The topic that seems to be going around the water cooler about the Buffalo Bills, doesn't have to do with whether Ryan Fitzpatrick should be the franchise quarterback or how on earth did Wade Phillips coach three NFL Teams. It's about whether the Bills are considered to be lovable losers. The Buffalo News did a story today on the topic and WGR.com had a poll up, with over 68% saying that they believed the Bills were very lovable. Awww, like a cute teddy bear...Blah! (Click "Read more" below for the rest of the article)
Look, I'll admit, this Bills team has brought a unique freshness to the field that we haven't seen, especially when it comes to being entertaining. Gone are the dreadful game plans of Turk Schonert, Alex Van Pelt and the other countless offensive coordinators. Like I said, they are entertaining. but to say that they are lovable? Not buying it.
Now, I know what you're thinking, my reasoning has to do with the team being 0-8. I mean how can you cheer for losers? However, that's not the case. I don't really have much experience with cheering for a team who are lovable. The only team that I can think of in the annals of Buffalo sports history who could be placed in that category are the 95/96 Sabres squad. No, that wasn't the team that won the division, but the team that Ted Nolan inherited his first year, which finished in last place in the division. Even though that team lacked talent, they made it up by having fight night at the Arena. More importantly, they had characters and that made the fall under the lovable category.