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How old were you when the Bills last made the playoffs?


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#1 Curse Of Rusty Jones

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 06:38 PM

I figured this would be a good game to get us through this terrible season and give perspective to just how long it has been....

1999 was the last year the Bills made the NFL Playoffs...

I was 26 years old, no debt, single, happy...now I will be 40 next year, lots of debt, married, and my entire 30's will be spent not watching a SINGLE Bills playoff game.

How about you?

#2 Hammered a Lot

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 06:39 PM

12 years old

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 06:41 PM

41.....last playoff game was home run throw-up at TN with Wade Phillips as head coach.  This organization is so very frustrating.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 06:43 PM

11

Edit: looking at that number, I  just realized that was more than half my lifetime ago, yet I remember it like it was yesterday. This realization amazes and saddens me.

Edited by Chandemonium, 25 November 2012 - 06:49 PM.


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Posted 25 November 2012 - 06:43 PM

18 years old. Jesus!

#6 Just Jack

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 06:45 PM

View PostHammered a Lot, on 25 November 2012 - 06:39 PM, said:

12 years old

Time has not been kind to you. On the other hand, you built a parking empire out of nothing in a short amount of time.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 06:50 PM

47  :w00t:

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 06:54 PM

11. ELEVEN. I'm almost 25.

#9 Hammered a Lot

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 06:56 PM

View PostJust Jack, on 25 November 2012 - 06:45 PM, said:

Time has not been kind to you.
I'm a Bills fans. See what happens when you Billieve!

#10 SACTOBILLSFAN

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 07:02 PM

15. Freshman in high school. I had to listen to the game on a portable radio because my high school baseball team had decided to make that Saturday our field duty day. The mass confusion after the play on the radio was even more maddening.


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Posted 25 November 2012 - 07:03 PM

Great thread. 23 Here , now 36. Expect to see my 40 before a bills playoff game.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 07:04 PM

5 i didnt even watch the bills back then, now im 18

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 07:04 PM

40 or 41

time goes by fast kids......u wouldnt believe it

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 07:05 PM

17
This sucks

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 07:06 PM

I don't remember my exact age, but I do recall fondly riding my pet dinosaur.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 07:07 PM

View PostCurse Of Rusty Jones, on 25 November 2012 - 06:38 PM, said:

I figured this would be a good game to get us through this terrible season and give perspective to just how long it has been....

1999 was the last year the Bills made the NFL Playoffs...

I was 26 years old, no debt, single, happy...now I will be 40 next year, lots of debt, married, and my entire 30's will be spent not watching a SINGLE Bills playoff game.

How about you?

32.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 07:10 PM

View PostCurse Of Rusty Jones, on 25 November 2012 - 06:38 PM, said:

I figured this would be a good game to get us through this terrible season and give perspective to just how long it has been....

1999 was the last year the Bills made the NFL Playoffs...

I was 26 years old, no debt, single, happy...now I will be 40 next year, lots of debt, married, and my entire 30's will be spent not watching a SINGLE Bills playoff game.

How about you?

I was ALSO 26 and turning 40 next year, ironically enough. I have been through bad teams, good teams, great teams, and terrible teams.

I have tailgated and went to the bar with many Buffalo Bills players, and attended the HOF induction of Thurman Thomas in Canton.

I've met Marv Levy on the streets of Chicago, and Ralph Wilson at the owners meetings and after a Bills victory over the Jets in 1999.

I just feel disconnected with this team- they just don't have a chemistry and a personality as a team that feels life family. Personally I think they need to replace everyone in management and coaches and start over, building around Johnson, Byrd, Spiller and Gilmore. Most everyone else seems to be terribly inconsistent and out of touch with what is going on.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 07:11 PM

I had just turned 39 - and a friend had just stopped by my house, with his very annoying wife - guess they didn't realize I was a Bills fan - anyway, the Bills just scored to go ahead and the wife says something to the effect of "how exciting, your team is going to win....."  I shot her the evil eye and said "the games not over - don't jinx them...."  the rest, as they say, is history....funny, they never stopped by unannounced again....

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 07:15 PM

View Postover 20 years of fanhood, on 25 November 2012 - 07:03 PM, said:

Great thread. 23 Here , now 36.

Same here. But I'd say it's 50/50 whether any of us EVER sees another Bills playoff run. It all depends on who buys the team when Ralph dies - because we'll never see another playoff game as long as Ralph lives. That's the saddest part of all.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 07:15 PM

12.