One of the key pieces of equipment for Bills fans who love to tailgate has been the folding table.
So even though Sunday's AFC wild-card game is on the road, there were plenty of tables. Fan Tim Konzziela went one step further — bringing a Bills-themed table with him.
Another Bills fan on the same Southwest flight shot a photo of the table rolling down the ramp as the checked luggage was unloaded. The photos went viral on social media. The Southwest employees at the Jacksonville airport seemed to get a kick out of it once they realized what it was.
Jacksonville thought banning table sales would keep Bills Mafia out 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/ls1VR6C9Bh
— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) January 6, 2018
Konzziela told WGRZ.com that his friend painted the table, then he picked it up Friday night and brought it to the airport for his flight. Because of the size, he had to spend an additional $75.
"Walked into the airport with it, I got a couple of strange looks. Then I was met with a whole lot of fanfare and 'Go Bills!' ” Konzziela told WGRZ.com. "The rest of the Southwest employees thought it was the funniest thing ever, saying they wanted to take pictures with it, and they can't believe it's actually happening."
Konzziela noted that his plan is not to break the table or have someone jump through it. He hopes the Bills will win and that he can bring it with him next weekend to New England for a divisional playoff game.
The table's arrival follows a joking post by a Reddit user earlier in the week that said the City of Jacksonville was banning sales of tables to out of-state-residents. That post also went viral.