Buffalo Bills: Fans near the top of ESPN’s misery index

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ESPN.com has a ranking of the most miserable fan bases to the least miserable. The Buffalo Bills are near the top of the list.

Time for another article talking about a list that doesn’t exactly favor the Buffalo Bills.

ESPN.com released its 2018 sports misery index, going through every team in the NFL, MLB, NBA, and NHL to rank the most miserable fan bases to the least miserable. The Sacramento Kings top the list, while the New England Patriots are at the bottom.

Out of 123 teams, the Bills come in all the way at No. 5 overall. To make things more painful, the Sabres come in at No. 8.

Here is some of what was said about the Bills in the article:

"The fact that the Bills are this high despite making the playoffs last season shows just how miserable it has been in Buffalo. Before last season’s wild-card loss to the Jaguars, the previous time the Bills had made the playoffs was 1999, and that was the longest drought in the NFL. What happened when the Bills made the playoffs in ’99? A little trick play called the “Music City Miracle.”"

None of this is news to Bills fans. And no one claims it is easy to be a Bills fan. But that is what makes the fan base so special. Everyone continues to support the team and make it fun, even though the on-field results haven’t been so great.

That is why it is nice to see Brandon Beane have a genuine plan in place. He isn’t just throwing money at free agents and expecting it all to turn around. He is focusing on building through the draft and will be working with a lot of cap space next year.

Sometimes when things get so bad, it is hard to know where to start. But a playoff appearance last year was a nice start, and getting a quarterback in place was the next step.

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Now Beane has to continue building the rest of the roster in an effective manner. If his plan works, the talk of the Super Bowl losses and the playoff drought will become distant memories. And the montages can finally go away.