Mafia Monday Interview with @The_Philster

Pro Player Insiders (web:, 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.
Mafia Monday

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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.


Week 5’s Mafia Monday interview is Phil Brady, aka @The_Philster on Twitter.

How long have you been a Bills Fan, and what’s your earliest Bills memory?
Since 1993… Growing up, I wasn’t into football really… kinda liked the Bears because of the Fridge, Payton, McMahon, and Singletary but I didn’t know the game that well nor did I watch more than a few. In 1993, when I was about ship off for the Air Force, a friend had me over to his place a few days prior to spend the day watching football. As we watched the Eagles-Jets and Chiefs-Raiders games, he told me about the Bills, the history, the personalities of guys like Tasker, Thomas, and Talley and I was wearing a Kirby Jackson jersey by the time the Bills faced off against the Giants on SNF. Following the Bills kept me connected to home.

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About Del Reid

Del Reid became a Bills fan shortly after coming into this world, having been raised in a home that actually had a framed picture of OJ Simpson on the wall in the living room (until it came down in 1994). Del has always had a passion for bringing people together to celebrate things they share in common. As a result, he (quite accidentally) ended up co-founding the #BillsMafia movement among Bills fans in social media -- which to this point is the coolest thing that has ever happened to him aside from his relationship with God, his wife, and his two awesome kids. Follow him on Twitter at @mrdeadlier.