I've watched the last two Bills games from a bar. For the first of them, the Thursday night game in Miami, the place was very busy. A friend of mine is a bartender there, and at halftime, with the Bills leading 6-3, he had a minute to chat.
"What do you think so far?", he asked me.
"I think whatever we're going to care about from this game hasn't happened
Mike Schopp and the Bulldog once again held an open forum for their 'Earth Sports Fortress of Pantheon' on Tuesday. The idea behind the creation was to gather the very best in sport for one Ultimate Hall of Fame. This way, Babe Ruth wouldn't be on the same level as Bruce Sutter. The ESF of P makes sure that Wayne Gretzky does not reside in the same building as Joe Mullen.
It's time to get in the spirit of the season and talk about how much we love candy. Of course that means a draft. Five participants: Mike Schopp, The Bulldog, Jeremy White, Thom Cich and Mike Schopp's niece Madeleine.
It was a surreal moment. Couldn't believe it. November 13, 2013, First Niagara Center, there he was, out of nowhere or to be precise Latvia, the man some Sabres fans never stopped thinking about, the man most of them thought got a raw deal, back to coach the team. Seriously.
What in the world was Ted Nolan, previously resigned to the mind like a long-ago college girlfriend, doing back
Drafting EJ Manuel in the first round: defensible. The Bills needed a quarterback and everyone knew it. The Bills chose to use their highest 2013 draft pick on one, which is the best way to get a good one. They picked a player in Manuel that was not considered by most an elite prospect, but with no other quarterback grading
Attention Sabres players,
A new season is upon you, and like most of the last 35 years I’m probably as excited as most of you are. A chill in the air, that sound of puck on stick, seeing my kids light up when SabreTooth comes to our section … I love it when hockey arrives, knowing I’ll have games to spend evenings watching either at home or in the arena. I’m a season
Today reports have it that Terry and Kim Pegula -- or should it be Kim and Terry? -- are crossing the T's on a deal to buy the Bills. This means fans can relax about the team skipping town, a story that has trailed and taunted us for almost 20 years.
It's a great day.
Four years ago few of us had ever heard of the Pegulas. It was the end of November
Soon the Bills will have a new owner, and conversation about who should make important football decisions for that new owner will get heavy. If the Bills don't challenge for a playoff spot, Doug Whaley's and Doug Marrone's futures will be big storylines. Actually they're pretty big already.
Fans won't come to a clear consensus on whether Whaley should stay on. He only
It's been an interesting off-season. The Buffalo Bills are about to be owned by someone other than Ralph Wilson -- unless you include Tom Brady -- for the first time since their inception 54 years ago. Their first-round pick, Sammy Watkins, is the rare Bills player of the 21st Century to gain national approval as a star-in-the-making. Their stadium is undergoing major renovations; my view
Nine thousand fans for a July scrimmage? And is that even surprising?
I've been saying lately that my enthusiasm for the youngest, newest Sabres is stronger than usual, even perhaps stronger than ever, and last night's crowd shows I am not alone in that. What a joy it must have been for those young guys to skate out to that turnout and play in front of it.
File this one for when all this NHL Draft and World Cup hubbub quiets down.
I'm thinking ahead to when Terry Pegula buys the Buffalo Bills.
What will change?
Ever since March when we got into football draft-mode we tried to figure out why the bosses at the for-sale Bills wouldn't want to spend future assets on immediate needs. Turns out, they did. Sure, they