Drew Nye, the co-owner of the Blossom Road Pub, watched last week's Buffalo Bills game while he was at work.
"It was pretty disheartening," he said. "For a Bills fan it was a pretty negative day."
The one beacon of hope: a streaker on the field, who added a little levity to the situation, he said.
Officials didn't consider the streaker a laughing matter, though. Tristan Lambright, 29, of Cheektowaga, was taken to the Erie County Holding Center overnight and charged with criminal trespass and public lewdness, both misdemeanors. He pleaded not guilty; his bail was set at $500 cash, $2,000 bond.
After the game, Nye noticed that the Bills fan community was rallying around Lambright. A T-shirt depicting the Bills streaker is even being sold by a Buffalo company .
Nye said that some of Lambright's appeal was his toned physique.
"Streakers tend to have more of the dad bod," he said. "He's on a roller derby team. He's physically fit. He's got some positive attention for that as well."
Nye reached out to Lambright via Facebook about the possibility of appearing at the Blossom Road Pub for a Bills game, and Lambright accepted. In return, the pub is covering half of the cost of his bail.
Lambright will appear at the bar at 198 N. Winton Road beginning at noon on Nov. 26, as the Bills take on the Chiefs.
There is no cover charge for the event. The bar will offer a drink special of unlimited beers and well drinks during the game for $20.
The bar is encouraging people to bring a donation of gently used coats.
"We love to have a party but we wanted to continue on the train of positivity," Nye said.
"We're trying to have fun," he said. "If we can collect some clothes for people that need them, it gives the event a little bit of balance."
Nye emphasized that the bar's usual dress code will be in place at the event.
"We are not classifying it as clothing optional," he said. "Clothing is necessary for sure."
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