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Sep 26, 2023

It appears we could be seeing a revival of once torrid Bills-Dolphins rivalry

We hear football players talk about the 24-hour rule all the time. You get a day to celebrate your victory or mourn your loss, and then it’s time to focus on the next opponent, the next game.

Sep 19, 2023

Opining on baseball’s Bananas, Mickleson’s gambling, Bills’ bounce-back, Syracuse QB Garrett Shrader

I’ve been going bananas about the Savannah Bananas ever since watching an HBO feature a year ago about the barnstorming team that’s become baseball’s version of the Harlem Globetrotters.

Sep 12, 2023

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen needs to stop beating himself

In front of a national television audience and with a gimme putt victory guaranteed after savior/quarterback Aaron Rodgers exited with an Achilles tendon injury just four snaps into his New York Jets career, Allen became his own worst enemy.

Sep 5, 2023

Catching up with broadcaster John Murphy as “Voice of the Bills” comes back from stroke

Hall of Fame coach Marv Levy delivered a signature phrase that captured the excitement of game day when he asked his Buffalo Bills players in the pre-game huddle: “Where else would you rather be than right here, right now?” There is no place John Murphy would rather be Monday night than in the visiting team’s […]

Aug 30, 2023

Syracuse football will ride arm and legs of dual-threat quarterback Garrett Shrader | On Sports

The dream could have ended four years ago at Mississippi State after Mike Leach took over the football program in Starkville and asked Garrett Shrader to switch from quarterback to wide receiver and special teams.

Aug 22, 2023

Ruminating on Highmark Stadium’s low ranking, Bills, Yanks, Mets woes, new Wings Hall-of-Famers

Sports fans and media love lists, and The Athletic put together a provocative one this week that sucked me in and got my knickers in a bit of a knot. The poll ranks the 30 National Football League stadiums based on everything from game day atmosphere to sight lines to ticket and concession prices to […]

Aug 16, 2023

Opining on college sports’ existential crisis, NFL QB rankings, Syracuse football prospects

Bear with me, class, as we work through the dizzying math and confusing geography that is modern-day, big-time college sports.

Aug 9, 2023

Lefthanders have every right to celebrate their uniqueness

I can’t help but wonder if the folks at Hallmark and the other greeting card companies are behind all this because there appears to be a holiday for every day on the calendar.

Aug 1, 2023

Opining on Damar Hamlin’s inspirational milestone, nonagenarian Marv Levy’s wit, Women’s World Cup soccer

On Monday morning, another chapter in one of the most amazing comeback stories of all-time was written. Another emotional and mental hurdle was cleared.

Jul 25, 2023

Opining on legalities of athletes’ injuries, Bills camp, Baseball Hall of Fame weekend

The recent jet-skiing accident that resulted in Nyheim Hines’ season-ending knee ligament injury raises some intriguing legal questions about off-the-field activities professional athletes are prohibited from doing.

Jul 18, 2023

Opining on Shohei Ohtani’s two-way greatness, Wimbledon’s epic final, Josh Allen’s QB ranking

It’s fascinating to do a statistical comparison between Ruth and Ohtani at similar stages of their careers. Through 674 games, Ohtani has clubbed 162 homers, besting Ruth’s total by three.

Jul 11, 2023

Opining on Orioles’ renaissance, Yankee woes, Jeff Van Gundy’s future

Don’t look now, but the Baltimore Orioles trail the Tampa Bay Rays by just two games in the American League East.