Thursday, June 25, 2009 Updated: July 1, 12:15 PM ET
Ultimate Standings 2009: No. 91
By Morty Ain ESPN The Magazine
Last Year's Rank: 57 Title Track: 101 Ownership: 103 Coaching: 116 Players: 82 Fan Relations: 117 Affordability: 7 Stadium Experience: 102 Bang for the Buck: 44
A Bills home game in Toronto! What's more sacrilegious than that? Try a December home game played in Toronto's balmy 72-degree dome. Owner Ralph Wilson has assured fans the Bills won't be moving until buffalo fly, but the words of a 90-year-old aren't reassuring, especially with six more games slated up north in the next four years. The curious case of Dick Jauron provides a similar example of suit indifference to fan suffering. Even though he was derided by fans for poor game management and exhibits all the animation of a mannequin, Jauron was re-signed before New Year's. On the plus side, fans have their wallets wrenched less than their hearts. The cost of a full price seat in Buffalo pays for just two-fifths of a Pats chair. But still, the Bills in a dome!!! "If you're a seasoned veteran at the Ralph, you put on 40 layers, step out into the elements, and if you're at a good party with good food and people, you feel pretty indomitable," says Brian Galliford of Buffalo Rumblings. "Cold weather defines our city and our football team. We wear the weather proudly on our outermost sleeve when the Bills play games in the winter … oh and the beer stays cold." Hmmm, 72-degree beer -- sounds awesome!