The Bills are playing their first home playoff game to a full capacity crowd for the first time in over 20 years.  So most fans would want to be there, right?

Most fans would go nuts to get an opportunity to go to a once-in-a-lifetime game.  The game this weekend comes down to the Bills taking on the Patriots to determine who takes a step further and really gives one franchise bragging rights for years to come.  It could be (and probably will be) a game that Bills fans are talking about for years.

So if you had a buddy that came along and said that they had one extra ticket and they wanted you to be there with them, as a true fan, how could you say no?  Believe it or not, it's not the incredibly cold temps that they're forecasting.  I know how to dress for those cold games.  That doesn't bother me at all.  So what could keep you away from that game?

The short answer...superstitions.

I've been plagued with superstitions since my high school football days.  I know they're crazy.  That's probably not how the world works.  Just because you wear a shirt on one day and the team wins, do you REALLY have to wear that shirt again the next time they play?  Do you have to sit in the same seat every game?  Do you always have to eat the same snacks?

A superstitious person would tell you yes.

This is why as much as it killed me to do it,  I had to turn down tickets to the game this Saturday.  You see...I've gone to a couple of games already this year.  Every game that I've gone to, the Bills have lost.  This one has way too much at stake.  I would argue that this makes me a BETTER fan.  I feel like I'm almost literally taking one for the team here.  I'd love to be in the stands to cheer on my team like the 70,000+ fans that will be losing their minds on Saturday.  You can bet that I won't miss a play.  But this week I'll be watching on TV like I have been for all of the wins this year.  We all do what we have to do.

Go Bills!


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