Aside from the Dolphins winning the Super Bowl, the next-best thing occurred on Sunday, when the Buffalo Bills lost yet another gut-wrenching, soul-snatching heartbreaker.
Listen, we know the Bills are going to lose in the playoffs. Their annual post-season losses are inevitable, whether it’s in Round 1 of the playoffs or later. That’s a given. They will lose. It’s not a big deal any more and not much fun to watch them lose their annual playoff game.
But…what IS fun and what IS a big deal is when they lose these heartbreakers! The louder their obnoxious fans chirp about “Squish the Fish,” the sweeter it becomes when they go down.
Yeah, we get it. The Bills beat us twice this year. But they also lost to Zach Wilson. They also lost to Mac Jones. They also lost to the Broncos, a few weeks after we put up 70 points on them. They ended up tied for the AFC East title and won via a tiebreaker. That’s not exactly the type of season to go bragging about, and yet they still never shut up.
Even when the opponent tries to help, the Bills blow it. When KC had the ball 1st and goal late in the game with a chance to end it, and while their running game was on fire, Andy Reid borrowed a decision from Mike McDaniel and called a trick pass play. It should have cost him the game, but luckily, Wide Right v. 2 happened.
This game ranks up there with 13 Seconds, Frank Wychek’s illegal lateral, 12 Men on the Field, and of course, Wide Right Version 1.0. It couldn’t happen to a more obnoxious fan base!