The world and the Bills fanbase has come a long way since that January day. We have social media, smart phones, blogs, and a whole lot more we didn’t have back then. We went from Star Wars: The Phantom Menace to Star Wars: The Last Jedi and President Bill Clinton to President Donald Trump (who hadn’t even started The Apprentice in 1999).
Here are some other things to note:
Think about this. The phrase "The Bills are in the playoffs" has never been tweeted, posted on Facebook, or uttered by an Uber driver. It has never been told over satellite radio. It has never been streamed. It has never been blogged or vlogged. It has been faxed, though.— Slava Malamud (@SlavaMalamud) January 1, 2018
January 8, 2000:— Jeff Hunter (@MrJeffHunter) January 1, 2018
#1 on the Billboard Hot 100: "Smooth" by Santana feat. Rob Thomas
#1 movie at the box office: Stuart Little
There are two NFL players who were active in the NFL the last time the #Bills made the playoffs: Adam Vinatieri and Phil Dawson, both kickers.— Jeff Hunter (@MrJeffHunter) January 1, 2018
On a personal note, a lot has happened for all of us since then, too. I was in high school when the Bills last made the playoffs. I met my wife, went to college, graduated with two degrees, built a career, married my wife, bought two houses, brought two kids into the world, and helped build the best Bills blog on the internet.
Share your stories in the comments section below. It’s been a long time coming, Bills fans.