Its an old F-troop saying
So, I got to thinking, because I'm up way too early on the West Coast and I thought:
What in the world does 'Circle the Wagons' mean? I'm an educated guy and have never really taken the time to figure it out. It sure sounds good, but at a closer look? It's pretty accurate and I think most can relate.
Circle the Wagons: to stop communicating with people not in your group to avoid their ideas or beliefs
to take a defensive position
So, anytime you're talking to a Steeler fan about how awesome the Bills team is and you don't listen to their point of view (even when they stunk it up for the last 11 years)? You are in fact....Circling the Wagons.
When you get all pi$$ed when someone criticizes your team, even though you know objectively inside that the team isn't really all that good (I'm speaking of previous years, of course)? You are in fact....Circling the Wagons.
When you only hang out with Bills fans and don't even let a Browns fan sit at your table in the bar when you're watching the game? You are in fact......Circling the Wagons.
When you move to a new town and search out Bills fans and native Buffalonians to hang with, even though they could be potential socio-paths and alcoholics? You are in fact.....Circling the Wagons.
I am the worst Wagon Circler of all. I might just get a new tattoo
Who's got two thumbs and thinks we finally have a good GM and HC?
Its an old F-troop saying
It means we all come together and fight as a team, as in, the wagon train heading across the prairie, all of a sudden here comes a crapload of indians (oh, excuse me, native Americans), we'd better put the wagons in a circle to give ourselves a better chance to fight them off.
Nobody circles the wagons (comes together and fights as a team) like the Buffalo Bills.
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Back when wagon trains traveled out west they would often be noticed by indians who were pissed off at whitey tramplin through their lands...
Often the indians would attack the wagon trains, in defense the settlers would "circle the wagons" and fend off the attack.
So in other words "circle the wagons" would mean to defy an overwhelming attack by using teamwork...
Now I am sure someone or many someones are going to scuff at my explanation and attack me personally...thus I am preparing to "circle my wagon"
Circling the Wagons is that special feeling you get when you're holding hands with your favorite girl.
Circling the Wagons is cheering for the hometeam
Circling the Wagons is catching the perfect wave!!!
Circling the Wagons is obeying ALL the RULES!!!
According to Urban Dictionary:
http://www.urbandictionary.com/defin...20the%20wagonsCircle the Wagons
Look for protection, get defensive, get ready for an attack; from the old west where the pioneers would circle their wagons for protection from the Indians.
Week 4 of the 08 season the Buffalo Bills came back from a losing first half, rallied their defense, and kicked the St. Louis Rams butts. They had to circle the wagons in the second half to come back and win.
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2. circle the wagons
Bringing your team back from sheer defeat to victory in heroic fashion.
When the Buffalo Bills (NFL franchise) "circle the wagons" to pull out a victory that was sure to be a defeat. (coined by Chris Bermen ESPN analyst) "Nobody circles the wagons like the Buffalo Bills."
an aerial shot of Ralph Wilson Stadium....
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it is from the Wagon Train tactic of Circling the Wagons to provide a defense from an attack, giving the pioneers not only a 360 degree defense, but also giving them interior lines of communication and re-supply to support the defense from the attack
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If anyone was a fan of the show Reno 911 you might have a much different definition of circling the wagons