Found September 26, 2012 on Chicks in the Huddle:
PLAYERS: Nick Barnett
TEAMS: Buffalo Bills
If you’re a Bills fan–and even if you’re not–you might have noticed the Twitter hashtag “#BillsMafia” attached to football tweets, especially during games. But if you’re not a Bills fan–or maybe even if you are–you probably don’t know exactly what it means. Turns out, you’re not alone. Lifelong Bills fan Del Reid “co-created” the phrase, but he didn’t know what it would eventually come to mean, or that what started as a joke between a few Bills tweeters would turn into a full blown movement. “The entire thing was an accident, to be honest. The term “Bills Mafia” was an inside joke between @bre_88, @leslieanne94, @Billsfan99, @SAINTRHYAN and a few others following our being blocked by Adam Schefter,” said Reid, known by the handle @mrdeadlier on Twitter. So what did they do to ruffle Schefter’s feathers? They teased him. Remember Stevie Johnson’s now infamous God tweet? Well, the NFL insider was a little late to the game that day and RT’d Johnson’s tweet nearly 24
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