Has anybody else come across billsschedulechallenge.com yet? If you haven't, head over there quickly before the official release of the NFL schedule (the deadline they're tentatively saying is the 13th for new entrees) if you enjoy second guessing yourself.
The contest is as follows:
If you are 100% correct (170 points), you win Bills season tickets for the next 25 years.
If nobody gets that, the person with the most points wins season tickets for the 2014 season. If there's a tie, the person who submitted their entry first wins.
I found out about this today and since then, I've checked the Bills' schedules over the last ten years, taken the Thanksgiving hint for granted, pondered what week would be most likely for the Bills to host the Packers on MNF, debated whether or not we would visit the Raiders and the Texans on one road trip, the same with Denver and Chicago, noticed that the Bills have not either opened or closed a season against a divisional foe in only 2 of the last 10 years and have had sandwich opener/closer games with divisional rivals way more than I remembered, not to mention operating under attitude that the NFL will somehow find a way to screw us with our schedule (like they seemingly always do).
Take a look, and a stab if you feel like having a go at free season tickets, Bills fans!
At the very least it will give you great pause and make you think about the way NFL schedules are made in a way you hadn't before. At the most, if you're like me, it will make you pace around the room nervously; contemplating not only every trend in the Bills' past schedules as you can draw, but also use every wrong judgement you've ever made in your entire life as a reason hosting the Browns in Week 2 is unlikely.
Viva la Mafia