I reported awhile back (An Indoor Stadium in Niagara Falls?) about a movement to relocate the Buffalo Bills from Orchard Park to Niagara County. Last Year, Buffalo Bills owner, Ralph Wilson was named to the NFL Hall of Fame. It doesn’t seem like that is such a dead idea and still creating some interest as reported by the Niagara Gazette.
So it is yet another Superbowl Sunday here in Buffalo NY. What are Buffalo Bills fans doing today? Who are they going to cheer for? Superbowl XLIII will not see Buffalo in the game but that does not stop the many WNY Sports fans from celebrating the Superbowl with friends and family.
Others are planning for next season…
No matter who you are rooting for tonight, it is still a fun show with all the commercials, pre-game and half-time entertainment, there is something for everyone tonight!
Here are some odd ball facts for Buffalo Fans to ponder over while they watch the Superbowl tonight:
Why Roman numerals?
Friends, countrymen, give us an answer to this simple question: Why are Super Bowl games named with complex Roman numerals instead of the year? The closest we could come to an answer was on the Web site for ABC7 in Chicago, which quotes Clifford Ando, a University of Chicago classics professor, thusly: “Well, I suppose, ah, Roman numbers have a certain grandeur to them ” both because they’re foreign and they’re associated with an ancient empire.”
Fans in the stands
- Eighty-five percent of Super Bowl attendees are from another state.
- Fifty-three percent of attendees earn at least $75,000 per year; 38 percent earn more than $100,000 per year.
- Super Bowl visitors spend an average of $1,500 to $2,000 during their stay in a host city.
Too bad we will never see that in Western New York, but then again, look at the success of the NHL Ice Bowl last year and the fans willingness to sit outdoors for a hockey game! Western New York Sports Fans are some of the most dedicated and loyal fans out there.
Perhaps the NFL should have the Superbowl here one year! If I remember correctly one of the most exciting football games ever was the 1967 National Football League Championship Game between the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys was the 35th championship game in NFL history. Popularly known as the Ice Bowl, it is widely considered one of the greatest games in NFL history, due in part to the hostile conditions in which it was played, the importance of the game, the rivalry between the teams, and the dramatic conclusion.
Wouldn’t it be great for Western New York? The only thing that would make it even better would be if our Buffalo Bills played the game against the Dallas Cowboys and WON the game!!!!!!