Here we go again. Only worse.
It can’t be enough that the Sabres are playing like dead men on skates. The cruel winds of November blowing in from Lake Erie should have been enough warning of impending doom.
Double whammy Bills and Sabres simultaneous implosion wreaks havoc in WNY right before the turkey is served.
The Bills come crashing down and the wrath of a fan base is only surpassed by the outrageous trolling by FOXsports as they flash the Music City Miracle and post side by side weather comparisons between LA and Buffalo across our television screens while we watch our team literally wither up and die on the field.
What in the blazes did we ever do as a fan base to engender that kind of mean-spirited narrative? Rest assured I’ll be sending them my lovely thoughts about that part of their programming. Unbelievable, yet somehow so fitting.
It’s stranger than fiction what Buffalo sports fans have endured. With all due respect to Cleveland, they got the championship monkey off their collective backs.
Now we sit squarely in the eyes of a nation… humiliated. Again.
Refer back a couple of posts for my ‘survival guide’ if you haven’t seen it in the past. I consider some of us elder-fans experts at living through the darkest moments as a Buffalo sports fan. This latest state of affairs qualifies as a top-ten darkest moment, that’s for sure.
The intensity of ‘Billsian’ misery is only compounded by the dead men on ice with swords on their sweaters. It’s as if the Bills and Sabres are competing for which team can horrify the fan base more. Holy heartburn, it’s tough to be a fan of Buffalo sports. Again.
If ever there was a time to avoid the media gnashing, it’s right now. Instead of reading a bunch of snark on Twitter or Facebook, take a walk… do anything but engage with the negativity because it will eat you alive. We’ve been down this road so many times we should be skilled at flipping that switch.
This is where we define ourselves as a fan base. We can choose to engage and react with hostility toward one another, or we can sit back and let the national media hyenas continue to make fools of themselves by showing them why we are different.
All the analysis in the world can’t put lipstick on this pig.
Which is exactly why I passionately believe in enjoying the good times to the max. A few weeks ago when sitting at 5-2, some cautious ones alerted us to pull back and be careful. I said POOEY to that idea because we’ve had so little to cheer about for so long.
Do I regret being elated when the Bills were 5-2?
Not only NO, but heck NO. It’s WHY I choose to enjoy every possible moment of joy, because you never know what’s coming next. Furthermore, we should be experts at handling disappointment by now.
If I learned anything from years of experience as an oncology nurse and psychotherapist, it’s that being angry over things we have no control over is really bad for your physical health. We do have control over what we choose to spend time thinking about, so the less time dwelling in the land of hostility, the better.
This too shall pass.
In the meantime, hug a fellow Bills and/or Sabres fan. We could use the love and support.
Editor’s babble: That’s all I’ve got, folks. Hang in there. Keeping things in perspective is important in the grand scheme of life. Thanks for reading and participating in our blog. If you can stand the positivity… you can find me on Twitter @RobynMundyWYO.