An Open Letter to the Buffalo Bills For Giving Fans So Much More Than a Winning Season
Thank you Buffalo Bills. Thank you for giving us all so much more than a winning season.
For the first time in decades, we the fans got to experience what it was like to watch our team make the playoffs. All season long we cheered, we cried, we yelled, we cursed and we celebrated. And we did it all together.
The Buffalo pride could be seen everywhere you looked. In front yards where fans built snow sculptures.
In Christmas celebrations and holiday displays.
In campaign yard signs.
On transformed silos.
Niagara Falls was lit up in Bills colors.
New York City buildings lit up too.
It wasn't just in New York either. Bills Mafia celebrated around the world, including at the South Pole.
Fans rallied when times got tough this season, donating nearly a half a million dollars to Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson's charity, Blessings in a Backpack, after he was injured in the playoff game against the Bills. Even more was given to Oishei Children's Hospital in Buffalo, after Josh Allen lost his grandmother the night before a game. A game the Bills dominated.
That's just one of the many reasons the NFL named us the 'Best Fans in Football,' putting up a billboard in our honor - 4 minutes from Gillette Stadium.
Bills Nation always BILLeives, in good times and bad. But this year the Buffalo Bills gave us something to get excited about, something to hope for, something to celebrate, something to be proud of, something that could bring us all together, and all during a time when we needed it most.