Seen and heard around Ralph Wilson Stadium before Bills-Bengals…
Nice threads: Easily the most ridiculously dressed fan at Sunday’s game was this soon-to-be-married Toronto-area teacher who donned a Bengals cheerleader outfit at the behest of the guys in his wedding party.
“I decided nothing,” said Jeremy, who understandably declined to give his last name.
The orange-and-white skirt and crop top came courtesy of friend Ryan McDonald, who found the outfit cheap online. The ensemble was completed by a fuzzy Bengals hat that at least seemed to provide warmth on a frigid October morning.
The next question for Jeremy was about his wedding. Will the ceremony still be on when your fiancee sees these pictures?
“She knows I’m doing this,” Jeremy said. “She’s fully supportive.”
This is only payback, after all. Jeremy made McDonald wear a skimpy, nightclub dress to a Leafs-Senators game last March before McDonald’s wedding.
“I knew this was coming,” Jeremy said. “The worst part is I have to wear Bengals attire. I’m a huge Bills fan.”
Others may have said the worst part was wearing minimal clothing while the season’s first snow was falling in Orchard Park. One headline this week even suggested fans “Drop the cold beer, grab the hot coffee.”
Jeremy, though, scoffed at that notion. Cold?
“I’m Canadian,” he said.
Rex Rhymin’: Sunday’s game was the first Bills home game since the popular “Hey, it's Buffalo (Trap Queen Remix)” Bills song dropped on YouTube. It was heard in every lot around the Stadium.
(There is where I thought a “Not safe for work” warning would go, but this guy actually kept it pretty clean. Nice work.)
Tailgate du jour: At Robert Kwasniak’s tailgate, their food offerings are determined by the opponent. They pick a local delicacy of the visiting team and prepare that for the games.
New England was clam chowder. Indianapolis was pork loin and New York was pizza in pita shells. For Cincinnati, Kwasniak attempted to make chili. (If you want to anger a Cincinnatian, talk smack about Skyline Chili.)
“It’s the first time I’ve ever cooked in my life,” Kwasniak said, “other than eggs in the morning.”
The occasion, of course, was the Bills game. It wasn’t true Cincinnati chili, which is served on spaghetti and covered with shredded cheese, but it sure smelled good. Kwasniak said the recipe was an award-winning family passed down from his wife’s grandmother.
Most unique tailgate game: This used to be a regular item on the Tailgate Report, but there are only so many games you can play in a parking lot.
Nick Marx and his friends had an interesting game Sunday, though, essentially crossing corn hole with Battleship with a football system.
Using oversided badminton birdies with footballs at the end, players try to land the birdie inside colored squares on the board. Red gets a first down, yellow is a touchdown and between the uprights gets three points.
Marx said his uncle found the game this summer. It doesn’t have a name, but they called it Football Cornhole.
She Doesn’t Even Go Here: Jerseys spotted around the Ralph that had nothing to do with Sunday’s game: Brent Celek, Rob Gronkowski and Jarvis Jones, as well as Hall of Famers Barry Sanders and Fran Tarkenton.
Next tailgate: Sunday, Nov. 8 vs. Miami, 1 p.m.
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