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Game in Toronto, why and when.

The city of Buffalo over the years, has kept up well established relationships with many of its neighbours, not just in NY state but in southern Ontario. Myself, i reside in Brantford Ontario. It borders the largest north american aboriginal reserve, six nations reserve. As football rose to fame 30 years or so ago, we naturally as fans search for someone to root for and up here Bills gear was prominent. The Six nations reserve have a very strong bond with the Cheektowaga reserve. Its Buffalo's history with Cheektowaga, that has spilled upwards. The cities in southern Ontario are directly effected by the border crossings area they share and are Bills fans from years of interaction. 20 minutes up the road from Brantford is Hamilton, still identified as a steel city. So naturally there's a pocket of Steeler fans there. The CFL with the ti-cats takes away some NFL fanfare starting here and all the way to Toronto where our Bills are playing. The Buffalo Bills play in Toronto, because that city holds the only stadium in Ontario that can fit an NFL audience. The Buffalo Bills play in Ontario, because of the large fan base the Bills and the city of Buffalo have created over the years is lucrative enough for at least one major Canadian cable company. The problem is the 'when'. By my perspective, right holiday, wrong country, therefore wrong weekend. Our harvest happens a little earlier, that's why Canadians celebrate thanksgiving on what our American brothers call 'Colombus Day'. Thats when the Bills should play yearly, on 'Canadian Thanksgiving Weekend', a Sunday night game,vs the Chiefs or a newly named Redskins team. Now the game would matter, have some meaning to it, possibly even feel like its a sellout. Also consider how football t.v. ratings go up for thanksgiving, this is a no-brainer to hand out the first turkey of the year in Toronto every year.

Just another great fan opinion shared on the pages of BuffaloRumblings.com.

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