to Miami Xmas 2016 (and they gave that one away)?

 

I guess if Allen is back this week or after the bye and plays well, but otherwise ss there a reason to pay money and support the Bills as they are right now? 

As a longtime fan (1973) and ticket holder,  I have suffered through many seasons like this.  I used to get seriously upset. I hated going to work pissed off every Monday morning.  As I matured over the years, I look back at all the great times I have enjoyed with family and friends at the games.  Win or lose, I enjoy and look forward to many more.

 

So... If you cherish the time together with your friends,  I would recommend going despite the absolute garbage of an offense this regime marches onto our field each Sunday.

 

Enjoy the game!

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Season ticket holder with a 3-hour commute each way from the Pittsburgh area.  Each gameday is a 14-hour commitment.   I admit that it's becoming a chore, but it's also good bonding time with my son.  And years from now we can look back and take pride in how we pushed through the tough times.  

 

Bill's fans can't claim to be the best and then not be, the best. 

 

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8 hours ago, dneveu said:

I live in buffalo and a couple of my friends are jets fans so that's probably the only other game i'm planning to attend.  Figure make a pot of chili to top my eggs and freeze my ass off.  We both stink too so maybe it'll be a good game?

 

When both my boys turned 16 I took them up to Buffalo for a Bills home game as a rite of passage. I picked a Jets game both times because it’s more fun to win! We split.....

 

 

Slightly beat the odds, there. 

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