The last couple of weeks I have been reading the comments surrounding the new rules for not allowing containers in Ralph C. Wilson Stadium. As a season-ticket holder for the past four seasons (section D-6, row 2, seats 3&4) and being in the age group that apparently causes the most trouble (29 years old) I figured I would take a few minutes to present my opinion.
So you're not allowed to bring containers in the stadium now. . . . so what? I sit in the end zone, with plenty of other perfectly behaved people. The people who sit around me are football fans. The definition of "football fan" is somebody who comes to the game to watch football. Not somebody who wants to drink until they fall down the stairs. Or somebody who wants to run on the field. Or somebody who wants to start a fight with an innocent person who is going to be ejected along with this drunk.
The trouble seems to lie with the people who come to one or two games a year. They come out on Sunday morning and just start pounding drinks. If they are on a tour bus they have probably been drinking since 8 a.m. I have a good view of this behavior as these bus excursions end up in my section quite often. It's not a football game to these people, it's an excuse to get tanked. Eventually they get in the face of a fan who came to watch the game. So we have to flag down a security man who's on the field and they dispose of these losers. By the way, the Bills security is outstanding for the most part.
Don't get me wrong, I come to have a good time outside as well. I get to the stadium about 9:30 a.m. for a 1:00 p.m. game. I'm not against drinking either. I have a few beers before the game; however I have never been drunk at the stadium. I'm there to watch football, not puke on the guy who sits in front of me.
It's too bad the people that used to bring hot cocoa and coffee into the game can't anymore. But "Bills Fans" made this mess and now we have to clean it up. If you don't like it, stay home. If you don't stay home, quit bumping into me because I'm trying to watch the football game.