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Stay focused. Your start does not determine how you’re going to finish.”Herm Edwards

Two different Bills teams played in Tampa. The 2019 Bills in the first half and the 2020 Bills after half time.

We’re having pork chops and applesauce. Isn’t that swell?” – Peter Brady (in his best Humphrey Bogart voice.)

Did the Bills gobble up some applesauce at half time against the World Champions? Bananas, oranges, pineapple and berries are light options, packed with carbs they may have lightly feasted on.

And you know what they call a Quarter Pounder with Cheese in Paris? They call it a Royale with Cheese.Vincent (Pulp Fiction)

It certainly appeared that, before the opening kickoff, many of the players had a couple Big Kahuna Burgers or a Royale with Cheese (washed down with a tasty beverage).

 Arnold, do you want to work at All-American Burger?”Brad Hamilton

Or maybe an “All-American Burger” with the secret sauce. The Bills certainly did not appear physically or mentally prepared for the Super Bowl Champions in the first half. Something fired them up to be stronger, smarter, and more disciplined in the second half in Tampa.

You know an odd feeling? Sitting on the toilet, eating a chocolate candy bar.” – George Carlin

It looked like the Bills were quietly listening to The Cure or Velvet Underground prior to the game on a one speaker General Electric tune box. Maybe some ENYA?

Then, someone pulled out the six-speaker Magnavox Ghetto Blaster at half time popping in The Chats, Misfits, and Ramones. Who’s going to get you pumped up to hit someone? Robert Smith or Glenn Danzig?

When I wrote this song, I was listening to The Cure a lot.” –Robbie Hart (The Wedding Singer)

Do the Bills need to practice some mindfulness? Some serious meditation before games? Or does that relax one too much?

If your Uncle Jack helped you off an elephant, would you help your uncle jack off an elephant?” – GURU PITKA (The Love Guru)

Ice hockey players have always been known to have routines or superstitions that maybe the Bills need to scrutinize. Some hockey players absolutely must lace up a certain skate first. Some have to nap at a certain time with no exceptions on game days.

Patrick Roy made it famous to talk to the goalposts. Team Canada made it famous to bury a “looney” coin at center ice before the games in the 2002 Olympics.

Believe it or not, many ice hockey players vomit before each game. Hall of Fame goalie Glenn Hall had a successful career and did not miss a good pregame vomit. Not because he was hungover as Terrell Owens accused Donavan McNabb of being the reason for him vomiting during the Super Bowl.

Are Bills fans going to need to steal shamelessly from the Detroit Red Wings and throw an Octopus on the field? They have been known to throw other things on the field which we will not reflect on.

The Buffalo Stance

Josh Allen

He was spotted without any noticeable limp or boot at Shea’s Performing Arts Center viewing the hit play Hamilton. Jerry Hughes and Mitchell Trubisky appeared to be his partners in crime at the Buffalo landmark. Josh Allen is probable to start against the Carolina Panthers, but former second-overall draft pick and Pro Bowler Trubisky will be ready to go if not.

Playoff Probability

66%. Not too shabby.

Legend of the Year

Mark Maddox, the Northern Michigan University graduate and former Buffalo Bill, demonstrates phenomenal commitment to community service. He has been selected as Legend of the Year.

I am semi-retired leaving my enjoyable 24 year management career due to multiple health issues. My dad retired from The Buffalo News after 49 years. I have been an avid fan for quite some time. Got that Marv Levy Fight Song In My Head for absolutely no reason.

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