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Old 05-02-2013, 02:00 PM
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Another point is that there is selective memory with the bad weather Buffalo games. How many bad weather games in Buffalo are there in a typical season? 2 or 3?
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Old 05-02-2013, 02:18 PM
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Another point is that there is selective memory with the bad weather Buffalo games. How many bad weather games in Buffalo are there in a typical season? 2 or 3?
In, say, the last 5 years, the only bad weather condition games (aside from it just being cold) I can remember BUF playing in were:

1. the game a couple of years ago in December in CLE during a white out blizzard; and

2. a crazy windy end of Dec. home game a couple of years ago against NE where it was so windy that 25 yard FG’s were going sideways – not sure Super EJ would have been any help there.

The weather in WNY does not really start to get nasty until around Christmas time.

Oh, and let's not forget that BUF just re-upped its Toronto deal to give away a December home game every year to the Rodgers Center.

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Old 05-02-2013, 02:22 PM
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As a Seahawk fan of course I fondly remember the Toronto game and that it was late in the season. I don't think it's a coincidence that they schedule that game (played indoors) in December. Obviously makes sense to play the outdoor games in Buffalo during the relatively fairer earlier months.
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Old 05-02-2013, 03:10 PM
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As a Seahawk fan of course I fondly remember the Toronto game and that it was late in the season. I don't think it's a coincidence that they schedule that game (played indoors) in December. Obviously makes sense to play the outdoor games in Buffalo during the relatively fairer earlier months.
On the other hand, it makes no sense to BUF fans to schedule the TOR game in December. The fans HATE giving up their alleged Bad December Weather home field advantage. BUF fans would rather play the TOR game early in the season. You should have seen how heated BUF fans got when they found out a couple of years ago that the MIA home game was scheduled as the December indoor TOR game. And, for some reason, BUF fans love tailgating and taking their shirts off at The Ralph in seasonably cold November and frigid December and January. Then, they get into fights in the stands. There is a BUF fan progression you can discern at games that goes something like: drink, sing, drink, take shirts off, drink, start a fight (and don't even get me started on those clowns that formed the "Bills Mafia" and got BUF tattoos).

Also, don't remind BUF fans that their record in the "Toronto Series" is pitiful, something like 1-4 (the one win was against pre-RGIII WAS the first (and last) game WAS started John Beck at QB).


Note: I am not a BUF fan. I am a CIN fan, having grown up in Ohio. I just had the misfortune of having to live in WNY for a number of years, so I know the fan bases and teams there very well. I think I'm also still bitter about having to live there, which is why I often take the BUF organization and the WNY area to task. Make no mistake though, WNY sports fans, although a bit gullible IMHO (i.e., consistently supporting 2 floundering organizations [Bills, Sabres] that clearly have no interest in winning, only in making money), are some of the best and most loyal fans out there.
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Extra Jack would certainly have been there in a later round.

Here's a (stuttering/buffering) 'panel' with Manuel himself boasting of his big game accomplishments.

http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/vid...257c%257c%257c

The next video loading_in_sequence has Manuel on his weaknesses.

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Old 05-02-2013, 06:20 PM
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I like how he cited playing in "december and JANUARY" as if they were to not only make the playoffs but host home games.
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From ESPN.com:

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/92...eneral-manager

"I've made this decision to step away from the general manager's position because I feel it is the right time. By the 'right time' I mean I think we have a good young roster, an excellent head coach [Doug Marrone] with a good staff, and it's time to let someone else handle these responsibilities and move forward together," Nix said in a statement.

Translation: I’ve botched this job from Day 1. There is not one person left within or without the organization who believes that I am competent. The EJ Manuel pick really did me in. At this point, this is really my last move. Oh, and I was tired of Ralph Wilson Jr. constantly calling me things like "son," "junior," "wet behind the ears," and "whipper snapper."
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Old 05-13-2013, 12:33 PM
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first thing I thought of when I heard that he was stepping down was the Manuel pick.
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Old 05-13-2013, 12:40 PM
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One ESPN writer notes that Nix's legacy cannot be determined until we see how the Mario Williams signing and Manuel pick play out.

In my head, I started thinking, "Um, what about the Fitzpatrick contract?"
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From today's Buffalo News:

"For most Bills fans, I imagine, this was a blessing in disguise. Getting Kolb out of the way could only hasten the process and nudge Marrone to make the inevitable call: Give the starting job to the prize first-round pick, the franchise guy, and let the future begin.

Manuel got all the first-team snaps in team drills. An enthusiastic crowd watched from the stands at the grass field inside the Fisher track. It was EJ’s time to shine … and he was terrible.

It was Manuel’s worst day of camp. On a windy afternoon, against Mike Pettine’s attacking first-team defense, Manuel was intercepted three times. He looked like a raw rookie on the last one, locking his eyes on tight end Lee Smith and throwing the ball right into the arms of rookie linebacker Kiko Alonso.

“The production end I agree with,” Marrone said when told it was not one of Manuel’s better days. “But today was a great day for him. He did a lot of third down. Early on, I said we were going to progress him against all the looks. Obviously now, with Kevin not being there to practice, we’re throwing him in there."



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