Recently I asked one of my friends what they thought of Nathaniel Hackett, and they responded, “Who the fuck is that? … Remind me again.” My anonymous friend is like most NFL fans I know: they love football, don’t give a shit about the Bills. And, why would they? Who in their right mind would root for the Buffalo Bills, unless they lived in Buffalo?
I do, for reasons best left for my therapist.
I get a chance to be around people who can actually talk about The Hack, when I watch the Buffalo Bills take on the Kansas City Chiefs at the Ralph–that’s what the locals call it. Am I gonna fit in? Instead of jumping off the upper decks, I could strike up a Nathaniel Hackett convo. Or maybe not… Some will agree with me, while others are likely to punch me in my face, while I’m peeing into a trough.