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The NFL draft, like opening day and the Super Bowl, should be a national holiday. Perhaps three days are too much for the NFL, but we can punt Presidents, Labor and Columbus Day, and I love me some veterans but combine Veterans with Memorial Day, and yes, I know the difference. This is Draft Day, dammit! I hate to even call it "Draft Day" after that awful movie that sho…

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I attended all four of the Buffalo Bills’ Super Bowl games, and regardless of the eventual gut-wrench, the buildup – the host city’s preparation, layout and staging, and its bars and locals partaking — was always far more attention-grabbing and better than the product on the field, especially the excruciating halftime shows. Minneapolis killed it, in the good way. Atlanta …

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A Bills fan’s offseason is not unlike a Bills player’s. Sure, you take a short while off to clear your head and restore your body. Last year was brutal and took its toll. You have been doing this forever and each offseason is a tad tougher. But the Bills and Bills football is in your DNA and you can’t wait to jump right back in, like the Polar Bear Club. You want to …

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After Josh Allen had just run over, around and under the previous three Bills opponents for historic quarterback rushing yardage, the Detroit Lions decided to tinker with their base defense — tailor it to stop Josh from running — make him be a sharpshooter and attack through the air with his rifle arm instead — all by using a spy (or spies) to contain rather than stop him.…

Analysis

Outside of The Josh Allen Experiment, the 2018 Bills season is likely to be remembered for its up and down, in and out, don’t know if we are good or bad, coming or going fluctuations. Sometimes we are riding sky high; sometimes seem on life support. The Dr. Poyer and Micah Hyde back and forth, two-headed monster, is tough to watch and even tougher to get a handle on. …

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Football fandom is serious business. We put all of our blood, sweat and beers into it. It’s especially tough on Buffalo fans who consistently break our own records for enduring futility. But lately, most of the Bills Nation, Mafia, or Faithful have experienced a long forgotten fundamental element of fandemonium … Fun. Josh Allen is pure fun to watch. He’s putti…

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Many Bills fans believe that all of 2018 is more of a laboratory experiment than an NFL season for the team, and its potential franchise quarterback and future Josh Allen. There are at least 50 separate, crucial if not essential skills and qualities to playing the toughest position in all of team sports -- NFL quarterback. At any given time, less than a dozen out of eig…

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A tradition in many homes across this awesome region and great land at this time of year is to go around the table and give thanks for all the things that are dear to one’s heart. So here, in the themes of the bountiful meal we are all about to engorge on Thanksgiving, are some thanks of mine for our local sports teams and their fans.  Thanks for the entrée – the main d…

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In this most manic-depressive of seasons, the Bipolar Bills are on a two-week bye-high after the mind-bending 41-10 dismantling of the New Jersey Jets. Just another manic Sunday. In Bills world, suddenly everything is seen through a prism, and our blues now look downright rose-colored. In what can only be akin to masters starting to look like their dogs over time,…

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It’s election season, in case you hadn’t noticed, and it's also midseason for candidates for the 2018-19 Buffalo Bills. So it seems patriotic — lower case p — to offer this online ballot and let the BN Blitzers vote in this hotly contested political football climate. We are mostly (if not all) partisan to the Bills, and this official "Voice of the Fan" Ballot uses all w…

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Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify your emotions through awareness, then harness, and manage them — including cheering up or calming down others — which guide and influence your thinking and behavior. That’s a sudden death overtime of psychobabble, but also the quintessential experience of being a Bills fan. It ain’t easy being us. The term “emotion…

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There are times when it is hard to determine if it is tougher to win in this league or be a fan of this franchise. For a team that circles the wagons and drains as much as the Bills do, we fans have been dragged through the mud equally as much as its players, and perhaps more, as most of us have been here much longer, and take the beatings and losses just as personally …

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Josh Allen’s 14-yard zigzag touchdown on the Buffalo Bills' first drive was as athletic as it was dazzling, and pumped up the crowd as well as his teammates. And while clearly it set the tone for the game, it was the only TD scored in it. But shortly after Tennessee’s Ryan Succop drilled a 50-yard field goal to give the Titans their first lead, the upstart Bills and the…

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Our hot-and-cold, topsy-turvy Buffalo Bills got embarrassed Sunday at historic Lambeau Field and were unceremoniously stuffed in the cooler by the Green Bay Meat Packers. After an almost flawless performance on the road against the Minnesota Vikings the previous week, this one turned out to be lawless. What has happened to our faithful is seemingly fraudulent, and we…

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Sunday’s raiding and looting of the Minnesota Vikings in the Twin Cities was all but orgasmic. Pure bliss. Absolute ecstasy. Suck it up and soak it in. One had to think back to the Bengals-Ravens game last year to feel this great, and then wonder if that one big momentous feeling was even better than the endless series of fantastic ones coming, bang-bang-bang, one right…