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  1. No, if T$rry and K$m P$g$l$ moved the Bills from Buffalo, I would never watch another NFL game or buy NFL merchandise. The entire league would be dead to me. Also, considering that I have been a fan since 51-3, a fandom solidified and made unbreakable through the tears of Superbowl XXV and cemented by the greatest comeback in NFL history, this would be no easy thing. This would be a personal affront to me because of the time, energy, and emotion I have invested in this team over the past 31 years. Do you fucking know how hard it was to get a Bills starter jacket in south Kansas City before the advent of the internet? Do you know what the trips to the video store at the mall so I could get the Buffalo Bills yearbooks narrated by Harry Kalas, then Jeff Kaye, and then a couple others meant to a little kid/middle schooler? Do you know how much I shelled out for DirecTv in the 90s so I could watch an out of market team? Do you know, that in the late 90s, I got my first job in part so I could keep Sunday Ticket on in my house? Fuck, I have been representing the Bills through the joys of four straight AFC championships, four straight superbowl losses, each more painful than the last, the illegal forward pass in Nashville, seventeen years of drought where people seriously argued whether or not the Bills should go with Kelly Holcomb or JP Losman and later Thad Lewis, Jeff Tuel, or EJ Manuel. Yes, we had these arguments. Do you know the great joy of KCPD showing up to my upstairs apartment in south Kansas City in regards to a noise complaint on New Years Eve 2017 because I was shouting and jumping up and down and shooting off leftover fireworks from Independence Day to celebrate that my fucking Bills were going to the playoffs for the first time in almost a generation. Do you know the great joy it was to wear nothing but Bills gear every week throughout the playoffs last year including Chefs week? Do you know the joy of being ahead 9-0 only to watch it all come crashing down as the clock struck midnight? Do you know the cost of getting your rec room painted Royal Blue and then getting the Standing Bison logo stenciled in and then painted in read and having the floor tile be red and blue? Do you know how much money I have sunk into making that basement rec room into a Bills theme mancave? Fuck, if this team leaves Buffalo it leaves a gaping hole in my heart where 30+ years of memories were. Yeah, if the Bills and the NFL screw the people of western NY, the entire NFL will be dead to me.
  2. Pit - W at Fish- L, the rivalry is back. I think we could win but I don't like Miami in September Redacteds- W Oilers -W at Chiefs - L, I will be in attendance and will hate every minute of it at Titans- W, but it depends on how successful we are at stopping one of 50 of Travis Henry's bastards Fish- Revenge squish W at St. Dougs- W at Jersey Shore W Ponies W at Aints W Cheats W @ Brady Bunch L Buffalo Bills South W @ Cheats* L Dirty Birds W Jersey Shore W Realist in me says 12-5, and we lose to the Titans, Pessimist says 10 - 7 and we lose a couple we have no business losing to, Realist fan says we beat a team we shouldn't and go 13-4, Superfan says up to 15-2 is possible.
  3. 12 and 5, why am I too optimistic, I as our own Seandelevan
  4. You ever been right on anything in the Beane and McDermott era? No, no you have not
  5. Just thinking aloud, if this kid had back to back 15 sack seasons with the Canes would he have even fallen to 30? Answer honestly and show your work. Also, it would be kind of interesting to see what people said about Josh Allen in 2018 or trading for Diggs last year.
  6. Didn't we sign some guy named Sanders? Aren't we pretty much set at WR? Did we not draft two OL and a WR? Did we not bring in more people? What the flying fuck are you talking about?
  7. On the field? Too early to tell On paper? In the receiving corps as much as I loved Smoke I think Sanders is better. At backup QB, I am far more confident with Trubisky coming in if need be than I was with Barkley. I think we got a bit more completed in the running back committee, we also got better all along the DL, we now have pass rushers and so we have sustainability. All told, I think we took a team that was solid already and beefed it up. Plus, when we have to cut people to pay for Josh Allen's pay day we are going to have guys on rookie contracts who we can afford and who will make solid contributions.
  8. Did you see his 1993 Oiler crisis video? That is my fear, that for whatever reason the Bills take a step back and the Pegs decide they have to take an active role in the Bills and they blow up four years of respectability and good football.
  9. Hey its been a while. I remember the drought and so do you. Remember the Dallas game in 2007? Oh we knew they weren't going to the post season but damn beating Dallas? That would have been our Superbowl in 2007 and damn that hurt so bad because they lost in typical Bills fashion. Yeah, we went 17 years without a playoff. We went a quarter century without a championship or post season win of any sort, yeah I mean we have seen a return of good football since 2017, but damn it had been a long time since this team last tasted sustained success. Oh and the best way to fuck them? Win the whole damn thing. I want the Chiefs, I want to destroy them. I want them to experience the gut punch feeling of seeing their team lose to us. I want Mahomes to have to see our fireworks. I want to laugh at every single last bitch and bastard in Chefs Kingdumb. The superbowl was a good pantsing of them, but I want them to experience the pain. Oh believe you me. I want to obliterate them.
  10. Tree has always been good for a great and surprisingly insightful hot take. In this one he is right. The Sabs are awful because they are hands on, and in the Bills they let the football people run the show.
  11. I would add, where possible, research (and I don't mean some random blog, but the actual CDC and pharmaceutical company websites to see what the side effects are), and I would also say be familiar with what your medical history is. If you have some allergies or pre-existing conditions you might not want the vaccine, because most of those who have died or suffered ill effects from the vaccine have pre existing conditions and/or allergies that played a roll. However, if you are fairly healthy then yes, get the vaccine.
  12. Eh, they'll get it done. Beane has navigated this off season very well so far. I mean nothing splashy, but he'll get it done. We probably take a slight step back this year -especially if New England, Miami, and the Buttfumbles get their stuff together, this division is going to be very difficult this year - but the future does look bright.
  13. Got vaccine one a couple days ago, I get the second dose in three weeks. The side affects so far? Felt like someone punched me in the arm all day after the shot and I had a dry coughing fit that lasted 5 to 10 minutes. Other than that nothing.
  14. We have 19 of 22 starters back from a team that went to within 2.5 quarters of a Superbowl berth. We upgraded at QB, we got a bit more competative at TE, we got a WR who was cheaper and in some ways better than Smoke, and we still have the draft and possibly something through trades. Beane said he was going to keep the team together and not go after splashy free agents and he has done exactly that. This team is not a 3-13 team looking for its first playoff game in decades, its a competently ran 13-3 team that made it to the AFC championship game. I mostly approve of what they have done so far.
  15. He, like JP Losman before him was a likeable enough guy and I wanted him to do well, but I knew he wouldn't. To his credit, he was the best QB in an outstandingly awful class, I wanted . . . wait for it . . . Geno Smith hahahahahhahahhahahahhaahhaha
  16. The reactions you posted above are why I don't rely on hot takes from twitter. This is not a long term deal. This is sort of like the Chiefs signing Matt Moore in 2019. They had rarely won playoff games before that for decades, but Matt Moore was not going to take over if Mahomes got hurt, he was going to be a backup who would keep the ship afloat until Mahomes got back. Trubisky provides the same thing. Again, I completely agree with this decision. On offense, we actually do have the tools to win right now (and if we get an RB worth his salt we are winning the superbowl, you heard it here first), the D? It depends on what Star, Epenesa, and whoever we draft this year helps.
  17. I completely understand and agree with this signing. It almost has a Philadelphia style Big Dick Nick quality to it. This is clearly Allen's team and they clearly expect to win now, but Trubisky can insure against complete disaster if Allen misses playing time. Lets not kid ourselves, Allen is a warrior, but he had no business playing against the Titans or Jets last season. Beane has beefed up the receiving corps and its possible that Diggs and Sanders are the top two receivers and when we go 4 wide we are gonna be a nightmare. On the other hand, sorry to tell this to Sean, but I think they go with RB or TE in the first and then go heavy on the DL in the rest of the draft.
  18. It is a huge win for this team, and I am loving the specifics of this contract. However, I would not say I am surprised by this deal. If this was Doug Waley, Buddy Nix, Russ Brandon, Marv, Tom Donahoe etc. . . . then yeah I would have been surprised to see them get this done. This competence is something that I have slowly gotten used to and come to expect these past four years.
  19. Yes he was, and he would have stiff armed Chris Jones on his way to the endzone.
  20. I dunno about favorite Bill ever, but during the drought Its either him, Kyle, or Moorman. As pissed as I was that Wrecks Cryin let him walk, I am so glad that he was able to go to the playoffs with Seattle. IMVHO, if we had had 2008-2012 FJax in this offense we would very likely have beaten Kansas City. I am absolutely serious about that.
  21. No, this game was too big for McD. Chris Jones starts getting punchy and they don't flag him you call a time out. You send in Barkley, Mackenzie, and a scrub OL and you chop block him and end his career.
  22. Balls: Bills Mafia for turning out in the thousands Kicking teams Cole Goats: Coaching: unprepared and no adjustments Defense Offense
  23. He played not to lose. Honestly, I understand McD's logic, but this was going to be a war and in a war like this you do not play safe. You go for the kill shot. You get stopped? Fine. However, when you have routinely gotten touchdowns on 4th and short all year you go for it again. You are up 9-0, you don't rest on your laurels, you go for the kill. You keep going for the Kill because the Chiefs are not the Ravens, Jets, Pats, Broncos, Chargers, etc. . . . They are the world champions. Yeah, we got exposed. It hurts and it burns, but it may be beneficial in McD's development as a head coach.
  24. IIRC, one of the reasons Ralph fired Wade was his reluctance to can Bruce DeHaven. Pegs should pressure McD to can Frazier. This D is cream cheese soft. The O needs a running back upgrade, the D needs an identity change. Kelce goes for a pass, Kelce gets punched in the mouth, Tyreek Hill abuses a child, Tyreek goes to the morgue. This was the most embarrassing failure to plan to stop an offense since Seattle. Remember when their DC said, I thought they'd run more since we are good at stopping the run? Might have been San Fran too, no matter, one of said it. Anyways, cream cheese defense does not work. Physical defense does. We will never have that with Frazier.
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