Bills fans in Medina show their support for team with lots of shirts on front porch
MEDINA – The home at 159 Stork St. would have passersby thinking the family are Bills fans.
That is only partially right.
“We are football fans,” says Denny Dubai, who lives there with his wife Robin.
It is Robin who is the diehard Bills fan, and although Denny roots for the Raiders, he respects his wife’s love of the Bills.
“When our boys were growing up, I always tried to bring them up to respect life and respect all people,” Denny said.
Denny has always been a Raiders fan, while son Mark, who lives in New York City, used to root for the Dallas Cowboys, then switched to the Philadelphia Eagles, then the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, before switching back to the Buffalo Bills.
Son Darren is a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
And although Denny likes the Raiders, he roots for the Bills with his wife and buys her Bills’ memorabilia.
They are happiest when the Bills play the Raiders, because they can both cheer for their team. When the Raiders come to Buffalo every few years, the Dubais attend the game.
“That way, we can both cheer for our favorite team,” Robin said.
When the Bills went to four consecutive Super Bowls in the early 1990s, Robin filled the front of their house with banners.
“I think it’s nice to show support for your team,” she said.
This week she hung a line of Bills shirts and a blanket on the front porch, along with strings of red and blue lights. She once had a Bills tablecloth, which someone stole off her front porch, so now she threads the clothing on a clothes line, in addition to securing the garments with clothes pins.
When their sons were small, they used to build Buffalo Bills snowmen and dress the kids up in Bills attire.
Friday afternoon, the Dubais’ mail carrier Quinten Weis stopped to admire the display of Bills clothing.
“I see lots of signs in people’s yards, but nothing like this,” Weis said.
He admits he has been an avid Bills fan for years.
“I think this is awesome,” he said about the display.
The Bills play at home Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals with the winner advancing to the AFC championship game.