When I saw a video titled “Buffalo Bill-ieving” in the Monday A.M. Hot Clicks I thought for sure that somebody had added football words to Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing” and really emphasized the “bel”. What I got was so, so much better.
To catch you up: The Buffalo Bills are the hottest team in the NFL, and their 34-31 victory over the ominous New England Patriots put them at 3-0 on the season. YouTube user “rayray3thousand” had decided that three victories to start the season erases every bad thing that has happened to the franchise and that nothing he types on the Internet could possible jinx them:
The new anthem of the 2011 Buffalo Bills… this is what happens when your friends tease you about the Bills for YEARS, and you can finally rub it back in their faces. GO BILLS
So after years of waiting with clenched fists, how does Ray Ray get back at his friends? By loading up an instrumental version of “Kokomo” by The Beach Boys and singing over it about the Bills. The best part is that the Beach Boys are still singing “Bermuda, Bahama, come on pretty mama” in the background while Ray Ray is trying to rhyme “Fred Jackson” with “Shawne Merriman”. Also hilarious is the weird “sounds of nature” opening where I guess Ray Ray is waiting for the song to start and we get to hear a chirping bird the white noise of his house. Then we go straight into his “guy with the cane from Boyz II Men” spoken intro. Just … just a wonderful use of YouTube.
I think a team with a history like this should wait a few more weeks before they start “Bill-ieving” and approach their successes with Buffa-lo expectations.