November 10, 2008

Road Trip

Last weekend me and the boys went down to Buffalo for the quasi-annual trip to see the Toronto Bills in action. It was a weekend full of win. Well, except for the casino part. Uh, and the football game. 


Saturday night was spent at Boston Pizza on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, where we watched the Toronto Maple Leafs play the greatest third period of all time against the New York Rangers.

Five goals in five minutes and 21 seconds. That, Stephen Valiquette, is what I like to call revenge.

After making our donation at the casino, we proceeded to cross the border at around 1:15 AM. Of course our good friends, U.S. Border Patrol, summoned us inside, you know, so we could all catch up. Small talk: how are the kids, the dog, the job, when was the last time you visited the Middle East. The regular stuff. We're all real tight down at the Rainbow Bridge. The good people over there certainly never miss an opportunity to personally say hello and welcome us to their beautiful country.

We spent the rest of Saturday night in Niagara Falls, New York and, let me tell you, someone on the American side missed the memo that the area can work out to be a pretty bitching tourist destination. I mean, the Canadian side is absolutely bumping. You cross the border and you're walking deserted streets like Will Smith in I Am Legend. 

Instead of taking another beating at the Seneca Niagara Casino, we ended up at the uber-American institution known as Denny's. It was a no-brainer, really.

As for the game, you can see by the picture above that things are a changing at good old Ralph Wilson Stadium. They're still running the trough system in the washroom, but now that the words "Do Not Urinate In Sink" words emblazon the walls, people have stopped, well, urinating in the sink. I guess all it took was the sign to stop the insanity. Who knew?

Good times were had by one and all. The always pleasant tailgating experience left me joyously inebriated, the weather was beautiful, no one pissed in the sink, and I got into a round of verbal jousting with a Jets fan. He gave me the "You know what Bills stands for? Boy I Love Losing Super Bowls!" line, and it was my moral duty to let him have it. Yeah, the Bills lost, but come on, four out of five ain't bad. On top of it all, I got to see some guy everyone keeps going on about - I believe the gentleman's name is Brett Favre - live and in living colour.

One more thing: if we can't tailgate in Toronto like they do down in Buffalo, they deserve the Bills a lot more than we do. I think I enjoy the tailgating experience more than the actual game itself. Something about drinking heavily and eating red meat at 9:30 in the morning just sits well with me, I guess.

Stay classy, Buffalo...

*Thanks to my new friend Dave Sommer for the picture.

16 comments:

kushnir said...

Did you happen to make it to the Budweiser "Tailgate" they had for the Buff Pit preseason game? What a joke that was...

Pension Plan Puppets said...

"Was that wrong? Should we not have urinated in the sink? Because we are going to have to plead ignorance on that one."

Johnny G said...

That may just be the best sign ever.

That being said I had a friend once that whenever he traveled he had this sort of compeition with himself where he would urinate anywhere but the toliet. He would come back from Vacation and be like in Detroit, I had 50% against the wall and by the time I got to Seattle it was 100% in the sink.

I told him he wasn't allowed to use the washroom at my house anymore.

"Dave Schultz" said...

Brilliant post, you had me at "Do not urinate in sink"

wrap around curl said...

And while you were there did you think to be like "oh hey Dani wassup girl?"

eyebleaf said...

@ Kushnir: I didn't, but I heard it was hella weak.

@ PPP: +10 for the Seinfeld reference. That episode was running through my mind when I was writing. You are a wise man.

@ JohnnyG: That is one weird friend you've got, and good call on banning him from your washroom.

@ Schultzy: Thank you. You know how they do in Buffalo!

@ Wrap: I was looking all over the place for her. I kept making wise cracks about Paul Gaustad and figured she'd miraculously show up to defend his honour.

http://fantasybaseballmacbookpro said...

Denny's is the place for breakfast! Too bad it provides more calories than you need for the next two days.

Still, tastes good after spending a few hours at fallsview.

fantasybaseballmacbookpro said...

clicked the enter button prematurely. lucky bastard getting to go down to buffalo for a game.

Ian H. said...

They may have said you couldn't pee in the sink, but nobody said anything about not peeing in the train. It all goes to the same place!

eyebleaf said...

@ Fantasy: Denny's, one of the reasons Americans are so freaking fat. And, dude, language!!

@ Ian: "It's all pipes!!"

"Dave Schultz" said...

http://failblog.org/2008/11/05/urinal-fail/

on the fence sports said...

Too bad that the Bills went from first to last in the AFC East.

Going 4-0 to start the season gave me some glimpses of a post season run but now i am a little worried.

After going 1-4 in the past five, I am starting to worry about them even making the playoffs.

Seeing the Bills in the playoffs on Global is something I haven't seen in a while.

eyebleaf said...

@ Schultzy: The Fail Blog might be the best blog. Ever.

@ On the fence: I think the last time we saw the Bills in the playoffs on Global was when Tennessee pulled off the Music City Miracle. That was some bullshit. The AFC East is still tight. We've got a chance. It should be a good final third of the season...

on the fence sports said...

I was absolutely shocked when I saw that "lateral" pass.

That was nuts.

dani said...

Yessssssss.

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