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On fandom, personal attachments, and the Buffalo Bills

  Unless you live in a cave–and a particularly deep, nasty cave with trolls and snakes and giant spiders and whatnot–you probably have heard that in 2020, the Buffalo Bills finally returned to the ranks of the Indisputably Good Teams, … Continue reading

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A Farewell to Football

It’s been fun, football, but I can’t do it anymore. I’ve been sensing this moment coming, with every single death of a former player. My enthusiasm started to wane with the suicide of Junior Seau…or maybe it was Mike Webster’s … Continue reading

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Predicting the NFL Season (Badly)

I tweeted a bunch of NFL predictions this morning, and here they are! Most of them will be wrong. Some will be spectacularly wrong. I apologize for nothing. 1. Bills will go 10-6. Maybe, maybe not for playoffs. Depends on … Continue reading

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Buffasaurus Rex

So, Rex Ryan is apparently the new head coach of the Buffalo Bills. Not my first choice, really; but then, I didn’t really have a first choice. I don’t hate the hire, but I’ve never been a big fan of Ryan’s. … Continue reading

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Costa Del Terry! Pegulaville! Marina del Kim! Otisburg….Otisburg?!

Lots of football news of late. Not all of it is depressing, but quite a lot of it is. :: The most positive story is that, pending NFL approval, Terry and Kim Pegula are set to become the new owners … Continue reading

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Football’s Return, and why it’s OK to be a bandwagon fan

This week marks the return of the NFL to regular season action. For those of us here in Buffalo, that most likely means another snore-fest of a season. The sense here is that the roster has some talent, but everything … Continue reading

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Buckets, the Bills, Stadiums, Pies, Sharkheaded girls: Some random opinions on some random stuff

Just a grab-bag of some thoughts on stuff going on…. :: I posted the following on a Facebook exchange debating the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. This wasn’t really in response to anything anyone specifically said, but more in response to … Continue reading

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On Mr. Wilson

Ralph Wilson, owner of the Buffalo Bills, died yesterday at the age of 95. He was the only owner the team ever had, and, like seemingly everything else around these parts, Buffalo’s relationship with him was…complicated. Wilson brought football to … Continue reading

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Super Thoughts

Wow, what an awful game. We haven’t seen an out-and-out blowout in a number of years, have we? Remember what it felt like, back when the Super Bowl was an annual ass-kicking? This was quite the throwback — it was … Continue reading

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The Most Beautiful Sight In Sports

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