Bills Fans Get Their Wish: Andrew Cuomo Is Staying Home

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Fans of the Buffalo Bills don’t want New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to attend their team’s AFC playoff game on Saturday. And now those fans are getting their wish — though Cuomo didn’t give the Bills fan petition as the reason.

Instead, Cuomo insisted he can no longer attend the game because he needs to rewrite the State of State Address, as relayed by Ryan Field of ABC7 in New York. This leads to the following question: Does it really take a seasoned politician four days to write a speech?

Or maybe, just maybe, the petition worked.

In case you missed it, the Bills announced they would be increasing the number of fans allowed in Ralph Wilson Stadium for Saturday’s matchup with the Indianapolis Colts to 6,700.

“I’m going to take my test, I’m going to be out there to watch the game with you, and we look forward to it,” Cuomo told Bills owners Kim and Terry Pegula.

Not so fast, said Petition organizer Jeffrey Dorenzo and the 15,000 or so Bills fans who reportedly signed the document as of Tuesday morning.

“So Cuomo is going to attend our playoff game after telling us that we can only attend at less than 10% capacity? If he thinks he has more right to a seat in that stadium over people who have waited over 20 years for this opportunity, then people better be there to protest his entry,” Dorenzo said. “This is OUR team! This is OUR home. We don’t want you here.”

Cuomo either really takes forever to write something (yet another reason he’ll never work for OutKick), or more likely, he knows the wildly negative response he would get at the Bills game. Neither makes him look very good. Of course, when it comes to Cuomo, everyone is fairly used to him looking that way.

Cuomo said he will give his ticket to a nurse from Erie County Medical Center. Who knows whom he’ll give the speech to, but it better be someone important, given the time it apparently takes to pen it.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side,


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  1. Funny how tough guys like Cuomo go coward when the heat gets turned up.

    You know I wasn’t really a fan of the NFL this year…but the Buffalo Bills and their fan base might just pull me back in for one team.

  2. Apparently it doesn`t take much to get rid of a dictator when you tell him to stick it up his ass. As a Vikings fan who loves Stephon Diggs, looks like i`ll be adopting the Bills for a few weeks. Lets go, Buffalo!

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