Sports talk should be entertaining and informative which is why Mike Schopp and the Bulldog control the WGR 550 airwaves every weekday from 3 to 7 pm.
Chris 'The Bulldog' Parker bleeds Buffalo and is as passionate about the Sabres and Bills as any listener to our radio station. Mike Schopp not only keeps the callers in line and dishes out his own opinions on the Buffalo sports scene, creates on-air fantasy drafts of anything from U.S. Presidents to sports announcers and is the station’s sports trivia expert.
Joe Buscaglia handles the 20/20 updates and is also the show's resident NFL draft enthusiast. Greg Bauch is responsible for all regrettable content, including on-air and on-line recaps to reality television shows and fake play-by-play highlights involving wolves, mimes and the moon.
'Ten Opinions in a Row' is an opportunity for the guys to let loose with takes on the secondary topics of the day.
Weekly guests include Jerry Sullivan at 5 on Mondays, Rob Ray on weeknight Sabres game days at 4 and Sabres’ General Manager Darcy Regier at 5:30 when the Sabres play at home on Fridays.
Also, make sure you check WGR550.com for Bulldog’s column every Tuesday and Mike Schopp’s commentary every Thursday.
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.
The Bills' 4-7 record as Thanksgiving approaches looks fairly familiar. We are used to Bills seasons that reside in this purgatory: too low for serious playoff talk, too high to consider the top pick in the next draft. It is not the place to be.
This year though, a few things conspire to make that mark seem less depressing. The Bills appear to be a young team on the rise, spirited and
Earlier today on Twitter I asked fans to help me think of ways to make Sabres games more fun, given the lowly quality of this year's team so far. I'm glad to say many fans took part. I'll share some of their ideas in a moment.
I humbly suggest the Sabres open their wallets up and, directly or indirectly, pay fans back during these trying times. Season ticket-holders like myself
Believe it or not Stevie Johnson had close to his typical game Sunday against Kansas City. He caught five passes; his season average is 4.75 per game, his career average 3.96. His catches Sunday went for 36 yards, a bit below the norm (average of 52 for the season, 50.8 career). He did not score.
He was famously open on the Play Of The Year in the third quarter, an ill-fated third-and-goal
Thomas Vanek was traded and the guy he was traded for might be traded which means almost anyone can be traded. It's draft picks the Sabres want, draft picks and young assets. Having never won the Stanley Cup in 43 years of doing it differently, this team is tanking and the train has left the station.
Here's a football axiom for your Tuesday, not so much commonly disputed as it is overlooked:
Not all the playoff teams year to year are that good.
The Bills' ongoing 13-year playoff drought isn't an embarrassment because of how Buffalo compares with New England, a franchise perhaps no one in the NFL would be unseating from AFC East supremacy any more often than the Bills, Jets