Nearly 7,000 fans attended the Buffalo Bills’ AFC divisional playoff game against the Baltimore Ravens last Saturday.
Joe Cammilleri wasn’t one of them. But perhaps those in Orchard Park could hear his cries of excitement.
Late in the third quarter, with the Bills clinging to a seven-point lead and the Ravens deep in Buffalo territory, quarterback Lamar Jackson threw a pass over the middle that was intercepted by Bills cornerback Taron Johnson.
Johnson caught the ball one yard inside the end zone and sprinted the other way for a 101-yard return for a touchdown.
Alone in the basement of his Auburn home, Cammilleri exploded with shouts of joy.
“F— yes! Go! Go! Oh my God, go! Let’s f—— go!” Cammilleri yelled as Johnson scampered down the field, effectively sending the Bills to their first AFC Championship game since January 1994.
Unbeknownst to Cammilleri, his 11-year-old daughter, Zoey, a student at Herman Avenue Elementary School, was recording a TikTok video upstairs.
As the celebratory screams began, Zoey faced the camera with a look of astonishment, then excitement.
“My dad’s watching the Bills game!” Zoey said. “They probably just did something really, really good.”