The saying is, everyone wins in Buffalo, except the Bills. It is not an entirely accurate statement. Of the 772 games the Bills played in their existence they have won 348 of them, 205 of those wins were at home, in fact they won more at home than away. They were AFC Champions 1990 through 1990, in 1995 they won the Wild Card Playoff game only to be eliminated in the next round by the Steelers (I hate the Steelers). In 1996, 1998, and 1999 they were also in the Wild Card Playoffs. Then things went downhill, and now they say, everyone wins in Buffalo, except the Bills.

This season I thought they were going to do great things. They have better numbers then the year before but started to falter halfway through the season. It was sad.

Then I noticed the Ravens. The first thing that caught my eye was their pretty purple uniforms, then the cute quarterback, then I saw that they had beaten the Steelers, TWICE! (I hate the Steelers) So I decided I would end the heartbreak and root for the Ravens. I even bought a shirt and dogtags and fuzzy purple striped socks, made them my team and believed they were going to the Superbowl. They ended the season in first place, they beat the Texans to advance to the AFC Championship, and last Sunday lost to the Patriots (I hate the Pats too, lot of hate on my blog today).

Here’s what I can’t figure out. For all intents and purposes, I am a ‘bandwagon’ Ravens fan. Just joined this year, because they are purple and they were winning, so why do I feel so down, the same down feeling from the Bills losing or the Yankees losing? Someone suggested that it could be I am feeling this way because the Pats won, but I don’t think that’s all. I think part of it might be I became a Bills fan because I lived in Buffalo and stayed a fan because they are the only true NY team, while I decided on my own to root for the Ravens (for some admittedly girly reasons, although they are a good team). So there is a personal connection, and I definitely think I will root for them next year, after all I have a shirt and fuzzy socks.

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