22 May

A new sports blog is up and running – the Dukes of Awesome – and I was alerted to it via a linkback. There, I found its 31 reasons to hate every NFL team that isn’t the Buffalo Bills. The post starts thusly:

In Buffalo we have a lot of things we’re good at: chicken wings, tailgates, shoveling, obesity, the National Lacrosse League, and not knocking down abandoned buildings. Oh, and bitterness. We are really good at bitterness.

Buffalonians thrive on bitterness. We’re bitter that all our jobs are moving out of town. We’re bitter that spring always starts late, but fall is seemingly always on time. We’re bitter that any public project we propose gets shot down by reasons with increased ludicrousness (yes, I’m talking about you Mr. Common Tern). Give us a topic, and I’m sure we’d have a reason to hate it. I’m not saying this is a bad thing – I love being bitter. To me, the only thing I enjoy more then being happy is being miserable.

With the season now a mere 110ish days away its time we all came together and celebrated our bitterness, our hatred, our unbridled passion of abhorrence. So, with this in mind I’ll present to you a reason to hate every other team in the league. 31 teams – 31 reasons to hate. Today we’ll tackle the AFC East and the AFC North.

Read the whole thing. They had me at “bitterness”.

2 Responses to “Bitterness”

  1. errantremark May 22, 2008 at 3:27 pm #

    I ❤ you BuffaloPundit

    Thanks for the love.



    The Dukes of Awesome

    /batting eyelashes. and scratching chest hair.

  2. Jon Splett May 23, 2008 at 3:33 am #

    I saw that on Deadspin the other day.

    Sheer genius. And really who doesn’t love a good OJ joke?

    “Baltimore Ravens: Ahhh the Buffalo double standard…. Ray Lewis stabs someone who dies, literally gets away with murder, and within a year he’s back winning awards, signing mega-endorsements, and becoming the toast of the town. Our favorite son stabs someone, gets away with murder, and he becomes the most vilified man in America. And OJ was TWICE the player Ray-Ray ever was. Sometimes life’s just unfair.”

    Truer words have never been written.

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