Sunday, October 19, 2014

Vikings Against the Bills at the Ralph

This morning three of us from work, Craig, Mark and I, left Toronto and headed to Buffalo with Elite Sports Tours to see the Buffalo Bills take on the Minnesota Vikings at Ralph Wilson Stadium, also know as the Ralph. After a great tailgate party, we headed into the stadium.

We had end zone seats. It was a nice cool afternoon, perfect for football.

Mark and Craig


Some shots of the game.



More action.


I took a walk around the stadium.


The colours were turning outside the stadium.

The temperature dropped in the 4th quarter but it didn't stop these two from showing some skin.

With just one second left to go and down 16-10, Kyle Orton hit Sammy Watkins for the winning touchdown. I wasn't looking through the viewer when I took this shot, just shot from the chest and cropped afterwards. It was the only picture I cropped in this post.

It was a fabulous end to a great day. Can hardly wait to do this again next year!

Buffalo Bills Tailgate Party

Today, Mark, Craig and I, who work together, went to the Buffalo Bills - Minnesota Vikings football game at the Ralph,(Ralph Wilson Stadium in Buffalo) with Elite Sports Tours.

The bus left Yonge and York Mills at 7:10am sharp and took us just over three hours for to cross the crowded game day Peace Bridge between Fort Erie and Buffalo, clear customs and pull into our parking spot outside the stadium.

Mark on the left, Craig and I.

Up in one corner of the lot, our food was already hot and ready for us. The feed included hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken wings, pulled pork, mac salad and other snacks. The pulled pork seemed to be the favorite.


There were two coolers of ice cold beer that were constantly being restocked. Elite Tours did not skimp on anything!


There were thousands of fans everywhere.


The guys in this mini bus must have season tickets.

Viking fans.


Food and games around the lot.


This girl playing beer pong was very proud of her bow.

A couple of mounted police. They must have been bored as everybody was having a great time and not causing trouble.

Just before the game a Vikings fan came up to Mark, handed him a Buffalo Bills football and said he had just found it and didn't want it. Time to celebrate good luck.

The trip was well organized and fun, and we were well looked after. I would recommend Elite Sports Tours to anyone. For me, this will become a yearly event.

Here we are on the bus on the way down. Thanks Luke for sending me the shot!