The bands of lake effect snow that have buried Western New York are not done—another couple of feet will fall tomorrow, meaning parts of the region will be covered in up to eight feet of snow. There's a football game scheduled for Orchard Park on Sunday, and the Bills are going to do everything in their power to make it happen.
That photo up top is the scene at Ralph Wilson Stadium this afternoon. It's not looking much better than it did this morning:
Notice that you can barely see the top of the retaining wall separating the field from the seats. That's an awful lot of snow—according to the team, about 220,000 tons of the stuff. "We have never had this much snow to remove for a game in our team's history," a Bills spokesperson said.
The Bills are to host the Jets at 1 p.m. on Sunday, though one report has said the game could conceivably be postponed to Monday if the region and stadium aren't ready, both teams are preparing as if they're going to kick off on time. (The Bills, who can work out but can't practice, are going over game plans on their iPads.)
But if it's going to happen, they're going to need your help. The Bills are offering tickets and cash to fans who show up to help shovel out the stadium.
Or, you could make like Bills RB Boobie Dixon, who's only ever lived in warm-weather cities, and treat snow days with the whimsy they deserve.