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Monday, Monday

March 23, 2009

What’s new in Buffalo sports these days?

- TO’s a no-show for VOLUNTARY workouts at the Ralph. How is this news? They’re vol-un-tary workouts, meaning the player can choose whether or not to participate. If it was a mandatory workout, I’d be a little more concerned. But let’s just chill for a bit and see if he shows up later in the week. From the little bit I saw on the news, looking good, Poz. Looking good.

- The Bills are going to start their season with a Monday night game in Foxboro against the Patriots. If Brady is back and healthy, can you say ass kicking? Then again, the Bills have performed well on MNF the past two years, so who knows? They could pleasantly surprise me.

- I’m not even going to talk about the idea of playing more Bills home games in Toronto. All I want to point out is that the Packers played home games in both Milwaukee and Green Bay for how many years and no one stroked out over it.

- Ryan Miller updated his blog. Three posts in a month is a nice change of pace from the once-a-month plan that he was on for awhile. I particularly enjoyed his comments on Ovechkin and Don Cherry. I don’t think many people would have thought to write out such a detailed analysis comparing the styles of Ovechkin and Cherry. It’s an interesting way of looking at the situation, that’s for sure. But I bet Don Cherry’s head is probably going to explode over the fact that someone has compared him to a person that he spends the better part of his Coach’s Corner segments trashing.I’d laugh if Miller’s opinions were brought up on Coach’s Corner on Saturday.

In addition, Miller pretty much tells the Buffalo fans to chill the fuck out regarding the end of the season. He would have gone up another notch in my book if he had told us fans to chill the fuck out, but I understand that his website is supposed to be family friendly. Anyway, Miller does point out that there’s still 20 points left to be gained and they have the chance to do something memorable. And it’s his preference that things be kept interesting down the stretch. (So he’s the one that we should be sending the alcohol and therapy bills to based on how these last 10 games turn out? Heh.)

I may be falling for the smooth talk at the right time, but his post is pulling me out of the little hockey funk I was in earlier today. That’s what happens I suppose, from visiting Sabres Edge, where the big to-do earlier today was about whether the Sabres allegedly should have been out and about at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade a couple of weeks ago. I can’t believe the collective hissy fit that was being had over there on this topic. But I digress.

- This Devils / Flyers game is mildly entertaining. It’s nice to be able to watch a hockey game that I’m not 100% completely invested in, both in the on-ice action and the off-ice running of differential calculus to figure out what the current scores are doing to the Sabres playoff chances. But based on the chippiness shown so far in the first period, I’m going to be seriously pissed if I don’t see a little Marty vs. Marty brawl.

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The New Guy

April 13, 2008

The Buffalo News is reporting that the Sabres have signed U of Denver star Chris Butler to a contract. His response: “I can’t wait to start working out tomorrow.” That is such a great thing to hear, since the off-season for the Sabres has only just started. This kid is jazzed about coming to Buffalo and making an impact as soon as possible. (I’m shocked that someone’s actually excited about coming to Buffalo!)

Speaking of making an impact, I hope Darcy can sign Gerbe to a deal soon. The kid put up a great performance last night against Notre Dame, and finished second in the Hobey Baker voting. He’s going to be a great addition to the roster when he’s ready, but he just needs to be signed to a deal.

In addition, can Soupy just go away already? Bucky reports in his column this morning that Pa Soupy was on CBC just gushing about how wonderful the Sharks are and how super Thornton and Grier and Brown have been in making his son’s adjustment to San Jose easier. I’m thinking that Soupy won’t be in San Jose for next season. Past history has shown that their management is not inclined to the contract terms that Soupy is looking for.

I also would like to know what bordello lost a sofa in creating Don Cherry’s suit coat for last night’s HNiC broadcast. It was just so wrong. Bright red roses on a black background with gold diamond trim do not a classy coat make.

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Random Thoughts from The Ice Bowl

January 1, 2008

Oh, sorry. The Amp Energy Winter Classic. I’m going to get 30 lashes with a wet noodle from the NHL for calling it the Ice Bowl. (No joke: my uncle was working security for the game, and was told in his pre-game meeting, that anyone caught referring to the game as the Ice Bowl would be severely disciplined.)

- Crunchy’s Amp Energy commercial. I guess he now has the useful skill of saying “your mama’s so ugly she makes an onion cry” in another language. That’s going to get him some ribbing in the locker room for sure.

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