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Tim Graham

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.


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LAS VEGAS — The dishwasher was chirping, and he couldn't figure out how to turn it off. The thermostat was a mystery. A freshly discovered leak dripped from a large stain in the garage ceiling, and he couldn't locate the cause. He hunched as he moved around the house, smoothly but with a shuffle more than a glide. Reading glasses perched on his salt-and-pepper head. He …

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Jordan Poyer, flying across the field for the Cleveland Browns to tackle a punt returner, didn't see it coming. A greasy, blindside wallop from a Tennessee Titans blocker buried Poyer in the grass. Sharp pain made Poyer think just the wind had been knocked out of him. He made it to the sideline and threw up blood. An ambulance rushed Poyer to the hospital, where Poye…

High Schools

Chad Kelly has been in the NFL for 10 months. And for 10 months his NFL dreams have been paused. At this time a year ago, when the top names of his draft class descended on Indianapolis and the NFL scouting combine, Kelly was encumbered by a laundry bag of red flags. The NFL had rescinded his combine invitation because of a new misbehavior policy — since terminate…

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As part of our Hoopsapalooza edition of the "Tim Graham Show" on Sports Radio 1270 The Fan, old friend Tim Bontemps delivered the NBA angles. The Washington Post's national NBA writer gave his thoughts on the rebuilt Cleveland Cavaliers, whether the Toronto Raptors are for real, what's it like to be based in the Bay Area and cover the Golden State Warriors and why baske…

Colleges

Already sick of analyzing the Minnesota Vikings depth chart for the Buffalo Bills' next quarterback? Find yourself unhealthily concerned about A.J. McCarron's contract status? Pace yourself, fool. Free agency is a month away, the draft two and a half months away. Chillax and look around Western New York for a constructive use of your sports time. This might the gr…

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Daniel Ellsberg's latest book is a disturbing analysis about how close we have been – and still are – to a nuclear holocaust. Ellsberg, the whistleblower behind the provocative Pentagon Papers in 1971 which became the basis for the Steven Spielberg film "The Post," is an expert on decision theory and warfare strategy. Yet positive reviews for "The Doomsday Machine: Conf…

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What is going on with the New England Patriots? Josh McDaniels jilted the Indianapolis Colts on Wednesday to remain the Patriots' offensive coordinator. Bill Belichick and Tom Brady appear — for now — to be returning for 2018. Rob Gronkowski might be mulling retirement. http://buffalonews.com/2018/02/07/report-gronkowski-mulling-retirement-to-pursue-hollywood-career-…

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Roger Goodell asked Robert Mueller to conduct an independent investigation of the NFL 32 months before the Justice Department appointed Mueller to conduct an independent investigation of President Trump's connections to Russia. The NFL often borrows devices implemented by our political institutions. Its outgoing executive vice president of communications and public affa…

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Larry Nassar's reckoning reached another milestone Wednesday. A Michigan judge sentenced Nassar, the pedophile former gymnastics doctor, to another 40 to 175 years in prison on top of the 60 years he previously received for child pornography crimes. Some subjects must be discussed over simple sports. Nassar and the dumbfounding inability of USA Gymnastics or Michigan…

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What's the opposite of robust? A long-running joke about the Buffalo Bills has been about their much-heralded "robust football analytics operation," a phrase used by Russ Brandon in 2013 to indicate grand plans to bring a progressive and aggressive approach to football. Five years later, the Bills have blown it up. The Bills last week dismissed director of analyti…

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Jon Bon Jovi wouldn't have moved the Buffalo Bills, was going to buy a home in Western New York and pretty much would abandon his music career, but instead he slipped into a depression partly because he failed to buy the team in 2014. Those were revelations Bon Jovi made Wednesday morning to radio host Howard Stern. The interview was the first time Bon Jovi has spoken a…

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I had a somber announcement to make Wednesday on the "Tim Graham Show." The announcement had to be delivered over 1270 Sports Radio The Fan's airwaves and in front of the whole crew. That was the only fair and transparent way to do it. I announced that Wednesday would be Jerry Sullivan's final appearance on my show. This was my personal decision. It's about standards…

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Sunday's playoff game was there to be won, but the Buffalo Bills demonstrated they're not quite ready to challenge for anything more than our hearts just yet. Rookie head coach Sean McDermott and first-year General Manager Brandon Beane made progress in establishing a new Bills era. Now we get to watch them try to turn a plucky club into a true cont…

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The belief from the beginning was that the Buffalo Bills were looking toward 2018 and beyond. All the trades, the unloaded salaries and the accumulation of draft choices signaled an organization building for the future. That the Bills reached the postseason was a bonus, a beautiful fluke that flowed from Cincinnati quarterback Andy Dalton's right…

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Like a TV dad that walks into the kitchen to confab with his family about the coming day, Doug Marrone casually took his place behind the lectern for Thursday's news conference with a ceramic coffee mug that read #ForeverTeal. In a baggy Jacksonville Jaguars sweatshirt, he answered questions about Sunday's playoff game against the Buffalo Bills at E…