Buffalo Bills Fans to Set Guinness World Record Today!

And I’m confident that they will do it! What better game to do it at than against bitter rivals the New England Patriots…and Tom Brady’s first away game since Deflategate! Oh yeah, the crowd is going to go wild! I know Bills fans: we are loud and proud!!

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Here’s the news article from SB Nation’s Buffalo Rumblings:

“Thanks to the efforts of one Bills fan, Guinness World Records is coming to Ralph Wilson Stadium this Sunday – and they might just witness a record for loudest outdoor stadium in the process.

Buffalo Bills fans will try to set a Guinness world record this Sunday at Ralph Wilson Stadium thanks to one fan of the team. Brandon Campbell started a campaign to bring a representative from Guinness World Records to the stadium in an attempt to become the record holder for loudest outdoor stadium.

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After a few days, he had raised the $8,000 necessary to fly that representative in, and on Thursday received permission from the Bills to make it happen.

Reporters and cameramen noted it was the loudest they had ever heard the stadium this past Sunday when the Bills defeated the Indianapolis Colts in the season opener. Following a win, Bills fans are at an even more frenzied pitch, and to top it all off, the hated New England Patriots are coming to town for Tom Brady’s first away game since Deflategate. It should make for a memorable experience, one they hope will be the loudest of all-time.

The current record was set almost a year ago, on September 29, 2014, by Kansas City Chiefs fans at Arrowhead Stadium. It’s not a coincidence they were also hosting the Patriots, a team hated well beyond Western New York. Fans that day reached 142.2 decibels (via Sports Illustrated), which is louder than a jet plane flying 100 feet overhead.

With a seating capacity of 71,000 and change, the Bills will have almost enough voices to match Kansas City’s 76,000-plus. Wear your earplugs if you’re going to the game, folks.”  (article by Matt Warren. September 17, 2015)

 

Wow. How fun! Wish I were there!!! Tailgating parties are already in full swing. They are going to rock the Ralph today! I just wish I could see the game on TV. I really need to buy an NFL package…

So, who thinks the Bills fans are going to make the Guinness World Record happen today??

Yay Green Bay!

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I’m smiling because the Green Bay Packers won the NFC Divisional Playoff game today and I am a Green Bay fan… but the smile is really more because the Dallas Cowboys LOST!!!! YES!!!

Any time the Cowboys lose is a good day for me! Not a Dallas fan here. At all. I’m a Buffalo Bills fan, tried and true, and I still can’t stand Dallas for kicking their ass twice in a row in back to back Superbowls….   Let me also state, for the record, it ain’t easy being a Bills fan in Texas!

So yeah, I did a little happy dance when Dallas lost today. Is that so wrong??

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H is for How Many H Words Describe Me?

HIn doing this A-Z Challenge, each letter brings with it a lot of thoughtful consideration; first and foremost, what word am I going to choose to write about. Well, the Scrabble dictionary is always a great resource when you get stumped and can’t think of a word you want to write about. I started looking through the list of words that start with H, and I found myself saying, “Holy shit, a lot of these words describe me.” So I set out to compile of list of my own: H words that can be used to describe me. Here they are, in no particular order:

H is for Homegirl – I am definitely a Homegirl! I love my home town. I’m a Buffalo/Niagara Falls girl all the way! I love just about everything about my hometown. The people, the food (chicken wings, beef on weck, DiCamillo’s bread, Mariposa’s subs, Sahlen’s hot dogs and Weber’s Horseradish Mustard to be among my favorites), the weather (yes, I miss the weather there!), the Falls, the Bills, the Sabres, and did I mention the people? OMG, my peeps are the BEST! Rock on Buffalo. Sing to me Niagara Falls. Oh yeah.

(I might even be described as being a bit Homesick too…)

H is for Hissy Fit – Yep, I’ve been known to have a few of those. More than a few actually. A lot less now that I’m older though. I used to be a perfectionist and any little thing out of place or out of order could throw me into a tizzy hissy, but I just don’t give a shit anymore. Perfection is way overrated.

H is for Homebody – I can most definitely be a homebody. I like to go out, don’t get me wrong, and I like hanging out with cool people, but I’m also more than happy to stay home and be content in my own little world. I enjoy my home, my dogs are the loves of my life and I just dig hanging out on my new deck, watching the birds and squirrels, listening to the wind-chimes and watching my trees grow. I planted eight trees in the last few years…and gave names to each of them.  Willow, naturally, is my Weeping Willow, Mabelene is my Big Tooth Maple, Goldie is my Goldenraintree, Dagwood is my Flowering Dogwood, Brian Oakley is my Bur Oak (partially named after the man who transplanted him for me; I just couldn’t hang with where the squirrels had placed that acorn last year), the Hawthorne Brothers are the two Washington Hawthones that I planted side by side, “Red” is my Eastern Redbud and Sarge is the Sargeant Crabapple. Oh yeah, and my inside tree, Trojan, the Rubber Tree Plant. So yeah, I dig hanging at home. Especially at this time of year, when all the trees are starting to bud out: what a source of accomplishment I feel when I see their growth! Plus being at home means I can stay in my pajamas (or my cool caftan, which I’m wearing right now) all damn day if I want to! Love that.

H is for Hemorrhoid  – I have been called a hemorrhoid before and I can only suspect that’s because I can be a total pain in the ass sometimes. Yeah, definitely that.

H is for Hormonal – Oh my God, Yes! Menopause is a fucking horrible ride! Does this shit ever end???? I mean, seriously?! Oh. My. God. Enough said.

H is for Hardheaded – I guess so. Okay, I admit it. I am one hardheaded motherfucker sometimes. Just ask my family and my exes. On second thought, scrap that. Just trust me, I am. Leave it at that. Please.

H is for Haunted – Aren’t we all? Aren’t we all plagued by the ghosts of our pasts?

H is for Happy – yeah, I think for the most part I am happy. Although a lot more money would push that statement into the definite column. Yeah, more money would definitely make me happier.

H is for Hammered –Yes, I’ve been known to be hammered in the past. I used to own a bar, for Christ’s sake. Of course I was hammered a lot — but definitely more then than now, that’s for sure. Now, I’m a wimp.

H is for Hopeful – More now than I used to be. Since my expectations are lower and more realistic now that I’m older, there’s a lesser chance that I’ll end up disappointed. Now, that doesn’t mean that I’ve thrown out all my naïve hopes of being rich: I still hope that I’m going to win the Publisher’s Clearinghouse Grand Prize of $7000 a week for life! And on those days that the Prize Patrol is out heading to the home of an unsuspecting prize winner, I make sure I stay at home and get fully dressed, just in case. And I fill out every single receipt survey, especially the ones from Lowe’s. I can always find some home improvement project on which I could spend $5000. And I did after all win a fabulous 7 day Carribean cruise including airfare from Austin to Ft. Lauderdale plus $300 to spend onboard the ship a few years ago. So yeah, it does happen. I just really want to win The Big One!

H is for Helpful – I hope I am that.

H is for Handful – Yes, I am. In more ways than one…

H is for Herself – A lot of people would probably describe me as being myself all the time. I would correct them and say that I’m myself a good part of the time. In those other times, a lot of me stays hidden. But hopefully this blog is helping me to become comfortable in revealing more of that girl who isn’t yet brave enough to let it all hang out. More of that coming though — sooner than later…

 

 

 

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