The Bisons pulled out all the stops. Fans were encouraged to bring properly inflated footballs and cell phones – in working, not-destroyed condition – to the game in exchange for tickets; the footballs and phones were donated to charity. T-shirts with the No. 12.5 on the front – the minimum inflation pressure mandated by the NFL – were sold by the team online and at the stadium.
Official Tom Brady King Of The North Shirt
Fans named Tom or Brady weren’t allowed to enter the stadium for the first four innings, though at least one anonymous fan found a loophole. They even got Tom Brady to throw out the game’s ceremonial first pitch. Well, a Tom Brady, from the Buffalo suburb of North Tonawanda, N.Y., threw the pitch, accompanied by an official “deflator” with a deflated football.