1. How a Josh Allen selfie turned into art
They say that art is subject. However, for a recent photograph added to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, that certainly wasn't the case. On Monday, Dec. 16 – not even 24 hours after the Bills returned home from their Sunday Night Football game against the Steelers – a fan who goes by @stephietweets hit send on a tweet that would soon go viral. Asking that the local gallery display a selfie that Josh Allen took with Buffalonians who greeted the team at the airport following their win, the Albright-Knox heard the plea and gladly obliged.
Acting quickly, the gallery tweeted out "proof" that the celebratory shot was indeed hanging up.
Commemorating the Week 15 victory and Buffalo's 2019 playoff berth, the photo, and social media post that solidified its placement among other artwork, has been titled "Playoff Bound 2019."
Recently, as published by The Buffalo News, an Amherst native and gallery backer named Jeffrey Gundlach, has taken to Twitter to assure fans that the art will undoubtedly have a place in the Albright-Knox's renovated home. Gundlach, a Los Angeles-based investor and self-proclaimed Bills fan, has been involved with the "AK360 Campus Development and Expansion Project" since 2016 and has donated over $62.5 million to the campaign.
Proving once again that Bills fans have the power to inspire others, the art has sparked national conversation.
2. Well-renowned Bills fans hyped for playoffs
While local Bills fans were flocking to the airport to welcome the team back to Western New York, fans around the country were also eager to show their support. Not only did the Bills give their loyal followers something to shout about during Buffalo's first appearance on Sunday Night Football since 2007, which ranked as primetime television's No. 1 show for the week, the Bills earned a playoff spot for the second time in three seasons. Members of the faithful, including several well-known folks such as Chad Michael Murray, Summer Sanders, Wolf Blitzer, Trevor Hoffman and Logan Couture, publicly shared their excitement.
Despite his affiliation with the Seahawks, Ben Haggerty, the rapper, singer and songwriter known as Macklemore, also got in on the game day talk.