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Why the Sabres are underachieving your already-low expectations

Why the Sabres are underachieving your already-low expectations

A co-worker quizzed me yesterday as to why the Sabres are playing even worse than they did last season, when they arguably had a bit more talent on the whole. After a bit of thinking, I come here to you from the press box with two major reasons for the extra bad start to the… Continue Reading

Immediate Reactions: Buffalo Bills 43, New York Jets 23

Well that was a defensive masterclass by your Buffalo Bills. Yes, I know they took advantage of eye-searingly bad performances by Geno Smith and Michael Vick, but they did it. The pass rush looked good. The run defense was aggressive and hard-hitting. The secondary made plays, including Stephon Gilmore snaring a pick and breaking up… Continue Reading

Immediate Reactions: Buffalo Bills 17, Minnesota Vikings 16

Sorry for the delay. Was sucked into the locker room before I could finish the winning column! Sunday was supposed to be an easy day for fans of the Buffalo Bills, comparatively speaking. They had favorable matches all over the field and a visiting Vikings team that has had anything but a milquetoast, consistent season… Continue Reading

Immediate Reactions: New England Patriots 37, Buffalo Bills 22

You can’t say you watched the Bills and Patriots on Sunday and felt that New England was a vastly superior team. Sure, they have the better coach and quarterback, but were there really loads of valid reasons the Bills couldn’t have won the game? And I’ll give the Kyle Orton supporters a lot more love… Continue Reading

Congrats, kid. You made it.

Congrats, kid. You made it.

When I was five, my “cool” Uncle Larry chose my sister and me to be the flower girl and ring bearer for his wedding to my soon-to-be Aunt Kim. I can remember vividly trying to steal a beer from the engagement party and trying to impress the bridesmaids. I know, weird kid. Anyway, one of… Continue Reading

2014/15 NHL Predictions

Quick picks… Eastern 1. Tampa Bay 2. Montreal 3. Boston 4. Detroit* 5. Florida 6. Ottawa 7. Toronto 8. Buffalo Metropolitan 1. Pittsburgh 2. Washington 3. NY Rangers 4. Philadelphia* 5. NY Islanders 6. Columbus 7. New Jersey 8. Carolina Central 1. Chicago 2. Minnesota 3. Dallas 4. St. Louis* 5. Colorado 6. Winnipeg 7…. Continue Reading

I can’t wrap my head around “embracing the tank”

I can’t wrap my head around “embracing the tank”

This isn’t exactly piping fresh from the hot takery, but I have to get this quick take out there: I cannot embrace the tank. I really can’t. I don’t fathom how I will celebrate goals against the Sabres. I can understand that it’s going to make stomaching losses a lot easier, but the amount of… Continue Reading

Immediate Reactions: Buffalo Bills 17, Detroit Lions 14

Dan. Effing. Carpenter. Well, here’s your hope: It took Kyle Orton three-plus quarters to shake the quasi-retirement rust off, Fred Jackson’s injury is far less serious than it appeared and the Buffalo Bills will compete to win every game that doesn’t involve an elite quarterback. That would mean that out of the remaining games, only… Continue Reading

Let’s be clear on what you’re saying when you choose Kyle Orton

Let’s be clear on what you’re saying when you choose Kyle Orton

This isn’t for the Bills hierarchy. It’s for you, the fan. More specifically, it’s for you, the fan who is happy that Kyle Orton is taking over the Buffalo Bills offense. Let’s talk about what that means. Let’s make sure you’re clear on what you’re saying. It would feel irresponsible and wimpy of me to… Continue Reading

Immediate Reactions: Houston Texans 23, Buffalo Bills 17

Through three quarters, it looked like so many Bills quarterback performances we’ve seen over the past decades. Errol Jalen Manuel had a few moments of strong play, a variety of debatable plays, a completely dubious error and chance after chance to make up for it. And he didn’t. Time and time again, Manuel failed to… Continue Reading