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Erik Brady

Erik Brady has 50 years in newspapers as a paperboy for The Buffalo Evening News, sports columnist for the Courier-Express and sports reporter for USA Today, where he recently retired as the last member of its founding generation.


Once, a dozen or so years ago, I was asked a question that I remember to this day. "What is it with you Buffalo people?" Susan Page, Washington bureau chief of USA Today, asked me this at a lovely party at her lovely home in Georgetown, a neighborhood I like to think of as Washington’s version of Allentown (not counting the seven-figure price tags). The point of S…