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Goodbye, Brian


It was a running gag that summed up the plight of Bills fans and Western New York in general. A captain, our longest serving player and the most popular player in Buffalo was a punter. Yeesh.

Brian Moorman was what the rest of Bills were not – consistent. Kicking in high winds, white outs and generally shit conditions, Moorman managed to be an all-pro selection twice. The fact that there was a thing called the Moorman army managed to be both adorable and horribly sad at the same time.

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Ed. Note: Devang is a massive Bills fan, so as a form of self-cleansing I’ve asked him to cry into his keyboard every week.

No, this wasn’t a dream.

After last week’s implosion in New York your normally cynical Bills fan was in a special state of self loathing. Looking back the whole ‘we can’t have nice things’ line near the end of my column last Sunday was a little much, but I truly believe that’s how it works when it comes to cheering for the team that plays at Orchard Park.

For fans like myself – not from Buffalo, no family there etc. – complaining about the Bills isn’t well received. You have a choice they say. You don’t have to follow a team that makes you feel shitty more often than not. Blasphemy. It’s days like this that make it all worth it. For the next week my fellow Bills fans and I will be on cloud nine until something awful happens in Cleveland – I assume only bad things are allowed to happen there.

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Ed. Note: Devang is a massive Bills fan, so as a form of self-cleansing I’ve asked him to cry into his keyboard every week.

Maybe this is a good thing.

No, I haven’t been huffing glue – though glue should be free of charge for all Bills fans, it’s the least the general population could do for us.

Last year the season began with a thunderous ass kicking at Arrowhead stadium. Shockingly it was the Bills on the delivering end. Ryan Fitzpatrick looked competent, Chan Gailey’s spread formation fooled the Chiefs D on numerous occasions and an opportunistic defense capitalized on a shaky performance from Matt Cassel.

History repeated itself in the Meadowlands today – though it was Buffalo on the receiving end this time.
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