If you have an ounce of compassion, you will find someone from Buffalo, NY today and give them a hug, maybe even slip them a $20 for their pain.
20 years ago today the Buffalo Bills lost their first of 4 consecutive Super Bowls. It was the one of the four they absolutely were the better team. The Giants played a very smart game, but anyone honest with the way that season went know the Bills were the NFL's best team in 1990-91.
It should not have come down to a field goal to win or lose as the Bills beat their opponents by an average of almost 20 points that season. Nevertheless, one of the most reliable kickers in the game at the time, Scott Norwood, had to make a 47 yard field goal to win. 47 yards isn't a chip shot, but well inside of Norwood's effective range. As soon as he kicked the ball, you could see it sailing wide right.
And that was it. The best of Buffalo's Super Bowl chances gone in a couple seconds. Many have surmised what would have been if Buffalo won that first Super Bowl appearance. We will never know. Buffalonians are left to agonize for the whole of their lives...a beleaguered people we are.
So, again, if there be any mercy or kindness in you- hug someone from Buffalo today. We are a battered people in need of reassurance.