“Bourbon blues on the street, loose, and complete. Under skies all smoky blue green. I can’t forsake a Dixie dead shake. So we danced the sidewalk clean. My memory is muddy, what’s this river that I’m in? New Orleans is sinking, man, and I don’t want to swim.” –The Tragically Hip
The Buffalo Bills need to put the beating that the Indianapolis Colts administered to them in the past. They were clearly schooled by the team who was better that day. Not putting the good old fashioned beating in the rear view mirror looking back. They have already review film and gone over mistakes. The Bills may be a better fit as the underdog flying below the radar as in years past.
“You got no time for the messenger. Got no regard for the thing that you don’t understand. You got no fear of the underdog. That’s why you will not survive.” –The Spoons
Now, they need to practice mindfulness. To be in the here and now. They can’t dwell on what might have been. They certainly can’t focus on what may go down in the AFC East come December. Same can be said for the AFC conference as a whole. The focus is and must be one day at a time. The New Orleans Saints are in the queue.
“When you wake up, think about winning the day. Don’t worry about a week or a month from now–just think about one day at a time. If you worry about the mountain in the distance, you might trip over the molehill right in front of you. Win the day.” –Drew Brees
Former Saints Quarterback Drew Brees summed up the perfect Buffalo Stance for the Bills.
“No moneyman can win my love. It’s sweetness that I’m thinking of. We always hang in a Buffalo Stance. We do the dive every time we dance. I’ll give you love baby not, romance. I’ll make a move nothing left to chance. So don’t you get fresh with me.” – Neneh Cherry
The Bills have responded well after a tough loss throughout the McBeane regime. When the Bills ambulate on the field in the BIG EASY Thursday, it will be Buffalo’s 10th game on Turkey Day and the fifth since the AFL/NFL merger. The Bills are 2-2 since the NFL merger on Turkey Day. They defeated the Rams in the mid 70s, while losing to the Lions in that same period. Come 1994, the Lions beat them again. The Bills most recently beat up the Cowboys on the Thanksgiving spotlight.
“Happiness does not come from football awards. It’s terrible to correlate happiness with football. Happiness comes from a good job, being able to feed your wife and kids. I don’t dream football, I dream the American Dream – two cars in a garage, be happy father.” –Barry Sanders
I had the distinct privilege of sitting next to 20 plus Delta Chi Fraternity Brothers, mostly Lions fans, in 1994 at the old Pontiac Silverdome. It was a fantastic weekend with great people. It was quite humbling though, after the smack talked by myself and the two other Bills fans from the Northern Michigan University Chapter.
“The scruffier your beard, the sharper you need to dress.” -Ashton Kutcher, DELTA CHI
“Like I say all of the time, you get what you earn in this league.” –Jack Del Rio, DELTA CHI
“Sex and golf are the two things you can enjoy, even if you’re not good at them.” –Kevin Costner, DELTA CHI
“Let’s face it, I only practice yoga because the classes are always packed with beautiful women.” -Adam Levine, DELTA CHI
Dave Krieg tossed a 51-yard TD pass to Herman Moore on a flea flicker 47 seconds into the game. Krieg proceeded to put up 354 yards through the air, including three touchdown passes. The Bills defense limited the great Barry Sanders to 45 yards. His former Oklahoma teammate, Thurman Thomas, ran for 58 yards. The Bills went on to lose to the Lions 35-21. OUCH.
So much for me keeping it positive. I digress…
Things We Know About The Buffalo Bills This Week
The culmination to the Bills season will constitute of three home games in four weeks.
Buffalo will play against another backup quarterback at New Orleans in Trevor Siemian who took over when Jameis Winston was impaired.
STOP THE RUN
“We’re going to have to respond correctly. Otherwise, it will continue and we’re going to do everything we can to do a better job in the run game.” – Leslie Frazier