What Type Of Bills Fan Are You?


Dec. 30, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Fans sit in the snow covered seats before a game between the Buffalo Bills and the New York Jets at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Over the years let’s face it this Buffalo Bills team hasn’t done anything to get excited about but nonetheless has had great years in this league. Although Super Bowl appearances are a thing of the past for now people will need to keep an eye on this team as I believe the right pieces are finally in place to acquire and coach the product this organization wants to put on the field. A problem I see with this is with the two different kinds of fans this team has had over the years.

The first type of fan simply put the occasional or the “same old Bills” fan. Personally I can’t stand that type of fan. Only looking at the box score and not knowing who was playing, what happened during the game and whatever else could have had an impact in the outcome of the game. These people tend to say everything possible on Mondays and during the week about how bad the Bills are (regardless of the score) and will never do anything positive again. Not looking at the draft picks (players), coaches, schemes and overall gameplay is hard for me let alone anyone to say anything negative or positive about a team. Yet these people know it all and I’m really anxious to see what happens when this team turns it around. Will they change their mood completely because their winning, just say they got lucky or something else?

The other fan is just the opposite and in my opinion the more respectable one. No doubt cheering for their team when playing good but also the first one to say their team isn’t playing well. People who watch and just even know what’s going on in the game at least will have some facts or something to backup whatever they’re talking about. I hope for these fans this Bills organization change around happens very quickly and not only for the fans but for the organization to return to its great success as in years past.

Now I know this could be said for any team but this is something I hear all the time. Please let me know what you think of the types and where you place yourself. There’s no right or wrong but if people actually listened to themselves sometimes explain football and/or talk about anything else relevant it could change people. Again people are going to say this is everywhere but wanted to get some thoughts.