Allen and Judge remind us that it doesn’t take much effort to express gratitude and share good fortune with others. So, during a time of year when I devote this space to giving thanks, I doff my cap to Allen, Judge and others who, in ways large and small, give back.Read More »
Battered Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills seek answers to mid-season swoon
For the second consecutive week, Buffalo managed to squander a double-digit, fourth-quarter lead and lose a game it should have won.
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Opining on the man who saved Syracuse sports, a familiar face at Oak Hill & Josh Allen’s scary injury
Jake Crouthamel died Monday at age 84, and to fully appreciate his impact on Syracuse University athletics, one must journey back to his arrival on campus in March 1978. At that time, the sports landscape at SU was desolate by ...Read More »
Yanks have no choice but to pay Judge; Orange football seeks to avoid swoon
It will be awfully hard to sell Yankee fans on a 2023 club without baseball’s most valuable Aaron since Hank.
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Buffalo Bills, Syracuse Orange have football fans jumping for joy
As we learned again Sunday in Kansas City, no hurdle appears too high for Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills. In a rematch of the two best quarterbacks on the planet, Air Allen leaped over yet another would-be tackler on ...Read More »
To watch Josh Allen play football is to witness athletic greatness
Sunday afternoon, for the first time in five years, I was back at Highmark Stadium chronicling a Buffalo Bills game, which meant this was the first time I’d seen Josh Allen perform in person. The Right Arm from God didn’t disappoint.
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Syracuse University targets Rochester in effort to expand sports brand
John Wildhack is taking a page from the Buffalo Bills and taking the show on the road.Read More »
Aaron Judge’s record home run pursuit introduces new generation to Roger Maris
One of the neat offshoots of Judge’s historic run is that it’s called attention to Maris’s unforgettable season.
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Syracuse football’s unbeaten start propelled by rollercoaster victory
Syracuse coach Dino Babers has always been what we in the newspaper business call “good copy.” And he didn’t disappoint in his post-game press conference Saturday, deftly invoking a metaphor with the Colossus, a famous California amusement park roller coaster that claims to be among the world’s fastest.
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Ballplayer’s comeback nothing short of a miracle
Brito has no memory of his last visit to Frontier Field. No memory of the single he ripped in the top of the first inning – giving him eight hits in 21 at-bats since being promoted to Triple-A by the Phillies just days before.
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Opining on Syracuse football, Bills’ bungling of rape investigation
Victory-famished sports fans often plummet from feeling angry to apathetic. And that can be problematic because at least angry fans care enough to remain financially and emotionally invested in their teams. They still attend games, still buy merchandise and concessions, ...
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A polio survivor’s courage inspired a loving legacy of giving
And although she eschewed credit for the banquet that once was regarded as the premier sports dinner in the country during its Hickok Belt Award days, the reality is that she was the source of inspiration for the club that launched it.Read More »
A season of great expectations has Bills legend Jim Kelly stoked
The wizards of odds in Las Vegas believe this is the Bills year. They’ve established Buffalo as Super Bowl favorites. And while it appears the Bills have everything needed to bring that elusive Lombardi Trophy to Western New York, Kelly isn’t taking anything for granted.
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Opining on Wings record losing streak, Bills popularity, $10-million baseball card
In hopes of changing the team’s fortunes back then, Wings general manager Dan Mason pitched a tent in the home bullpen at Frontier Field and slept there until the skid ended.Read More »
The late Bill Russell’s connection to Rochester sports history
Russell’s death the other day at age 88 took me back to my many conversations with the late Les Harrison, the former Royals owner and coach and one of pro basketball’s true pioneers.Read More »