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On 12/6/2019 at 5:05 PM, Chandler#81 said:

In ‘96, the company I was working for and figured to retire from, closed its doors after 105 years in operation there and moved to China. A nice severance pkg allowed me & Mrs. C to be selective on a new opportunity. Both of us 3rd generation WNY’ers, we’d come to hate it. (‘95, It must be noted here, saw 11 straight weekends of rain & Crap weather from late June through August -effectively wiping out an entire calendar year!) Of all the offers I received, I tossed every one local or northern aside and it came down to North Carolina or north Florida. Been among the palm trees ever since.

 

WNY weather is a constant stigma. Been there since the glaciers cut the Falls. Even in Pittsburgh, Philly, NYC, it’s getting nice by late March. It’s a full ’nother Month for Buffalo and late August is sweater weather.  If you choose to live there, ya gotta be tough. The weather there has sucked every year since the big bang.

Could be wrong, but I'm reading it as you chose N. Fl. I moved to N. Fl.(Tallahassee) in '89, back to Buff in '90 and came back to Tally in '93. Been here since. Where I live, we actually have a change in seasons. I love hitting 31degrees at night, but not seeing any snow. I could do without Aug., Sept, and Oct. here. I visit Buffalo nearly every summer. It is a beautiful place, in the summer. I love Buffalo, but give me a rider mower with a beer on a Saturday morning over a snow blower. My dad is always amazed at the lack of potholes when he visits.

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4 hours ago, r00tabaga said:

Which is crazy cuz Maryland is beautiful.

Some sketchy places. Don’t go for crab cakes after 9pm on the wrong side of tracks.

Maryland is a smaller state, but varied. Southern MD, Coastal Md, and Western Maryland (to include the mountainous coal country) all differ significantly from Baltimore. Western MD just as likely to be Steelers fans.

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5 hours ago, RyanC883 said:

 

you drive up and back in same day?  I do that once a year and it’s exhausting.   

 

Yes - I leave at 5:30 am and get home around 8 pm.  It's a commitment!

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15 hours ago, 4_kidd_4 said:

Anywhere you go is what you make of it.

 

I’ve had a blast in tiny towns as well as big cities.

 

Everywhere has its good and bad, and I’m well aware of all aspects of WNY, NYS etc., I still love it here and we choose to stay.

 

Every city can’t be Miami or Dallas or NYC or LA., and I don’t understand the “tribalism” of such places as in “I’m from (‘big’ city), therefore everywhere else sucks!”. Well fantastic then, when you’re done visiting and/or dumping on places like Buffalo, you can go back and feel superior again!

 

 

 

Couldn't agree more!  

I love living in WNY, and if other people look down on it, make derogatory comments etc. etc. it has no affect on me.  

Like you said there is good and bad EVERYWHERE.

I love the seasons here.  Winter I love skiing and fishing (Trout in the lower Niagara), we have some of the best fishing in the Country, YEAR ROUND).  Spring is just an awesome experience in WNY, watching everything come back to life and the chance to get my plants started. Summer is perfect (for me) love gardening. Fall is all about Salmon fishing in the lower river and hunting, I live rural so it is also very beautiful this time of year, and...um...oh yeah BILLS SEASON.

 

I just don't care what others think about WNY, they like it, great, they hate it, great.  The morons that make it a point to bash WNY continually are just ignorant, insecure little people.

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My favorite replies: I’m so GD sick of people ragging on Buffalo. It’s not a complete hellhole like insert city name here.  

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15 hours ago, Rocky Landing said:

I don't know where you're getting your information, but Southern California does not get any water from the Great Lakes.

 

Only a matter of time then. I know a lot of other places in the Southwest do.

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On 12/6/2019 at 3:06 PM, 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 of my system.

 

GO BILLS.

 

 


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13 minutes ago, matter2003 said:

 

Only a matter of time then. I know a lot of other places in the Southwest do.

This is news to me if true.

Do you have a link to back that up?

Thanks in advance:thumbsup:

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1 hour ago, matter2003 said:

 

Only a matter of time then. I know a lot of other places in the Southwest do.

Is this true?

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Can't be mad about people's opinions. There's people in here saying the weather sucks.

 

Well I lived in SW Florida for nearly 10 years and personally, I think their weather sucks. No change in season, deadly storms and so ***** hot you sit inside like it's a blizzard or something. It's overcrowded, expensive and all around pretty terrible. Unless you love to boat, fish or are a lizard man of some sort it ain't that great.

 

I personally love WNY. Other people have different opinions and that's OK. That's why this country is great, something for everyone.

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10 hours ago, In Summary said:

Maryland is a smaller state, but varied. Southern MD, Coastal Md, and Western Maryland (to include the mountainous coal country) all differ significantly from Baltimore. Western MD just as likely to be Steelers fans.

 

Gotta find the hole in the wall places that only the locals know about those are the best!

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On 12/7/2019 at 2:49 AM, GunnerBill said:

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. 

I love your posts, but now I'm gonna read them in a British accent. Gonna take some getting used to.

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6 hours ago, stosh64 said:

Couldn't agree more!  

I love living in WNY, and if other people look down on it, make derogatory comments etc. etc. it has no affect on me.  

Like you said there is good and bad EVERYWHERE.

I love the seasons here.  Winter I love skiing and fishing (Trout in the lower Niagara), we have some of the best fishing in the Country, YEAR ROUND).  Spring is just an awesome experience in WNY, watching everything come back to life and the chance to get my plants started. Summer is perfect (for me) love gardening. Fall is all about Salmon fishing in the lower river and hunting, I live rural so it is also very beautiful this time of year, and...um...oh yeah BILLS SEASON.

 

I just don't care what others think about WNY, they like it, great, they hate it, great.  The morons that make it a point to bash WNY continually are just ignorant, insecure little people.

Once we move away from WNY, we realize how much it is home.I grew up between Lewiston and Youngstown on River road. It is beautiful year round. Buffalo has its own charm as well.

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3 minutes ago, Rocket94 said:

Once we move away from WNY, we realize how much it is home.I grew up between Lewiston and Youngstown on River road. It is beautiful year round. Buffalo has its own charm as well.

You were a Lancer huh?  Falcon here!  lol

Beautiful along river road down there!  Lived in the village for about 10 years.  Closer to Ransatucky (Ransomville) now.  

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1 minute ago, stosh64 said:

You were a Lancer huh?  Falcon here!  lol

Beautiful along river road down there!  Lived in the village for about 10 years.  Closer to Ransatucky (Ransomville) now.  

Yep...Lancer....class of 82. You are from Niagara Wheatfield!

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All my family that has moved away from the area states that, the grass is definitely greener outside of WNY.  I've always felt the desire to move away, but the family that is still here as well as my career, keeps me from doing so.

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Just now, Rocket94 said:

Yep...Lancer....class of 82. You are from Niagara Wheatfield!

Yep, 83.  My wife and her 6 siblings went to Lewport.  Barb, Karen, Loretta, Nancy & Lisa Majchrzak.

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2 minutes ago, stosh64 said:

Yep, 83.  My wife and her 6 siblings went to Lewport.  Barb, Karen, Loretta, Nancy & Lisa Majchrzak.

I knew Nancy years ago. Good woman. It has been 20 years.

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Just now, Rocket94 said:

I knew Nancy years ago. Good woman.

Very cool...  Off to GDT Rocket.

GO BILLS!!!!!

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On 12/6/2019 at 4:06 PM, 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 of my system.

 

GO BILLS.

 

 


After college (2002) I moved away from buffalo. Since then, I’ve lived in South Fl, Tucson AZ, Virginia Beach, DC, and another stint in VB. I now live in Hoboken, NJ (2 miles or 35 minutes from mid town manhattan.)

 

 I understand loving your hometown. I’ll always be a Bills fan. But other than Tucson (which I hated), every city I’ve lived in, our even visited, has SO much more to offer than WNY. 
 

My wife and I visit Buffalo once a year, for 48 hours. The people are great but there just isn’t any reason to ever move back other than the cost of living. 
 

Are there hidden gems in Buffalo? Sure. But even with the “rebuild” you can see everything worth seeing in an afternoon. 
 

Its ok to love buffalo. It’s odd to see why other WNYers don’t understand why the area is picked on unless you’ve never experienced other areas. 

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You could say that about Charlotte too, everybody moves to that place. You could see everything in one day too

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On 12/7/2019 at 1:18 PM, Limeaid said:

 

No because they know it to be true but the ones about Buffalo are often exaggerated when true.

One season I went up to Buffalo in winter for roads were clear and I saw a lot of snow plows on back of flatbed trucks - they were being shipped downstate to clear snow while Buffalo had barely a dusting. 

i see what you mean. the dumb comments can be the most grating.

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14 hours ago, stevestojan said:


After college (2002) I moved away from buffalo. Since then, I’ve lived in South Fl, Tucson AZ, Virginia Beach, DC, and another stint in VB. I now live in Hoboken, NJ (2 miles or 35 minutes from mid town manhattan.)

 

 I understand loving your hometown. I’ll always be a Bills fan. But other than Tucson (which I hated), every city I’ve lived in, our even visited, has SO much more to offer than WNY. 
 

My wife and I visit Buffalo once a year, for 48 hours. The people are great but there just isn’t any reason to ever move back other than the cost of living. 
 

Are there hidden gems in Buffalo? Sure. But even with the “rebuild” you can see everything worth seeing in an afternoon. 
 

Its ok to love buffalo. It’s odd to see why other WNYers don’t understand why the area is picked on unless you’ve never experienced other areas. 

 

 

Steve, absolutely nothing wrong with not loving Buffalo and liking every place else better.

 

...people are still missing my point...why is it so casual and routine to dis this place, without any thought that you're kind of being a jerk when you do it on regional or national raido or tv?

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On 12/6/2019 at 5:26 PM, billsfan_34 said:

If you go south a few miles to Pittsburgh their winters are much different than ours. Winter comes a bit later, Spring comes a bit sooner and normally in winter months they are 5-10 degrees warmer than we are. I would also venture to say they get more sunny days than us. We get socked in with this strange great lakes gloomy micro-climate weather patterns that most do not understand unless they have lived here.

 

 

My son played a few years back in a baseball tournament in Hershey, PA.  It was in Mid April I believe.  Driving there once you got by Williamsport it was weird all of sudden the grass was green, the flowers were all bloomed.  I couldn't believe it compared to everything that was brown and not bloomed from WNY to Williamsport.  It is amazing what a few miles south does for the weather, especially early winter & early spring.  

 

The weather gets to me a bit here & I don't see myself staying here for the winters when I am in my 50's.  With that being said it is not as bad as the rest of the nation makes it out to be.

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