Most people in Western New York can still remember the four Super Bowl loses by the Buffalo Bills and have lived through the 17 year playoff drought, but Bills fans are eternal optimists.
That’s why more than 1,000 people have already signed up for the Buffalo Bills Super Bowl Parade, to be held at Ralph Wilson Stadium on February 10, 2017. According to the Facebook event, the parade will start at the stadium and go all the way into downtown Buffalo.
The event was created by the folks at BillsFanaticsBF.com, who provide news about the team but also aim to provide fans a “voice to share opinions.” When they shared the event on their Facebook page, there was mixed reaction.
Marc wrote, “I’m as optimistic a fan as anyone, but don’t count the chickens before they have hatched. You’re just setting yourselves up for another letdown.”
But others see it differently and don’t fear the jinx.
“I think it’s a great way to build morale,” wrote Lynnie on the event page. “Let’s face it, the Bills might not be a winning team but their fans are the most loyal and party the hardest. Why not celebrate the Bills community?”
There were plenty of haters who called the event delusional, ridiculous, and chided Bills Fanatics that the Bills first need to focus on making the playoffs. But others are hoping the event is a premonition of good things to come this season.
“Oh God, I really hope this happens,” wrote Robbie. “The whole city would be like Cleveland after the Finals. God that’d be awesome.”
Speaking of Cleveland, someone started a Facebook event for a Super Bowl parade for the Browns. But their fans might not be as optimistic as Bills fans. Only 24 people currently say they’ll be going.