To a true fan the NFL season is year round day in and day out; you just can’t get enough football. However, about this time every year I get together with some friends enjoy some ice cold beer, and talk about the the season ahead. As I sit with friend that are fans of the Ravens, Oakland, Dallas, Eagles, and a few others, there seems to be a topic that always comes up…Why are you still a Bills Fan?
Yes, its hard to believe someone would ask that question. I mean I could always fire back at my one buddy and ask why he is an Oakland Fan, but the answer is always we have won a Superbowl. So then I ask another buddy why are you a Eagles Fan, they never won a Superbowl? And the answer that always comes back is at least they are contenders every year. So the question still stands why am I a Bills Fan?
Just being born around the time Buffalolost all four Superbowls wasn’t as bad for me as it was for some fans. I mean don’t get me wrong it still hurts but I don’t remember the games except for the 1992 Superbowl vs the Redskins but still I was to young to feel the pain Bills Fans felt across the US.
However I have seen many horrible moments in Buffalo football. I have seen QBs like Rob Johnson, and JP Losman and that horrible fumble in the 4th quarter vs. the Jets a few years back. I have seen the Bills come seconds away from winning a Wildcard game vs. the Titans just to let a lose it all on a backwards (or so called) pass. I have seen the Bills lose to the Patriots so much over the past 10 years I don’t know what beating them feels like. I have seen Buffalo go from head coach to head coach since the Marv Levy Era. And how could I forget missing the playoffs for a decade. And after seeing all that it all comes back to Why am I a Bills Fan after all that?
After all that I am sure many of us get asked Why are you still a Bills Fan? And my answer I am a Bills Fan because each year in September I can count on the Bills to be at Ralph Wilson. Playing there hearts out for one goal, to win a Championship. I don’t care about all the critics who doubt, or any other football fans that enjoy when the Bills lose. I am a Bills Fan because I love the cold, windy Sundays screaming my head off for Buffalo, next to hundreds and thousands of other crazy fans. I am a Bills Fan because no other team in the NFL can give the satisfaction of the Buffalo Bills. And after all no one circles the wagons like the Buffalo Bills.
So after all is said and done the one question remains…Why aren’t they Bills Fans?