MN Sportsfan said:
I remember when I lived in Erie, PA. Bills fans hated the Dolphins the most. I guess with how crappy Miami has been recently and how strong the Pats have been there is definatly a reversal in rooting intersts. I was at the Vikings game today and the fans cheered when they heard that score. I guess there's no love for the Pats anymore.
The Miami/Buffalo rivalry pretty much ended when Kelly and Marino called it quits. In the 2000s both teams have been equally as bad and have changed head coaches and starting QBs so many times. I don't think anyone considers this a rivalry anymore, hell 2 years ago when the Dolphins came up here, the game didn't even sell out, which 13 years ago would have been unheard of and I haven't heard the phrase 'Squish The Fish' in years.
There really is no Bills/Patriots rivalry, Bills have had nothing but losing seasons and the last time they beat the Patriots was week 1 of 2003 when the Pats got shut out 31-0, but they returned the favor week 17 in Foxboro when the Bills got shut out 31-0. I just have really come to dislike the Patriots, after really thinking about it. Last year, like 99.9% of the people who follow the NFL, I was convinced they would go all the way, then after seeing the Pats fans reaction to the Super Bowl loss, I didn't want to be associated with a bunch of crybaby fans, who were brianwashed to believe their team deserved to win it all and that Tom Brady and Bill Belicheat were the second coming. It was cool yesterday on The Blitz when they showed herds of Patriots fans storming out of Gillette before the game was over. I guess the beating was too painful. Cocky, arrogant, sore losers, that sums up Boston sports fans pretty well.
Interestring fact Chris Berman brought up. This is the first time since week 6 of 2003 that the Patriots did not have the lead or a share of the lead in the AFC East. As much as I'd like to see it happen, I hope the Bills never have a perfect season or never go 16-0, which looking at the schedule, this year there is a slight possibility, I see at least 8-0 to start. If for no other reason, I don't want the fans here to turn into a bunch of whiny crybaby pricks like in Boston.