Hereth lie my first of many running diaries of sporting events! The stage is Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, NY for an epic Sunday Night Football showdown between the vaunted New England Patriots and scrappy Buffalo Bills. The Bills have shown they belong in the primetime spotlight with a 4-game winning streak, as well as an impressive but heartrending Monday Night Football showing against the NFC powerhouse Dallas Cowboys.
My friends and I hit the Ralph parking lots early for some tailgating, gradually working ourselves into a lather over the prospects of a Bills football miracle. There was something in the air Sunday night, and it was more than just the chili. This could end up being a special game–one for the ages. I won’t dwell on the details of the pregame; let’s get right into my first running diary.
8:23pm: An inspirational message from injured Bills tight end Kevin Everett is played on the jumbotron, who thanks everyone for their thoughts and prayers before imploring his team to “beat New England.” This place is pumped up!
8:24pm: The Bills win the coin toss! Let the magic begin!
8:27pm: JP Losman throws an interception.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my first and last running diary of a sporting event! I will now jump off Niagara Falls! Cue fireworks!