Originally posted on Buffalo Wins  |  Last updated 8/28/13
Matt Kabel and his daughter, Sally First, go and buy this t-shirt. Just do it. Second, read about why you just bought it. As most of you guys know, I'm a Buffalo Bills fan living in NYC. I've talked before about being picked on by New Yorkers because of my fandom. Some New York fans see themselves as the best. Everyone who isn't them is the enemy, not worthy of being listed with them. Because I'm in enemy territory, I needed to find a safe haven on Sundays. A place where I could wear my Bills jersey with pride without being hassled by Jets/Giants fans. That place is McFadden's. I've been going to McFadden's since 2004 and usually make at least 3-4 trips there during the football season. It happens to be one of the only bars in NYC to show the Bills games on every TV. They even plays the Shout song after TDs. The place is packed to the walls with 200 Bills fans every Sunday. It is also the only place in the city that I can find Labatt Blue on tap. Trust me, it's nearly impossible to find in NYC. But the best part is that it is filled with all Buffalo transplants. In a way, it becomes like a high school reunion because you just start up conversations with random Bills fans who know someone you know. I tell anyone who comes to the city from the motherland that they have to take in a game at McFadden's.  Every sports fan who has left home knows the importance of finding a place like this. It isn't just because of the booze or football team. It is about the friendships you are able to make and the stellar support group around you that resembles the neighborhood you grew up in. Yes, the City of Good Neighbors can actually be transplanted. You would think a bar like this must have Buffalo connections in ownership.  But that is not the case at all.  The Buffalo atmosphere at McFadden's can be traced to Matt Kabel, the co-founder of the Buffalo Bills Backers of NYC. As a Buffalo transplant, Matt and a few of his friends started going to McFadden's on Sundays. What started out as a place where a few dozen Bills fans gathered, morphed into a home to hundreds of Bills fans. It got so big in fact that the bar next door now shows Bills games exclusively as well. I can't tell you how grateful I am to be able hang out at this place on Sundays. I've met a lot of cool folks there, especially Matt, who has always been gracious whenever I've spoken to him. I've hung out with the guys from Dear God, Why us? Sports there as well. It really is a Buffalo landmark in NYC. If it wasn't for Matt getting so many people to come to this bar, I'd probably be at ESPN Zone  not meeting any Buffalo transplants. McFadden's is more than just a bar. It is a way to visit Buffalo without having to get on a plane. Because McFadden's and its connection to Buffalo are so close to my heart, I was taken aback when I found out that Matt's daughter, Sally, was diagnosed with leukemia. When I heard the news, I messaged The Barrister and The Scizz about it. We just couldn't believe it. Something needed to be done. All of the credit goes to The Scizz, who reached out to a bunch of bloggers, the Bills Mafia, Trending Buffalo, and the guys at the 716 store. The 716 guys helped design a t-shirt supporting Sally, and all the proceeds from it will go to Matt's family to help out with medical costs and whatever else they need. Please help out, buy the shirt, and rally around a fellow Buffalonian and his daughter. Let's give new meaning to the term "giving someone the shirt off their back" by going out and buying one. Let's go Buffalo!  Let's go Sally! And let's go kick leukemia's ass! 
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