My family and I were finally getting into our grey Plymouth Reliant to start out on our family vacation. This was not to be some mamby pamby vacation mind you. We would set out from Westford, MA and not stop driving west until reaching British Columbia. Dad had set aside an entire month and his razors. Family tradition stated that full blown facial hair was required for all outdoor vacations. So with camping geat in the trunk, clothes in the travel case on the roof, and my pillow and blanket in the backseat (yes, I was an only child), we set out before the sun rose.
Our first stop was going to be in the Buffalo area to see, what else, Niagara Falls. I had always wanted to visit since seeing Superman save that stupid little boy. Niagara Falls was not just a destination but a commencement as well. It marked the true beginning of the coolest vacation ever. As we arrived in town my level of excitement increased. I instinctively rolled down my window listening for the smoke that thunders. We turned that last corner to cross the bridge to the Canadian side. And then it hit me. Unfettered, unabashed disappointment.
"Dad, is that it???"
"What do you mean? It's NIAGARA FALLS!!"
I just expected more. My biggest disappointment was in finding out that the American side was smaller, dirtier, and more expensive. I could just feel the Canadians around me beaming with pride and smugly thinking how much better they thought they were because of a dumb waterfall. The vacation went on to be spectacular but it began with hope and expectation that ultimately was not met.
Oh yes, I sense another allegory.
This Bills squad has started this season in impressive fashion. Who had Fitzpatrick leading the offensive poy category after the first two games? But really now, does anyone expect the season to continue like this? All of the hoopla in Buff-town will eventually go away when everyone gets the chance to see who this team really is. High hope and excitement now will only lead to disappointment later.
So good for you Bills! Look at what you've been able to accomplish! Look at your nice new, old uniforms! You guys dress like a real live NFL team!!! Good for you Buffalo fans! It's been a long time since you've been able to be proud of what your team has accomplished!
Now shut up and squeal like a pig, boy.
Ultimately you really can't expect a magical run. Why not just end the hope early so you can settle in for the season? You've had your fun. Now please get out the way. Thank you.
Edited by koufax32, 22 September 2011 - 07:52 PM.