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Lyndsey D'Arcangelo

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Jeff Burris boarded a plane to Ruston, La., last week after the former Buffalo Bills cornerback had just accepted an offer to become the cornerbacks coach at Louisiana Tech, leaving the same position he held this past year at Northern Iowa. “It’s been an emotional roller coaster ride for the past few days,” Burris, 45, said over the phone on the way to the airport. “The…

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During the college football season, you can find Ray Bentley in the booth calling games as a color analyst for ESPN. The 57-year-old former linebacker for the Buffalo Bills has been working in television since 1994 and for ESPN for the past 12 years. “I love it,” he said from his home in New Market, N.H. “Mostly because I get to speak the language and be a part of the g…

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Eric Byrnes retired from Major League Baseball in 2010, but he’s still as active as ever. The MLB Network analyst has completed 11 Ironman races and participates in grueling long-distance running competitions known as Ultramarathons. The longest one he’s ever done – the Western States 100 Silver Belt Buckler – stretches for 100 miles. He finished the race in 22 hours. …

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Summer Sanders knows how to give a good pep talk. And if the Olympic gold medal winner could speak with the Buffalo Bills players before they embark on their last three remaining games of the season, she’d get them fired up. “I’d tell them that I believe they are going to return to form and finish the season the way they started,” Sanders said confidently, “and that we’…

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Every December, the Cincinnati Reds host a fun-filled fan event called Redsfest, featuring up close and personal interactions with players and various other activities. Rookie Jessie Winker was there, too. The 24-year-old was drafted by the Reds in 2012 and played in the minors until last April, when he made his major league debut. Winker says he learned a lot during th…

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A few years ago, Les Trent did a special NFL segment on "Inside Edition" featuring Buffalo Bills fans congregating at different pubs and bars across the entire country. At the time, Trent had just relocated to Boston and happened upon a bar called The Harp, which airs nothing but Bills games every Sunday during the NFL season. Every time the Bills scored a touchdown, the i…

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Enjoy this free sample of the extensive Bills coverage available on BNblitz.com. To subscribe, visit BNblitz.com. When Cornelius Bennett walked on the field at Rich Stadium in 1987, he wasn’t sure what to expect. The highly regarded linebacker out of Alabama went second overall in the draft to the Indianapolis Colts, but was dealt to the Bills shortly before the trade d…

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Today, she’s known as @Bills_Chick on Twitter. But back in 2005, she was a young student, away at law school, just looking to connect with other Bills fans. She felt disconnected from her hometown sports teams and from the city’s sports bubble as a whole. That’s when she decided to jump on the internet. She created an anonymous online moniker that referenced Bills legend S…

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Early last week, Maggie Gray was debating just how much Buffalo Bills swag she should wear to the Thursday night football game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. The host of "SI Now" for SI.com and "The Moose and Maggie Show" for CBS Radio hadn’t been to a Bills game as a regular fan in over four years. She was excited. But she was also super anxious. “No…

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Philip Pope is a man of his word. He and his wife, Tami, made a pact to visit every NFL stadium in the country. They had been to 13 stadiums together before she passed away in 2011 from cancer. That’s why the 53-year-old is determined to finish off the list, no matter what. The pact, Pope says, was something they decided to do because they were both devout football f…

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Carlin Hartman has been coaching college basketball for almost two decades. And even though he wouldn’t mind winning an NCAA championship before the Buffalo Bills win a Super Bowl, he admits he’d be just fine with it if the Bills hoisted a trophy first. Hartman, an assistant coach at the University of Oklahoma, was born and raised in Buffalo. He grew up on the East Side…

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During the week before the Buffalo Bills home opener against the New York Jets, Dick DeGroat couldn’t help but feel the familiar buzz that goes hand-in-hand with the start of a new NFL season. He was giddy with anticipation and planned to invite his kids and their children over for a barbecue to watch the game. That’s when DeGroat, a resident of Rochester, says he was hit …

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Andrew Miano knows a few things about movies, having produced the “Golden Compass” and indie hits “Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist,” “Grandma” and most recently, “Columbus.” He says if he ever got the opportunity to produce a movie about the Buffalo Bills, it would most likely be an epic and heroic tale about them finally winning the Super Bowl. But after mulling it ove…

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You could say that Reid Okoniewski has a Ph.D. in blind faith. At 24, he's been a loyal Buffalo Bills fan despite never witnessing the team make the playoffs (at least at an age where he can remember it). Like many Bills fans, he has known only losing and football heartbreak over the last 17 years, especially to the New England Patriots. Yet somehow, he still believed t…

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Donald Jones has been to New Era Stadium before. When he was in junior college, he played in front of a crowd of 200 people for a playoff game. As soon as he stepped out onto the turf during warmups, he called his father. "I told him, ‘I’m standing in the middle of the Buffalo Bills home field and one day, I might play here.’" Jones’ prediction came true. After trans…