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Get Your Bills @ Jets Tickets!

Long time no chat. We’re officially in the pre-camp doldrums of July when it comes to Buffalo Bills news. Figured we’d cut through the boredom and share a link to buy tickets to the Bills @ Jets game in NEW JERSEY on November 6th. For once, we are sharing this out way in advance knowing these tickets will be high in demand as the Bills look to secure their first Lombardi this season.

Just enter this into your browser and buy what you need, the sections will be filled with Bills fans. I imagine there will be a TON of us this year, and it’ll be awesome to sit with a massive group of Bills Mafia.

JetsGroups.com/Backers

As always there will be a massive tailgate prior to the game, and a party will be thrown at Penn 6 the night prior.

Hope everybody is enjoying their summers, this fall is gonna be wild!

GO BILLS!

Matt “Talkin’ Proud and and can’t wait for Camp” Kabel

Bills @ Chiefs, A Change

Hello all 2,200+ NYC Bills Fans!

I apologize that you haven’t heard from me recently, which I’ll get to in a second. Man, wasn’t that (perfect) Patriots game amazing? The way in which we dismantled the Belichik-led team that hasn’t been done in almost two decades was one of the most thrilling and satisfying experiences I’ve ever had as a football fan. I tweeted out after the game that the dynasty of the last 20 years was officially dead, the franchise is like any other franchise and Pats fans like any other fan.

I enjoyed the game from New England, which our family now calls home. We unexpectedly moved up to Eastern CT this season after a lot of strange forces pushed us up here including our Brooklyn apartment getting flooded 2x and becoming unlivable. It’s weird living somewhere where I only see Patriots/Red Sox apparel and almost never see a Jets/Giants hat, let alone a Bills one. That said I haven’t been able to make it into Penn 6 too much this year and have been overwhelmed with the move, adjusting and an insane period at work where the live events industry has exploded. That said, my wife and I still work in NYC and will continue to do so, which means I’ll still be holding down the fort for NYCBBB at Penn 6 along with Soreco, Phil, Alex and Kristin.

Speaking of Penn 6, there are some important changes being made this week since some fans had to be turned away last week:

“To accommodate as many members of #billsmafia as possible, the bar is clearing out the dining room and adding extra bars to serve everyone. We won’t be doing reservations inside this week, first come first serve with very limited seating. You can reserve a table outside to watch the game, there are still spots available!

Everyone inside the bar must purchase an unlimited drink special. $60 gets you unlimited beer/seltzer and food buffet. $80 gets you premium house open bar (beer, house wine, house mixed drinks) and food buffet. Food buffet will be wings, mozzarella sticks, and fries.

Avoid lines and arrive early, it’s going to be a blast! Please bring cash to keep the line moving. Make sure you have ID and vax info ready!”

Penn 6 is going to be THE place to be for Bills fans in NYC!

Like I said in the beginning of the season, anything less than a Super Bowl was a failure this year. This team is built to win a Super Bowl right now, and they need to get over the hump. The Chiefs are beatable, I don’t care if they’re not the same team we beat this season. Neither are we. If the Bills can play even close to how they did last week, the team should be playing in their second AFC Championship next weekend.

Let’s go Buffalo!!!!

Matt “Talkin’ Proud and totally ran up a busy street here in New England in Bills gear after our win” Kabel

Bills @ Bucs & PUNT Fundraiser!


Hello all 2,200+ NYC Bills fans,

I’m excited to be heading to Penn 6 this weekend for the Bills game and our annual PUNT fundraiser!

That Pats game was a letdown. I’m of the opinion that the Bills were the better team, but failed to capitalize on those Red Zone opportunities. Frazier was too slow to adjust to the Pats running down their throat, and Daboll was too slow to recognize that Josh could actually throw in that wind. 

We are not built to be a running team, the offensive line seriously needs to be addressed this offseason. Until then, this season 100% rests on Josh Allen’s arm and our defense.

This Sunday we get to see Josh square off against Tom Brady to see of they can salvage this season. Kickoff is at 4:25pm, and is a great day to come see the Christmas attractions in NYC and cap the day off with the Bills at Penn 6.

We will also be holding our annual fundraiser for PUNT Pediatric Cancer Collaborative. Gwen from PUNT will be on hand and she’s bringing an autographed Josh Allen jersey and a football autographed by Dawson Knox. We’ll be raffling off both and all proceeds will go to pediatric cancer families in WNY!

We hope you can come out and join us and support this amazing organization! 

Matt “Talkin’ proud and am excited to support childhood cancer families” Kabel

Colts @ Bills, Sabres @ Rangers

Hello all 2,200+ NYC Bills fans!

Figures, the first Bills game in NJ that I’ve missed in years (well except last year), our guys blow them out. It sounded like you all took over the stadium on TV, and looked like it too!

The Bills host the Frank Reich-led Colts today. I always have to tell the story of catching a long-bomb touchdown pass from Reich in a touch-football game in OP. Of course my dad showed up to pick me up a few minutes later and Reich threw me a second long-bomb, and I dropped the damn pass right in front of my old man. Sigh.

Anywho, I think today will be a good indicator on the status of this team. Spencer Brown being out is concerning, hopefully Josh is not running for his life all afternoon. Did they learn from the Jags game?

Kickoff is at 1pm and Penn 6 is the place to be. Plus, the Sabres take on the Rangers just a few blocks from the bar at MSG at 6pm, so we’ve got a real doubleheader today! It’s a short workweek, why not hang out at the bar and watch the boys in blue/gold, or maybe even go scalp some tickets!

Let’s Go Buffalo!!!

Matt “Talkin’ Proud and could use a double-down day!” Kabel

Bills @ Jets, Meetup Tonight!

Matthew Kabel
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Hello all 2,200 NYC Bills Backers!

Nope…not even gonna discuss last week.

The Bills head to NJ to take on the Jets and hopefully rebound. Kickoff is at 1pm, here is a link to last week’s email with details on tomorrow’s tailgate: https://nycbbb.com/2021-emails/bills-jags-jets-pre-party-tailgate/

From 6pm to midnight tonight, Penn 6 is offering the following specials as Bills fans descend upon NYC and know a lot of out-of-towners are heading there:

  • $5: Labatt, Labatt light, Bud, Bud light
  • $7: Hard Seltzers
  • $7: Tullamore Dew Shots

They’ll also introduce the Pills Mafia beer from the Thin Man brewery that they just got in.

We got this.

J – E – T – S
SUCK
SUCK
SUCK!

Matt “Talkin’ proud and really need a blowout to erase that Jags game from memory” Kabel

Bills @ Jags, Jets Pre-Party & Tailgate

Hello all 2,200 NYC Bills fans!

The Bills certainly had to shake off some bye-week rust last week, but in the end they handled the inferior Dolphins as expected. Today they face another inferior opponent in Jacksonville, led by #1 overall pick Trevor Lawrence and a defensive end with a familiar name.

Kickoff is at 1pm and Penn 6 is the place to be. Today is also the NYC Marathon, so please plan accordingly!

We also wanted to share details for the local Bills/Jets weekend:

Saturday Night
$5 Labatt Blue, $5 Bud light, $5 Budweiser, $7 Hard Seltzers, $7 Tullamore Shots

Sunday – Game Day
I’m gonna just link to our 2019 email that has all of the relevant tailgate info including maps and a word from Kenny about respecting stadium property. There’s some 2019-specific info in here about dates, time and tickets, so you can disregard those but everything else is relevant:
https://nycbbb.com/notes/bills-jets-tailgate-info-2/

As I mentioned, Penn 6 is right next to Penn Station so you can also totally hop on a train after the game and keep the party going and catch the late games there. The bar will be showing the game as well for those who aren’t heading there.

Let’s go Buffalo!

Matt “Talkin’ proud and ready for a long winning streak” Kabel

Bills @ Titans MNF, More Jets Tickets!

Hello all you 2,200+ NYC Bills Fans!

The Bills came to Kansas City
They saw the Chiefs
They conquered the Chiefs

As I heard on WGR last week, it’s true that an NFL team can win any given Sunday. However, the Bills are now a team that can win ANY Sunday. Also as my friend Michelle said, Josh Allen outplaying Mahomes showed he can outplay any QB. My build on that is McDermott beating his mentor in Andy Reid (and Belichik last year) should also give him confidence that he can beat any coach out there.

That will be put again to the test tonight as the Bills head back to Nashville to take on the Titans who beat them last year. That was after a whole COVID mess caused by the Titans, so look for the Bills to get revenge for the second week in a row.

Kickoff is at 8:15pm, and Penn 6 is the place to be. For those who have been heading there, would love your feedback on how you’re liking our new home! Send me an email and let us know.

Bills @ Jets Tickets

A bunch of you reached out this weekend to let me know the Jets tickets were sold out. We reached out to the Jets this morning and they added more tickets, so if you missed out you have another shot before it sells out! Click here to order them: http://www.jetsgroups.com/Backers

Sabres have won their first two games. They may not have a good record this year, but remind me of the Bills for the first two years of McDermott’s tenure. Young core, very close knit and a couple unheralded veterans leading the way. They work hard, play an exciting form of hockey that’s fun to watch and are easy to root for.

I love this time of the year. Let’s Go Buffalo.

Matt “Talkin’ Proud and Fired Up to Have The Bills/Sabres Both Playing” Kabel

Jets Ticket info

Jets/Bills Tickets for Purchase
We’ve been speaking to the Jets and although the game with the Bills is nearly sold out, they’ve put an upper deck section of seats aside temporarily for us Bills fans. Here is the link to order:

www.JetsGroups.com/Backers

I recommend ordering soon. We’ll have more details about that weekend soon but Penn 6 WILL be throwing a party the night before for Bills fans in town. They will also have an early special for game day. We’ll also have tailgate info for you, us Bills fans take over one of the lots and we’ll be doing it again. There were easily 1,000 of us two years ago.

Bills @ Chiefs, Jets/Bills Tix for Purchase!

Hello all 2,200+ NYCBBB!

Like I said, I knew the Bills would take care of business last week and they did indeed. I think the weather played more of a role than people realize with all the dropped footballs. That said, I hope the team finished it’s fine-tuning as they take on the AFC Champion Kansas City Chiefs this weekend. This matchup, and the following one against the Titans, will tell us not if the Bills are a good team. They are. It’ll tell us if they are truly Super Bowl contenders. I don’t think playing the Chiefs well is enough this year. They need to win this game, even if it’s a tight one which I’m sure it will be. Josh needs to be calm and excellent, he can’t come in and be erratic in the first half. The Chiefs are prime to be taken down.

Can McDermott finally beat Andy Reid?

Kickoff is at 8:20PM Sunday, and this may be the biggest game of the year and a preview of this year’s AFC Championship game. Remember that picture of Diggs watching the AFC Championship ceremony last season? I bet he does. Get your reservations for Penn 6 now if you haven’t already. Do you really not want to watch this surrounded by your fellow Bills fans?

Jets/Bills Tickets for Purchase
Speaking of the Titans, the Zach Wilson-led Jets upset the them this past weekend. We’ve been speaking to the Jets and although the game with the Bills is nearly sold out, they’ve put an upper deck section of seats aside temporarily for us Bills fans. Here is the link to order:

www.JetsGroups.com/Backers

I recommend ordering soon. We’ll have more details about that weekend soon but Penn 6 WILL be throwing a party the night before for Bills fans in town. They will also have an early special for game day. We’ll also have tailgate info for you, us Bills fans take over one of the lots and we’ll be doing it again. There were easily 1,000 of us two years ago.

YUGE Game

Let’s Go.

Matt “Talkin proud and hope the Bills can keep their emotions in check this weekend” Kabel

Texans at Bills, Free Jets Tickets!

Hello all 2,200+ NYC Bills Fans!

I forgot to write last week’s email, work has been insane, but was going to say I was unconcerned about Josh Allen’s play. We saw what he could do last year, he would bounce back. I also wondered if only playing in one preseason game had an effect.

Boy did he sure rebound, being named AFC Offensive Player of the Week. His play combined with this defense….scary things, man.

The Texans roll into town this weekend and opened at over two-touchdown underdogs. Some are wondering if the Bills are looking past them. Ain’t happening, I’m sure that Steelers game is going to resonate for a long time. Kickoff is at 1pm on Sunday, and Penn 6 is the place to be.

Also, Penn 6 is going to be raffling off TWO TICKETS to the Bills/Jets game in NJ, you gotta be there to win those. It’s a nice weekend to head in, so make your reservations if you haven’t already.

We’ve reached out the Jets about tickets for purchase for that game too, still waiting on a response. We’ll let you know as soon as we hear back.

It’s October – the leaves are changing, Sabres are playing pre-season games and the Bills are atop the AFC East. Let’s go.

Matt “Talkin’ Proud and never forgot the Texans knocking us out of the playoffs and hope Josh hasn’t either” Kabel