Monday, August 29, 2011

Buffalo Bills Football

Saturday night we got together with the Western NYers in Jax (WNY2Jax) and the Buffalo Bills Backers of Jacksonville to watch the Bills vs Jaguars pre-season game at Wing-It.  It was the first meetup of the Bills Backers this season and it was a great time, especially being pre-season!  Normally we'd only watch around a quarter at best of a pre-season game, but with all the fellow Bills fans there, as well as a good amount of hometown Jags fans, the game felt more like a playoff game at times.

We took a 17-0 lead into the 2nd quarter and the Jaguars were making our starting squad look good.  Right afterwards, the Jaguars started to get into gear and scored 3 touchdowns and a field goal before the end of the first half.  We were behind most of the 2nd half of the game.  With 2:27 left in the game, we managed to score a TD and successfully got the 2 point conversion to tie the game! 

We had no idea if they actually do OT in pre-season or not, but sure enough they do!  There were so many challenges and bad penalty calls that the last few minutes of regulation seemed to last forever.  In OT, Jags won the toss and received and got within long field goal range and missed it!  We got the ball, brought it down within field goal range and won the game!  The Jags fans had most of the cheers for the 2nd half and it was great to win it in OT!  Great end to the evening!

We had a good time and met a few new peeps and the wifey got back in touch with a friend she knew growing up.  She lives here, not too far from where we do, but had not gotten together until the game.

Here's some pictures of the fun below...I am not all that photogenic.  I usually have my eyes half closed or am caught off guard making some sort of odd face.  Despite that, it was a good time and we'll definitely be joining up with the same crew for many more games this season.  It's great to have a place all the way down here in Jacksonville decked out with some Bills swag year 'round.  The owner was previously from Buffalo and I believe it's been the home of the Bills Backers of Jax for 20 years. 

Bills stuff on the wall, there were lots more TVs/screens

I'm the one with the REED jersey on.

THE sound guy in the Blue shirt in front of the stereo
It's funny, he played a little portion a tune from Superman every 1st down 
and the Buffalo Bills Shout song for every touchdown and takes his role seriously!

Wings, Labatts Blue Light and good peeps!

More peeps

More peeps, the WNY2Jax Organizer is 2nd from the right

Go Bills!

Billy the Buffalo...he is a build a bear the guy across the table brought, he's good luck!


Jen said...

Looks like a good time! Goooo Bills!

Mock family said...

fun stuff!! wow they won, who would have thought!!

Chris said...

Yep! Good times!!

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