Bills fans are known to be quite passionate. You’d never know there were only 6,700 of them in attendance for last Saturday’s Divisional Round game against Baltimore with NBC commentators Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth repeatedly marveling at the deafening crowd noise generated by the boisterous—and often shirtless—fan contingent known colloquially as “Bills Mafia.”
Well-versed in the art of parking-lot shenanigans, destroying tables has become a rite of passage at Bills tailgates. See for yourself.
With the Bills headed to Kansas City for Sunday’s AFC Championship, area stores are stocking up on supplies in anticipation of a rowdy weekend. Here’s a display of folding tables—which you’ll notice is positioned directly in front of a rack of Bills merchandise—seen at a local Dick’s Sporting Goods.
According to SB Nation’s James Dator, who apparently has done a fair amount of research on this subject, Walmarts in Greater Buffalo have made similar arrangements, beefing up their table inventory ahead of the most important Bills game in recent memory.
With Buffalo’s table economy booming, one can assume beer sales in the area are seeing a similar bump, as those two things tend to go hand in hand. If this is how Buffalo and its surrounding suburbs prepare for the conference championship (which again, is not even being played in Buffalo), imagine how bonkers it will be if the Bills somehow punch their ticket to Super Bowl LV. RIP to all the tables in Western New York. You had a good run.