Buffalo Bills’ Fans Love to Party, Are They the Drunkest in the NFL?
Buffalo Bills' fans, known as Bills Mafia, know their collective way around a wild tailgate party.
Bills' fans have become synonymous with rowdy pregame festivities. They cook food in filing cabinets (no, really), they drink everything under the sun, and when they get tired of their current folding table, they often jump through them and snap them in half. Bills' fans are some of the most fun-loving football fanatics anywhere, and they claim to be the league's best, but we've never had any concrete proof of that claim.
Until now, that is. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you, the Tailgate Confessional.
Study Proves if Buffalo Bills' Fans are the Drunkest in the NFL
A study done by the American Addition Centers, which was affectionately titled the Tailgate Confessional, proved that Buffalo Bills' fans are among the rowdiest, drunkest fans in the National Football League.
Fans of the Buffalo Bills, on average, consume 7.9 alcoholic beverages while watching their team play football. That total is good enough for second in the NFL, just 0.3 average drinks behind fans of the Denver Broncos (8.2).
Not only do Bills' fans enjoy a beverage (or eight) while watching their team play, they're also not opposed to drowning their sorrows if their team happens to lose. Bills' fans will drink an average of 25% more alcohol if their team is playing poorly, good enough for 10th-most in the league.
Luckily, the Buffalo Bills do not lose many football games anymore, or that number might skyrocket.
Here were a few other interesting findings from the Tailgate Confessional study:
- The most common "drunken action" during a football game is a verbal fight or altercation. No surprise there.
- The most common "drunken action" after a football game, by a wide margin, is a hangover. How fun!
- Over 60% of Jaguars, Browns and Buccaneers' fans say they experience hangovers at work the day after a game. Yikes.
Regardless of what this study says, Buffalo Bills' fans are truly in a class of their own in the NFL. They're loud, they're proud, and when their team takes the field on Monday night for their season opener against Aaron Rodgers and the Jets, they will have traveled south to MetLife Stadium in droves to make Rodgers' life as difficult as possible.