Share this article

print logo

ESPN SportsCenter anchor gives big shout-out to Sabres fans & WNY

The eye-popping attendance number for Friday night's Buffalo Sabres development camp scrimmage didn't just have people in Western New York talking.

On Friday night's 11 p.m. SportsCenter on ESPN, anchor Kevin Connors made Buffalo fans his "Star of the Night" after 17,115  Blue & Gold Scrimmage at First Niagara Center.

The "star of the night" is a nightly feature in which the co-anchors of the program pick a standout in the sports world as viewers do the same via Twitter with the #SC3stars hashtag.

If Connors and shout-outs to Buffalo fans sounds familiar, that's because he has become something of the next generation's Chris Berman when it comes to backing Buffalo on Sportscenter. The News' Greg Connors -- no relation -- did a feature on Kevin Connors and the roots of his Buffalo fandom in September of 2013. Note: I got the year wrong in the tweet below. My bad (chest tap).

Here's how it went down on Twitter, via tweets from ESPN's Connors (whose Twitter home page picture is of he and Jim Kelly), myself and some reactions (and video) from others:

[bn_tweet url="https://twitter.com/kevconnorsespn/status/619715549946363904"]

[bn_tweet url="https://twitter.com/KeithMcSheaBN/status/619717737103888385"]

[bn_tweet url="https://twitter.com/KeithMcSheaBN/status/619718474387091457"]

[bn_tweet url="https://twitter.com/KeithMcSheaBN/status/619719513731375104"]

[bn_tweet url="https://twitter.com/KeithMcSheaBN/status/619722426050592768"]

[bn_tweet url="https://twitter.com/carlifarley/status/619718341297635328"]

[bn_tweet url="https://twitter.com/Tdubbs113096/status/619717067873370116"]

[bn_tweet url="https://twitter.com/larrabeard15/status/619717878825267200"]

[bn_tweet url="https://twitter.com/RyanDenz/status/620114652861714432"]

[bn_tweet url="https://twitter.com/KyprianH/status/619718857020809217"]

[bn_tweet url="https://twitter.com/Skoginos/status/619722837495029760"]

[bn_tweet url="https://twitter.com/Bwils717/status/619912523073064960"]

[bn_tweet url="https://twitter.com/TheBillsMafia/status/619870554695315456"]

There are no comments - be the first to comment