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Schopp and The Bulldog.




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.

Resident Bills beat reporter Joe Buscaglia and Sabres beat reporter Paul Hamilton appear daily and cover Buffalo's teams like nobody else!

Weekly guests include ESPN's John Clayton Thursdays at 5pm during football season, Rob Ray on weeknight Sabres game days at 4 and Sabres General Manager Tim Murray 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.

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The Bills\\\\\\\' level all season has been right down the middle.

For Bills, Marrone, anything can happen


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

Earth Sports Fortress of Pantheon


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 "enemies" within


Would you recognize their faces yet? Can you pronounce their names? Do you know where they're from, their ages, even their uniform numbers?

They are Rasmus Ristolainen, age 20, of Finland, jersey number 55, and Nikita Zadorov, 19, Russia, 51.

As Jon Lovitz might say, it's time to get to know them. Because these two lads are together the leading reason why the Buffalo Sabres

Your 2015 Bills starting quarterback? The nominees are ...


You don't have to tell me. I know that I stretched things here. But your telling me is part of makes this special relationship we have so grand. So, please, do tell me how bad this list is. Tell everyone you know, in fact.

Here we have a list of 10 candidates to be the 2015 Buffalo Bills opening-day starting quarterback, ranked from least to most likely:

10. Eli Manning. Should the

Sabres on the warpath? What happened?


The Sabres' first 10 games this season were astonishingly bad, even for a team with these low expectations. Called a "Pee-Wee team" by their own coach, publicly. Deadfish home losses to Anaheim and Boston. Ten shots on goal against Toronto.

The conversation seemed over almost as soon as it had begun: The Buffalo Sabres will finish last.

But it isn't, on balance,

These Bills are better, but should be better still


I think overall, Bills fans would be enjoying this 2014 season more if more of them didn't think the team was blowing it.

These years can run together, and sound the same. Modest goals are set but not met, and fans chop away to explain how the Bills fell short. We do it every year; it can just become noise.

But not every season is the same, as incredibly similar the Bills' last nine

Bills good, but are they good enough?


The Bills have a winning record at the midpoint of the season. For many teams, a non-story. For Buffalo, a big deal.

They were 5-3 in 2008 and 2011, but both of those teams were on losing streaks after eight games. This team has a modest air of legitimacy those teams lacked.

Again, modest.

These Bills are pretty good -- solid and opportunistic on defense, overall respectable at the skill

Schopp & The Bulldog's Halloween Candy Draft


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.

The curious case of Ted Nolan


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

In defense of the Bills, and not


Some mistakes are defensible. Some are not.

Here are some examples.

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
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