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A stalk of celery dipped into malaise is what 2017 Buffalo sports tasted like. The year was dominated by upheaval for the Bills and Sabres, with the biggest stories involving people being fired or traded. Record playoff slumps persist. The Bandits were terrible. The Bisons finished 21 games out of first place. None of the Big Four basketball programs made the NCAA To…

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Last month, we took a look at some interesting Bills’ numbers from the early 1970s – one for each season – continuing what we began back in September that started with a piece on fun facts and oddities in the early 1960s and then the late 1960s. With little positive to draw on after the Saints’ 47-10 thrashing of the Bills, let’s pick up where we left off and look at so…

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Andre Holmes is batting .272 this season. The Buffalo Bills' lanky wide receiver has 11 catches in 2017, three of which have gone for touchdowns. One of those came Sunday in the Buffalo Bills' 34-14 win over Oakland. Holmes had three catches for 51 yards, including a 6-yard touchdown in the second quarter against his old team in helping the Bills improve to 5-2. "I h…

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Cookie Gilchrist played only three seasons for the Buffalo Bills and four full seasons in the American Football League. He should have played a lot more. That's why Sunday's halftime ceremony to place Gilchrist's name on the Buffalo Bills' Wall of Fame is a small measure of justice. Had he not been exploited by the Cleveland Browns as an 18-year-old, he might well…

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When the Buffalo Bills revealed this year's promotional slogan, all I could think of were the ways it would backfire. It's a double entendre. The fan base is unfailingly loyal, and the team sure does love to hand off. Bills Run Deep. As does the pain. You have to go back a lot of years to remember when the Bills regularly thrilled their fans. The last of the Su…

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The Buffalo Bills never reissued four jerseys since last worn. Jim Kelly's No. 12 is retired. Bruce Smith's No. 78 will be honored at the home opener. Thurman Thomas' No. 34 should be retired next year. Three proper. Three righteous. The other jersey will not be retired. For that reason and some others, isn't it time to remove O.J. Simpson's honor and put No. 32 back i…

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Quick highlights from the Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan's introductory news conference Wednesday in Orchard Park ... What it means: Ryan's first impression was strong. He proclaimed the Bills will be bullies, pursue Super Bowl rings and field the NFL's best defense. He evoked memories of the AFL glory days, talked about the cold beers he drank Tuesday with Jim Kelly at the…

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Quick highlights from the Buffalo Bills' loss to the San Diego Chargers in Ralph Wilson Stadium ... What it means: The Bills have a blemish. Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers exploited the Bills' secondary, and the offense had no response trying to rally from behind. Player of the game: Rivers was magnificent. He was 18 of 25 for 256 yards and two touchdowns with zero i…