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Tim Graham has covered the NFL since 2007 for The Buffalo News, ESPN and the Palm Beach Post. He was the Sabres beat reporter for seven years and served two terms as Boxing Writers Association of America president.

Scooter Gennett, of all people, hit four home runs in a game. Each of Aaron Judge's at-bats is an event. Albert Pujols crushed a grand slam for his 600th home run. The best part of the season, however, has been sublime pitching. Historic numbers are being posted. Strikeouts per nine innings are at an all-time high. And Clayton Kershaw continues to make a case for being …

There was a lot to digest from Monday's basebrawl between the Nationals and Giants. What's the statute of limitations for beaning a batter? Giants reliever Hunter Strickland plunked Nationals star Bryce Harper, who stroked a pair of home runs off him in the 2014 postseason. They hadn't faced each other since. Strickland didn't go for the noggin, but he tagged Harper …

A rematch between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals looks like a fait accompli. We've been hankering for this blockbuster showdown while enduring so many lopsided playoff games along the way. Mark Bortz cut to the chase Wednesday on "The Tim Graham Show." The former University at Buffalo and international basketball player broke down…

Doug Whaley bucked the trend of fired Pegula Sports and Entertainment executives remaining silent about their performances. Whaley was a guest Monday on SiriusXM NFL Radio and was gracious about his departure. He took the blame for not getting the job done in his seven years with the Bills, four as GM. Whaley reduced the problem to his failure to find a franchise qua…

Two years back, I wrote a feature that explored the ethics of losing on purpose. Whether it's the Sabres or a girls' high school basketball team trying to lose for a better postseason tournament seeding, I found the topic fascinating. I reached out to Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban for his thoughts because he's known as a progressive thinker. I asked him if losing on…

Football fans have been interested to see what kind of broadcast analyst Rex Ryan will be. Bills fans wish it would have happened sooner than this, but he reportedly is expected to make his real-game debut on one of TV's biggest stages, opening week on "Monday Night Football." As always seems the case with Ryan, the game will have a gimmicky feel to it. Sports Illust…

What pills these new Buffalo general managers are. They sat in front of the cameras and droned on about infrastructure and collaboration and character and the process and my goodness ... When will one of these guys make a trade already? The Pegulas apparently have forsaken entertainment and are out to bore us. At introductory news conferences Thursday and Friday, we …

This is the space on the internet where I, Buffalo News writer Tim Graham, am supposed to supply my most scalding of blistering-hot takes minutes after Bills GM Brandon Beane's introductory news conference. I'm paid for this. So I will dig deep into the coals within my boiler and belch pure fire: There's still no way to be sure Beane will be any good at his job. B…

OK, fellas. You're in this together. One doesn't escape if the other one fails. One can't leave the other behind. And the owners can't wash their hands by rationalizing somebody else hired these people. Bills rookie head coach Sean McDermott and rookie GM Brandon Beane will win as a pair, lose as a pair. Terry and Kim Pegula are on the hook for both. One Bills.…

Respectable rebuilders. Playoff-bound upstarts. Where should the 2017 Buffalo Bills set expectations for their battered fans? "The Tim Graham Show" gang explored the topic on Sports Radio 1270 The Fan. ESPN.com's Mike Rodak received some intriguingly optimistic rebuttals after writing an article that examined how the Bills can maneuver themselves into position …