Mafia Monday Interview with @usmcstealthfire

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 9’s Mafia Monday interview is Matt Barden, aka @usmcstealthfire.

How long have you been a Bills Fan, and what’s your earliest Bills memory?
I was born and raised in the Buffalo area and into a Bills family — My father is the oldest of six brothers and one sister…I can tell you most, if not all of their kids are still die hard Bills fans. My earliest memories date back to family gatherings every Sunday at Grandma’s house. These gatherings would often begin with pregame Uncle disputes about players and coaches, what’s going right/wrong with the Bills…you know, most of the stuff we discuss in the Bills Mafia on Twitter.

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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.