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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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Ezra Castro was on the phone Thursday with a co-worker in Dallas when a call came in from a number he did not recognize. Some instinct told him he had better take it, and he apologized to his friend and switched to the new call. A man asked for Pancho Billa. He identified himself as Sean McDermott, head coach of the Buffalo Bills. “I was like, man, you sound like him…

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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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Members of the News sports staff will be picking games on BNblitz.com. Here is how Jay Skurski, Mark Gaughan and Jason Wolf see the slate for Week 9, beginning with the Thursday night game (point spreads are through Thursday morning; asterisk indicates best bet): THURSDAY Skurski Gaughan Wolf at 49ers 3 Raiders Raiders Raiders* 49ers SUNDAY …

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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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Members of the News sports staff will be picking games on BNblitz.com. Here is how Jay Skurski, Mark Gaughan and Jason Wolf see the slate for Week 8, beginning with the Thursday night game (point spreads are through Thursday morning; asterisk indicates best bet): Skurski Gaughan Wolf THURSDAY at Texans 7 1/2 Dolphins Dolphins Texans Texans …

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If it weren’t for bad luck, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck would have no luck at all. Or more specifically, if the Colts' defense ever decides to show up, it just might put the beleaguered quarterback in a position to win. Thanks to Luck's play, in its last three games, Indianapolis has managed to outgain each of its opponents despite surrendering 42, 38, an…

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Members of the News sports staff will be picking games on BNblitz.com. Here is how Jay Skurski, Mark Gaughan and Jason Wolf see the slate for Week 7, beginning with the Thursday night game (point spreads are through Thursday morning; asterisk indicates best bet): Skurski Gaughan Wolf THURSDAY Broncos 1 1/2 at Cardinals Cardinals Cardinals B…

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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…