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Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium

Paul and I had four friends visit from DC over the weekend — two married couples — and on Sunday we went to the Bills game at Ralph Wilson Stadium. My first professional football game!

We tailgated in the parking lot for an hour or so before entering the stadium. We had a delicious feast of…potato chips, Oreos, and beer. Obviously our tailgating skills need some work.

This is Frank, Scott, and Paul hanging out by our cars. This is the second season they’ve starred in a weekly Buffalo Bills podcast called Maybe Next Year. They used to get together in person every week but now that Paul lives hundreds of miles away, he participates via Google Hangout.

Frank, Scott and Paul at Buffalo Bills game

And let’s not forget the ladies — this is Andrea, Susan and me.

Andrea, Susan and Zandria at Buffalo Bills game

Our seats were only six rows up from the field! That angle made it a little difficult to see the players when they were at the opposite end but at other times it was really cool to have them so close.

Buffalo Bills game

The Penn State marching band put on a performance before the game started and again at halftime.

Penn State marching band at Buffalo Bills game

There was quite a bit of excitement as the players emerged on the field:

Buffalo Bills game

My only complaint that day was the cold. The temperature was in the 30s on Sunday, and while my upper body was warm due to the multiple layers I was wearing, my feet were freezing and my toes were numb most of the time. I was wearing snow boots made for subzero weather but I was wearing thin socks and not walking very much so I think I just wasn’t getting enough circulation.

Here’s the group I was with!

Buffalo Bills game

(Game verdict: The Bills lost to the Chiefs 23-13.)

I had a good time and I’m glad I went, but I probably wouldn’t attend a home game more than once a season. And next time I’d request to go to a game earlier in the year when the weather is warmer.

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5 Comments

  • Reply Jaclyn November 5, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Looks like a fun (if frigid!) day. I’m in awe of those hardy souls who stand out there for hours into December! Brrrrr! Glad you had a good time. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply Zan November 6, 2013 at 8:39 am

      I’m even MORE in awe of people who do it now that I’ve done so myself. They are hard core!

  • Reply Annette Chenault November 6, 2013 at 7:42 am

    Photos are great; like I was there with you. I could tell it was a bit chilly…Lake Ontario effects!!

    • Reply Zan November 6, 2013 at 8:38 am

      I try to include photos when I can; I know it helps tell the story! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Ron Flesher December 13, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    Nice. I love the Montreal EXpos hat Susan is rocking.

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