All posts by Matt Kabel

Bye Weekend

Hello all 350+ of you,

Everybody still in ruins from last weekend? One more week to go! Just wanted to let everybody know that the specials at McFadden’s STILL STAND for this weekend even though there is no bills game. I don’t know about all of you, but Labatt Blue, buffalo wings, and football have become a fixture on my Sundays…and I’ll be damned if I’m going to let a Bills bye interrupt that! So if you want…c’mon down and join me and watch one of the several good 1:00 games and have some beers and wings and try to forget about last week!

Due to the amount of email addresses, we’ve had some problems sending to our hotmail users…if any of you have an alternate address we can use let us know. Otherwise we’ll send them in bunches until we work the problem out.

— Matt Kabel

New York Jets vs. Buffalo Bills Tickets

Hello all,

Anybody else still suffering from this weekend’s blowout? Don’t worry…we still have 2 MORE WEEKS to think about it…ugh! Thanks to the 350+ of you that showed up. To those of you first timers….trust me..it’s even more fun when we are WINNING!

I’d like to apologize on behalf of McFadden’s for running out of wings, boneless wings, and fingers (yes there IS a difference between boneless wings and fingers!) at the end of the night, and they have assured me it won’t happen again. I guess they finally saw how serious we Buffalonians are about our wings! Let me know how you feel about the buffet style.

— Matt Kabel

New Special and Format

Hello all,

Just wanted to give you a quick update on a change in the service at McFadden’s that will begin this Sunday. From now on…there will be trays of buffalo wings now located on the dj both next to the kitchen that people with the all-you-can-eat/drink bracelets can help themselves to. This will free up extra time for the waiters, waitresses, and bartenders to better serve you drinks and other food. There will be 3 trays, one for boneless wings, one for regular HOT wings, and one for regular MILD wings. We are also adding another option for those who don’t get the special but want wings. $15 for all the wings you can eat from 12-6pm. We will try all of this out and see if it is more effective than the old way. Ahhhh…growing pains! Lets see how this goes and then you can give me feedback next week after we slaughter the Patriots!!!

— Matt Kabel

Drew Bowl!

Hello all,
(347 of you!)

Its finally here….the game of the season….not only for the Bills and the Patriots…but for the NFL. Drew Bledsoe will get a chance to have his revenge on his old team. If you haven’t been to a Bills Sunday at McFadden’s yet, this is the week that you should make the effort to go. IT WILL NOT BE TELEVISED LOCALLY!!!

There will be EXTRA BAR STAFF on hand to accommodate everybody this week. There is nothing like rooting for your team with 300 fellow fans! Lets try to break the record of 300 set 2 weeks ago for the Miami game!

Now, I know that the NY Marathon is this Sunday, but I don’t want anybody to use that as an excuse to not make it in for this huge game. To make things easier…for this weekend only.. McFadden’s will OPEN THEIR DOORS AT 11:30. There will be no booze served until noon due to state laws (which anybody who’s waited till noon in the snow at the 7-11 next to The Ralph knows!!!) but it will allow you the option to leave early and if you hit traffic, you still make the game…if you don’t hit any…then you get there early and get a seat and can read the paper. Since the special runs till 6pm..you can also hang out after the game and leave when the traffic dies down. So with this said…NO EXCUSES FOR NOT COMING! OK?…on to:

ANNOUNCEMENTS!!!

Bracelets – first I have to get something out of the way. when you buy the $25-30 wing/beer special and receive the bracelet..the special is ONLY intended for those with bracelets on. it is NOT acceptable to order beer/wings and give them to people without the bracelets who did not buy the special. if you are seen doing this, the owners will ask ME to ask you to leave…for good. lets agree to not do this so I won’t have to be the bad guy, because I will if I have to be. McFadden’s has gone out of their way to accommodate us…lets show them what great people Buffalonians are!

Labatt Blue Giveaway -since we’ve drank 4 KEGS of Labatt Blue the last 2 Sundays…Labatt Blue has sent us stuff to giveaway at this weekends game! t-shirts, bags, signs…etc. be there if you want it!

11:30 – again, McFadden’s will open at 11:30 this week only. service will begin at noon. seating is on a first come basis.

Bills/Jets tix – with feedback from the email I sent out this week, it looks like we have about 30 people going to the game WITH tix…and about 30 looking for tix. so go out and ask your jets-fan friends to sell their tix..and keep an eye on ebay….you may have to wait until that week to find available tix.

Subs – again…I apologize for referring to subs as heroes last week…but hey…at least I didn’t call them GRINDERS!! DOWN WITH NEW ENGLAND!!!!!!!

GO BILLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

— Matt Kabel

Buffalo Bills vs. New York Jets game tailgate!

Hello all,

I was just contacted by the coordinator of the Bills’ mascot, Billy Buffalo (no…really…I’m dead serious!) and he asked us our plans for the Bills/Jets game November 24th. It got me thinking that we should probably start planning that day out. I plan on going to the game as does Matt. If you are planning on going to the game, PLEASE LET ME KNOW. If you want to go and are searching for tix…let me know that too so we know how many we need to find. I’d like to get a headcount and possibly put together a Tailgate Party for before AND after the game. Let me know and forward this email to anybody you think may be going to the game.

PS…I apologize for Friday’s email…..I meant to say chicken finger SUBS…not heroes!

— Matt Kabel

NYC Buffalo Bills Backers vs. Detroit Lions

Hello all,

Welcome to all the new people that we added to the list! Matt Soreco and I send these reminders out on Fridays with any announcements. Our Bills host the Detroit Lions this Sunday at 1:00. McFadden’s opens at noon. I noticed this past Sunday that the tables filled up right away, so I suggest getting there at noon if you want a table. By the way..there were 300 of us there last week with room to grow!!! and now….

Announcements!!

In case you didn’t see…we were featured in an article I wrote with pictures on the official Buffalo Bills website!! Check it out!!

You asked for it…we got it! McFadden’s now carries Labatt Blue beer! The $25 special still stands if you want Sam, Bud, or Bud Light..but if you prefer to drink Blue its $30 for all you can drink from 12-6 with all the wings you can eat. If you have any suggestions about how to make McFadden’s more Buffalo-ish, please post on our website board nycbbb.com. I’d give anything for a “Beef On Weck” Day in December!! We’ll do our best…but some things we can’t do..like fly in chicken finger heros from Buffalo!

We are still trying to acquire tix for the Bills/Jets games….ASK YOUR FRIENDS!!!!!

Pro Bowl voting is occurring on, so go vote for our Bills!!! No email address required and make sure you fill in the WHOLE form or it won’t go through. If you speak to anybody who is not getting these emails, please tell them to come over and sign that cool book I always have with me. GO BILLS and I’ll see you on Sunday!!!

– Matt K

Squish the Fish!

Hello all,

I hope I did this right this time and hid all your email addresses! sorry about that!

This Sunday the Bills are shuffling off to Miami for one of the biggest games of the season! Come support your team as they squish the fish! The game starts at 1pm and the doors of McFadden’s open at noon. Get there early if you want a table as seating is on first come first serve basis. We had 220 PEOPLE last week…lets try and top that!!!!

Thanks to all of you for posting suggestions on our site’s message board nycbbb.com. Matt and I have been trying to answer them as promptly as possible! Also feel free to email me at mattk at nycbbb.com about any McFadden’s related comments/suggestions and Matt Soreco (the other Matt!) about web issues at soreco at nycbbb.com. The owners at McFadden’s are very committed to us.

Hope to see you there…..SQUISH THE FISH!!!!

— Matt K

NYC Buffalo Bills Backers

Hello all,

Hope you all enjoyed that close win over the Texans last week….AND the REAL buffalo wings that McFadden’s now carries! If you have any comments or suggestions about Sundays at McFadden’s, feel free to post on our message board located on our website nycbbb.com.

We need your help. Seeing that the Jets are having an awful season, we are asking you to ask your local friends that are Jets fans if they are willing to sell their tickets to the November 24th Jets/Bills game here in good ol’ NYC. We’d like to put together a tail-gate party for the game and acquire as many tickets as possible.

Just a quick reminder….this Sunday the Bills have one of their biggest games of the season against the arch-rival Miami Dolphins! come show your support! Game starts at 1pm…McFadden’s opens at noon!

— Matt Kabel