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#1 Billshank Redemption

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 10:46 AM

Going to Chicago with a couple of college buddies (1 Bills fan + me, 2 Bears fans) to watch one of the big college football games as well as obviously the Bills game. Tickets have finally started to drop a bit (at least on Craigslist) but I don't think I will be able to get my friends to jump in unless the unlikely chance that they fall around the $80 range.

Anyways my question is between the 2 Bill Backers bars which one suits the younger crowd more (assuming Delilah's) and bouncing off that what would be a good time to head over there to ensure that we have a spot come game time.

Looking forward to the weekend and appreciate the responses in advance.

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 10:55 AM

Another related question...I am coming in from out of town to watch the Bills beat the Bears.....

How are the Chicago Fans? Should I be prepared for smack talk or are they fairly nice?

Any suggestion on tailgating?  Should I just go to the Bills Backer Bar or is the park lot fun?

Thanks!

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 11:20 AM

they are both well attended by a similar crowd.  Ages tend to the young to mid 30's.  Plus you can walk from one to the other if you don't like the scene.  LS has decent wings and Delilahs allows you to order out around the corner and bring it in.  Both worth a look see and definitely fun on game day!

View PostBaltimoreFanBills, on 03 September 2014 - 10:55 AM, said:

Another related question...I am coming in from out of town to watch the Bills beat the Bears.....

How are the Chicago Fans? Should I be prepared for smack talk or are they fairly nice?

Any suggestion on tailgating?  Should I just go to the Bills Backer Bar or is the park lot fun?

Thanks!
Be careful.  You can't paint with too broad of a brush, but you will run into the morons who only know two seasons, pre and regular.  I go with Bears fans to the tailgate and have no problems but I have seen some nastiness during Packers and Vikings games.  Use your head and a bit of WNY charm and you should be fine.

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 11:29 AM

Guys,

Check out this thread.
http://forums.twobil...24#entry3235224

There is a (now) Bills-only party on Saturday from 7-10 p.m.
Few of us will be going there again on Sunday to watch the game also.

Thanx to The Big Cat for putting this together. RSVP for the Saturday event if you want to ensure getting in.

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 11:55 AM

View PostBillshank Redemption, on 03 September 2014 - 10:46 AM, said:

Going to Chicago with a couple of college buddies (1 Bills fan + me, 2 Bears fans) to watch one of the big college football games as well as obviously the Bills game. Tickets have finally started to drop a bit (at least on Craigslist) but I don't think I will be able to get my friends to jump in unless the unlikely chance that they fall around the $80 range.

Anyways my question is between the 2 Bill Backers bars which one suits the younger crowd more (assuming Delilah's) and bouncing off that what would be a good time to head over there to ensure that we have a spot come game time.

Looking forward to the weekend and appreciate the responses in advance.

I actually started the whole Buffalo thing at Lincoln Station so I may be a little biased towards that one.....

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 12:22 PM

Bears fans can be as drunk & rowdy as Buffalo fans, or civilized regular people- depending on where you're sitting. There's a huge difference between the lower level seats and the seats up at the top on the high side of the stadium. Nobody who pays $300 for a ticket is there to be a jackass, but somebody in the nosebleeds may be. For the most part, you're far less likely to get in a fight for wearing the wrong jersey in Chicago than in Buffalo, mainly due to the much higher prices keeping most of the riff-raff out.

Back in the 90s, I attended Bears games on X-mas Eve 2 years in a row. Both games, I saw somebody dressed as Santa get beat up by drunks. I've been in Chicago my whole life, and attended 20+ Bears games. It's more civilized nowadays though.

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 02:57 PM

Does anyone know what time would be necessary to show up?

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 03:00 PM

View PostBillshank Redemption, on 03 September 2014 - 02:57 PM, said:

Does anyone know what time would be necessary to show up?

Show up where and for what ?

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 03:04 PM

I don't have any answers to the questions that were asked but I just would like to wish you guys a nice trip and bring us back a WIN!

Please don't be afraid to let the players know that they have Bills fans in the stadium. I would say to definitely wear the home jerseys so the blue stands out. If you go with the white, it'll just blend in with Bear fans.

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 03:19 PM

Thanks for the info.  I am and 4 others on the list for the Saturday party.  It should be a great time.

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 03:25 PM

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View PostFan in Chicago, on 03 September 2014 - 03:00 PM, said:

Show up where and for what ?

To either of the Bills bars on Sunday (I was assuming they would be pretty packed)

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 03:32 PM

Yep. We're at 207 RSVP's right now for a bar that can only hold 200 people.

So...yeah. :flirt:

Also, here's all you need to know: Lincoln Station has a kitchen and projects the game on a wall and has places to sit.

Delilah's is crammed, there's one or two ****ty TV's and you have to order delivery from some place else.

It's different strokes for different folks. I understand the preferences for both spots.

View PostBillshank Redemption, on 03 September 2014 - 03:25 PM, said:

To

To either of the Bills bars on Sunday (I was assuming they would be pretty packed)

11:30 at the latest, I'd suggest. 11:00 to be safe.

View PostBaltimoreFanBills, on 03 September 2014 - 10:55 AM, said:

Another related question...I am coming in from out of town to watch the Bills beat the Bears.....

How are the Chicago Fans? Should I be prepared for smack talk or are they fairly nice?

Any suggestion on tailgating?  Should I just go to the Bills Backer Bar or is the park lot fun?

Thanks!

In the power rankings of douche bag fans, Chicago might sneak into the top 10.

The last time Bills game to Soldier Field (2006, Bears en route to NFC Champs, we got crushed), my buddy got thrown into the holding cells in the Soldier Field basement.

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 03:51 PM

View PostBaltimoreFanBills, on 03 September 2014 - 10:55 AM, said:

Another related question...I am coming in from out of town to watch the Bills beat the Bears.....

How are the Chicago Fans? Should I be prepared for smack talk or are they fairly nice?

Any suggestion on tailgating?  Should I just go to the Bills Backer Bar or is the park lot fun?

Thanks!
I went in 2006.
I've been to 14 NFL stadiums.

I don't think Chicago fans see the Bills as a threat. They were mostly impressed there were so many Bills fans there. They said they usually only see that type of visitor presence for Vikes and Packers.


There was a lot of good to Richard Headed ribbing going on in the stadium.
The Bills got pounded so the fans were just happy.
I could see them turning into violent A-holes if the Bills turn the tables.

Anyway that is my take on the situation. As long as you're not a complete A-hole yourself you should be good IMO.

(Jacksonville so far was the only place I've seen just crazy violent fans for no reason at all.)

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 04:03 PM

View PostBillshank Redemption, on 03 September 2014 - 02:57 PM, said:

Does anyone know what time would be necessary to show up?

Unfortunately, EJ asked me the same question.

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 04:09 PM

View PostThe Big Cat, on 03 September 2014 - 03:32 PM, said:

Yep. We're at 207 RSVP's right now for a bar that can only hold 200 people.

So...yeah. :flirt:

Also, here's all you need to know: Lincoln Station has a kitchen and projects the game on a wall and has places to sit.

Delilah's is crammed, there's one or two ****ty TV's and you have to order delivery from some place else.

It's different strokes for different folks. I understand the preferences for both spots.



11:30 at the latest, I'd suggest. 11:00 to be safe.

Thanks Big Cat! Lincoln Station it is.

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Posted 04 September 2014 - 06:47 AM

All fellow TBDers that will be in Chicago this weekend... Stop over and say hello to myself and Mrs. Cletus... We will more than likely hit up LS tonight for the game and Saturday for sure... About to board in Pittsburgh now... We are hoping to score tickets at the field...

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Posted 04 September 2014 - 07:55 AM

View PostBillshank Redemption, on 03 September 2014 - 04:09 PM, said:

Thanks Big Cat! Lincoln Station it is.

:thumbsup:

View PostCountryCletus, on 04 September 2014 - 06:47 AM, said:

All fellow TBDers that will be in Chicago this weekend... Stop over and say hello to myself and Mrs. Cletus... We will more than likely hit up LS tonight for the game and Saturday for sure... About to board in Pittsburgh now... We are hoping to score tickets at the field...

See you on Saturday !

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Posted 04 September 2014 - 08:37 AM

I'm officially in Chicago!

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Posted 04 September 2014 - 08:39 AM

View PostCountryCletus, on 04 September 2014 - 08:37 AM, said:

I'm officially in Chicago!

Tell the folks at Lincoln Station that the Godfather says hello!

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Posted 04 September 2014 - 08:40 AM

View PostCountryCletus, on 04 September 2014 - 08:37 AM, said:

I'm officially in Chicago!

How's the wind?