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2 hours ago, BADOLBILZ said:

 

 

The 1990 AFC Championship is the obvious one but otherwise couldn't possibly narrow it to 5.

 

I know you don't always watch the games but most of us watch them all...........it's a 48 hour time investment annually..............but you got leaves to rake so we understand.:thumbsup:

 

 

 

Thank you for confirming why you chose to chime in.

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2 hours ago, Buffalophil1948 said:

I agree with the first 4 and understand about your #5.

But I'd have to swap that one out with

Wk #2 1992 Bills at San Fran. The no punt game. Bill's 34-31.

The criteria was you had to have attended the game.  I never went to a game at Candlestick even though I've been to 2 games at the Santa Clara stadium 4 seasons ago.  

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16 hours ago, /dev/null said:

Legend of Zelda

Doom

WoW

Grand Theft Auto

TIE Fighter

 

 

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15 hours ago, BADOLBILZ said:

 

The reason these "these are the cool games I attended" threads rarely have the legs the OP expects is that there are literally thousands of Bills fans who have been to 300-400 or more Bills games.    

400 is a little high.  Say you're just going to Bills home games in Buffalo & OP.  If you went to every one & the playoffs for the last 50 years the total number of games would be under 400, due to 14 game schedules prior to 1978, Bills home games sent to Toronto & the game played in Detroit due to the snow storm.  Now I've only lived in WNY for 10 seasons of the 46 seasons I've been going to Bills games & haven't lived there since 1982 but I went 16 straight seasons never missing anything but preseason games and my total in 46 seasons is only 257 games.  

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11 minutes ago, Albany,n.y. said:

400 is a little high.  Say you're just going to Bills home games in Buffalo & OP.  If you went to every one & the playoffs for the last 50 years the total number of games would be under 400, due to 14 game schedules prior to 1978, Bills home games sent to Toronto & the game played in Detroit due to the snow storm.  Now I've only lived in WNY for 10 seasons of the 46 seasons I've been going to Bills games & haven't lived there since 1982 but I went 16 straight seasons never missing anything but preseason games and my total in 46 seasons is only 257 games.  

It's tough to pare it down to 5 games, but also kind of fun.   Brought back fun memories.

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18 minutes ago, oldmanfan said:

It's tough to pare it down to 5 games, but also kind of fun.   Brought back fun memories.

I don't know if I can go 5 deep, but my #1 worst game ever attended was 10/11/09 a 6-3 loss to Cleveland.  Near the end of the game the score was tied 3-3 & it looked like the game, which was excruciating to watch , was going to go into overtime.  Then Cleveland punted & Roscoe Parrish fumbled & lost the ball.  Cleveland recovered & I was so happy when they kicked the winning FG to end the misery.  It was a long drive back to Albany.  

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1.Titans at Bills 2000 after Music city miracle. Crowd was insane that night.

2.  Patriots at Bills Streak ender

3. Giants at Bills in 1993, first game I attended in Buffalo

4. Colts at Bills Nov 1998, Bills blowout hadn't been to a game since 93 in Buffalo. 

5 Jets at Bills Sept 99, Sunday night football win.

 

 

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21 minutes ago, Albany,n.y. said:

I don't know if I can go 5 deep, but my #1 worst game ever attended was 10/11/09 a 6-3 loss to Cleveland.  Near the end of the game the score was tied 3-3 & it looked like the game, which was excruciating to watch , was going to go into overtime.  Then Cleveland punted & Roscoe Parrish fumbled & lost the ball.  Cleveland recovered & I was so happy when they kicked the winning FG to end the misery.  It was a long drive back to Albany.  

That is on the short list for worst game in league history

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1 hour ago, Albany,n.y. said:

400 is a little high.  Say you're just going to Bills home games in Buffalo & OP.  If you went to every one & the playoffs for the last 50 years the total number of games would be under 400, due to 14 game schedules prior to 1978, Bills home games sent to Toronto & the game played in Detroit due to the snow storm.  Now I've only lived in WNY for 10 seasons of the 46 seasons I've been going to Bills games & haven't lived there since 1982 but I went 16 straight seasons never missing anything but preseason games and my total in 46 seasons is only 257 games.  

 

400 is a lot but I count preseason games too and I tailgate with people who have surpassed that number and are still walking vigorously without assistance.   I think Kenny will surpass 350 just in the 2000's this season.     Some years the preseason games have been one or more of the most fun games of the season.:lol:   And I'm not kidding.   Short of making the playoffs there is little more satisfying than seeing young players emerge in the preseason.  I'm pretty psyched about seeing Tyree Jackson play 8 quarters this ps.  Plus beautiful sunny warm weather, happy fans and scantily clad women......or even entirely unclad women.  Definitely be a few of the preseason games in my top 25 of the 2000's at least.    It's impressive that you've gotten to 250 living mostly outside of WNY.........that's a lot of games.........but that's my main point.     

 

This isn't like MLB or the NHL where it's nearly impossible to attend all games so seeing or even being there for franchise historically significant ones isn't just a stroke of luck.    Most dedicated Bills fans see every Bills games the day they happen whether in person or broadcast.    So these threads kinda' read like the old Chris Farley talk show sketch were he asks the guest "remember when you did that?..........That was awesome".

 

But anyway I apologize for letting Gugny hijack the thread with his bickering...........I was just pointing out that to out-of-towners who have to plan travel and take vacations to attend games these always seem like 50 page threads waiting to happen.  But the reality is that as long as there are actual living and breathing human beings that live close enough to the stadium to roll out of bed by noon and comfortably make it to kickoff it's not going to be a feat of fandom to make it to A LOT of games.

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I have only been to one Bills game live and a combination of EJ Manuel, the refs and the sheer and total incompetence of Rex ***** Ryan conspired to lose it. 

 

I think I have only missed one Bills game on tv since 2007 (including pre-season) and it was the loss in New Orleans in Marrone's first season because I was at Wembley watching the 49ers hammer the Jags. Every other London game I have been to has either been an early kick off allowing me to watch the Bills afterwards or a game during our bye week. I am going to Tampa and Carolina in our bye this year. 

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I'm in the under 30 crowd and haven't lived in NY in 10+ years, so I've only been to fairly inconsequential games -- and not many.  The Bills are 9-1 in games I've attended, though, which is fun.  

 

My top 5 (in chronological order):

 

1) Bills-Vikings, 2006: W 17-12 -- Probably the least interesting game I've attended, but it was the first time I had been to the Ralph for a regular season game, so it holds high sentimental value.  Peerless Price scored a TD, which is really the only thing he did that season.

 

2) Bills-Seahawks, 2008: W 34-10 -- Only time I've sat in the 100's and we stood the entire game.  Roscoe had a great Punt Return TD, Brian Moorman threw a TD, and Tom Brady tore his ACL.  And yes, I did cheer when it was announced.  

 

3) Bills-Jets, Detroit, 2014: W 38-3 -- It was the first game I was able to attend in 6 years, so it was fun that they were playing 2 hours away from where I live, not 7.  Plus with everything going on with the storm it was kind of cool.  And free tickets.  Game was a blowout, but the people watching was fun: we counted jerseys from 30 distinct NFL teams, so definitely not a traditional Bills home game.

 

4) Bills-Cardinals, 2016: W 33-18 -- My first time in the stadium in 8 years and I brought some college friends to the stadium so they could experience Bills Mafia, tailgating, and real wings.  The mood was definitely somber going in to the game, half of our receiving core was hurt, but then the game turned into a blowout.

 

5) Bills-Dolphins, 2018: W 42-17 -- The Kyle Williams finale, my first time watching Josh Allen in person, and squishing the fish.  It was a meaningless game until Wednesday or Thursday before the game when Kyle announced his retirement.  

 

 

Anyhow, this list pales in comparison for those who have been able to attend SB's, or playoff games, or some of the other bigger games in franchise history.  But even attending relatively meaningless games, in a mostly dark period for the franchise, you still create memories attending games with families and friends.  I wouldn't want to attend every week, but there is something special about going to the games rather than watching on TV.

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But I can't remember the Top 5 games...

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3 hours ago, Albany,n.y. said:

The criteria was you had to have attended the game.  I never went to a game at Candlestick even though I've been to 2 games at the Santa Clara stadium 4 seasons ago.  

My bad. Was never good at following the rules.

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21 hours ago, BUNCH OF MULARKEY said:

 

Burgertime

Burgertime is seriously underrated; one of the greats. 

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Buffalo vs 49ers in the early 90s not sure of the date but I remember there were zero punts in the game. Definitely is one of the top five games in my book

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I was at the Bills @ Rams game in the heat of Olympic Stadium in Los Angeles in '16. Had seats in the third row next to the end zone, which gave me a great view of some great plays, including a sweet interception by Nickell Robey-Coleman. Tyrod was at his best. The Rams fans outnumbered the Bills fans by about ten to one, but we were louder. Afterwards, team members said that it felt like a home game. Bills won 30-19.

 

I was at the Chargers game in '17, too. That was a very different experience.

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91 - Broncos AFC Championship - 3 missed Denver FG's in the first half, our own anemic offense bailed out by Bailey

92 - The Comeback game - 18 years old and ready to punch an Oilers fan at halftime

93 - Raiders AFC Division - 0 degrees at kickoff and the coldest I'd ever been.  My friend found a $20 bill on the ground and treated us all to hot cocoa (spiked with whiskey)

95 - Dolphins WC game - 300 bajillion yards rushing and one last butt-kicking administered to Don Shula and Tom Olivadotti

00 - Titans opening weekend.  Revenge game and probably the loudest I've ever heard the stadium

 

Only 35 games attended as I've lived outside of the area most of the last 15 years.  But still great memories

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5. The home opener at Rich, Sept. 30, 1973: John Leypoldt's three FGs prove the difference.

4. AFC Championship vs. Denver.  A Bills win but Bronco defensive coordinator Wade Phillips figured out the K-Gun and Washington followed suit in SB win two weeks later.

3. AFC Championship vs. KC: Thurman running wild and the crowd swooning "Georgia" after the game as the Bills were headed to Atlanta for Dallas rematch...ugh...

2. Three Way Tie: Opener vs. Fish in 1980 which broke the infamous streak; the last home game that season vs. the Rams; and the "Roland Hooks Game" in 1981.

1. AFC Championship vs. Raiders: 41-3 at halftime and the party was on, pure euphoria in the midst of the Gulf War.

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On 6/16/2019 at 12:22 AM, BADOLBILZ said:

 

The reason these "these are the cool games I attended" threads rarely have the legs the OP expects is that there are literally thousands of Bills fans who have been to 300-400 or more Bills games.    

 

Yep, I've only been to 3 games, so I'm out...

 

But I'll read through for a trip down memory lane. That Bills/Raiders game in '94 was actually a really good game. 

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On 6/15/2019 at 11:51 PM, Boca BIlls said:

5. Shoots n Ladders

4. Life

3. Candy land

2. Risk

1. Monopoly

 

I'd replace candy land with stratego and leave the rest of the list as is.

 

As to Bills games...

5) Monday night vs Dallas, 2007. Lost the game but the first 59 plus minutes were great.

4) First home playoff game at what is now New Era field vs Houston, New Year's day 1989

3) 2011 Bills vs Patriots streak ender

2) September 30 1990 vs Broncos. Down 21-9 in the fourth quarter, Denver attempting a 30 chip shot field goal to put the game out of reach (no 2 point conversion back then.) I was standing in the tunnel about to make a B-line for the exit if the kick was good. Bennett blocks and returns 80 yards for TD. Followed quickly by a Leonard Smith pick-6. In my opinion the block turned the season around and started the Bills AFC dominance.

1) Seriously, no love for the comeback? 2-5 on the list could be in any order, number one not even a close call.

 

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My favorite and most memorable that I went to was when we beat the Pats 31-0 and Sam Adams ran in the TD. I thought we were going to be great that year. If memory serves we looked good week 2 also then it was all downhill 😫😫😫

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1988 Bills-Jets at Giants Stadium. The Jets fans were burning down the stadium and I was loving every minute of a 37-14 Bills blowout win.

1996 Bills-Bengals at Rich Stadium. Boring game, but it was my first game at Rich Stadium and being from the NYC metro area, it was a treat for me.

1998 Seahawks-Jets at Giants Stadium. The Jets won the game on a non-TD sneak by Vinny Testaverde. The catalyst play that was used to bring back instant replay.

2014 Bills-Dolphins at Ralph Wilson Stadium. The game wasn't all that thrilling, as the Bills won easily, but it was the most electric stadium I was ever in.

1986 Dolphins-Jets at Giants Stadium. The shootout between O'Brien and Marion was something to behold. Plus, getting scores from around the NFL and it was the week of Jim Kelly's first win as a Buffalo Bill.

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I'm hoping that in the not-too-distant future, the Bills playing the Raiders in Vegas. It will be epic, even if I won't be able to remember it.

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OK, I already posted my #1 of Bills/Raiders/Monday Night/Ahmad Rashad for football game reasons. Now I have a tie for #2 & 3.  When each of my boys turned 16 while living in Florida I took them both to a home game, each time vs the Jets hoping to leave with a victory.  We split with one win and one loss, but it was awesome to take them and build that bond, helping to cement lifelong fandom. 

 

The sense of family and community is a huge part of being a Bills fan. I’m glad my boys understood that, even if we’ve sucked for most of their lives. They loved to laugh about the time we were playing a certain playoff game against the Titans and I was pacing around the house saying “it’s not over, it’s not over.....” They thought I was the new Nostradamus, but I was just an experienced Bills fan.   😢

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At 38 years old, my truly memorable games are mostly gut wrenching losses. I was too young to really remember specific games during the Bills prime.

 

In no particular order ...

 

5. Jim Kelly's final game ... playoffs against the Steelers and Bruce Smith was sick and didn't play. 

4. Music City Miracle ... need I say more.

3. Fitzpatrick beats the Patriots in Buffalo ... what a fun game to watch.

2. Flutie vs. RJ in San Diego ... My first live Bills game, met Steve Christie and had a great time with a last minute loss.

1. Back in the playoffs after damn near 20 years vs Jaguars ... as usual ... a damn loss.

 

AND ... I just noticed you said you had to attend! But I've already typed it out, so it stays. 

 

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