Oh, how the smashed tables have turned. A recent video featuring a dollar store Hulk Hogan slamming someone through a folding table to the delight of Bills fans has gone viral.
Only a few seasons ago, the internet ridiculed Bills fans after videos of people being thrown through tables at Buffalo tailgates went viral. But where there is ridicule, there is clout, and a tradition was born. It became a beloved pastime for fans to slam someone through a table at a tailgate.
And now that the Bills are set to face off against the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship game later today expect to see a lot of busted tables around Buffalo.
The tradition is so pervasive for Bills fans that one dad tossed his toddler through a table. To be fair, the family seemingly took every precaution to make sure the kid was OK. There was a cake on top of the tiny table and heavy padding beneath it. The video is actually quite adorable.
Being part of the Bills Mafia isn’t just about table smashing. Although let’s be honest, that’s seemingly a big part of it. But they’ve done well to use their collective power to help out. After Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson was injured last week in the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs against the Bills, the Mafia went to work. Overnight, they raised thousands of dollars for Jackson’s favorite charities just because they wanted him to know they appreciated his talent.
One Bills fan wrote, “(Lamar Jackson) is one of my favorite players in the league and even though my team won, the league is better with him healthy and playing well. I hope he recovers soon, and his charity is pretty sweet. Easy donation.”
Bills Fan Crashes Through Table After Beating Cancer
After five months of intense chemotherapy, Victor Neilson knew exactly how he wanted to celebrate when doctors told him his cancer was in remission. The die-hard Bills fan would have to smash through a table, TMZ Sports reported.
So, outside of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Center Center in Nashville, the 42-year-old restaurant supplier, suited up in his Bills helmet, pads, and jersey and jumped through a table with the word “CANCER” written on it.
Neilson recorded it and uploaded the video to his Instagram.
“GLORIOUS DAY TODAY!,” he wrote. “Many may not have known, but I have been battling Cancer over the past 5 months. Through all the prayers and support, I have prevailed. I got to ring the bell today, Bills Mafia Style. I am officially cancer free. Thanks to all for the prayers and support. Couldn’t have done it without you. GO BILLS, BEAT THEM CHIEFS!! #billsmafia #cancersucks #buffalobills“
We’re all Bills fans while watching this video.