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This was the place, the end point of the pilgrimage. Christian Figueroa and his family spent almost seven hours last week driving from their Massachusetts home in order to climb onto an elevator in the Convention Tower on Court Street, known for years as the Walbridge Building in downtown Buffalo. The Figueroas were headed for the fifth floor, toward the locked door of …

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Maybe it's appropriate. In a week when the firing of yet another Buffalo Bills head football coach leaves the Western New York sports world in a tumult, we also commemorate the anniversary of an almost forgotten tale of Buffalo sports disappointment. In this case, the bad news was delivered on what’s supposed to be the most joyous day of the year. The Atlanta Hawks were b…