December 22, 2013
THE REAL QUESTION IS WHY ANYONE GOES:
Looking Out for Those In Need (GEOFFREY NORMAN, 12/22/13, Weekly Standard)
Temperatures in the high 40s, with some rain. That's the forecast for Buffalo on Sunday when the Bills and the Dolphins kick it off. Balmy, then. So much so that the team from Miami can't, should they lose, use the weather for an alibi. Likewise, the fans who choose not to pay sit in the stadium and watch. The Bills have been disappointing but not surprising. They seem always to be disappointing. And it's almost Christmas. So, even if you follow the team and have since the Jim Kelly days, it might seem more appealing to stay at home and wrap presents. With the game on the television. In the background, of course.But not so fast there.If there are not enough people in Buffalo willing to pay up and fill the stadium to watch their forlorn team play what is for them a meaningless game at the tag end of another lost season ... well, then, there will be consequences. People will pay. Including shut-ins who are Bills fans. Nobody, but nobody, in Buffalo will be permitted to watch the game on television.
It's hard to overstate how boring attending an NFL game is. There's a risen all the guys there got drunk in the parking lot first.Posted by Orrin Judd at December 22, 2013 9:26 AM