Fan Tradition Banned at This Weekend’s Buffalo Bills Game
While most of the Hudson Valley roots for the Giants or Jets during N.F.L. football season, there's a decent amount who pull for western New York's lone professional team; the Buffalo Bills.
While the team's endured it's share of hardship throughout the years, Buffalo fans are quick to point out that the Bills are New York state's only true football team...with both the Giants and the Jets playing home games at MetLife stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Through all the losing seasons, plus dealing with the brutal winter weather of Buffalo, the self proclaimed Bills Mafia has stuck with their team through thick and thin.
So naturally, like other fans of other teams, they've developed a few of their own pregame tailgating traditions. One of which is a bit odd.
Football fans may have seen videos popping up all over YouTube of Bills fans throwing each other (and even themselves) through folding tables before home games. Much like something out of the world of professional wrestling, these crazed, and often drunken fans delight in hurling bodies through tables as fellow fans shout encouragement.
Well, according to RochesterFirst.com. that won't be happening this weekend. The Erie County Sheriff's Office has said anyone breaking tables during this Sunday's Chargers game, will be kicked out and maybe even face criminal charges.
...fans and tailgaters are reminded that the Fan Code of Conduct, which promotes responsible tailgating, extends to the parking lots.
Table Slamming is not permitted and violators will be ejected and could face criminal charges.
Well, so much for that. The 0-1 Bills welcome the Los Angeles Chargers to New Era Field this Sunday at 1 p.m.