It was late July and summer was breezing by the same as ever. Children running around in the yard, my friends and theirs jumping in the pool, mixed in with the occasional golf game or family day-trips. Cherishing the weather, each other, and the days before autumn's obligations, and chills.
You're a pretty good team without him. That's where you're starting. Fans are excited for the season, although around these parts, aren't they always? This year's team has some good players and should be scrappy. You'd like it to be deeper though, at least.
The coach is pretty new 'round here, and his defense-first style
For Tim Murray, left, the next couple of weeks are a big balancing act.
There isn't a day when I wouldn't want to be a pro sports general manager. It's the only sports job I can think of that I'd trade my job for -- to run a team. The job security isn't so great, but the exercise of maneuvering to assemble the best team possible is enough for me to burn calories just thinking about it. Every avid fantasy sports player probably can
Things are going pretty well this season for the Boston Red Sox. They have 229 runs, averaging 6.0 per game -- both numbers tops in the majors -- and at 24-14 they share the third-best record in baseball.
Boston won three of four over Houston last weekend, including a comeback win Saturday. Down one with two outs in the ninth, David Ortiz tripled in the tying run to force extra innings. In the
My daughter, Garnet, returns with her third annual hardcore look at the NFL Draft. In 2014 at the age of 2, she culled prospect rankings of numerous draft analysts and ranked them herself (OK, with my help) strictly based on aggregrate results. She would have drafted tight end Eric Ebron for the Bills that year, had they not traded up as they did. (After trading up the best
How many fingers am I holding up? What's the number on my jersey? That many.
The best untold story of this Sabres season, The Year of Jack Eichel, is how good Sam Reinhart is.
You watched Boston University games for the first time to see what Eichel is, and then the World Championships. You spent $300 on his jersey before he skated a professional shift. You (OK me) and Bulldog spent 25 minutes of valuable air time breaking to bits one of his many tantalizing
Tanksutawney Phil saw his shadow so it's only six more weeks of hockey.
Twenty-two games, at least half of which they'll play without Ryan O'Reilly. Five points up on last-place Toronto, with three games this March against the Leafs. Six days to the trade deadline, which probably will set several bottom-dwellers, somehow, back.
We're headed for another dramatic finish in the land of the Buffalo Sabres.
The playoffs are a near-impossibility, and they weren't this year's mission anyway.No one is talking "tank", which became the buzzword for selling off older players and those on expiring contracts for youth and draft picks, something many teams like the Sabres have done and all teams like them should have. As a state of mind tanking is off the table, but if that's your word
Yes, the Bills' playoff drought has lasted this long.
Tuesday night's Sabres-Devils game was so devoid of compelling action that your mind was free to wander, which can be good as long as it's not stumbling again and again over the prices of tickets and Harbour Club German Chocolate cake.
I had a nice time with my brother-in-law and two friends, not that any of it was because of the hockey game. One friend was excited to hear the
Somehow, a column at good-idea fivethirtyeight.com Monday announced the Bills as, to boil it down, a team with a good quarterback and nothing more. I read it, and there was no disclaimer anywhere about it being an April Fools joke. You need more than a good quarterback to win, Bills, it was declared, presumably to widespread uproarious laughter.