Tired of it.
Tired of it.
Tired of the stupid...ridiculous...same old, same old comment by out of town media guys joking about the weather up here (and to a degree, life in general in WNY). Happened again today on GR, but so what? It happens all the time from almost everyone outside of this area, right? No. Enough.
Once...just once, I want the above comeback from one of our local commentators. Maybe chase it with, "well, since it seems like we were doing open season on insults I figured everything was fair game, you jack@**."
Respectfully, please don't give me the "oh, you are being too sensitive", or "be bigger than them on this," or "well, let's be honest, they have a point."
They are not saying it to be jocular, although it seems like it. For many of us, this is our home. They are insulting our home. In insulting our home they are insulting us...and they know they are doing it.
I'm making this up? Really?
Then how many times does our local media say to Bears nation on their stations, "Whoa, here's hoping you guys can pump the breaks on all the murders in your Town long enough so some fans can enjoy the game this weekend." How about Los Angeles? "Still sucking in all that poison air over their, boys? I'll be sure to bring my hazmat suit!"
No, we don't and of course we shouldn't, but I just wish the brain dead national media could drop this tired, and yes, offensive stereo type once and for all. If they say anything about Denver or Green Bay weather (which surprisingly is a rarity) it's done in an almost throwing of laurels fashion...not Buffalo...no people, Buffalo is the exception and it is perfectly fine...by them.
For the love of all get out can you at least be original with your insults? "The Ravens are going to send the Bills over the Falls, and not even give them a barrel." Maybe, "You like your wings hot up there, but you're probably going to be bringing weak sauce against Baltimore."
*sigh* Glad I got that one out there.