Welcome to Orchard Park!
I had the pleasure of going to watch the Buffalo Bills welcome the NFL’s best team and player into town. The Baltimore Ravens and the electric Lamar Jackson.
The game was unbelievable, the Bills had the Ravens on the ropes and “kind of” contained Lamar Jackson. I say kind of because there is really no way of containing him. The Bills ultimately lost but put up a great fight.
However, if you have ever graced a Buffalo Bills game before you know the real show is not inside the stadium, it is outside in the parking lot before the game. The Bills Mafia are one of the most passionate fanbases in the NFL and boy do they know how to throw a pre-game party. From people getting suplexed through tables to an old legend named “Pinto Ron”, you need to be certifiably insane to enjoy a Bills tailgate to the fullest.
Luckily my friends and I fit that bill.
I posted on my story and the DeanBlundell.com story a man getting showered with mustard and ketchup. The response I received was mixed. Some people felt bad for him, some thought it was crazy. Let me explain something about Pinto Ron aka Ken Johnson.
Ken has been a Bills fan for 35+ years and has NEVER missed a home game. Think of him as the Buffalo Bills Nav Bhatia.
My friend and I spoke to Ken prior to the shower and he loves doing it and it’s been a tradition for 25 years! He’s a legend, it was extremely tough to get to him to ask a few questions and take this photo because EVERYONE wanted a picture or autograph.
Here is what happened to Ron next at 11:30pm sharp!
Ron is a beauty and said he will never stop doing it! People blowing up my phone saying they feel sorry for him, relax he hasn’t paid for a ticket in 5 years. Ron’s mustard shower is like an initiation to turn the tailgate up to a 10. Following the shower you could hear the cracking of plastic tables everywhere! Which brings me to my next point.
Throwing People Through Tables
This is a right of passage folks. Unless you live under a rock you know Bills tailgaters love channeling their inner WWE.
I would be lying if I said my friends and I weren’t on the hunt for some table smashing so I could get some footage for this lovely outlet. What came our way next was something we would have NEVER anticipated.
Let me paint you a picture, my friends and I were playing flip cup on a table and 5 kids came by and asked if we could put them through the table. At first I was shocked but then realized this kid with the blonde mullet wasn’t kidding. Of course a drunk girl had to try her hand at it first and ruin the whole bit, luckily it went like this.
Now for mullet boy. Shout out to my boy Graham Gilruth for helping this young man make his dreams come true.
Yup, he was so happy, thanked us, shotgunned a beer and rode off into the sunset. Not all heroes wear capes.
Overall classic trip to Buffalo, surprisingly I was DD so I also had my head on straight to get all this content for you beautiful souls. My friends on the other hand not so much. One of my buddies even tried to pet a police horse. Excuse my language.
Oh and we also bought matching OJ Simpson shirts and tried to take as many pictures as we could with with blonde girls. Insensitive maybe, hilarious…for sure.
Until next time Bills Mafia and Pinto Ron!