Seen and heard around Ralph Wilson Stadium before Bills-Patriots...
Opponents for a day, partners for life: Meet Stacy and Rich Mount, a Bills fan and a Patriots fan who said "I Do" while tailgating in the parking lot before Sunday's clash of AFC East rivals.
The Rochester natives planned their wedding specifically for Sunday's game. They read their vows in the bus lot with family and friends gathered around while several passers-by stopped to watch. Stacy's No. 8 Bills jersey and Rich's No. 29 Patriots jersey represented the date they met – Aug. 29, 2014.
"Everybody said, 'You're going to marry a Pats fan?' I said, 'Of course!'" Stacy Mount said.
The ceremony was officiated by Jacob Smith, who didn't know the couple but heard of them through the Bills Mafia Facebook page. He became ordained specifically for this wedding.
"Will you defend her as much as you defend Tom Brady?" Smith asked Rich Mount during the ceremony.
Opponents for a day, partners for life II: Mike and Elena Curran, another couple with opposing AFC East fanhoods, were married Saturday and celebrated at Sunday's game.
Unlike the Mounts, it was just pure luck that the Currans' date fell the day before the Bills-Patriots game. But since the timing was so perfect, they bought 26 tickets and took everyone to the game.
Elena, a Bills fan from Williamsville, and Mike, a Patriots fan from Norwood, Mass., had shirts made representing the date of their wedding.
Tailgate Redemption: Have you seen Tosh.0's Web Redemptions? After watching a Bills fan face plant into a bus before last week's game, I had to offer him a chance at a Tailgate Redemption.
Dizzy Bat aficionado Paul Nieman and his friends had shirts made for Sunday's game that had a picture of his fall on the front and "I party with #DizzyBatKid" on the back. They rounded up a sizable crowd to watch his redemption. Take a look:
Nieman seemed to be enjoying his week of Internet fame. After this video was shot, he posed for a photo with two girls who kissed him on the cheek. "We want a picture with the famous guy," they said.
Cheetahs?: Say the word "cheaters." Now say it with a Boston accent.
That was the inspiration for this "New England Cheetahs" sign a Bills fan held up behind the set of SportsCenter, which was filmed outside the Ralph Sunday morning.
After the show was over, the fan got ESPN's Ron Jaworski, a Western New York native, to autograph the sign.
— Nick Veronica (@NickVeronica) September 20, 2015
She Doesn't Even Go Here: Jerseys seen around the Ralph that had nothing to do with Sunday's game: Blake Bortles, Cam Netwon (x2), Troy Polamalu, Aaron Rodgers, LaDainian Tomlinson, and, impressively, a Peter Forsberg Quebec Nordiques jersey. Forsberg played 47 games for Quebec during his first NHL season before the team moved to Colorado.
Next tailgate: Sunday, Oct. 4 vs. New York Giants, 1 p.m.
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