Everyone is aware that the Bills Mafia proudly sports the red, white and blue year-round in support of our beloved team. And even though this support is unconditional, I always struggle when it comes time to purchase a new Bills jersey. I’m sure many members might be in the same situation, so please use this as an open thread to discuss the new gear you may sport this season.
With plenty of new additions to the team, there are plenty of questions like, do you pick up the new Mario Williams or Stephon Gilmore, or lock in with more of a “veteran” choice like CJ Spiller or David Nelson? Obviously I’m using the term “veteran” loosely, but am referring to guys that have been around for a couple of seasons.
Thanks to the Buddy Nix regime, many of the team’s stand-out performers have re-signed or inked extensions, so fans can look at a Stevie Johnson, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Kyle Williams, or Fred Jackson jersey without question. I also know guys that try to avoid the conventional choices when making a jersey selection, and those options listed above might be a bit too mainstream. Maybe an Eric Wood or Scott Chandler jersey is a better fit.
Of course there is always the throwback option as well. You still see plenty of 12’s, 34’s, 83’s and 78’s around in tribute to the stellar teams from the 90’s. While I love my Jim Kelly jersey, I do have some other, um well, “throwbacks” in my drawer including a Flutie, Poz, and Moulds. Not that those truly qualify as throwbacks, but you get the idea.
With that being said would love to get everyone’s take on the new jerseys they plan on getting for this season. None of this even takes into account the new Nike designs that provide a subtle twist on last season’s look. Please share below, and thanks again for supporting #BillsMafia.