Eternal mind of the spotless sunshine


Bills where they belong
September 22, 2008, 2:30 pm
Filed under: sports

(That retro gear is just amazing! It should be used always!)

Ah, that sweet kiss of death with time running out to give us the win over the Raiders. So bloody sweet. What a comeback.

It comes as a surprise to a lot of people here in Brazil why on the gods’ green Earth do I cheer to badly for a Buffalo NFL team? It’s kinda simple, really. It all goes back to the first time I set foot on american soil.

The year was 1992. I was returning from a trip to England where my cousins lived and I was to follow (but didn’t know it yet) and set away towards the mecca of all kids: DisneyWorld. In what would become years of frustration and disappointment, 1992 marked the Buffalo Bills second consecutive Super Bowl appearance. Me and my brother were at a Pro Bowl shop in Orlando and we came across the current merchandise for the big match. For some odd reason, we both decided one would choose a team and the other would pay a prize if his team lost.

I chose the Bills because of the buffalo and my brother was ok with the weird indian. As it turns out, obviously, I lost and can’t remember for the life of me what I had to pay for the loss, but I later found out that I really enjoyed american football. And the Bills had a bloody fantastic, but amazingly unlucky, couple of years. From then on I couldn’t pry me eyes from the team with the stylish buffalo on the helmet.

We’re finally, after so many disappointing years, making our way towards a better season. It’s all working out. The QB is reliable, and the offense is making amends for the last couple of years of pure boredom and utter gut-wrenching irritation.

Sunday’s game proved to me that we’re now able to seek a decent play-off position and, blimey!, maybe even begin to hope for a new four-year run. This time with a least one frigging happy ending!

Rian Lindell kicked a 38-yard field goal as time expired. Trent Edwards is leading the Bills like no QB’s done in a very, very long time. What a comeback.

I can dream big now. C’mon, you Bills!

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