Where to start on this one? Russ Brandon has decided that the Bills will play their home game against the Jets in their all white road uniforms. Not long after that, a player suggested that all Bills fans wear white to the game to make it a whiteout. And while I believe that they have good intentions, and that it is just a uniform, I have an issue with this. My biggest problem with this is that it seems like someone is trying artificially and manually tinker with the crowd and it feels like we are being put into a mold, a box, that we don't fit in. This is not Kansas. We are not the Chiefs. Why not let us be Buffalo? That is who we are right?? It just seems fake and forced to me. The Chiefs have their own tradition. Let us have our own.
My next biggest problem with this is the weirdness factor. To me it would kind of be equivalent to one of us going to work and coming home to find out that our entire house has been rearranged---and without good reason for it too. Football players are creatures of habit. We have gotten into a habit of playing in our home jerseys at the Ralph.
Now you may say that the Bills are trying to create something new and get into the playoffs for the first time in over a decade. Why not change it up right? I disagree with this. My question is why does it need to be changed and why do we have to try to artificially try to create a tradition. The Bills have been in Buffalo for 50 years. That is more than long enough for us to have come up with a tradition and we are already currently creating a new tradition---winning. From what I can tell from the outside looking in, the current tradition is be yourself, make some noise, and stick with this team no matter what. Basically, I want Buffalo to be Buffalo and not someone else. And I want the team and the fans to have the same routine that we have had so far. Let us be ourselves. Russ Brandon, we're not in Kansas anymore.