Sean MacDonald, author of the book “Ultimate Football Road Trip” and the envy of every football fan everywhere, spent the 2013 season watching a game in each NFL stadium. One fun fact from the book that you can bust out at your next cocktail party is that the fans in Buffalo are the most intoxicated, turnt-up fans in America. Can you blame them? Poor Bill’s fans, which haven’t seen their team in the playoffs in 14 years, cheering in the bitter cold, who can blame them?
“As you can probably guess, Bills fans are the drunkest I witnessed on my trip. That is true before, during and after the game. I even saw the Bills twice on the road, and this observation was merely confirmed. Unfortunately, most of them are unable to hold their liquor and lose control, becoming a danger to others or themselves,” MacDonald wrote.
They don’t was this happening again.
MacDonald went on:
“Based on what I saw last year, little has changed. Inside the stadium seemed like a free-for-all at times, with fans moving around constantly and far too many in the advanced stages of inebriation, especially in the lower level end zone seats. Beer was constantly being spilled on the concourse and stairways to the seats, making things that much more dangerous. Buffalo, like the many industrial cities in the cold northeast, is a hard-drinking town, but too many fans are simply out of control at Bills games.”
The Bills fans seem to be channeling the early ’90s Raiders and going a little extreme. Maybe MacDonald’s observations will bring some awareness to the organization and things will mellow, or a winning season, either way.