Dec 22, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills defensive back Nickell Robey (37) sacks Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) during the second half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Buffalo beats Miami 19-0. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

An Awful Day in Buffalo


I went to the Miami Dolphins game in Buffalo on Sunday, but I wish I hadn’t. And not because of the depressing 19-0 score where the Dolphins crossed the 50-yard line twice. Or at least it only felt like twice.

No, I wish I hadn’t gone for several other reasons. Firstly, the Buffalo Bills easily play in the grossest stadium in the NFL. Seriously, people, this place is vile and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell should take note. It makes the second grossest stadium, whatever it may be, look like a palace because this place is disgusting.

Secondly, before the game I used to think Bills fans were nice people. Sure, they weren’t going to hug Dolphin fans, but I didn’t anticipate some of the trash talk and physical threats sent my way. While these fans weren’t nasty like those people in the Meadowlands can be, they were surprisingly threatening and rude for a fan base whose team hasn’t had a winning record since 2004 (and that was 9-7).

Thirdly, it was raining and cold, not that I expected anything else from the sunny city of Buffalo, but it was still unfortunate to sit through it for four quarters.

Lastly, can we talk about the Bills’ fight song? Did I say fight song? I meant song from a famous move that they changed the words to. The Bills make me want to shout? Clever.

Maybe I’m just bitter, I probably am, but from start to finish it was a mediocre experience. Then again, all of this would have been worth it if the Dolphins had won, let alone scored some points.

The silver lining in all this is the fact that the Baltimore Ravens looked inexplicably worse than the Dolphins, impossible but its true, and as of now Miami is in the playoffs. One might argue that a team that gets shut out by the Bills doesn’t deserve to make the playoffs, but next week the Dolphins have one more chance to salvage the situation. One more chance to extend the season and show the national media they are better than a Bullying Scandal.

From there we pray for a San Diego Chargers win or a Raven loss, both seem plausible after yesterday’s games. Then again, I didn’t expect a 19-0 loss at the hands of the lowly Bills.

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