Hello all 2,229 NYC Bills fans!
Unless you’ve been living under a rock (which I have been) you’re aware that Buffalo got hit with several feet of snow this week. As a result, Ralph Wilson Stadium is buried under white stuff and the focus is on digging the community out, and rightly so. The game has been moved to 7pm on Monday and will be played in Ralph Wilson’s home of Detroit. You almost have to think the old man had a hand in this from upstairs.
McFadden’s and Calico’s will air the game and offer specials, once details are finalized we’ll be in touch with more details, so sit tight.
Seeing the pictures from Buffalo on my Facebook page has been pretty incredible, I have to admit part of me is jealous to not be there to experience, although know the challenges it has created for some.
A friend took this amazing shot of the snow wall from atop City Hall. It’s one of those iconic photos that will last generations, you can view and/or buy a print at this link: http://proofs.dedario.com/event/1020474
As most know I have a little two year old girl, Sally, battling Infant Leukemia at Memorial Sloan Kettering, which is why you never hear from me anymore. I still catch most of the games, but quality time with Sally and our family takes priority. Of course I still check updates on Twitter when I can’t watch :).
One thing having a girl with cancer has taught me is that you should enjoy the ride and live in the now. That applies to football too. Chances for the Bills to make the playoffs are slim, but take heart. New ownership dedicated to Buffalo and winning are in charge and you can expect changes to our losing culture after the season. Instead of anger, have hope. We still have our team thanks to the Pegulas and will be able to root them on for years to come. For the rest of the season, enjoy it. Watch the young guys grow and know that better days lie ahead, this season really is the end of an era with an exciting future ahead. Let the pieces begin to fall into place.
One day soon we’ll root the Buffalo Bills on in a playoff game at McFadden’s and Calico’s, the odds are with us, and it will be glorious. Til then, breath, and enjoy the ride.
Matt “Talkin’ Proud and Buffalove” Kabel