Pro Player Insiders (web: ProPlayerInsiders.com, Twitter: @PlayerInsiders) is working to expand its scope from player perspective stories to also include the fans of the NFL, engaging with the league’s most passionate fanbases. We are proud to be the FIRST fanbase they contacted and are looking forward to helping blaze this trail for them.
The first visible example of our partnership is the cross-posting of our weekly feature, “Mafia Monday.” Mafia Monday was a very popular feature last year, where we interview a selected member of the FAMbase. This is an interactive element where members of our community can get to know each other and build unity by becoming a little transparent.
Preseason Week 4’s Mafia Monday interview is Damond Talbot, aka @drocksthaparty on Twitter.
Damond was raised in little Salamanca, New York where he played high school football and had over 15 scholarships to play college football before breaking his back his senior year. He is now employed as a Federal Law Enforcement Officer in Florida where he still reps his Red, White and Blue. Damond has been working on building an organization like the #BillsMafia in Florida called #Heat-Peat. He has the word Heat-Peat trademarked and is hoping to do something for the kids with all the proceeds. You can visit the site at www.heat-peat.com; Damond is also known on the web for his articles he posts for www.nfldraftzone.com. Damond scouts the historical black colleges and universities and has created quite a following with the #BillsMafia. On Twitter he is always finding a way to do contests where he gives away Bills Autographs and Memorabilia, so be sure to follow him.
How long have you been a Bills Fan, and what’s your earliest Bills memory?
Growing up, I remember sitting on the couch watching the Bills/Giants Super Bowl with my family and cheering against the Bills, because that was the only thing that would make my older brother mad. My older brother use to beat me up, when we were littler. It was good to see him cry after they lost, but by the third Super Bowl I began feeling bad for my brother. I saw how passionate he was for the team and the game, it him so upset when they lost. I was always a Emmitt Smith fan, but that fourth Super Bowl, I was pulling for the Bills. I was born in 82, so that is really the earliest memory I can remember when it comes to the Bills. I will never forget that butt whooping, I took when I was laughing at my brother for Scott Norwood’s missed field goal, OUCH. That butt whooping is what made me the fan I am today, GO BILLS.