This makes the Bills’ fanbase and connection to the team the best in the NFL.
Orchard Park School District lets kids out of school at noon for a 7:15 Bills game, so they can prep their snacks and tables while Dad sets up the outdoor screen TV in his Jim Kelly jersey.
Also, they need school property to tailgate near the stadium.
Cheers Kay take that FanDuel private jet and join us at the Bills tailgate Monday night. We want you in Buffalo. Go Bills! pic.twitter.com/oqgHqht0DP
— The Ferd (@TheFerd8) September 17, 2022
Source: The Bills are gearing up for yet another prime-time game, this time on Monday night against the non-division rival, Tennessee Titans.
The 7:15 pm kickoff next Monday is a rarity, but that’s due to the double-header feature, as the NFL will also have the Minnesota Vikings playing at the Philadelphia Eagles just over an hour later.
You can certainly expect many people to take a sick day or just take a half-day on Monday to prepare for the Bills home opener, and one Western New York school district is doing just that as well.
WKBW reports that the Orchard Park Central School District will be giving its students a half-day, because of the Bills home opener.
The district calls it a “Buffalo Bills Monday Half Day.”
The move is due mostly to traffic. Lots open around the stadium four hours before kickoff and fans will absolutely plan on tailgating before that, maybe even by early afternoon, which means this gives students the ability to get a few classes in before leaving for the day.
That’s right. Kids in Western NY are getting a half day of education so adult football fans can drink and park their cars where they play soccer, and I have no problem with it.
Made a visit to my buddy Ken Johnson AKA Bills Super Fan “Pinto Ron” tailgate spot today (pre-MNF) @buffalobillsbae @seankirst @billselvis @JenG217 @kevdeese @kevinbowen51 @BuffRumblings @SalSports @CaptainBuffalo pic.twitter.com/Byii8zKmT1
— Bo Didlee (@deejbobbydee) September 19, 2022
Football is life in America. Sort of like hockey in Canada.
Tailgaiting is part of that life, and Buffalo Bill’s fans do it better than anyone else.
It’s a familial rager that Bills fans do food planning for a year in advance, complete with full-service trunk bars and BBQ pit converted pickup trucks.
Everyone shares everything. No one goes without during a Bills Mafia tailgate because they’re a family, and family is more important than a lousy half-day of school.
But the game isn’t until Monday!!! pic.twitter.com/1LZqBwY9YT
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) September 17, 2022
Do some Bills fans get carried away? Sure. But the kids aren’t in school this afternoon and won’t be subjected to the visuals of some hot port-a-john sex.
*FYI: Pinto Ron says he’s a game-time decision
— Michael Schwartz (@MSchwartzTV) September 19, 2022