I recently decided that the level of interest and respect that UB football gets in Buffalo needs to change. While there is little potential to have a big-time college program here in Buffalo, having UB become a well-respected organization would be a great addition for all of Western New York.
Truthfully, Bulls football should fall in right behind the Sabres and Bills as Buffalo’s third most popular sports team. The Bandits certainly have more of a fanbase and deserve the level of fandom they get. So, maybe UB football should be fourth in terms of public opinion, but no worse.
Often at work, I sit alone with my principles (gold star if you get that movie reference) and I got to thinking that maybe some more love from social media could lay the groundwork to grow UB’s fanbase.
I was thinking something similar to the #BillsMafia, but different in many ways. Creating a grassroots effort to expose more potential fans to the team and simply raise awareness is pretty much what I’m talking about. This doesn’t need to be as incendiary as the Bills Mafia, nor does it need to have the same mission, so to speak.
While I’m totally open to any suggestions people can come up with, I’m thinking the #BuffaloStampede to start, unless someone has a much cooler idea. Using a hashtag like #BuffaloStampede and #JointheStampede would be a great way to start. Hopefully this isn’t a totally stupid idea and it gains a little steam.
Anyone who thinks this is interesting, the dumbest idea ever or who simply has some thoughts on this idea should let me know. Tweet me, email me or leave a comment.
UPDATE: It appears as if the UB SB Nation blog, Bull Run tags with #ThunderThrough, so perhaps that should be the hashtag moving forward.