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2 hours ago, dollars 2 donuts said:

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 every one 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@**."

 

I'm a Buffalonian born and bred who has lived away since I was 17 and went to college on the East coast.  Have lived in the midwest 30+ years at this point

 

And I say with all sincerity, that the weather in WNY is pretty durn nice taken all things together.

 

2 hours ago, dollars 2 donuts said:

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." 

 

Did they actually say this, or is it one you propose as an improvement?

 

 

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22 minutes ago, leonbus23 said:

Even after you leave you get the same stupid weather comments from people.

Even after you leave you get the same weather comments from stupid people.

 

There, fixed it. 

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46 minutes ago, Hapless Bills Fan said:

 

I'm a Buffalonian born and bred who has lived away since I was 17 and went to college on the East coast.  Have lived in the midwest 30+ years at this point

 

And I say with all sincerity, that the weather in WNY is pretty durn nice taken all things together.

 

 

Did they actually say this, or is it one you propose as an improvement?

 

 

 

 

Its proposed...it’s not very good, but it is locale, not insulting, and goes directly to a comment about the team or the game and not the city.

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17 hours ago, cba fan said:

lol....yea Buffalonian sports fans got the patience to wait for that. Just using sports teams HX as my guide.

 

seriously though, Buffalo, has bad weather but they are not as cold as portrayed. Not even on top 50 lists for coldest US cites. And virtually all of Canada save the West Coast are very likely significantly colder.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/did-you-know/americas-50-coldest-cities/ar-BBPXaWn?li=BBMlO3O

 

I never minded the cold in the winter as much as the cold spring that took forever to warm up because of the big ice cube to the west... and the seeming lack of any daylight for 4 months. 

 

Sure other places have that too, but not anywhere I’m interested in living 

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Let's be honest - no place nicer than a summer in WNY.  WNY is not a great place in the winter unless a skier or ice fisherman.

 

Second winter in Texas - enjoyed reading the article in the D&C about how this is fast approaching a record breaking start of winter.  If all goes right, I will not see a snow flake this year. Well other than if I am in Austin.

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1 hour ago, timekills17 said:

 

You already answered that.

It doesn't bother you because you left. And you left because you don't like it - so why would it bother you.

If you hate the place you work, and somebody calls it a terrible place to work - you're likely not going to be bothered by it.

It's not being bothered by someone wanting to live somewhere else (or work somewhere else.)

It's the comments that make them sound incredulous that anyone would want to live in Buffalo.

There is a difference between saying "Where I live is great" and saying "Where you live is a dump." Only one is straight up insulting.

Why you don't understand that is curious to me.

 

The only reason I can see feeling insulted by that is if you think it might be true and feel embarrassed.

 

if you like where you live than someone not liking it shouldn’t matter to you.

 

in fact in the case of buffalo the fact not everyone want to live there results in fantastic housing costs 

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3 hours ago, That's No Moon said:

If it makes you feel better, Baltimore is a complete dump of a place.

 

Truth.

 

If you are heading N on the hwy to your right is the inner harbor area that is not to shabby, but take an exit Westward and it's a demilitarized zone.

 

 

 

 

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Putting aside for a moment the fact of my diehard Bills fandom bias, I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed my Buffalo visits every time. It’s been more than a few years now since the last time I’ve been up that way, but I hear continuing good things and am sure they are true. Donuts, don’t ever hold back. You have too many things to say that need said. :thumbsup:

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My thing with this is that I find it ridiculous when people from places like NYC, Philly, etc. act like Buffalo is Siberia. The temperature disparity is probably like 6 or 7 degrees. Cold is cold!

 

Personally, I just can't do cold weather. Born in Detroit, spent a ton of time in Buffalo and headed west when I came of age.

 

Weather is a big deal for me so I love living in the Southeast. If someone from Phoenix were to say it's too cold in Buffalo; fair enough. If you're in NYC, Philly, even Baltimore. Got some news for ya; you're city is only incrementally better weather wise so you might wanna stop throwing those stones from glass houses.

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5 hours ago, dollars 2 donuts said:

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."

 

Something...anything different.  

 

*sigh*  Glad I got that one out there.  

 

GO BILLS.

 

 

I live in  Chicago now, and when I tell people that I am from Buffalo, I get the same thing...like they are reading from a script. Buffalo may have more snow, but it is colder here and way more dangerous in certain areas any day. At least we can talk about Josh Allen. Around here, people get strangely quiet when I mention Mitch Trubisky!

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26 minutes ago, Rocket94 said:

I live in  Chicago now, and when I tell people that I am from Buffalo, I get the same thing...like they are reading from a script. Buffalo may have more snow, but it is colder here and way more dangerous in certain areas any day. At least we can talk about Josh Allen. Around here, people get strangely quiet when I mention Mitch Trubisky!

Chicago is what Buffalo should have been.
 

It’s a shame whats happened to Buffalo, Cleveland, Detroit. Etc.

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Here in Syracuse, we revel in our wintry reputation. I'll take a landscape of snow covered hills and trees over the dystopian hellscape of humidity, sand, insects and bad football that is the state of Florida any day, Here our pastimes are sledding, skiing and snowball fights which beats the hell out of Baltimore's enthusiasm for murder, insurance fraud and public urination. Bad weather? Really? Tell you what Kansas and Texas, I'll keep my stay at home snow days and you can keep your tornado watch evacuations, fire ants and dust storms all to yourself. From Buffalo to Syracuse I say, let it sow, let it snow, let it snow. 

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To make the OP feel better-  I lived in Buffalo. I lived in Baltimore.  

 

Baltimore has more problems by far.  It’s politics are killing it from inside out.  There are nice parts to both but I honestly think Buffalo is nicer, cleaner, safer, more fun, and is on an upswing.  Right now Buffalo just has a better vibe.  Baltimore is rotting.  Sorry to say.  

 

And there is no comparison between the Md and NY in beauty.  New York State is lovely.  MD has no Great Lakes, no Finger Lakes, nothing to compare to NY wine country, no Adirondacks, no Catskills,.    MD is plane Jane.  Sailing on Chesapeake Bay and eating crabs are ok though. 

 

Buffalo is cold in the winter so you ski, sled, skate.  Baltimore is cold in the winter and yet has little winter sports because too little snow and no mountains, mostly flat terrain. Baltimore is very hot  and humid in the summer.  Lots of little rivers and inlets from the bay add to humidity.   Buffalo was fabulous weather in the summer. Cool breezes off of the massive Lakes.  

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9 minutes ago, Kiva said:

Chicago is what Buffalo should have been.
 

It’s a shame whats happened to Buffalo, Cleveland, Detroit. Etc.

Curious comments. Buffalo never grew on the scale of Chicago.  Economically what happened to Buffalo, Cleveland, Detroit - I assume you mean the end of factory/heavy industrial production jobs - also happened in Chicago ... they just have more a diverse economy  to pick up the slack.  

 

I think Buffalo is in a rebirth phase. 

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16 minutes ago, Kiva said:

Chicago is what Buffalo should have been.
 

It’s a shame whats happened to Buffalo, Cleveland, Detroit. Etc.

Buffalo may have been on its way.

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7 hours ago, BillnutinHouston said:

OP, I read your post a few times and would like to assess this for myself.  Can you provide a transcript or attempt to paraphrase what was said?  Thanks.

 

Looks like the answer is..."no I can't".

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I live in Santa Barbara where it has arguably the best weather in the country.  But I miss Upstate NY weather.  And just like the OP, I grow weary of the jokes.

 

If the economic opportunities were equal, I would pick Upstate NY over 80% to 90% of the country. 

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10 hours ago, dollars 2 donuts said:

 

 

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!"

 

 

 

GO BILLS.

 

 

Hey, man. I live in Los Angeles, and the smog really isn't such a problem anymore. All we really have to be concerned about are the mudslides, earthquakes, drought, an exploding homeless population, gang violence, a VD epidemic, fake boobs, 100˚+ weather, wildfires, and firestorms. 

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1 hour ago, Rocky Landing said:

Hey, man. I live in Los Angeles, and the smog really isn't such a problem anymore. All we really have to be concerned about are the mudslides, earthquakes, drought, an exploding homeless population, gang violence, a VD epidemic, fake boobs, 100˚+ weather, wildfires, and firestorms. 

Fake boobs are a ‘concern’ how? 😉

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I appreciate the passion OP. I don't really understand it but I appreciate it. I don't have any local pride in where I grew up. I don't consider it home, it is just a place I lived when I was too young to choose to do otherwise. I remember very clearly being in the car with my mum as an 8 or 9 year old and telling her I really didn't like our city, thought it was a dump and would leave as soon as I was able. 

 

London is my home. Stoke is just a place I grew up. I have zero sentimental attachment to it. 

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I've got to agree with a lot said in this thread.

I got tired of the cliche comments about Buffalo weather by sports folks years ago.

Lots of cities have games significantly impacted by weather, but never get a similar mention.

Still, a game like the Colts in the snow lasts for years in their memories.

 

Regarding Buffalo weather, I went to college out of state and never moved back after graduation because of career.

I've lived in the San Francisco Bay area, Central California inland, Raleigh, suburban Chicago and now central Virginia.

Buffalo's problem, to me, is the delayed onset of spring, and brief autumns. As a Courier Express delivery kid for three years, I faced the weather, and it wasn't a problem, but spring comes much earlier, and fall lasts much longer in other places. I remember playing infield in my youth and standing at shortstop is still cold, wet infield dirt and wondering when it was ever going to dry out and warm up. 

 

Fully agree with the Chicago comments. I love that city, but it is every bit as cold as Buffalo +/- a few degrees, and has far less outside recreation opportunities in the winter, and it goes from spring to summer in about 72 hours.

Shares Buffalo's mosquito problem though.

 

My kids were born in the San Francisco area, but we would visit family a couple times a year in WNY.

My kids always enjoyed it, and are serious Bills fans. As adults, my two boys come over every Sunday here in Central Va for the Bills.

Anyway, when my oldest was about eight, he had just learned a bit about natural science and the solar system in school.

We were visiting family in WNY on one of those late spring days with low broken clouds  along clipping along at about 25 knots and my son is watching that as we were walking.

He says to me, "Ya know what I like about Buffalo dad? You can see the earth spinning here."

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Well, there's a reason when the Bills play in Miami there are more Bills transplant fans there then fish fans.

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