question is WHY do Buffalo sports teams always
come up short in bringing home a championship to
the city of Buffalo?
team from the Bills, Sabres, and even long
departed Buffalo Braves have shown promise,
inspired hope and raised expectations only to
ultimately disappoint their ever so loyal fans.
There has been banners raised on a lower level
with glorious juggernauts such as the Buffalo
Stampede Roller Hockey Championship in 1994, and
the Buffalo Bandits LaCrosse Championships of
1996, and 2008. However those achievements aren't
exactly front page news in american media.
Buffalo Bills captured back to back AFL titles in
1964 and 65, however this was when the AFL was in
it's infancy and got little if any national
attention. Several years
later the young upstart AFL merged with the
established NFL and this ushered in the Super
that time Buffalo sports fans have gone through
one devastating loss after another from both of
their two remaining major sports teams. Here at BuffaloCurse.comwe have pondered
this perplexing subject and have found a possible
answer to the WHY. It can be linked to a major
event that took place in the city of Buffalo over
one hundred years ago.
city of Buffalo was the site of the Pan American
Exposition in 1901. This was considered a major national
event, and a huge victory
for the city to host it. This was the very
first time Buffalo had such a national
spotlight, and scored another huge victory when President
William McKinley accepted an invition to the Exposition,
and arrived for the opening days events. On
September 6, 1901 the president was shot twice by
Leon Frank Czolgosz at the Exposition. Doctors
thought McKinley would recover, and he
convalesced at the home of the expositions
director in Buffalo. However little more than a
week after he was shot, he died of his wounds on
September 14, 1901.
unquestionably was a major blow to a city trying
to make a positive name for itself with it's
first big national event.
Ever since this event, whenever the city of
Buffalo is in a national spotlight, bad things
happen! Now of course the rebuttal to this Voodoo
speculation would be "Why has Dallas not
been affected by some curse, or Washington DC for
that matter?" Perhaps because McKinley was a
religious groups view Freemasonry as a cult or "evil power". Perhaps what
the city of Buffalo needs is some sort of
exorcism held at the site of the assassination, which was at that time the Temple of Music on
Exposition grounds. One things for sure,
regardless of the reason or cause the Buffalo Curse lives on. As a
result the poor suffering souls who continue to
sell out games, buy merchandise, and pay for
football and hockey on satellite services are all
forced to acknowledge that something HAS
to be going on here.
my life people have asked me, "Why continue
to support Buffalo sports teams if all they do is
deliver pain and despair?" Being born and
raised in a certain part of the country doesn't
necessarily mean that one must automatically
pledge allegiance to that areas sports
franchises. So why continue to do so? Why
continue to support pain and suffering? Why
support futility and despair? Why continue to
allow my heart to be ripped out of my still
beating chest year after year, decade after
decade, only to come back for more? Perhaps it's
due to some euphoric moments that are graciously
delivered from time to time. Moments such as
O.J.'s record setting 2,003 yard season, which
would ultimately be squelched out by infamous
future events. Moments like a young hockey team
on the rise, igniting a city with excitement, only
to lose to a team of "Broadstreet
Bullies." Then the same hockey team climbed
to the top again in 99, only to be knocked down
yet again. Moments like experiencing the thrill
of going to 4 straight Super Bowls. Being allowed
to climb to the mountain top and to see the
promise land, but never being granted access.
Can these few euphoric feelings shared by the
Buffalo fan be worth the pain and suffering
ensued over so many years? Perhaps not. Perhaps
it isn't the teams but it is me, the Buffalo
"fan" who carries the burden of a
curse. The burden of loving my teams
unconditionally, regardless of an all too
familiar outcome. For it is truly our love, and
truly our pain.
Our complete and total...Buffalo Curse!
The infamous NO GOAL of 1999 sending the Sabres
in the Stanley Cup Finals.
"Wide Right"..enough said!
And look what happened to Bills great
OJ Simpson, could this be Karma or Curse?
Here's more examples of
The 1999 Stanley Cup Finals left Buffalo fan's
thinking that perhaps "The
Chance May Never Come Again."
This website was created
for satirical and therapeutic purposes by
a long suffering Buffalo sports fan.
The author eagerly awaits the day when
the city of Buffalo can celebrate a major
championship, and it's fans can party in
streets of downtown Buffalo. On such a
day we will be in Niagara Square
"intoxicated" with jubilation,
and rejoice in the knowledge that the Buffalo
long last....come to