Former Buffalo Bills wide receiver Jordan Matthews made headlines this week when he said that he became a father while playing for the Bills last season because there was "nothing to do" here, so he had more time to, uh ...
Matthews grew up amid the bright lights of Huntsville, Ala. We have nothing bad to say about Matthews' chosen activity, but we are happy to highlight a few other great ways to spend time here. When the Rolling Stones came to town in 2015, Mick Jagger toured the Darwin Martin House. Bruce Springsteen visited the Albright-Knox Art Gallery when he performed here in February 2016.
We have theaters, restaurants, casinos and other attractions too numerous to list. Then there's Niagara Falls, which has a bit of romantic cachet.
One day after Matthews made his comment, the Buffalo Zoo announced that its one-horned rhinoceros Tashi is pregnant. You can’t trace this one to boredom, though — Tashi’s calf was conceived through artificial insemination.
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Speaking of the Bills, cornerback Vontae Davis became the talk of the NFL last week when he retired during halftime of the Bills' game against the Los Angeles Chargers. To be honest, a lot of Bills fans watching on TV quit at halftime of that game also, another discouraging loss, but the fans aren't paid millions of dollars to stay tuned.
Davis, who signed with the Bills in the offseason, is a lock for first-ballot election to the Quitters Hall of Fame. Some other nominees are: NFL coach Doug Marrone, who walked away from the Bills — getting a $4 million buyout — after the 2014 season; boxer Roberto Duran, who quit in a fight against Sugar Ray Leonard (the famous "No más" bout); and running back Ricky Williams, who retired from the Miami Dolphins a few days before training camp in 2004, saying he wanted to "smoke weed and find myself."
Last we heard, Ricky was still looking.
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In Chautauqua County, Dwayne A. Smith of Kennedy was arrested and charged with felony driving while intoxicated. Kennedy was registering for a court-ordered class on the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol.
Some friendly advice to Mr. Smith: Next time call yourself a cab.