‘Twas the night before Christmas, and throughout Buffalo
Not a player was stirring; not even Kiko.
The jerseys were hung in the lockers with care,
In hopes that the season’s end soon would be there.
The players were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of tee times danced in their heads.
And Doug in his Snuggie and Stevie in his cap,
Had finally woke up after a season-long nap.
When out on the field there arose such a clatter,
Stevie sprang out of bed to empty his bladder.
Away to the window the team flew like a flash,
to find out their playoff hopes all had been dashed.
The moon shining bright on the city below
Not the city next door, but their new home Toronto.
When, what to their wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and a Bills fan in tears.
With a little old driver, so pale and so weak,
I knew in a moment next season looked bleak.
Ralph Wilson appeared with a wink and a smile,
And he whistled, and shouted, and claimed in denial…
“Now Kiko! Now, EJ! Now, Spiller and Jackson!
On, Chandler! On, Woods! On, Byrd and Steve Johnson!
To the top of the league! To the top of them all!
No need to change things, we’ll see you next fall!
As the laughter died down and other fans cried,
They looked out the window and saw the Falcons outside.
They challenged Buffalo to another rematch,
“…but the QB is fragile and the receivers can’t catch”!
No matter thought Marrone, we’re ready to play
“I have a good feeling today is our day!”
The game was played close, each team exchanged scores,
The Bills final drive, caused a crowd full of roars.
It finally looked like the Bills luck would change,
The game score showed even, the Bills within range.
The Bills can just run it, then kick a field goal,
but why play it safe when you’re on this kind of roll?
The crowd shouts out… in unison… “NO!”
They’ve seen this before, they know how it goes…
As the ball hits the air, the fans start to crumble,
they look down the field…Stevie just FUMBLED!
Fans speak not a word, as they enter their cars,
Another tough loss, the next stop is the bar.
The stadium’s quiet, there’s no Christmas cheer,
Sorry Bills fans, we’ll get ‘em next year!
Week 15 Picks
How did I do last week?
Last Week: 12-4, Overall: 133-75, Locks of the week: 26-8, Upset Special: 18-12.
Locks of the Week:
Seattle at N.Y. Giants
Kansas City at Oakland
Winner: Kansas City
N.Y. Jets at Carolina
Buffalo at Jacksonville
Green Bay at Dallas
Winner: Green Bay
Washington at Atlanta
San Francisco at Tampa Bay
Winner: San Francisco
Philadelphia at Minnesota
New England at Miami
Houston at Indianapolis
Chicago at Cleveland
Arizona at Tennessee
New Orleans at St. Louis
Winner: New Orleans
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh
Baltimore at Detroit