Collectively, No Bargain for NFL

We’re all going to die. Someday. It might not be from a virus several news bulletins indicate is presently making the rounds, so let’s try to stay calm even though we don’t feel inclined to do so.  Classify the urge to Continue reading Collectively, No Bargain for NFL

Super Bowl highlights flip-flopping narratives created by social media

Sentiment on social media during the Super Bowl is like watching a fish out of water flopping around in the bottom of your boat. Watching how opinions are transformed on Twitter during any NFL game is eye-opening at times. Before Continue reading Super Bowl highlights flip-flopping narratives created by social media

Who wouldn’t want to party with Fred Smerlas?

I was still riding IV poles down the hallways at Roswell Park when Fred Smerlas came to town in 1979 to play for the Buffalo Bills. Seems like yesterday when this big hairy dude blew into Buffalo like a raging Continue reading Who wouldn’t want to party with Fred Smerlas?

Winning causing ‘Disequalibrium Syndrome’ for BillsMafia

They say “act like you’ve been there before”, but they don’t give you an instruction booklet about how to do so… especially after a couple of decades of loving a largely irrelevant NFL franchise. It’s intriguing to watch how BillsMafia Continue reading Winning causing ‘Disequalibrium Syndrome’ for BillsMafia

Mafia Mavens celebrate Bills win over Cowboys, more ‘wyobabble’ why culture matters

After nearly 20 years of preaching about culture and team chemistry on the Buffalo Bills Message Board (RIP) and Twitter, the Bills are finally showing the rest of the NFL why the intangibles matter. What actually makes the “whole greater Continue reading Mafia Mavens celebrate Bills win over Cowboys, more ‘wyobabble’ why culture matters

Same Story in New Buffalo Bills Season

Try teaching children that cheaters never prosper. If you’ve also taught them to be Buffalo Bills fans, they’ll know you’re a big fat liar. The willingness to trade a penalty for knocking out a quarterback is merely the millionth reason nobody Continue reading Same Story in New Buffalo Bills Season

Finishing the Start Strong Matters Most for Buffalo Bills

A team can prove how resilient they are by playing lousily first.  The Buffalo Bills found a way in game one to avoid ruining the whole offseason.  Making fans understand how wretched it could’ve been was a gesture of kindness Continue reading Finishing the Start Strong Matters Most for Buffalo Bills

Andrew Luck’s decision to retire is his own business

One of the worst aspects of the emergence of social media has been how efficiently humans can now judge one another almost instantly, and on a massive scale. The latest viral Twitter ‘judgment’ involves gossip around Colts’ quarterback Andrew Luck’s Continue reading Andrew Luck’s decision to retire is his own business