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An Embarrassment of Riches

First  of all, I want to commend anybody out there who actually kept watching this game after they fell behind 21-0. The only thought that I had throughout the day was “Man, I wish Terry Pegula was sitting next to me right now.” An embarrassment of riches… yes, that is exactly what this defense has turned out to be. These guys are so overpaid, and for them to think that it’s ok to mail it in on the most loyal fans around is a total disgrace.  It makes me sick to my stomach. Last week I wrote about apathy, but that was strictly pertaining to the garbage product that is shoved down fans’ throats year after year. No, today there was no feeling of apathy as the anger was boiling inside. I was not upset that they lost, as I knew that was going to happen no matter what. I was sympathetic for the crazy, loyal fans that have put so much time, emotion and money into this team over the 16 year drought. I was angry that these guys on the field just decided to mail it in when there was even the smallest of chances the season would not be a total failure after all.

Apparently Terry Pegula is seeking advice as to what to do with this mess. Well Terry, the first thing you need to do is write down every single name that is still linked to this team over the last several years. Then, you make sure they never set foot inside One Bills Drive again. The slate needs to be wiped TOTALLY CLEAN. If the GM and coaches are on different pages right now, imagine how next year is going to look. For the second week in a row, nobody wants to hear WHY Buffalo lost, they want to hear how this dysfunctional organization is going to be fixed. I think McCoy is a great player but did anyone miss a beat when he left the game? THAT, Doug Whaley, is why you never pay a running back tons of money in this league. In my opinion, Whaley has placed the big money in all the wrong places. You don’t blindly pay your  WRs and RBs until you have a QB and at LEAST a competent Oline.

Anyone who watched the Jets on Saturday night surely saw the blood dripping  down Fitzpatrick’s nose as he continued to give everything he had. Isn’t that all we want out of the players that represent the city we love? And we do, we LOVE this city and EVERYTHING that is associated with it. THAT is where the anger stems from.

These players and coaches don’t represent anything about Buffalo Bills football… or maybe the problem is that they do. I’ll be attending the last two games this season for the sole reason of enjoying our tailgate with the best fans on the planet. I may have given up on this team for the year, but I will never give up on representing Buffalo and everything amazing that goes along with it. We are the City of Good Neighbors and when I am in that parking lot 8 times a year, you can feel it down to the bone. We deserve much better and I can only hope that Terry saw exactly what took place on that field today. The city of Buffalo is going through a resurgence and it’s time for the Bills to be a part of it.

Written by John Nussbaumer

John Nussbaumer

John (Josh) grew up in Buffalo where he stayed until moving to Chicago for 13 years right after college. It is there that he worked for some of the top sports marketing companies in the country.

6 years ago, he formed Bison Entertainment Group which provides client entertaining and incentives to companies all over the world. Whether it is tickets/suites, private housing at the Masters, Super Bowl, athlete/celebrity appearances, putting together national sales meetings or incentive trips, his company covers it all!

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