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  1. Lots of famous people have siblings or other family members who are continual embarrassments, including presidents of the US while in office (ie, Jimmy Carter had brother Billy and Bill Clinton had Roger).  Actually, many not-so-famous people have embarrassing relatives, but they don't make headlines or social media because nobody cares.

  2. On 4/15/2023 at 3:07 PM, Airseven said:

    Who is Josh Britt?


    On 4/15/2023 at 3:14 PM, RussellDopeland said:

    Did a google search- apparently he's a high school football player in Athens, Georgia. Who he broke up with, and how this relates to the Bills, I haven't a clue! 😆


    On 4/28/2023 at 4:09 AM, Nextmanup said:

    I keep seeing this thread title and think "Who the hell is Josh Britt?"




    I'm glad I'm not the only one who couldn't decipher this thread title!  There's a reason punctuation and conjunctions were invented about the time people started writing things down, people!   "Josh Britt" is one person!   "Josh/Britt" or "Josh-Britt"  or "Josh and Britt" or "Josh & Britt" says 2 people related in some way!   :doh:


    1 hour ago, Bob Jones said:

    Is this a serious post? First off, for all intents and purposes they were living like a married couple for what, 6+ years? JA is lucky they're not in a state that recognizes "commom law" marriage, or he would surely be on the hook for millions of $$$ (paid to her).


    Secondly, I'd say it's a HUGE moral disappointment, IF the rumors of him cheating are true. How do you do that to your long time partner, and at such a young age?  Is loyalty and commitment not a thing anymore? And if he did indeed get some girl pregnant, it's even worse, as that shows a real lack of common sense/intelligence.


    Get real.  Most people change over time, and the younger a person is, the more likely he or she will change as he or she matures.  Are you the same person you were at 18 or 22?   I surely am not the same person at 73 that I was at 43, and especially at 23.   I think that they've grown apart.   It happens all the time.  


    Josh has become a famous, very wealth sports star because of his talent and hard work.  That says Allen has tremendous ambition and drive.   I don't know anything about her, so I'm not going to diss the young lady, but Brittany's only claim to fame is that she lives with Josh Allen.   She hasn't  developed a career or made a niche for herself -- for example, taking the lead in supporting some cause -- which suggests that she's not particularly ambitious.   This seems to be is a very unequal relationship in temperament and goals, not to mention wealth, and it was probably doomed by Allen's success.  He's never going to go back to the Central Valley and be a cantaloupe farmer. 

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  3. If there were existing graves on the current stadium site fifty years ago, they would have been exhumed and moved elsewhere.   The discovery of old cemeteries/burying grounds during construction for some project is quite common.   In fact, most cities in the US would probably be cursed if disturbing old graves could conjure up a curse because most cities started out as tiny little settlements with burying grounds within walking distance of the center of town.  In the nineteenth (and sometimes into the twentieth century), as cities grew, they would create new, larger public cemeteries further out on the periphery of the city limits or even beyond and move the graves from the old cemeteries there.


    If graves in private cemeteries weren't marked with stone markers and/or the caretakers of the cemeteries died or move away, these burying grounds might be lost for decades or even centuries until somebody decided to build a house or building on the site and unearthed bones.   The remains are then removed and re-interred elsewhere.


    We have a grave site -- or at least a headstone-- on our property south of Gowanda that we found back in 1960 shortly after we moved there.  It's located on a hillside in what was then a cow pasture and is now a woodlot.  The date was from 1869, an eighteen year old woman named Ella or Emma.    There were no other signs of graves there, and we didn't go looking to find more.  It might have just been a single grave or it might have been that other graves were marked with wooden crosses that disintegrated over time.

  4. 20 hours ago, Steve O said:

    In the video below his drummer Barry Keane tells the story of the tape used for the release of The Wreck of The Edmund Fitzgerald. They were in studio doing a recording session and Gordon was talking about how he was almost finished with a song he had been working on about the wreck. One of the crew said why don't we give it a try now. Gordon agreed. Barry asked when he should come in, Gordon said he'd nod his head. Fortunately, they recorded the take as it was used for the release. Tried several times to improve on it but the first practice session tape was used for the release.


    Watched it last nite, thanks for the tip!


    You're welcome.   It's great to know there are so many of us Lightfoot fans around ... although most of us are probably on the really really wrong side of thirty.

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  5. Back in the days of OTA television when just about every house sprouted an antenna on the roof, our farmhouse in northern Cattaraugus County was high enough in the hills that we picked up a couple of Canadian TV channels.  In 1967, Canada celebrated its centennial, and Gordon Lightfoot wrote a song to celebrate that event which he performed on a TV song.   It was the "Canadian Railway Trilogy" ...

    There was a time in this fair land when the railroad did not run
    When the wild majestic mountains stood alone against the sun
    Long before the white man and long before the wheel
    When the green dark forest was too silent to be real


    But time has no beginning and the history has no bound
    As to this verdant country they came from all around
    They sailed upon her waterways and they walked the forest tall
    Built the mines, mills and the factories for the good of us all


    And when the young man's fancy was turned into the spring
    The railroad men grew restless for to hear the hammers ring
    Their minds were overflowing with the visions of their day
    And many a fortune lost and won and many a debt to pay


    For they looked in the future and what did they see?
    They saw an iron road runnin' from the sea to the sea
    Bringin' the goods to a young growin' land
    All up from the seaboards and into their hands


    I have been a fan ever since.   Like so many others, "If You Could Read My Mind" has been my favorite.   I think it strikes a chord in almost anybody who's ever loved and lost.


    RIP, Gordon.

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  6. Most of the 2009 season.  I was so angry that the Bills brought Dick Jauron back as HC after the debacle of the 2008 season (5-1 in the first games, 2-8 the rest of the season), that I not only didn't renew my season tix but didn't watch any of the Bills games until the 10th game of the 2009 season, which was Perry Fewell's first game as interim HC.     That was the game when Fitzpatrick came in to relieve Tentative Trent Edwards and hit Terrell Owens on that 98-yard TD pass (I think it was Fitzy's first pass).

  7. Even before I read the article, I figured that Buffalo's housing costs and short commute times would be major factors in Buffalo's ranking.   I wasn't wrong.   It's easier for singles, whether they are 20 something or 40 something, to live more comfortably in Buffalo than in many other metros.  If you look at the list of the least singles-friendly metros, you'll find that they are mostly metros with significantly higher housing costs than even average. 


    From the article ...

    "Median single-person income, monthly housing costs for mortgaged homes, rent prices, how many residents live alone, and a city's unmarried population were all used to compile the list. 


    The average round-trip work commute and non-family households that are owner occupied were also used to create the ranks."

  8. On 1/19/2023 at 10:24 AM, Westside said:

    Less people means less poor in rural areas. The urban cities have miles and miles of nothingness and despair the rural folks don’t have. 
    In the country you can at least raise your own food. Not in the urban areas. Everyone is literally on top of one another. Besides, the soil in the city are usually loaded with chemicals and who knows what else has been dumped there.


    Have you ever lived in a rural area or ever even been in a rural area for more than a few hours on driving on an interstate????    With fewer people spread out over larger areas, there are fewer resources to care for the poor who are do live in rural areas.   Overall, the poverty rate in nonmetro (ie, rural) is about 16% while it's about 12% in metro (urban) areas.  Across the country, the poverty rate is higher in rural areas than in urban areas, but the gap between rural and urban poverty rates vary significantly by region.   In the Midwest, the rural poverty rate is .8% higher than the urban poverty rate (13.4% vs 12.6%).   Geography of Poverty


    "Who know what's dumped there" describes just about every single private farm dump anywhere in the rural US ... and most farms had -- and many still have -- private dumps.   FYI ... farmers have been using pesticides on their fields and putting those pesticides and other poisons in their dumps since WW II.



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  9. Next to having a franchise QB, having a top caliber OL is the key to success, especially in the playoffs, because a good OL not only protects your great QB, it makes the running game better even with average RBs.  Allen can make his WRs better if he has time to throw.   Singletary and Cook are good enough to if they have holes to run through.   The Bills need to put their resources into the OL first and then DL.  

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  10. 45 minutes ago, John from Riverside said:


    Geez does this really need to be said players don’t let franchise QBs go free they literally just wave this #######

    Carr is an interception machine. He’s a coach killer.



    This.  Carr is like many other QBs -- just good enough to put a team in cap hell if a team pays him but not nearly good enough to give a team a real chance at success.

  11. 10 hours ago, pocoboy said:

    I hate to say it, but I don't feel that they want guys like me as consumers anymore. I don't tune in for theatrics, politics, or the type of pop music that litters this "spectacle."


    And then, we finally get to the true reason that those who are their loyal, week-in and week-out customers tune in, and then they have systems in place which allow for 1 of 7 underpaid, part-time officials to ruin our primary focus. They take the game and turn it into a mockery.


    All of this thrown together, and it gives me the feeling I have better ways to waste my Sunday afternoons. Goodell & the NFL are ruining something I've loved since childhood.


    And I even wanted (ever so slightly) for the Chiefs to win.


    Cry me a river.   There's no totally objective way to call penalties in any sport, so there are always going to be "bad" calls, "non-calls", and untimely calls.  They are part of any game, not just the NFL, so if you don't like it, take up fishing or running ... just don't do it competively because tournaments and races have rules.



  12. 17 hours ago, chongli said:

    COTY Vote Totals (voting by AP):




    1. Brian Daboll (16 first-place votes and 123 total)

    2. Mike Kyle Shanahan (12 first-place votes, 100 total)

    3. Doug Pederson (five first-place votes, 75 total)

    4. Sean McDermott (seven first-place votes, 48 total)

    5. Nick Sirianni (six, 45)

    6. Kevin O’Connell (one, 23)

    7. Dan Campbell (one, 15)

    8. Andy Reid (two, 10)

    9. Pete Carroll (six total points)

    10. Mike Tomlin (five total points) 



    I would have had no issue with any of these coaches winning COTY, but I think that Daboll is the most deserving.  In all the pre-season predictions, nobody thought the Giants would come close to having a winning record much less make the playoffs -- and actually win a playoff game (even though it didn't count in the COTY voting).




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  13. 5 hours ago, Rebel101 said:

    Bro I was born in 87 my father is a Bills fan. N I understand we’ve had some ***** teams and ***** games but our defense has always atleast been tough. They are soft by design 


    How can you argue that "our defense has always atleast been tough" when just a decade ago the Bills lost 5 games by 24 or more points in 2010, 4 games by 27 or more points in 2011, and 4 games by 20 or more points in 2012?  I'm not sure what your definition of "tough" is, but getting whipped badly in a quarter of its game doesn't fit in my definition of defensive "toughness". 



  14. 2 hours ago, Rebel101 said:

    I mean honestly bro almost every Bills team I know even the bad ones our defense would atleast keep us in the game until the end. This defense plays soft at the point of attack and soft at the finish. Sometimes coming outta half time, & towards the end it seemed all a team had to do was be more physical and show more toughness. McDermott & Fraziers Bills crumble every time. Dorsey is a loose screw and he has butchered the offense 


    ROTFLMAO.  When did you start following the Bills?   2013?


    In 2012, the Bills lost to the Jests 48-28, to the Pats 52-28, to 49ers 45-3, and to the Seahawks 50-17.

    In 2011, the Bills lost to the Cowboys 44-7, the Fish 35-8, the Chargers 37-10, and to the Pats 49-21.

    In 2010, the Bills lost to the Packers, 34-7, the Jests 38-14, the Vikings 38-10, the Pats 34-3, and Jets 38-7.


    I could go on ...

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  15. 1 hour ago, Chaos said:

    250 votes, over 200 replies (yours is the only truly useless one), over 5 thousand views.  it has a pretty high level of engagement.  I can't help it that you are not able to understand the question. 


    You obviously don't like hearing opinions that don't agree with your own because you created a poll intended to solicit anti-Beane/McDermott responses by providing 2 anti-Beane/McDermott responses and 2 totally unrealistic alternative choices that discouraged responses to your anti-Beane/McDermott choices.   That's the ultimate in a useless poll. 


    52 minutes ago, Gregg said:

    They are weak up front especially on the OL. They suck in short yardage situations. Allen is their most dangerous threat running the ball. That is not a good look when your QB is your main threat running. Allen is constantly under pressure and lucky for him he can avoid the rush very well. Otherwise, he would be getting killed out there. Defensively they couldn't rush the QB after Von went down. They are inconsistent when it comes to stopping the run. Beane needs to build the lines especially on offense. I would even go with the same receiving group and RB's if we had better lines. Why would you build a finesse football team who has to play in WNY in the elements? That is what the Bills are a finesse football team. 


    Exactly.  While coaching is frequently a difference maker in today's NFL, there's a limit to how much good/great coaching can make up for a lack of talent.  That the Bills lack OL talent has really been exposed this past season, and especially in the playoffs.   How much the Bills missed Von Miller on the defensive line was exposed in the playoffs, too.  It was clear to me even before the first Cinci game that the Bills couldn't run with the Bengals and Chiefs just based on talent, some of it because of injury, possibly because of lack of experience, but a lot of it because some of the linemen, especially on offense, just aren't good enough.   An improved OL will improve the offense far more (and more quickly) than just about any other change.

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  16. 13 hours ago, The Red King said:

    Title sums it up.  Honestly, I feel very little excitement or enthusiasm.  I don't see us getting over the hump.  I may not even watch some (or all) of the games until the playoffs (if we even make it).


    I had enthusiasm last off-season, despite 13-seconds.  I thought the team could get there.  But from what I've seen from the team, I find I have lost all faith in our D schemes.  The only way we pull this off is if Allen puts up 40-50 points in a game.


    Anyone else feeling this way?


    No, I don't feel this way at all.   You can make Frazier a scapegoat for the Bills playoff failures if it floats your boat but I'll wait to see how Beane and McDermott respond to the playoff loss over the off season.  Last season, the Bucs blew out the Eagles in the wild card round.  This season, the Eagles are in the Super Bowl after man-handling their playoff opponents because of a series of roster changes, some big ones and others seemingly minor ones, made before and during this past season.   

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  17. When I and a few others advocated drafting interior OL in the first round last off-season, we were dismissed as fools and lectured ad nauseum about how guards and centers didn't have enough "value" to be drafted in the first round.   That's despite the fact that numerous teams have found All Pro guards and centers late in the first round.  My guess is that many of those who didn't think interior OLers were worth even a late first round draft pick have changed their views.  


    I wanted the Bills to draft interior OL in the first round last year because there were several prospects.   I'm not up on any of the draft prospects this season yet, so I'm not going to necessarily say that the Bills should take a center or guard in the first round, but I certainly think that the Bills should be able to find a good prospect in the first three rounds -- and I'd like to see them draft 2 or 3 OLers in 2022 plus bring in several UDFA rookie prospects.


    Investment in the OL is the surest way for the Bills to climb back into serious contention for a Super Bowl.  

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