While optimistic fans may argue that 12 or 13 wins are within the Bills' grasp, News sports columnist Jerry Sullivan was much more conservative in his estimate, predicting Buffalo finishes 9-7.
Since you're now sufficiently worked up, you can watch Sully defend those picks, and then listen to an interview with the Minneapolis Star Tribune's Mike Russo, who covers
Sabres West the Minnesota Wild, on this episode of "The Bucky and Sully Show."
Here's the breakdown, by segment, from the original WBBZ-TV production:
Segment 1: Bucky and Sully talk about the daunting start to the Bills' schedule, then express concern over a road-heavy November and December.
Segment 2: Minneapolis Star Tribune's Mike Russo joins the co-hosts to talk about Thomas Vanek and Jason Pominville, former Sabres who are headed in different directions in Minny. Who does Russo see as the Stanley Cup favorites?
Segment 3: In light of the news that guard Shannon Evans will leave UB and follow Bobby Hurley to Arizona State, Bucky and Sully discuss how smart of a decision this was, and whether or not "Hollywood" will cut it in a high-major conference. Plus, some NBA chatter.
Final segment: Bucky and Sully discuss the World Sledge Hockey Championships, which will take place in HarborCenter all week.
The show aired originally at 6:30 p.m. on April 24 on WBBZ-TV. Stay tuned for the next "Bucky & Sully Show" at 6:30 p.m. Monday on the same station.