When it comes to sports talk in the morning, there is only once source in Buffalo...The Howard Simon Show!
Howard Simon graduated from Buffalo State in 1984 and has been covering the Buffalo sports scene since 1989, working at WJJL, WBEN and the Empire Sports Network before joining WGR in 2004. Howard's also a huge fan of the New York Mets and for some reason, refuses to give up his team.
Jeremy White graduated from Syracuse University in 2001 and worked during every possible time period on WGR before joining the Howard Simon Show in November of 2004. Shockingly, Jeremy likes to squeeze in talk about his Orange whenever possible during Bills' and Sabres' conversations.
There is no other radio station in Western New York that offers you the chance to sound off on your team and connect with the following guests:
Weekly Guest Schedule:
Monday 8:00 Bills RB Fred Jackson
Tuesday 8:00 Sabres Head Coach Ron Rolston
Wednesday 8:00 Bills CEO/President Russ Brandon
Wednesday 8:30 Mike Robitaille
Thursday 8:00 Sabres President Ted Black
Thursday 8:30 Sabres captain Steve Ott
Friday 8:10 Bills Head Coach Doug Marrone
Plus, Mike Robitaille will give his take on Buffalo Sabres' games at 8:30 (if they played the night before) and WGR reporter Paul Hamilton will give his take on the Buffalo sports scene every weekday as well.
So what did we learn from game one of the University at Buffalo 2014 footballs season? I learned a number of things, although the first item I already knew before the game even started. Joe Licata is good.
When Buffalo Bills General Manager Doug Whaley made a bold draft day move to go get Sammy Watkins, many said his decision to give up a first round pick in the 2015 draft was basically doubling down on EJ Manuel.
Three games into the pre-season, there's some good news and bad news for the Bills first string offense. The good news is the offense is moving the ball. The bad news is the offense isn't moving the ball across the goal line.
Watch Sammy Watkins fake a Steelers defensive back out of his uniform.
In an effort to bolster the offense, the Bills brought in some new running backs and wide receivers in the off season. But they stayed with a familiar face atop the tight end portion of the depth chart.
If the Buffalo Bills are going to stay in Western New York beyond the current lease, I honestly believe they will need a new stadium. In the meantime, you are going to love the new look Ralph Wilson Stadium.
You might wonder why Anthony Dixon opted to sign with the Buffalo Bills last March in free agency. After all, he left a San Francisco 49ers team that had been to a Super Bowl and 2 other NFC Championship games over the last three seasons.