So, it looks like the NFL is in a lockout.I am not going to look into it. I am not going to share my opinion of it, because frankly, I don’t want to waste my time. I’ll leave the NFL and NFLPA to squabble over their billions in peace.
Non-billionaire football fans still live in a nation struggling day-to-day to survive one of the rockiest economic sinkholes in a century. If any of us has found a way to save up any money for football this year, there are plenty of ways to put that fun money to good use.
A handy sports list:
- The Buffalo Sabres (who actually make the playoffs every so often)
- The Buffalo Bandits (who actually win championships every so often)
- The Buffalo Bisons (new scoreboard, new lights, and cheap tickets)
- FC Buffalo (Soccer? In Buffalo? Who knew?)
- UB and Bona post-season Hoops (Sorry Bona, my money is on UB)
- The Buffalo Bulls (better football than the Bills, anyway)
- The Toronto Argonauts (If Toronto is trying to steal the Bills, we may as well try to steal the Argos. Plus, they have Cleo Lemon!)
- The Queen City Roller Girls (the only sport that would survive a nuclear winter)
I am certain I missed some, but that list is a nice start.
Meanwhile, don’t forget to tailgate over at the bars and restaurants near One Bills Drive – you know, the ones that depend on NFL games to meet their yearly bottom line. There’s a lot of folks and families that look to lose their jobs, squeezed by the uber-rich and their fancy NFL lockout. Here’s a link to a list compiled by “Citysearch” of eateries popular on NFL football Sunday.
As for Sunday, use the newfound spare time to your best advantage. Me? I love this father-son idea of dusting off the old electronic football, and playing “old school style!”
Can you believe that showboater turned around at the goal line?
Bills. Go fans.