Unless you’ve been living under a rock or just avoid social media like a Buffalonian at a Bon Jovi concert, you’ve probably seen the Ice Bucket Challenge making it’s rounds around the internet. What is the Ice Bucket Challenge? It is a “viral movement” to raise awareness for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease.
People dump buckets of ice water onto their heads and then challenge their friends to do the same or pledge money to ALS research or a charity of their choice. I’m not sure dumping a bucket of ice water onto your head really helps anyone with Lou Gehrig’s disease, especially when you have celebrities posting videos of themselves participating rather than posting a picture of a check to donate for the cause.
But hold on Bisons fans, because this “viral movement” just got real. This shits about to blow up even bigger than before. Why? Because the Buffalo Bisons have participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge!
They put the IL North on NOTICE and challenged the rest of them to do the same! But by being the first team, the Bisons have unlocked a secret about the Ice Bucket Challenge that no one knew about- dousing yourselves in ice water actually causes Reverse-ALS. You read that right. The Buffalo Bisons have now unlocked all the sweet baseball powers of Lou Gehrig! And they just might be the luckiest team on the face of this earth!
It started last night in their first game since turning into the Mighty Morphing Lou Gehrig Rangers, as the Bisons defeated the Norfolk Tide 7-5. That’s right, the Bisons are UNDEFEATED since doing the Ice Bucket Challenge. Watch out Rochester, Pawtucket, and Syracuse because the Herd is going to stampede all the way to the playoffs now while riding an ice cold wave of Gehrig power.
Ok, so some of you may think it’s disrespectful that I’m mocking the Ice Bucket Challenge and Lou Gehrig, and maybe the Bisons’ bats will go as cold as the water they dumped on their heads and miss the playoffs. Who knows? All I know is that if the Bisons are going to pass the teams ahead of them in the standings, it will probably be because Buster plays a mean ass saxophone. Who will stop the Bisons now that their mascot can play sax? No one, says I. No one.