Life Without the Buffalo Bills


Nov 17, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills wide receiver Steve Johnson (13) against the New York Jets at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Bills beat the Jets 37 to 14. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

It’s thanksgiving weekend and I will be forced to spend the holiday by myself, eating pizza from the gas station across the street. Considering the nature of the holiday, I decided to view this “me” time as a day to  examine my life and the choices I’ve made throughout my life up to this point.  This kind of solitude brings about a particular clarity and it allowed me to find a true appreciation for the important things in my life. Of all the things  I have received, none stands greater than the Buffalo Bills.

We all know that without the Buffalo Bills in Buffalo, all hell would most certainly break loose in the city. I know that teams move every so often, just look at the Houston Texans back when they were an expansion team. I mean it stands to reason that when a team moves to another city, they have the funds to create a successful franchise, hence the move. So maybe the Buffalo Bills would be better off in Toronto and honestly whatever is best for the franchise I support %100.

I have to admit though, part of me wants the Buffalo Bills to stay in Buffalo. It was only recently that I came across a few articles which discuss Jon Bon Jovi and some rich Canadian investors to buy the Buffalo Bills franchise and move it to Canada. Obviously my first thought is against the idea; A NFL team from Canada is just wrong. Every game I’ve gone to in which I’ve come across a Canadian fan has been one of curiosity and confusion; they stand out like  a sore thumb and it seems like the only fans who go to Toronto are fans from Buffalo…so why bother with the move to begin with?

However, after looking more into the situation it seems that there are a handful of rich Canadians who would like to invest in a team in Toronto. I found myself thinking ” Would I sacrifice the Buffalo Bills leaving Buffalo for a winning season in Toronto? No way…For a playoff run in the next few years  though, would it be worth it?

I guess it doesn’t bother me as much as I thought, as long as Buffalo makes it back to where they belong as a respected franchise, but I still don’t know if I would be ok with the move. What do you think?