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How dominant were the Buffalo Bills' teams of the 1990s? According to data compiled by Rene Bugner, the Bills' regular season and playoff winning percentage during the decade ranks 17th for any team during any decade. The Bills were 113-65 from 1990 to 1999. Along with the four Super Bowls, the Bills had eight seasons with at least 10 wins. According to the data, …

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BOSTON – Save some for us. Buffalo is not the only city that might be sending that message to folks here as the Bruins opened the Stanley Cup final Monday night against the St. Louis Blues. Forget about Green Bay. Boston has become Titletown and it's reaching the height of absurdity. No city has had three reigning champions in the four major sports in 83 years. A …

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A North Tonawanda man was found tied up in his truck in a parking lot. He told state troopers he had been abducted and robbed of $16,000 cash from a Super Bowl squares pool he ran. The state police say he made it all up. Robert A. Brandel, 60, fabricated a story of being abducted and robbed because he had also concocted part of his $50,000 Super Bowl squares pool, ac…

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During the summer of 1994, Nancy Goff visited her doctor in Buffalo. She doesn’t remember his name, probably because he wasn’t her regular doctor and Buffalo wasn’t her permanent home. She was living in town with her husband, Buffalo Bisons catcher Jerry Goff, and their 2-year-old daughter Lauren. The Goffs were expecting their second child that fall, and Nancy was gett…

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“Michael’s performance wasn’t much better than Buffalo’s.” That was Washington Post columnist Michael Wilbon’s take on Super Bowl XXVII, during which the Dallas Cowboys made mince-meat of the Buffalo Bills at the Rose Bowl in what can only be described as a rout, and Michael Jackson became the biggest pop act to perform during a halftime show up to that point. The Bi…

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Super Bowl XXV When: Jan. 27, 1991. Where: Tampa Stadium, Tampa. Score: Giants 20, Bills 19. Halftime show: New Kids on the Block, Disney characters, Warren Moon, local children’s choir. (Was not televised live, as halftime coverage was a news update on Operation Desert Storm.) . . . Super Bowl XXVI When: Jan. 26, 1992 Where: Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome,…

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We're not here to bash snow days. They're great chances to relax, stay safe from the elements, spend meaningful time with the whole family and perhaps day-drink, as we saw many Buffalonians share on social media. But relaxation can turn quickly into restlessness, a strong desire to do something other than dally from the living room to the dining room to the bathroom. Fo…

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Chef Mike Andrzejewski is heading to Atlanta at Super Bowl time to bring home another big win for Buffalo. Working with Chef Frank Mercado of the M&T Executive Dining Room, the owner of Seabar and Cantina Loco will represent the city at the Taste of the NFL. The annual tasting event and culinary celebration raises money for hunger relief organizations in NFL citi…

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When Phil Simms thinks of Buffalo and its all-consuming relationship with the Bills, he isn’t reminded of a typical NFL market. “Playing there is more like a college atmosphere,” said Simms, who spent 15 seasons quarterbacking the New York Giants and has had a lengthy career as a football analyst, mostly with CBS Sports. “In other words, everybody is just so, so passionat…

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Now that I've given you a day to watch the Super Bowl episode of "This Is Us" and a new episode arrives tonight, it is time for my Top 10 takeaways. Spoiler alert: If you haven't seen Sunday's episode yet, better stop reading now. Mystery solved: The song "You Can Call Me Al" is the ringtone on my cellphone even though I hate being called Al. So naturally I was amuse…

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The rating for the Philadelphia Eagles' 41-33 victory over the New England Patriots in Sunday's Super Bowl soared in Western New York, but it was slightly lower than the rating for the Patriots overtime win over Atlanta a year ago. The 56.4 preliminary rating Sunday on WGRZ-TV(Channel 2) tied with the 2016 Super Bowl win by the Denver Broncos over Carolina, 24-10, for s…

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The Super Bowl means the end of football by NFL players for now, but there is still plenty happening in the offseason. Here is a look at key dates: Feb. 20: First day for teams to designate franchise or transition players; deadlines is March 6 at 4 p.m. EST. Feb. 27-March 5: Scouting combine in Indianapolis March 12-14: Legal tampering/contract period to negotiate…

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During a January news conference in Los Angeles, NBC play-by-play man Al Michaels lamented that Fox got the first overtime Super Bowl in 2017 with the New England Patriots win over Atlanta. "I guess now we’re rooting for the first ever, like, triple overtime Super Bowl so they go deep into the night," cracked Michaels. That scenario didn't happen. He got something be…