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The first time I opened the link to the Facebook group “Women of the NFL,” the sole impression that popped into my mind was, “Oh my God, there are so many other women out there like me!” Then I thought, “Oh my God, there are SO many other women out there like me," and my exultation quickly turned to empathy. The private Facebook group was created by Tara Ne…

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These days, access to most professional athletes is limited to long lines at memorabilia signings or the occasional spotting at an airport or in a hotel lobby, and the interaction is swift. However, for a span of 10 years, many to the chagrin of me and my football sister wives, a little spot occupying the northeast corner of Abbott Road and Big Tree Road was a refuge a…

Bills

Fred and Barney, Ralph Kramden and Ed Norton, The Lone Ranger and Tonto, Jordan and Pippen: No matter the duo, one recognized the other’s strengths and was a counterweight to them. And so it went for Bruce Smith and Darryl Talley. Bruce arrived in Buffalo the summer of 1985 the No. 1 overall NFL draft pick. He was guarded, which some mistook for aloof, but Darryl had pla…

Bills

Imagine being a professional athlete, one good enough to be a starting wide receiver in the NFL. Now imagine being in a game situation childhood dreams are made of: It’s overtime on your home turf and you have the chance to catch the game-winning ball. You’ve run this play a thousand times in practice and you’ve run it a thousand more in your head. You possess super-…

Bills

This is the first in a series of six columns for The Buffalo News by Janine Talley, wife of Bills great Darryl Talley.Since Tim Graham’s feature story, “Broke and Broken,” ran in this paper in November, disclosing Darryl Talley’s physical decline, battle with depression and subsequent financial ruin, concerned friends and fans have inquired as to where we are today…