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Bills on Monday Night? We'll know soon

This is what I’m thinking …

We’ll find out at 8 p.m. today about the accuracy of that report two weeks ago from Fox Sports Wisconsin that the Buffalo Bills will have a home date on Monday Night Football with the Green Bay Packers.

The National Football League said Tuesday that it will announce the 2014 schedule todayWednesday.

I was skeptical of the accuracy of the Fox Sports Report – which got widespread attention in the Buffalo broadcast media – even before sources with the Bills and ESPN said they knew nothing about the Monday Night Football game and added that no one else could have the knowledge either.

It is extremely rare for there to be leaks about the schedule until a few hours before it is released. The only other report about the 2014 schedule occurred in Jacksonville was later refuted.

But hey, you never know.

There also is skepticism in Green Bay.

Interestingly, a Green Bay radio station predicted recently that Green Bay would play the Bills in a 1 p.m. Sunday game in October.

I hope fans predicting the Buffalo Bills schedule in a team contest don’t lose because they put too much credence in the Fox Sports Wisconsin report.


Good news. HBO has renewed my favorite new cable comedy. “Silicon Valley,” as well as the Julia Louis-Dreyfus series “Veep.” “Silicon Valley” gets twice the live audience of “Veep.”


I’m told that Channel 2 has purchased the rights to the new syndicated TV show that John Tesh is doing next fall with his wife Connie Sellecca and may run it at 11:30 a.m. after the 11 a.m. news. It is based on his syndicated radio show.


I highly recommend Billy Crystal’s HBO special based on his Broadway show, “700 Sundays,” about his father and his family life. It is funny, it is emotional and it is beautifully performed. But be warned, it also is a little coarse at times.

Of course, I was predisposed to love it. Crystal is my age and grew up on Long Beach, Long Island, which was about a 20-minute ride from my home. One of my best childhood memories was watching Larry Brown, the famous college and pro basketball coach, play for Long Beach against my high school. Brown was the best high school guard I ever saw growing up. Until the special, I hadn’t realized that Crystal also played basketball at Long Beach. There is a trivia note on the internet that says Brown and Crystal were on the same high school team but that’s inaccurate. Brown is several years older than Crystal.

I also hadn’t realized that Crystal’s dad was such a legend among jazz performers who played in his New York City club.

It’s a great show. You’ll have several more chances to catch it on HBO this month and it also is On Demand.


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