As expected, the Buffalo Bills lost again to the New England Patriots. This is the best of what Twitter had to offer Bills fans during and after the game.
“Pregame Doom” tweet of the day
I just realized that when that ref in the Bills Pats game in 1998 said “Just give it to ‘em” He meant forever. @salsports
— The Kick Is Good (@TheKickIsGood) November 11, 2012
“I Can’t Believe it’s Already Over” tweet of the day
— Anthony Rizzo (@ARRizzo) November 11, 2012
“Evergreen” tweet of the day
A ciip/save tweet from any point last 10 years. RT @albertbreer: Patriots taking advantage of Bills’ miscues early, and it’s 10-0.
— Rich Eisen (@richeisen) November 11, 2012
“We’re All Seeing The Same Thing Here, Right?” tweet of the day
OK, Bills fans. You now can fully complain. That was total B.S. right there on the DPI in the end zone. UNCATCHABLE.
— Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) November 11, 2012
“That Old Familiar Feeling” tweet of the day
Bills fans on suicide watch….. again.
— Stacy Lymber (@StacyLymber) November 11, 2012
“OMG I Think We Just Witnessed a 3 and Out” tweet of the day
Good job defense. Cant believe im saying that.
— Nicole Shoe (@Buffalogal) November 11, 2012
“No One Believes You” tweet of the day
I’m rooting for the Bills.
— Sal Maiorana (@salmaiorana) November 11, 2012
“They FREAKIN’ Did it Again” tweet of the day
That was the Buffalo Billest game I’ve ever watched
— Derek Jedamski (@TheHosers_DSJ) November 11, 2012
“Marketing 101″ tweet of the day
Tom Brady endorses Ugg. Ryan Fitzpatrick endorses Ugh. #Bills
— James Kurdziel (@JamesRadio) November 11, 2012
“Most Emotionally Accurate” tweet of the day
i cant even….
— Donata Lorenzo (@Deelo12) November 11, 2012
“Absolute Smartest” tweet of the day
Missed the game. Are you all ok? #Bills
— Sarah Lindstrom (@SarahJess7) November 11, 2012
Why do people care about the Bills? Especially in Buffalo! I've lived here my whole life... experiencing the 3rd worst economy in the country for all 38 years of my life. I've grown up in a very much middle upper/middle class environment, and still am stunned seeing prices people pay for things on TV shows on HGTV elsewhere in the country. People who are lower/middle class must feel even more suppressed. Yet they don't get insulted when the stadium demands tax breaks - that every homeowner (including myself) has to compensate for in our own taxes. Yet the team can pay one SINGLE player $100M. To chase a football. That's more money than the combined salary of every single person that I know. It's insulting to the community. Further, I've done work for some players. Some are nice. Some are philanthropists. But some of them throw wealth in people's face, and make you talk through their agent - which is further insulting, really to everyone, community included. Particularly to those with more advanced degrees, yet lower salaries. This community would balk and debate for years over spending $100M on a bridge to Canada, waterfront improvements, downtown developments, or investment in hospitals and Roswell research facilities, including university expansion - but reward spending $100M on a player with tickets to games and tuning into news shows about the team, and buying cereal with his picture on the box, and endlessly talking about it in break rooms around watercoolers everywhere. It makes me ill, personally. I'd say "maybe it'll take a few years of failure to wake people up", but that's really all that the Bills have ever done - and things haven't changed. They are even talking about building a NEW stadium on the waterfront for this drag on the economy and everyone's tax budget... Maybe multi-million dollar player salaries can be hung on flags outside the stadium, for people to march by, on their way towards the ticket counter to pay their contribution to someone else's ludicrous income, while they go back to work for their far-below-average income relative to national averages in this area. In the meantime - when you see one of these fools acting obnoxiously in the end zone or sidelines as though they have no care in the world - think about what brings stress in your life, and why you are happy to heap praise and money on someone so much less deserving than you and your family.