Friday, October 7, 2011

82 + 16 = Riots in the streets.

Can you feel it in the air?

Have you noticed it around town?

26's, 57's, 21's, 30's?

Smell it, breathe it in, feel it. Its Sabre's Opening day.

The Bills have been a pretty great story this year, and if they keep winning it will be fantastic, but there is almost no other feeling than opening day in Pegulaville. Casual fridays at offices all around could field a complete sabres team full of jerseys, everyone will be streaming the game (played in Finland) quietly on their computers. Bar's will be more full at 1pm on a friday afternoon than 11pm on a saturday night (ok...that might be stretching it a little bit, but it's not too far off). Its an exciting time to be a Buffalonian.

If you're into sports, that is, and most of western new york lives and breathes with our professional teams. The day after wins are always better than the days after loses, proverbial water coolers light up with "did you see that sick goal last night?", and car flags fly more freely in the wind on the way home from the arena.

Strap yourself in, WNY, its hockey season.