– Evan Sally
The Streak. It hovers over Bills fans like a dark cloud. You don’t have to explain what it is, everyone knows. It haunts this fan base and fundamentally affects what it means to be a Buffalo sports fan in 2016. 16 years without the playoffs has left us in a weird spot when it comes how we think about the Bills. The years of repeated failure have worn on us and we’re tired. Tired of being optimistic in the off season only to be let down by week 14. Tired of believing that this head coach or GM will be the one to figure it all out. Tired of putting our hopes on a rotating door of quarterbacks, ranging from mediocre to terrible, praying that this guy will finally be the one to lead this franchise back to relevance. As a result, it’s hard to get truly excited for an upcoming Bills season. There’s always that nagging thought in the back of your mind that it’s pointless to get your hopes up, you’re just going to get disappointed anyway.