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Don't worry, gang. I was just taking a well-deserved break to gear up for March Madness -- the best time of the year in sports. It's amazing how much can happen in a week or so. The Sabres finally traded Brian Campbell, the Bills made several big signings to address their run defense, and the McKinley fiasco continued to dominate the news pages. I'll say this much about …

After watching the Pistons drill the Suns by 30 at Phoenix on Sunday, I'm even more convinced that the Suns aren't winning anything with Shaquille O'Neal. The big guy is out of his element on that team, and they simply don't play the same dynamic style with him on the court. I know it's early and Shaq will need some time to blend in with his new teammates, but I don't see …

I checked out Vogl's blog on whether fans should boo Chris Drury on Saturday night and was amazed to find sentiment leaning squarely against one of the best leaders ever to play pro sports in this town. Apparently, fans want to believe that Drury "misled" management and never wanted to stay in Buffalo. If you buy that, fine, but remember you're talking about one …

Apparently, one of the main reasons the Falcons cut Alge Crumpler was he wasn't suited to the scheme of Atlanta's new offensive coordinator -- one Mike Mularkey. Mularkey's offense doesn't place much of a premium on the tight end in the passing game. So Crumpler, who suffered from knee problems last season, became expendable.How about Crumpler in Buffalo? The Bills have a …

Former Dolphins linebacker Zach Thomas visited the Patriots on Monday in the first stop of his free agency tour. The Patriots, who love old linebackers, reportedly offered Thomas a contract. I'm sure he could contribute to the Pats, the way Junior Seau did this past season. But I've long considered Thomas one of the most overrated players in the NFL. The Bills are reported…

I didn't know quite what to expect when I saw Brian Dux for the first time since his accident on Sunday. Would he be able to carry on an interview? Would he even recognize me? Well, Dux put my fears to an immediate rest. Mentally, he is pretty much the same Brian. He has suffered some short-term memory loss, but his mind is sharp and he is making slow but steady progress i…

Brian Campbell raised hope among Sabres fans early this week when he said he expected to be a Sabre next season. But I wouldn't get too excited. Campbell's agent spoke with GM Darcy Regier in Ottawa on Tuesday, but they don't appear to have made any real progress on a new contract for Campbell, who will command a salary in the $6 million a year range as an unrestricted fre…

I tend to agree with Bucky Gleason's observations in today's News about the Sabres being a tease. They've been a remarkably streaky team this season. Early in the year, they won three in a row. Then they had three losing streaks of three games each. They had a five-game winning streak and a six-gamer. Then, just when they seemed to be turning the corner, they went winless …

At one point during his ramblings at Wednesday's press conference, Ralph Wilson described the Bills' five-year venture in Toronto as a "trial". Later, when asked what he meant, Wilson said not to read anything into his choice of words. But that's exactly how it feels -- like a trial run for an NFL franchise in Toronto. I came away from the meeting even more convi…

The Suns' trade for Shaquille O'Neal is a desperate move by a Phoenix team that knows its championship window is closing. Steve Nash is still near the top of his game, but he's slowing down. The Western Conference is getting tougher by the day and the Suns will have their hands full in the first round of the playoffs, which could be among the most competitive in memory.I d…

There's early speculation that the NFL will choose Cleveland as the Bills' opponent for the first regular-season game in Toronto. Let's hope not. A lot of fans were looking forward to that game being played at Ralph Wilson Stadium. At the Bills-Browns snow game last fall, there was a lot of talk about a return game in Buffalo. Now that the Browns are a viable contender, th…

Oh, and did anyone find it a tad weak that Bill Belichick walked off the field with one second left in the Super Bowl? Could it be the Hoodie is a bad loser?

Boy, was I wrong about the Super Bowl. I underestimated the Giants' pass rush and vastly overrated the Patriots' offensive line. New England's O line is good, but hardly great. Tom Brady usually makes them look like an elite line with his amazing ability in the pocket and his rare decision-making skills. But a persistent pass rush can make any quarterback look nervous. It …

A lot of Bills fans are understandably miffed over Ralph Wilson's dismissive comments in today's News about the Toronto deal. During our conversation on Wednesday, I asked Wilson about the natural fears of Bills fans who believe this venture is the first step in the Bills moving to Canada."They can think whatever they want," Wilson said. "I can't speculate t…