Glimpses of incoming storms often take on familiar shapes. Some people think that nope 2017and 2018 They seem to have demonic skull faces. Now, with a massive blizzard dumping snow in Buffalo, New York, some are spotting the NFL Buffalo Bills football team’s logo on the storm’s weather radar.
It all started on Wednesday, when The Buffalo News’ Colin McCarthy dubbed an “extreme weather enthusiast,” tweet a photo from the path of the upcoming storm at that time. The image was heavy on red and blue—the Buffalo Bills’ colors—and fans immediately began seeing the team’s harmless logo in the terrifying radar image.
“Does anyone else see the Bills logo??” tweeted Bills fan Kalli Mariakis.
Even the Bills’ official Twitter account is buying into the comparison, tweeting photos with the words, “(I’m right back) out shoveling.” However, the version the Bills tweeted was apparently modified to closely track the logo. Nice try guys.
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The Buffalo Bills introduced their logo, a blue charging buffalo with a red stripe, in 1974. The team played its first season in 1960. Previous logos always included a buffalo, but never in such an active position.
The storm forced the Bills to move next Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns from Haymark Stadium in Orchard Park, New York, the Bills’ home stadium, to Ford Stadium in Detroit, home of the Detroit Lions. The Lions were not scheduled to play at home on Sunday, and instead will face the NY Giants at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
The New York Times reported that more than 5 feet (1.5 m) of snow was recorded in Orchard Park by Friday night, with snow falling at a rate of 2 to 3 inches (about 5 to 7.5 cm) per hour.