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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.
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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
Here it comes, at last, the arrival of a Sabres era two or more controversial years in the making. Long-awaited and highly anticipated, superstar newcomers Jack Eichel, Ryan O'Reilly and Evander Kane make their Buffalo debuts. The misery surrounding consecutive last-place seasons will have bolted out the First Niagara Center doors faster than Pat LaFontaine.
I don't know first-hand how it's tougher, having never lived in New York City, but I can guess. How many tabloid newspapers cover the Jets, a dozen? Most or all strive for the scandal, hoping to splash an embarrassed face on the back page behind a headline we'll all retweet. When they land it, look out. You lose a game and wake up the next morning with the most important city in the
Sorry to start with a conclusion but September is the best sports month. A couple of other months are loaded with events but September wins because it's about beginnings. You've been looking forward to September for months, and that makes the difference.
Here's my September calendar of highlights.
September 1 or 2, The Brady decision. Because what great sports month doesn't
When Kiko Alonso got hurt and was lost for the 2014 season, most Bills fans moaned. All the spoken and tweeted words can be summed up with just two: Why us? Alonso, both an integral player on the 2013 Bills' Top 10 defense and a super-popular one with fans, would be no help to a team with a growing number of defensive stars in the primes of their careers, not to mention one on a then-14 year
Let's see how NFL teams did naming their 2014 NFL Films-produced highlight shows. Some titles were blunt and obvious, others read like the maker thought he was Stanley Kubrick, and overall, the NFL did its thing misleading fans into thinking all 32 teams are either good or about to be good.
I'll tell you up front, some great names weren't chosen. "Member
In three nights the Sabres will draft Jack Eichel. Then, presumably, they will fly him to Buffalo and sign him, formally ending his Boston University career. I might suggest that next would come a celebratory beer, but because Eichel is only 18 it will only be everyone else in Buffalo that's drinking.
It is the 2015 draft, so you might see Eichel himself, right after being chosen, holding
So it's June 2015, and the Chicago Blackhawks Monday night won their third Stanley Cup in six years. They are the National Hockey League franchise all others aspire to be: iconic, full of tradition, great.
They stand atop the league's 30 clubs. At the bottom, by performance anyway, are the Buffalo Sabres.
You all read and heard it the last few months just like I did: despite the
As I write to you today the sun is shining on my back. Outside to my right, some fruit trees. To my left, the Upper Niagara River. It's a pleasant 56 degrees, climbing toward a predicted 70. A woman behind me leaving the bank this morning complained that it wasn't warmer out. "It's summer!", she exclaimed.