Hockey at Ralph Wilson Stadium got an early start. The replay of Saturday night's thriller was on the press box televisions prior to the Bills-Giants game, and about a dozen people crowded around to watch the final minute and the Sabres' tying goal.
It should be quite a sight in this stadium on New Year's. Well, if the weather isn't like today, anyway. Nothing says hockey like rain, wind and 50-degree temps! The 10-day forecast is out, and although it's hard enough to predict how it will be in an hour let alone 10 days from now, Jan. 1 looks perfect -- cloudy and 29. But the days leading up to it, important from the rink-making stanpoint, could be trouble -- three days of rain and high 30s, low 40s.
I'm trying to look at the football players warming up and judge whether fans will be able to tell who's who in a hockey uniform. I imagine, but plenty of people will have trouble seeing the puck.
Still, being here has finally gotten me excited for the game. If it's anything like the two against Philadelphia -- fun, fun hockey to watch -- it should be a day for the ages.