Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Video Review: BillsMafia a Barstool Doc

By Steve

Here is the video if you havent seen it yet:
For the non tweeters  https://twitter.com/barstoolsports/status/877164161007894528

Its a "documentary" Bar Stool Sports made to show off their old footage from the Ralph the last few years. Its only 9 minutes and mostly rehashes footage we've all seen. Its equally hilarious and dumb and usless at the same time.

There were some fun classics like the butt chug video, tables being smashed and burned and some actual knew but highly pathetic footage delving deeper into dildogate.

They interviewed two dumbasses with idd sweatshirts on bragging about throwing the dildo AND their mother bragging about them bragging about throwing a dildo. This (presumed) sad lonely divorcee was about as sad and odd as it gets.

Why would she agree to be filmed for this internet only video seemingly made just to embarrass Bills fans and Buffalo? Aure its made in jest but what does she get out of this except scorn and ridicule? Funny I suppose but very weird. "My sons three a dildo at the game lulz" huh? Also now that everyone definitely knows who these bros are wont they get a life time ban or some other trouble?

That being said the video is worth about 9 minutes of your time, I hope Barstool comes back this season to film part 2 and that throwing a dildo vs New England becomes tradition akin to catfish and octopii

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Sabres Hire Phil Housley as Head Coach meh

By Steve

So the new GM Botterill was a former Sabre and now the new head coach is a former Sabre (and was seemingly a bust). Are Buffalo sports franchises contractually obligated to hire people who have connections to the organizations?

Who knows if Housley is a good hire. Do coaches in the NHL mean ANYTHING? Anyone knew who Nashville's coach was before May? I still dont know who the Penguins coach is.

I guess at least he was a fast puck moving defenseman when he played. Maybe ol Phil can lace em up and be a player/coach! Or teach Rostonainen to not be a shitty defenseman. WHO KNOWS?

Didnt we all love the Bylsma hire because he had experience and delt well with superstar bitchboys? That worked! Oh wait no, lets get the opposite now!

Get ur shit together Botterill its gonna be a busy month bud.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Bills Hire Puppet as GM

By Steve

All hail king McDermott, who is more powerful in Pegula tower, Sean "dougy" McDermott or Jack Eichel? Jeez.

Brandon Beane, some Panthers flake is the new general manager. Is he qualified? Probs. Is he a puppet of McD? Of course. Here's Terry's statement:

""During our search for a new General Manager, Brandon stood out to Kim and I as he embodies the type of leader and type of person we want in our organization. Brandon has excelled in a variety of roles for a Panthers team that has consistently competed at a high-level in this league. We feel his vast understanding and experience in many facets of football operations will be invaluable to our club moving forward. We also believe his vision for the Buffalo Bills combined with his detailed approach will help build a foundation for sustained success. We are pleased to welcome Brandon and his family to Buffalo.""

142-145-1
Thats the record of the Panthers since Carolina hired Brandon Beane. Guy doesnt even have his own wikipedia page. Is that consistently competed at a high level?

How is Sean McDermott qualified to be the coach hire the GM and basically run an entire franchise? Does Terry Pegula have any clue what so ever what he is doing? This seems like an odd and foolhardy decision to empower an complete unknown.

This isnt a horrible hire in that Beane will (seemingly) be able to work well with the head coach which is much more ideal than previous arrangements around here. The main question is McDermott. And we will get that answer after about 8 games.

Wait was he hired because he has the same name as Russ Brandon? Food for thought.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Bills Fire GM Doug Whaley, Meh

By Steve

Can the Buffalo Bills fire their general manager and ambivalence prevails? Evidently.

Terry Pegula is the figuritive definition of incompetence. Why wasnt Whaley fired in January? Why does Russ Brandon survive like a cockroach in a nuclear hellstorm?

The Sean "douggy" McDermott show folks! He looks ok right now but it can (and will) turn ugly quick, especially at OBD.

What makes McD qualified to basically run a franchise? His interview must have been awesome! (Just like LaFontaine, Rex, Murray, Bylsma, Nolan etc. etc)

When Terry started taking over franchises around here like well connected developers in the fruit belt bought up city land he said he never fired anyone in his life. That didnt last long. Christ.

Why would anyone ever accept a job around here?

Then again Whaley was bad at his job. The Watkins trade was truly one of the worst imaginable. EJ was a disaster he never owned up too and his inability to conduct a coherent press conference was baffling.

He made a lot of good moves but he made more that were crippling. Did he hire the head coaches? Is he solely to blame for anything (besides the Watkins trade)?

DOES ANYTHING AROUND HERE MAKE SENSE?

Thanks for the memories and the mediocrity, I dont care.

fml

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Buffalo Bills Draft Pitt QB Nathan Peterman

By Steve

With their second 5th round pick the Bills go quarterback Nate Peterman. Originally was the QB at Tennessee but transfered to Pitt
6'2 225.

"

What he does best:

Not necessarily a pure/smooth thrower, but possesses a quick release.
Consistent footwork. Plays with a good base in control and throws on balance.
Great understanding of defensive recognition and where to go with the ball with the given passing scheme.
Good ball placement on short/intermediate timing routes.
Anticipates windows in zone very well.
Sees the field clearly. Consistently shows the ability to get through progressions, eliminating a read quickly and moving on to the next with relative ease.
Great overall feel and discipline in the pocket.
Athletic within the pocket and can burst to pick up key third downs with his legs.
Biggest concerns:

Arm is limited.
Doesn’t possess natural power to drive the ball. Needs to coil up to gain zip.
Ball tends to finish low on the receiver the further down the field you get.
Lacks pocket poise at times tending to bail out right when unnecessary.
Feet can get a little frenetic when facing pressure.
Inconsistent decision making outside of the pocket or late in the down at times.
Bottom line: Peterman has seen his stock rise the more people find out about him. He is a very solid, steady player with a limited ceiling – but shows a great understanding of the passing game. His arm is just OK, but with his ability to see the field clearly and work through progressions combined with his natural feel in the pocket, he has a chance to develop into a middle of the road starter. He played in a system with a lot of jet sweep gimmicks, but has experience under center and working full field progressions in both the drop back and play action pass game. Peterman can step in and be a backup on most teams right now, with the hopes there can be tweaks with a few things mechanically and as he gets older to gain more strength in his arm."

Weak arm? Yikes

Grade C-

Friday, April 28, 2017

Bills Trade Up Draft WR Zay Jones

By Steve

The Bills moved up 7 spots in a trade with the Rams to take East Carolina WR Zay Jones the fourth WR taken in the draft.

The Bills gave up their later 3rd rounder but got a 5th back. Not bad, they took who they wanted but this guy better be good.

Grade B-

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Bills Draft CB TreDavious White LSU

By Steve
Love it

Bills get an extra first round pick an extra 3rd round pick and a consensus first round talent.

Senior from LSU who is as about as dynamic a returner as you can get. Fits perfectly with McDermott defense

Grade
A

2017 NFL Draft Preview: Bills Predictions

By Steve

So Doug Whaley is on his way out yet the only one that has a clue how to run a draft. Sean "dougy" McDermott is enboldened but has zero credibility building a roster. And drafting 10 means just about ANYTHING is possible this year. Great!

Will McDermott go defense because thats all he knows or will hubris reign supreme and he goes offense because he thinks he can build a defense with anyone?

Here's part one Bills needs
Part two quarterback hot taeks
Part 3 mock draft reviews
Part four MOCK DRAFT

Time to predict:

Ill dream of OJ Howard falling to the Bills but it aint happening. The pick will be Marshon Lattimore (unless a top 2 safety drops) -steve

Hasson [sic] Reddick -katman

Haason Reddick DE/OLB Temple -schrum

Deshawn Watson -wreck

Trade up for OJ Howard -coast

2017 NFL Mock Draft

By Steve

Part four of our NFL Drsft preview the mock draft. Here is part 1 needs, part 2 QBs, part 3 other mock drafts.

This isnt a mock draft of what I think teams should do or what they might do. This is what they will actually do (not spelling check shit so suck it):

1. Browns
Myles Garrett
Cough cough bust.

2. 49ers
OJ Howard
Shanny going offense

3. Bears
Soloman Thomas
Chi loves defense

4. Jaguars
Lenny Fournette
No clue why.

5. Browns (trade from Tenn)
Mitchel Trubinski
Odd decision with their trading back to trade up but this franchise is lost.

6. Jets
Malik Hooker
Jets always go defense

7. Chargers
Mike Williams
Give Rivers weapons

8. Panthers
Christian McCaffery
If i was going running back i'd go Dal Cook but thats just me.

9. Bengals
Adams
Anyone care what they do?

10. Bills
Marshon Lattimore
Cornerback needy

11. Saints
Jon Allen
Falls into their lap

12. Titans
John Ross
Gotta give Marcus some weapons

13. Cardinals
Taco Charalton
Load up the defense

14. Eagles
Cam Robinson
Replace Peters eventually

15. Colts
Haason Reddick
Possibly a great pick

16. Ravens
Reuben Foster
Might as well

17 Redskins
Kevin King
Washington to washington hehe

18. Titans
Humphrey

19. Buccaneers
Forrest Lamp

20. Broncos
OT Bolles

21. Lions
Corey Davis
This team is impossible to read

22. Giants
Ramczyk

24. Raiders
Harris

25. Texans
Watson
Might not be able to wait this long but they need a QB.

26. Seahawks
Dalvin Cook
Love it!

27. Chiefs
Gareon Conley
He can hang out with tyreek Hill, what can go wrong

28. Cowboys
TreDavious White

29. Packers
Derek Barnett

30. Steelers
Takaarist McKinley

31. Falcons
Njoku
Everyone needs a tight end

32 Saints
Adoree Jackson

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Bills Spread from Every 2017 Game

By Steve

Per @cgtechnology_ on twitter here are the lines for every game of the Buffalo Bills 2017 season available to be gambled on tomorrow in Vegas:

Week 1
-6.5 vs Jets

Week 2
+3.5 @ Panthers

Week 3
-1 vs Broncos

Week 4
+7.5 @ Falcons

Week 5
+3.5 @ Bengals

Week 6
BYE +3

Week 7
-1.5 vs Buccaneers

Week 8
+1.5 vs Raiders

Week 9
-1.5 @ Jets TNF

Week 10
-2 vs Saints

Week 11
+2 @ Chargers

Week 12
+6 at Chiefs

Week 13
+7 vs Cheatriots

Week 14
-1.5 v Colts

Week 15
-1.5 v Dolphins

Week 16
+11.5 @ Cheatriots

Week 17
+4.5 @ Dolphins (i made this up based on math)

The Bills are favored in seven games. Their biggest apreads are week one -6.5 vs the Jets and +11.5 at New England week 16.

2017 NFL Draft Preview: Mock Drafts Review

By Steve

Only a day away, lets run through what the "experts" are predicting for the Bills 2017 draft. Here is part 1 and part 2 of our NFL Draft preview.

MOCK DRAFTSSSS

The Ringer
WR Mike Williams
Drafting a wide receiver in part does and does not make sense. The Bills dont have a QB so whats the point but they dont have any wide receivers besides brittle Sam Watkins. Plus Watkins will probs be playing for someone else in a few years too. Is Mike Will the best WR in this class though?

PFT
CB Marshon Lattimore OSU
Lord knows the Bills wuv Ohio State DBs. Allegedly its a deep draft for corners and the top few might be interchangable. Is 10th the best spot to snag one? Wouldn't hate it although it does make one wonder why they didnt try to keep Gilly a bit more.

PFF
Deshawn Watsons
Sitting behind Taylor would be preferable to starting Watson right away but this pick would be a shocker. Why keep Tyrod Taylor at all if you're using your top pick on his obvious replacement? (Especially with needs at nearly every other position). The only explanation is that Watson is the answer and the franchise QB of the future with lottle doubt. Do we trust the Bills braintrust that much?

Walter Football
Marshon Lattimore
Walt calls Lattimore the top CB in the draft class. Hmm. Finally a duplicate though.

ESPN Live Draft
OJ Howard
Im warming up to this idea of taking the best tight end in the draft. He gives an added weapon akin to a wide receiver but seems to fit with the old school offensive philosphy this admin is looking to build. Sign me up.

Pete Prisco
CB Tre'davious White LSU
A new name but similar position. Who the hell knows but in this mock the top two safeties are gone as is Lattimore. The question becomes how does Whaley and co. rank these CBs.

Peter King
DE Derek Barnett Tenn
Despite this old bitch blocking me on twitter I am able to read his dumb blog. This pick would be about as surprising as it gets. Granted you can never have enough good pass rushers but this team, with needs all over the place, cant afford back to back pass rushers in the first round unless Barnett is the top player on McDermott (errr Dougy's) board.

Buffalo News
Mike Williams (13th pick)
Moving back to 13th with Arizona and only getting the 77th pick to allow them to draft a QB would be about as bad a look as it could get. The player they end up with plus an extra pick is real solid but letting the Cards to jump in front of them to snag a QB will get lampooned.

WGR550 (Sal Capaccio)
Haason Reddick OLB Temple
Is this guy a linebacker, a pass rusher, a straight up beast and it doesnt matter or what. Again is this guy the BPA? Because a pass rusher isnt need 1 2 or even 5. Hmm.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

2017 NFL Draft Preview: Quarterbacks

By Steve

T-minus 55 hours until the draft. Here is the first part of the Bills draft preview looking at team needs. Now its time to look at the quarterbacks.

The Bills biggest need at the most important position and a QB class with opinions going in every direction on at least a half dozen prospects.

What the hell are the Bills doing with Tyrod Taylor? He hasn't been good enough to elevate the team but hasn't been awful enough to tank the team. He is wholly average with an above average (from the team's perspective) contract.

If the Bills go quarterback at 10 overall (or worse [gasp] trade up) god help me. WHY EVEN BRING tiny TY BACK IF THE PLAN WAS TO GO QB AT 10?

The Bills are always middling it. They never go one way or the other. If the Bills go QB at 10 it wont be horrible but it will be confusing. Are they trying to win this year? Are they cutting Cardale? Can they trade tiny Tyrod? Is there a coherent short term and long term plan?

Quarterback Rankings :
(I wouldnt take any of these dudes in the top 11, Cleveland at 12 would be my target for whoever they think is the top guy)

1.  Deshaun Watson
There is a bias here because Ive seen this guy play for 2+ seasons in big games against the best players. He seems like a better Geno Smith (trying to not be racist). They are both lengthy skinny dudes with arms and sling the rock. He's my top QB.

2. Deshone Kizer
The Brady mixed with Cam comparison BY HIM was hilarious but I love the confidence. Not sure he's a first round talent but he could ride the pine and learn for a few years (aka good idea for the Bills late 1st or 2nd round).

3. Mitch Trubisky
Not sure what the hype around this guy is. It seems like in Nov/Dec there was no consensus top QB prospect but people annointed Trubs as THE GUY. Now, granted, I only watched 2 games and his bowl game(maybe thats because he played at UNC and only started like 12 games in his career) but the dude didn't seem like a highly draftable QB. (Bills please dont do something dumb like trade up for this flash in the pan).

4. Chad Kelly
Yes Im a homer but Chad is actually pretty good. There are a few problems though. First he needs to go ANY WHERE besides Buffalo. It would be a horrible idea. Too many yes men a, HUGE shadow and too much of a comfort zone. Second, the injuries. He isnt draftable (until the 6th round). So hes too high but talent and pro prospects alone he is ranked at least 4th..

5. Pat Mahomes
If we are building a baseball team I'd love this dude. But as a first round QB? Lol. At least he has the size 6'3 230 and started two years (plus he did beat out Davis Webb jettisoning him to Cal) but why leave after your junior year? Ok St is the most gimicky of gimicky offenses. He'll struggle to transition.

6. Josh Dobbs
Love me a Tennessee Vol! I have him above Brad Kaaya because Kaaya sucks. Who ever told that guy to leave Miami early should be fired. Dobbs started 2+ years at Tenn and had a decent senior year til the SEC eventually chewed em up. Wouldnt mind using a few of those 5th round picks to try and snag Fobbsie if Whaley and co smartly avoid  QB on day 1 and 2.

Monday, April 24, 2017

2017 NFL Draft Preview Bills Team Needs

By Steve

Draft time! The draft is this Thursday, Friday and Saturday so no better time than the present to dive right in.

The Bills are tied with the Atlanta Falcons with the fewest draft picks available (six) god damn it Doug Whaley.. [update now 7 picks after Gillislee bounced]

The pick are as follows:
10th (first round)
44th (second round)
75th (third round)
156th (fifth round)
163rd (fifth round
171st (fifth round)
195th (sixth round)

They traded their 4th rounder 117th to Chicago in the Ragland trade last year and traded their 7th rounder 228th to Dallas but got their 5th in the Cassel trade.

Is Doug Whaley purposely bad at his job? He botches the draft, free agency, coaching hires, the salary cap, restricted free agency etc etc. Its truly astounding. The only thing he is actually competent at is making Tyrod Taylor sign team friendly contracts every few months.

(How and why did tiny Tyrod take less money at at time when quarterbacks like Mike Glennon are getting $50+ mil? And what does that say about his agent or moreover his perceived skill set in the league?) But I digress.

Buffalo Bills team needs in order
Quarterback
Would I go QB at ten? God no. I'd even be reluctant to go quarterback on day two. Thats just the way it goes when you have SEVENTEEN FUCKING YEARS of no playoffs hanging over your head like a chemtrail. Oof.

Cornerback
Gilmore is gone, Robey-Coleman is gone, Darby sucks and Seymore is still a mystery. One would think hiring all these defensive "geniuses" the Bills wouldnt have to waste high picks on defense since the braintrusts should be able to identify players that would thrive in their complex unique genius systems. YOU'D THINK THAT.

Safety
I like the Hyde signing but safety is an undervalued position. The Bills can't have too many dudes that can either ball hawk or D up on a tightend. MODERN NFL bro.

Wide Receiver
Haha yeah true why have WRs when you cant and dont use them in your offense with a limited QB (errr running back with a strong arm) but have you looked at the WR depth chart? Yikes!

OT
Left tackle is seemingly all set but the right side is a disaster. One guy is a regular pot head with a limiting illness and the other guy has no legs and hopped up on synhetic pot. What the hell?

LB
No Luke Kuechly on this squad Seany. Coach em up.

This draft will be fun and not in a good way.
Ugh

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Buffalo Bills 2017 Schedule Released

By steve

Oof this schedule is weak. One prime time game on the road at the Jets and other than that one 4:05 game at the LA Chargers.

All four Dolphins and Patriots games come after Dec which is odd but might be benefital against the Cheatriots assuming they have the division locked up by Thanksgiving.

Bills gonna have win at least two of their first hree before heading too Atlanta and Cinci.

The season will probably end dtarting Nov 19h with games at Chargers at Chiefd then NE at home.

Week 6 bye isnt too bad but not great.

3 December home games will piss people off but at least Christmas and New Years are spared.

7-9 again

Sabres Fire Tim Murray and Dan Bylsma

By Steve

Are we at the nexus of the universe? Is this real life? Corner of 1st and 1st? The Sabres are rebuilding a rebuild? And Russ Brandon is (seemingly) in charge of everything? Hahaha fuck my life.

Wait, maybe Jack Eichel is the GM coach president captain and part owner. I mean he was dafted 2nd overall and finished in 15th and 15th in the conference.

All we can do at this point is laugh.

Terry Pegula is the most confused, incompetent awful in over his head owner that can be imagined. Its not that Bylsma and Murray deserved to keep their jobs per se, but what is the point of hiring and firing people every two or three fucking years?

Russ Brandon is rasputent! He cant be killed! He keeps moving up and down and up in the organization pulling the strings calling the shots. Hiring then firing then getting promoted again, how is this all possible?

WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON?

Terry Pegula needs to waddle in front of a god damn microphone immediately and have a thorough plan on where these pathetic organizations are going. But who the hell would even accept a job with this idiot? He goes through personnel like I go through clean underwear.

This is a ship with out a captain crew or clue. It cannot be overstated enough. Terry Pegula has absolutely no idea how to run a professional sports franchise and HE HAS TWO!

There is no easy or clear direction. There are no solutions. We are all fucked.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

2017 MLB Over/under Win Total Predictions AL

By Steve

Baseball is back, lets predict the win total for every team. Here is the National League now lets move to the American League

AL East
Boston Red Sox
92
Huh?
Under (biggest lock)

New York Yankees
83
Actually an interesting squad. Lets go to arbitration.
Over

Baltimore Orioles
81
Analytics can eat it
Over

Tampa Bay Rays
78
Florida baseball pisses me off.
Push

Toronto Blue Jays
85.5
If this team played in any other city they'd be my boys.
Over

AL West
Cleveland Indians
93
Alright Cleveland is good but when do they ever live UP TO expectations?
Under

Kansas City Royals w/cheese
77.5
This number is too low but it could be a sucker bet.
Over

Detroit Tigers
82
Cabrera has what 30 years left on his contract?
Under

Chicago White Sox
70
DOA
under

Minnesota Twins
74
Target sucks as bad as dees boiz
Under

AL West
Texas Rangers
84
Tough division but seems LOW
Over

Houston Astros
90.5
These team was a flash in the pan like 2 years ago.
Under

LA Angels
79.5
Mike Sciocia isnt still the manager right? Googling.. HOLY SHIT! Life time contract.
Under

Seattle Mariners
86
This team honetly i have no clue lets fsce it.
Under

Oakland A's
74
They move to Vegas yet? Ouch
OVER leggo!

2017 MLB Over/Under Wins Predictions NL

By Steve

Time for the annual over under total wins predictions for all 30 teams in major league baseball. Lets start with the National League:

NL East

Washington Nationals
91
Other than this being a two horse division is there any reason to believe in the Nationals? Rooster head ran out of hgh last year but the pitching staff is stacked.
Over

NY Mets
89
Pitching be it young or young and injured is better than no pitching. Legggo boysss
Over

Atlanta Braves
75
This team is young and rebuilding at least i think. 76 wins doe.
Over

Florida Marlins
76
Can there be a hangover from the death of a team mate? New owner on the horizon?
Under

Philadelphia Phillies
73.5
Maybe they'll resign J-Ro
Under

NL Central

Chicago Cubs
96
Wait does everyone already hate the Cubbies?
Over

St L Cardinals
85
Wait, everyone still hates the Cards right?
Over

Milwaukee Brewers
71
They still have Ryan Braun?
Under

Cincinnati Reds
69.5
Damn thats a low number
Over

Pittsburgh Pirates
82.5
This teams window closed faster than the kid from i See Dead People

NL West

LA Dodgers
94
Is this team ever NOT hyped?
Under

SF Giants
88
Is this team EVER bad?
Over

Arizona Dbags
77.5
They won the World Series SIXTEEN years ago. Im lost
Over

Colorado Rockies
80.1
Arenaudo a hall of famer?
Under

Ssn Diego Padres
65.5
Lol
Under

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

2017 Worst of Buffalo Sports Media Bracket Finals

By Steve

It is finally time to vote on the worst media peraonality in the Buffalo sports market of 2017. Here is how the final 4 played out:

Our plucky 6 seed Mike Rodak lost to Jerry Sullivan the 2 seed by ONE VOTE. Out of 113 votes cast Sullivan won with 50.2% vs Rodak's 49.8%.

Our other finalist Bucky Gleason defeated Mike Schopp 51% to 49%.

Congratulations to our two Buffalo News columnists on tight victories in the final 4.

Voting starts at 11a.m. Wednesday and ends at 11am Thursday right before the real tournament starts.

1. Bucky Gleason
2. Jerry Sullivan

Monday, March 13, 2017

2017 Worst of Buffalo Sports Media Bracket Final 4

By Steve

The final four is upon us! Its time to determine what two Buffalo sports media personalities are the worst of the worst. Here is the bracket from the Elite 8

6 seed Mike Rodak AFTER A RUN OFF VOTE in overrrrrtime beat out 3 seed Mike Harrington 56% to 44%. Yes after 24 hours there was a literal tie! ESPN's own Rodak has the pleasure of going up against The Buffalo News's much hated Jerry Sullivan.

The cantankerous columnist and unabashed Patriots lover Mr. sullivan demolished Tim Graham 75 to 25. No real surprise there as Jerry is our 2 seed. Rodak v Sullivan will be a battle for the ages.

On the otherside of the bracket will include our 4 seed WGR550 afternoon host Mike Schopp. He had the uncomfortable position of going up against his cohost Bulldog. The vote was close-ish. 61% to 39%.

He has the pleasure of going up against the #1 seed of the tourney, The Buffalo News turd Bucky Gleason! Gleason waltzed into the regional final with 74% of the vote in a clock cleaning of John Murphy.

6. Mike Rodak
2. Jerry Sullivan

4. Mike Schopp
1. Bucky Gleason

Good luck. Voting starts at noon Monday for 24 hours on twitter @WNYwatercooler.

The finals will be Wednesday at noon for 24 hours.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

2017 Worst of Buffalo Sports Media Bracket Elite 8

After receiving hundreds of votes over two days the "Elite 8" of the worst of the local sports media is set. (Heres the original 16 post.)

The four match ups (found below) will all be posted at noon tomorrow on twitter for another 24 hour. The final four and championship will be next week Monday and Wednesday.

1. Bucky Gleason
8. John Murphy

12. Bulldog
4. Mike Schopp

6. Rodak
3. Mike Harrington

7. Graham
2. Jerry Sullivan

The only upset in the first round was a classic 5 v 12  tilt, Bulldog took down Jeremy White with 58% of the vote.

Other vote results
Bucky won with the largest margin 76% over Jonah J.
John Murphy 69% over Chris Brown
Schopp 63% vs Benigni
Rodak 68% over Paul Hamilton
Harrington 70% over Capaccio
Graham 61% vs Howard Simon
Sullivan 63% over Buscaglia

Tiny Tyrod Taylor Restructures to stay with Bills

By Steve

Wait, huh? The Buffalo Bills and tiny Tyrod Taylor agreed to restructure the contract he signed leas than 7 months ago to remain on the team for he foreseeable future?

Mediocrity will prevail!

While its true the Bills weren't likely to find a quarterback gauranteed to be better than Taylor for 2017 or 2018 its certainly true they could have maybe found one amd definitely found some one very similar. Who knows what the rookie QBs will do ir a journeyman or even freakin Cardale Jones. Tyrod doesnt even throw the football for christs sake.

Sure they save $6mil in cap space then yewr and continue to mortgage future cap space but this doesnt look good for Doug Whaley.  He just drew up this contract last August and now there was NO WAY they could roll with TTT under those terms? Hmm.

At least they got him to restructure but who is calling the shots over there? Does Doug Whaley have a fuckin clue? He drafted Erik Manuel who is better suited to be a janitor, he draws up a contract that voids Taylor's original contract after 2 years and then extends him only to want to reneg on that contract?

Maybe its better that they bring back Tyrod and Whaley for another year. They'll win their normal 7.5 games cut TTT, fire Whaley and decide on the future QB with a new GM.

YIKESSSSSSS

Monday, March 6, 2017

2017 Worst of Buffalo Sports Media Bracket

By Steve

Everyone loves march madness, filling out brackets and hating on the local sports media. So why not combine the three and determine who is the worst Buffalo sports media personality of 2017!

We are limiting it to the top 16 because 32 would water down the field and no one cares about play in games. No bubble teams like the Andrew Peters, Rob Rays and Vic Carrucci's of he world, this is just the worst of the worst.

The voting will all take place on twitter in a 24 hour poll for each match up. So vote, retweet, favorite, tell your friends and enemies and may the worst person win.

The field:

1. Bucky Gleason
16. Jonah Javad

2. Jerry Sullivan
15. Joe Buscaglia

3. Mike Harrington
14. Sal Capaccio

4. Mike Schopp
13. Adam Benigni

5. Jeremy White
12. The Bulldog

6. Mike Rodak
11. Paul Hamilton

7. Tim Graham
10. Howard Simon

8. John Murphy
9. Chris Brown

***updated***

after day 1 no upsets all in a landslide the winners:

Bucky Gleason

Jerry Sullivan

Mike Harrington

Mike Schopp

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

2017 NFL Draft: Quarterbacks

by Steve

Holy smokes!  The 2017 NFL Draft is in a mere 70 days and the Bills need a quarterback.  Then again haven't they needed a quarterback for 20 years?  What are the odds tiny Tyrod Taylor is back as the starting quarterback next year? 30%? 20%? 

The guy is looking at a guaranteed $30+ mil spread over 2-3 years if he is brought back.  Why would he renegotiate his contract to stay with this sad sack franchise and take less money than he has too?  He'll get at least that amount from the sad sack Cleveland or some other loser franchise.  Let's face it, the Bills are done with Taylor.

The odds of an NFL team winning with a decent or  "serviceable" quarterback are low.  This team can keep tiny Ty or sign some other retread off the street but they need to draft a quarterback one way or another.  If Cardale Jones was the answer or even possibly the answer wouldn't we have heard more than the NOTHING we have heard about the guy (besides he needs 2-3 more years to possibly maybe be the starter).

So, lets take a look at the quarterbacks in the draft:

Mitch Trubisky UNC
Junior coming out after only one season as the starter.  He couldn't even see the field two years ago and we're supposed to believe he is a top 10 pick and the savior for a franchise? He's big and has an arm but no way this guy is ready to start and win.

Deshaun Watson Clemson
He gets the benefit of everyone watching him for 2 years and two Nattys but is he actually an NFL prospect?  He is tall and slender, runs, and is a winner.  But he was on one of the most talented rosters in all of college.  His accuracy is a major question mark but he's a gamer. I could see him falling.

Deshone Kizer ND
Either I slept on this guy at Notre Dame (unlikely) or this guy is being WAY over hyped.  What did he do at ND? Anything?

Pat Mahomes Ok State
This guy is coming out of no where to be considered a late first round pick?  His stats were off the chart but coming out of the Big 12 you take those with a grain of salt.  He's only a junior and played in a bit of a hokey offense.  At least he's played in 2.5+ seasons unlike some of the dudes on this list.  Who the hell knows.

Davis Webb Cal
One year starter who got to follow in Jarod Goff's foot steps. 6'4 230?  The name Goff and/or Cal QB send shivers down my spine.  If this dude gets his name called before day 3 I'd be shocked. Then again, he was a starter for Ok State for a few years, then again he was replaced by Mahomes. Byeee

Brad Kaaya Miami
Who the hell told this dude to come out early?  He had a bad season at Miami and was unimpressive in every game I watched him play.  He's gonna fall like a stone and will need to sit for years before he's worthy of seeing the field.

Chad Kelly Ole Miss
I'd love to draft this guy in any market besides the Bills.  He got arrested as a 23 year old at a high school football game for christ sake.  He'll be in the shadow of his uncle for ever in Buffalo and the dumb fans here will ruin him. 2 ACL years and a laundry list of character flaws will push him into day 3 but he could be real good in the right situation.

The guys from Pitt, Va tech and Tennessee prob aren't worth mentioning.

In summation, if the Bills are counting on a QB to start from this draft, they're in trouble.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Super Bowl Picks

The whole damn thing. Super Bowl Picks

Steve 45-40-5 Best Bet 10-8-1 Playoffs 4-6

Falcons +3 v Patriots
Over 58

Coast 39-49-2 Best Bet 5-14 Playoffs 4-6

Patriots -3 v Falcons
Under 58

Feyes 47-40-3 Best Bet 8-11 Playoffs 5-5

Katman 46-46-3 Best Bet 11-7-1 Playoffs 6-4

Patriots -3 v Falcons
Under 58

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Conference Championship Picks

CCS! Casheee

Steve 44-39-5 Best Bet 9-8-1 Playoffs 3-5

Falcons -6 v Packers
Steelers +6 @ Patriots

Coast 38-48-2 Best Bet 5-13 Playoffs 3-5

Steelers+6 @ Patriots
Falcons -5 v Packers

Feyes 47-38-3 Best Bet 8-10 Playoffs 2-2

Packers +5 @ Falcons
Steelers+6 @ Patriots

Katman 45-45-3 Best Bet 10-7-1 Playoffs 5-3
Patriots -6 v Steelers
Packers +5 @ Falcons

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Divisional Round Weekend Picks

DRW! Time to cash in

Steve 42-37-5 Best Bet 9-7-1 Playoffs 1-3

Chiefs -1.5 v Steelers
Patriots -16.5 v Texans
Seahawks +6 @ Falcons
Packers +4.5 @ Cowboys

Coast 35-47-2 Best Bet 4-13 Playoffs 0-4

Patriots -16.5 v Texans
Chiefs -1.5 v Steelers
Falcons -6 v Seahawks
Packers +4.5 @ Cowboys

Feyes 46-35-3 Best Bet 7-10 Playoffs 2-2

Falcons -6 v Seahawks
Texans +16.5 @ Patriots
Steelers @ Chiefs over 44.5
Packers @ Cowboys under 52

Katman 43-43-3 Best Bet 10-6-1 Playoffs 3-1

Chiefs -1.5 v Steelers
Patriots -16.5 v Texans
Falcons -6 v Seahawks
Cowboys -4.5 v Packers

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Podcast: Buffalo Bills Hire Sean McDermott

Steve and Coast breakdown the hire of Sean McDermott and review another lost season of dispaire


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Bills Hire Sean McDermott as Head Coach

By Steve

Generic defensive minded white boy from formally successful football team in a different conference was hired today by the Bills. He's bald, young (42) and reportedly impressed Pegula. Yippee!

Well, lets see where I ranked him:
"3. Sean McDermott

For some unknown reason I like this dude. Hes a defensive coach and has had a lot of talent to work with but he's young and.. been to a Super Bowl?"

Ohh, not bad! Wait do we know anything about this dude? Then again does anyone? Maybe his wife?

Whether he is an offensive guy, defensive guy, special teams whatever it doesnt matter. What matters is his decision making. Does he coach and think like its 2017 or like Rex and think its still 1997? Does any of this even matter with seemingly no quarterback, a GM on his 9th life and Whaley seemingly being usurped yet again by his owner? Is McDermott a game changer?

Well obviously he is not a game changer but I like the hire. Is there any reason to hate it or love it? Not really, unless you really wanted an offensive minded guy as the HC.

Who will be his offensive coordinator? How will he sound at the opening presser? Will he get along with Whaley or eventually push him out? All questions with no answers. (Norv Turner was rumored. His last full season his offense finished 29th and 31st in passing in 2015 albeit with a young Ted Bridgewater) yikes.

Oh and what about the local and national story line that the Buffalo bills and their baffoon of a GM and a syncophant of an owner were a tire fire disgrace of an organization that NO ONE WOULD WANT TO GO TO? Seems like they got a guy that others were quite interested in and a name most people have heard of.

Obviously the "jury is still out" but clearly the Bills could have done better and much worse. This guy better think differently and innovatively and seemingly couldnt be worse than Rex or Dick or Chan.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Wildcard Weekend NFL Picks

WCW!

Steve 41-34-5  Best Bet 9-6-1

Raiders +4 @ Texans
Dolphins +10.5 @ Steelers
Seahawks -8 v Lions
Giants @ Packers under 45


Coast 35-43-2 Best Bet 4-12

Lions +8 @ Seahawks
Dolphins +10.5 @ Steelers
Giants +5 @ Packers
Raiders +4 @ Texans

Katman 40-42-3 Best Bet 9-6-1

Steelers -10.5 v Dolphins
Seahawks -8 v Lions
Texans -4 v Raiders
Giants +5 @ Packers


Feyes 44-33-3 Best Bet 7-9

Raiders +4 @ Texans
Steelers -10.5 v Dolphins
Seahawks -8 v Lions
Giants +5 @ Packers

Friday, January 6, 2017

Ranking Bills Coaching Candidates

By Steve

2017 and yet another coaching search. The fuckin Bill Murray feeling is palpable. Is there a more tired, useless, pointless semi-annual search in sports? Does it matter who the coach is? Havent the Bills tried everything at this point? 17 years?

Yet again here is what Im looking for in a coach. Doesnt have to be offensive or defensive. Doesnt have to have specific schemes. How about just a smart fuckin guy that will think and speak intelligently and isnt married to any idea or scheme and will throw the freaking ball??? A guy that knows the odds, the score, can count to 11 and hires some Madden wiz for game days?

Here is a pathetic list of coaching candidates for the 2017 Buffalo Bills ranked:

1. Kyle Shanahan
Probably a pipe dream since he hasnt been linked to the Bills at this point but he did just orchestrate a fabulous offense in Atlanta albeit we have no Matty ice. Last name may be part of the reason he even has a job though.

2. Anthony Lynn
Did anyone besides Rooney Rule lawyers know who this dude was before week 3 this year? His major plus might be that he would keep tiny Tyrod Taylor. He gave that now famous caveat that the offense they were running wasnt his offense. Oh and continuity. I like the idea he might be linked to a proven DC also (Gus B.). Continuity! (Oh and if/when he fails this season they could then just flush the entire fuckin thing for 2018).

3. Sean McDermott

For some unknown reason I like this dude. Hes a defensive coach and has had a lot of talent to work with but he's young and.. been to a Super Bowl?

4. Frank Reich
Ugh. Anyone with any previous ties to this organization are almost automatically disqualified but this pathetic organization and sad list of candidates puts Frank quite high unfortunately. Were his offenses in San Diego or Philly ever even good?  Yikes.

5. Harold Goodwin
This guy could sit on my lap and Id have no clue who he was but he did chuck the ball all over the field as the OC in Arizona. Is Bruce Ariens a good coach? Maybe?

6. Kris Richard
Id say no Seattle assistant has done anything but Quinn is balling in Atlanta. Again, tons of talent but no fall off after Bradley left. No clue who he is though.

7. Teryl Austin
Perpetual Rooney Rule dude in a disfunctional franchise with no record of success on either side of the ball. Wait what are his qualifications again?

8. Vance Joseph
The Dolphins DC? Someone kill me.

9. Keith Butler
Id much rather have this dudes counter part on offense than the Steelers average defensive coordinator. I dont even think I ever heard this guys name. True Haley was a collasal failure but maybe he learned something?

Josh McDaniels
Fuck this guy.

Tom Coughlin
This guy ia wayyyyy to old. Get some soup old man.