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19 minutes ago, Warcodered said:

Schrodinger's curse?

It wasn't named after the animal though.

"Buffalo" always comes back to the animal. If it was named after a creek, the creek was named after a Seneca man, and the man named after the animal, it still comes back to the animal. So, there isn't really any way to logically separate the two.

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The curse started the day I watched my first Bills game, January 1, 1967.  The Bills were coming off back-to-back AFL titles and were playing KC at the Rockpile for the right to play in Superbowl 1.


The Bills fumbled the opening kickoff which resulted in an early KC touchdown.  It was all downhill from there, and the Bills lost 31-7.


If I had been smart, I'd have said "oh well" and given up football forever.

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January 7 - February 10, 2000.  There were three separate actions during those 35 fateful days that cemented the "curse."  Johnson over Flutie, Music City Miracle, and then unceremoniously dumping Bruce, Thurman and Andre on the same day.  My wife believes that the curse will last 40 years like the Israelites wandering of the desert.  I sure hope not.

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I knew there would be a day when there was a thread about magic. My questions is: since a high percentage of this board seem to legitimately believe in a mystical evil that pervades our team, why has no one ever tried to hire a priest or Gandalf impersonator to exorcise the demon? Perhaps a polyjuice potion made from Ryan Fitzpatrick’s chest hair, scrapings from his wedding ring, and Rex Ryan’s Dr. Scholl’s insert? Can Tyrod burn sage in Highmark? 

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2 hours ago, Simon said:

I'm not debating whether or not a curse exists; the inexplicable number of bizarre incidents this team (and to a lesser extent, the Sabres) has dealt with over the decades is undeniable.

My question is when exactly did this all start?

September 1993. X-Files "Pilot" featuring a short appearance by the Cigarette Smoking Man. 

Few months later, Superbowl 3rd quarter, Bills up 13-6, Thurman fumbles which Cowboys return for a TD and the Bills eventually lose.....

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2 hours ago, The Wiz said:

When Ralph built the stadium on the Indian burial grounds.


That's the one I've heard the most along with the Flutie curse. But it had to happen before the 90's.  I don't deny we're cursed. I just can't pinpoint the source.  

41 minutes ago, reddogblitz said:

It's all BS.  We just haven't been good enough.

We've been cursed to never have even 1 elite HC.  Sorry Marv....nice guy like Sean but better coaches absolutely schooled you like we see now with McDufus.  

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The curse began when they named a team in the City of Buffalo after this guy ...


How did Buffalo Bill get his nickname?

Cody was given the name Buffalo Bill for his talent in slaughtering buffalo. At first, Cody hunted buffalo for food. Buffalo were plentiful around the country, and hunting them was a popular sport, but Cody was obscenely prolific in killing—claiming to have shot dead 4,280 buffalo in just 18 months.

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