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As soon as the Bills traded for the Chiefs' first-round pick in next year's NFL draft, rooting against Kansas City became a secondary pastime for Buffalo fans. The worse they finish, the higher the pick. Naturally, the Chiefs knocked off the Patriots in the season opener Thursday night, 42-27, scoring the most points of any opponent during Bill Belichick's time. Andy Re…

I often refer to the NFL as the most popular sport in the U.S. But you could make an argument that fantasy football has become a greater obsession in this country. I'm sure some fantasy fanatics consider it an actual sport. The average weekly viewership for NBC's Sunday Night Football last season was 22.5 million, the largest of its 11-year existence. Estimates of fanta…

There were numerous times over the years in which I wished to speak to that kid in the picture standing proudly alongside Greg Bell after his first practice in Fredonia back in 1984. You see a young, vibrant and wishful teenager who was eternally optimistic when it came to Buffalo sports. If he only knew what would transpire in the coming decade, how the lousy team he a…

The Bills' regular-season opener is barely a week away, so the populace is getting restless, and a little crazy. After Thursday's stirring preseason win, you can probably guess who was the main topic of discussion in the weekly mail. Yes, it's Nathan Peterman, the backup quarterback for a rebuilding team and therefore the most popular man in town -- with the possible ex…

Who says the preseason finale is a meaningless exercise? The Bills made history on Thursday night at New Era Field, beating the Lions, 27-17, in the traditional exhibition finale for the first time in a decade. Seriously, the Bills had lost nine straight to Detroit in the NFL's fond, forgettable preseason rivalry. Before Thursday's breakthrough, they hadn't won the late…

J.J. Watt was hoping to raise $200,000 for recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey and instead collected more than $4 million in donations after two days. The amount will increase with proceeds from the Texans-Cowboys preseason finale being directed toward southeast Texas. Ideally, every NFL team would follow Watt's lead and donate profits from preseason games …

Sean McDermott arrived 20 minutes late Tuesday morning for his scheduled gathering with the media, which was hardly anything new. McDermott had been tardy nearly every day since training camp began, prompting a veteran grump (not me) to ask if he would send himself home. McDermott showing up late for a bunch of reporters certainly isn't a felony, but he couldn't dismiss…

Giancarlo Stanton hit his 50th homer of the season Sunday and was on pace for 63 for the year. Roger Maris hit 61 homers in 1961, a single-season record that wasn't matched until Mark McGwire hit 70 and Sammy Sosa had 66 in 1998. Three years later, Barry Bonds hit 73. So who holds the record? History says Bonds does, but fans can let their collective conscience be their…

A head injury and a head case. That sums up the Bills' sorry state of affairs after Saturday's unwatchable, 13-9, preseason loss in Baltimore. Tyrod Taylor, the team's beleaguered starting quarterback, suffered a concussion after completing one pass against the Ravens. His status for the last preseason game (assuming the Bills would be foolish enough to let him play)…

The people aren't in a very cheery state of mind these days. You can tell by the tenor of the tweets and emails, which reflect a sense of despair and frustration that's remarkable even by the standards of Bills fans. Are they tanking? Why don't they give Nathan Peterman the No 1 job? Do you think they'll bring in (fill in name of unemployed veteran wide receiver) to hel…

In the late summer of 2011, Susan and Fluarry Jackson were driving home from their daughter’s track meet when they got a call from their son, Tyree. The head football coach at the high school wanted them to come in for a talk. A few minutes later, they walked into Mona Shores, a small school on Lake Michigan south of Muskegon. The first thing they noticed was Tyree’s …

Koby Altman had a dilemma when he became the Cavs' GM last month. With LeBron James one year from a possible opt-out, and Kyrie Irving looking to be traded, should Altman look to the future or go for another NBA title run? He did both on Tuesday. The Cavs traded Irving, their star point guard, to the Celtics for guard Isaiah Thomas, forward Jae Crowder, center Ante Zizi…

Considering the circumstances, Tyrod Taylor was surprisingly upbeat Tuesday afternoon. He sounded the way a starting quarterback is expected to sound, like a leader, a veteran who feels it's his duty to show the new guys how an NFL player responds in trying times. You couldn't have blamed Taylor if he had been in a sour mood. His receivers are disappearing faster than T…

Even before Anquan Boldin stunned the Bills by deciding to retire from the NFL on Sunday,  people were suggesting that quarterback Tyrod Taylor was being "set up to fail." I've been hearing that sentiment a lot on talk radio and elsewhere on social media. Taylor can't have been thrilled with the trade of his top wideout, Sammy Watkins. Now Boldin, who was expected to be a…

During his 56-game hitting streak in 1941, Joe DiMaggio struck out five times. In his last 56 games, rookie Aaron Judge has struck out 88 times. On Sunday, he extended his MLB record by striking out in his 37th consecutive game. That's troubling for Yankee fans, who have watched Judge go from an MVP favorite to a flailing mess since the All-Star break. Judge, who was hi…