Long-suffering fans of the NFL’s Buffalo Bills finally have something to celebrate after their team managed to make the playoffs for the first time in seventeen years.
It took a lot of luck and an epic late-game collapse by the Baltimore Ravens, but the Bills are a part of the postseason elimination tournament this year (although it’s unlikely that they will stick around for very long even if they manage to beat the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday).
It was a season of discontent with the league being hijacked by multimillionaire malcontents who all but spat on America’s troops and used the flag for toilet paper with their silly national anthem protests, and fans tuned out in droves rather than have leftist racial politics jammed down their throats.
Whatever bitterness that may have lingered with many in Buffalo has been washed away like the sores of lepers frolicking in the healing waters at Lourdes after Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton’s fourth-down miracle pass resulted in a touchdown and punched Buffalo’s ticket.
The team was so grateful that they are sending 1,400 chicken wings to the Bengals:
Our friends at Duff’s are hitting the road to Cincinnati tonight with:
90 lbs of celery
30 lbs of carrots
6 gallons of blue cheese
9 gallons of Duff’s wing sauce
And a TON of thank you’s from Buffalo! #GoBills
— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) January 5, 2018
But there is no similar sentiment from a columnist who writes for the Buffalo Daily News, and has angered fans by telling them that it’s more important that they set aside their joy to join the left’s insane resistance against President Donald Trump.
— The Buffalo News (@TheBuffaloNews) January 3, 2018
Rod Watson vomits all over the buffet table at the playoff party with his screed entitled “Playoff game? Please don’t tell me any more about it”:
We can’t possibly be so psychologically pathetic that having a football team make the playoffs for the first time in 18 seasons becomes the most important thing in town […]
We have a president well on his way to becoming America’s first dictator, while he and “rocket man” threaten to blow up the planet. We have environmental and civil rights protections being shredded, agency heads neutering their agencies and a tax bill that expands the massive gap between the haves and have-nots.
We have Albany bracing for trials of former officials and contractors that will lay bare the buying and selling of state government.
And we have a school system that, despite glimmers of hope and change, still graduates too few and fails too many.
But is anybody rallying, partying or waving banners about any of that? No, it’s all Bills, all the time.
Buffalo needs help. At the inevitable watch parties, we should use halftime for mass therapy sessions to reaffirm what should be obvious: There are things more important than Tyrod Taylor’s quarterback rating. A city with Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis Sullivan masterpieces, Underground Railroad sites and a burgeoning medical campus should not have to fixate on LeSean McCoy’s all-purpose yardage.
Judging from the reaction by die-hard Bills fans on Twitter, Watson really struck a raw nerve – many of the responses are too raw to publish in a family-friendly environment, but here are a few we can share:
Can we donate money to get this guy out of Buffalo?
— Casey Mittelstud (@12AJR12) January 4, 2018
Appalled any editor would allow such a mean spirited article to be published. And they harp about unprofessional bloggers? I get the first amendment but this is a classic case of passive-aggressive writing. Attention-seeking behavior at best.
— x-Robyn Mundy (@RobynMundyWYO) January 4, 2018
This article infuriated me, but also made me 😆Amid complaints about "amateurism", @BNBlitzNow allows a political writer to pen an opinion piece under their umbrella that is more editorial than informative, and serves only to insult their readers…but they want our 💵🤔?
— Rockpile Report (@RockpileReport) January 4, 2018
— Marc Deschamps (@Marcdachamp) January 4, 2018
Whatever Mr. Watson may lack in civic pride, he certainly has all the makings of one of the cultists who have been drinking the Colin Kaepernick Kool-Aid.