Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Wgr550 Twitter Personality Rankings

By Steve

Yeah yeah I know, Sam Watkins had a nice one handed catch uncovered after slipping in a red zone drill today, NEAT! http://deadspin.com/bills-wr-sammy-watkins-trips-recovers-makes-terrific-1609620831?utm_campaign=socialflow_deadspin_twitter&utm_source=deadspin_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow

Buttt training camp is still boring, so lets take a look at the twitter follow count of all the "personalities" at WGR550 and see how they rank. (Granted I dont recommend following any of them [mostly because they blocked me] but I digress):

1. Jeremy White @jeremyWGR 37.8
2. Joe Buscaglia @joebuscaglia 27.6
3. Paul Hamilton @pham1717  27.3
4. John Murphy  @johnmurphyshow 18.6
5. Mike chap Schopp @schopptalk 18.5
6. Howard Simon @hsimon62 17.9
7. Sal Cappaccio @salsports 17.4
8. Chris poodle Parker @bulldogwgr 13.4
9. Brian Koziol @brianwgr 10.7
10. Matthew Coller @matthewcoller 2154
11. Thom Cich @thomWGR 1248

To recap, a huge drop off from first to second, worst handle easily is Paul walruss Hamilton and best handle might be salsports albeit the most lame. Most dissapointing is Bulldog and most surprising is John Murphy.

PS
They all suck

Friday, July 18, 2014

Buffalo Bills Training Camp Over Unders

By Steve

Another Bills training camp starts and another year of dashed hopes and dreams looms. Could the Bills be good enough to make the playoffs? Absolutely. Is anyone with half a brain predicting it? Absolutely not.

Since no one cares who will be in a battle to replace Marcell Dareus for the first 4 games errrr Im too lazy to break that shit down so instead Ill give some over/unders on random things for the Bills this training camp:

Aug 8, the day Erik James has his first knee injury. As we all know ol' brittle knee had 3( three!) knee injuries last year. So after most of camp and 2 preseason games will Manuel still be walking sans crutches.

2.5, the number of games the Bills will win out of their 5 preseason games. As we know the Bills started off on a tear last year ripping up their first two games only to finish 2-2. Can Douggie rally the troops to get above .500?

.5, significant injuries to real players in camp. With Kiko Alonso already donzo Im being overly optimistic there wont be another biggie. Are you really willing to bet the over? Jerk

2.5 plays Sammy Watkins makes that tricks me into thinking using 2 first round picks on a wide receiver was a smart idea.

1 number of quarters it takes to remind us the Hall of Fame game blows.

6.5 the number of reports with the words "offense struggled" during camp

.5 the number of coordinators fired before the season starts. Think this is preposterous? This is the Bills might I remind you.

4.5 the number of times I reference Doug Marrone's trusted "dissapointment pamphlet".

2 the number of Jerry Sullivan columns mentioning Mario Williams high salary.

38 boring reports Joe Buscaglia provides live from St John Fisher.

6.5 total wins for the season. I have the Bills at 7-9

Friday, July 11, 2014

Lebron James Goes Back Home

By Steve

Quite clearly Lebron James hated being hated. He didnt like being the heel, the villain the bad guy. He got his rocks off in Miami, won some titles and is now goin back to C-town.

The decision blew up in his face. Clearly Lebron didnt anticipate the backlash from the debacle that was the decision. In this letter he wrote he sounds contrite and is saying all the right things.

Where was this perfect PR four years ago. Lebron couldnt have handled this any better and handled the last decision any worse.

The question now is will the Cavs make a move for Kevin Love? No the bigger question is will Lebron be beloved again? Id say instantly he will be loved again except maybe in Miami.

Cleveland should feel blessed today and verrrrry lucky.

WTF Pat Kane

Monday, July 7, 2014

The Bills selling tickets post Kiko

Via @twreckk on twitter, the Bills are trying to sell tickets in a post Kiko Alonso world

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Smackoff Will Air on AM1520 in Buffalo

By Steve

Not sure if I should but Ill take credit, after complaining and bitching the last 24 hours, the morons at WGR550 realized their blunder and will air Jim Rome's smackoff on am1520.

The station confirmed it on their twitter feed at least 3 times in response to people complaining about 11 straight hours of nhl draft coverage. Do they really need 11 hours to talk about the draft any way? Unbelievable.

As an aside Im picking Brad in Corona to win his third smackoff.

Monday, June 23, 2014

WGR550 In Buffalo Preempting the Smackoff for Hockey Talk

By Steve

Yes you read that headline correct the 20th anniversary Smackoff on the Jim Rome Show this Friday the 27th is being preempted at 2pm for NHL Draft talk.

WTF? This could only be a cruel joke if it wasnt so cruel. The god damn station already talks NHL draft 8 plus hours a god damn day but needs an extra hour to talk about some guys named Sam who might play in the league in 2 years? During the best three hours of sports talk the entire year?

Only WGR... amirite?

Monday, May 12, 2014

Grading the 2014 Bills Draft

by Steve

With rose colored glasses on the Bills got the top wide receiver in the draft, they drafted the starting left tackle from the premier college program and filled positions they were lacking in depth.  In reality they used two first round picks on a receiver that arguably will not be better than Stevie Johnson this season, didn't get a tight end and inexplicably did not draft a quarterback.

In what world is any 6'1 receiver worth two first round picks?  Whaley says next years 1st will be low any way so they aren't concerned? Hahahaha WTF? That cannot be an actual rationale for trading next years first round pick if you are the Buffalo Bills.  I can't even remember a world where the Bills drafted later than 13th overall.

So the Bills draft Sammy Watkins, a dynamic talent, even if he caught most of his passes at or near the line of scrimmage and won't be able to burn past 11 players in the NFL. But did they have to trade Stevie Johnson?  Why couldn't they bring all the guys into training camp?  TJ Graham??? Does a 4th round pick next season mean a god damn thing? SJ13 counts $10 mil against the cap and the Bills already paid him a $1.75 mil roster bonus.

How does this sequence of events make the Bills better for 2014?  Why not resign Jairus Byrd via the franchise tag then?  Doug Marrone is a loser, what has he won in this league?  They really expect to be good this season without Byrd and Johnson but with Marrone and Erik Manuel?

Just imagine if the Jaguars drafted Watkins and the Bills moved up two sports for Mike Evans? They keep Johnson, keep their 2015 first and have a gigantic target. Ugh.

Alright, back to the draft.. I guess. Cyrus Kouandjio, at least the Bills didn't take an OT in the first round.  I like this pick because it was inevitable the Bills were going to take a tackle and this might be good value because the kid was coming off some injuries and may be a very good player.  Moreover, he'll be playing right tackle and again he was the starting tackle for Alabama.

The other guys, ILB Preston Brown, CB Ross Rockrell, G Cyril Richardson, OT Seantrell Henderson, LB Randell Johnson, I have no fuckin clue and probably very few people do.  My major concern is WHY DID THEY TRADE THAT FIFTH ROUND PICK (148) WHEN: AJ MccArron, Zach Mettenburger and Aaron Murray were still on the board?  If any of those guys sees the field EVER then it is an absolute dereliction of duty to pass on any of those guys with rickety EJ Manuel as their quarterback.

Overall, the whole direction and vision of this front office is beyond puzzling to me.  It seems like they have no idea what they are doing.  Sammy Watkins has to be a stud WR.  He has to be a game changing, defense altering talent that matters every game.  Doug Marrone and Erik Manuel have to win this season.  If that is a top 15 pick in 2015 this front office will be gone before 2016, there will be another rebuild and in 2020 the Bills will still be the only team to not make the playoffs this century.

Grade D+