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.
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 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
Steve Tasker and I are palling around the week of the Oakland-Tampa Bay Super Bowl, each of us in town working for Adelphia. Steve suggests this place because his buddy Jim Kelly will be there. This is tonight’s hangout.
I see Donovan McNabb, and baseball pitcher Jack McDowell, and then I see Jim. He’s sitting on a
The most interesting NFL Draft to talk about in my memory is over. The Bills didn't draft a famous quarterback, they didn't have multiple first-round picks and they didn't pick first. Still, it was my favorite year of this.
This draft, with the Bills picking ninth and being rumored to trade up, had all the intrigue you could ask for, and that's good because probably next year
You can feel it in the soaking air around here. I'm ready, and she's ready. She's never seen a football game but I know my daughter Garnet is both prepared and pumped for next Thursday's First Round of the 79th Official Player Selection Meeting of the National Football League.
Just as the teams are doing, Garnet is finishing up her preparation. She did not have any players in
I've been getting some interesting e-mails lately. Not many people send me e-mail anymore -- well, other than those who send me e-mail almost every day, like my wife, Nigerian princes and someone named Jason Korczak. But in the last few days, as the Sabres' season ends and perhaps a first overall pick awaits, certain fans are checking in and they are ... want to guess? ...
Ready for some baseball trivia to mark another new season? Let’s go back to the famous Game 6 of the 1986 World Series. Many baseball fans remember details from that game vividly, especially Mets and Red Sox fans of course.
From easy to hard, five questions with the answers right below:
Who made the error that allowed the Mets to score the winning
It probably ends today, Jairus Byrd’s career with the Buffalo Bills. In five years Byrd accomplished enough to be considered, at least in some circles, the best free agent on this season’s market. He did it without the attention given to a .500 team, let alone a winner, let alone a playoff team, let alone a Super Bowl champion. Five years, five losers.