“Tebow. Tebow. Tebow.”
And with that the clusterfuck that was the Buffalo Bills 2012 season came to an end. Not with a whimper, but a soul crushing finale against the equally pathetic New York Jets.
Before we rehash the horrible game that took place at Orchard Park this afternoon, I’d like to thank Rex Ryan. Thanks for sticking with Mark Sanchez. Thanks for not rewarding the mongrels at the Ralph with an appearance by Tim Tebow. This game was already unwatchable. I’m afraid to think what this would’ve devolved into with that Tivo shilling huckster behind center. Read the rest of this entry »
We’re about to enter a day in which off-field activity is often busier than the already frantic on-field activity, with Black Monday officially beginning in 14 hours.
By now there are several firing formalities that merely need to be announced and confirmed tomorrow, or maybe even later tonight. Andy Reid’s tenure in Philadelphia will end, along with Norv Turner’s reign of mediocrity in San Deigo, and yesterday we also learned that both Pat Shurmur and Tom Heckert will be axed in Cleveland, which is something far less than shocking given the takeover by new ownershup there.
But what of Chan Gailey and Buddy Nix in their cold, often comedic upstate New York football confines? Gailey’s firing has been the subject of widespread speculation, as he’s nearly joined the names above. It’ll be surpriseing if he isn’t canned given both his atrocious record over three seasons in Buffalo (even with a win today the Bills will be 16-32 during Gailey’s time as their head coach), and the growing angst over his old man stubbornness and archaic offensive mind this year. At some point, giving the ball to your best offensive player — one C.J. Spiller — much, much more often seems like a good idea.
Will Nix follow him though? It seems the Bills’ house is about to be cleaned. We’re gonna need a lot of brooms, guys.
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As we mark the holiday season with another Bills loss — to the hated Dolphins of all teams — I thought this would be an appropriate time to hand out some gifts to the team. The idea isn’t original — theScore’s very own Archi Zuber created a magnificent list for the Toronto Blue Jays — but I can’t bring myself to write about the visual nightmare that took place in Miami. I’ll leave it at this — the players have clearly given up on Chan Gailey and the coaching staff. Never were so few fucks given by a defence tasked with stopping Reggie Bush.
It’s almost over. Unfortunately the Jets have managed to become more pathetic than us, making a win next week a strong possibility. 6-10. Sounds about right. Merry Christmas ass clowns. Read the rest of this entry »
Admit it, you thought that starting Scott Chandler today was pretty nails. He was set to oppose a Miami defense that’s allowing 58.4 receiving yards per game to tight ends, which would give him nearly six fantasy points on yardage alone.
There’s also the matter of Chandler still being relatively underrated at his position, the same position where failure is in abundance, which has made the Chandlers of the NFL ideal value mining gold. He’s been quite productive as a mid-tier TE, catching six touchdown passes this year. Sure, only two of those scores have come since Week 4, but Chandler had 129 receiving yards over the last two weeks, and he’s had at least one 20-yard reception in five of his last seven games.
Yeah, that plan was fool proof during fantasy championship week. Until it wasn’t.
Chandler left the Bills’ game against the Dolphins with a knee injury in the first quarter, and he won’t return after being carted off. Please accept our sincerest condolences. Chandler owners now have a meager two-point outing after his encouraging start (he had a 25-yard catch) in their lineup less than an hour into championship Sunday.
By now the bitter taste created by the Bills capitulation in Toronto has subsided for fans of the team that finds new ways to disappoint each week. The players, however, remain angry.
Eric Wood is good. Leading by example — not sucking, basically — is what the best offensive linemen in the league do. Unfortunately Wood’s injury problems over the last few years have mirrored the Bills struggles with staying healthy as a whole. The Louisville alum has missed the past two games with a torn MCL. There’s no reason to rush him back to play in two more meaningless games.
Though he didn’t suit up against the Seahawks, Wood isn’t happy with the Bills in Toronto series. Wood took to 97 Rock — providing all your classic rawk needs in the Western New York area — to air his grievances.
Via the Buffalo News’ Tim Graham:
“You’re making a team from out west travel, and then you give them the comfort a dome, and you don’t make them play in our stadium,” Wood said. “We have no home-field advantage allowed. We travel, too. I just think it’s a joke. “And it’s a bad atmosphere for football. I mean, nobody wants to play there. I guess for opposing teams it beats the hell out of going in somebody else’s stadium and dealing with a bunch of crowd noise.
DJ Jickster gets all the hard hitting quotes. Nothing Wood said was wrong, it’s also nice to see some fire — but the awfulness of this series is the product of more than just the tranquil atmosphere at the Rogers Centre. Save a victory against Washington last year, the Bills have saved their most craptacular performances for Toronto.
The original five-year deal expires this season, though reports of a five year extension appeared in May. “I don’t think it’s turned out they way we wanted, and I hope we don’t renew it. That sucked.”
The goalie from the Big Green is right. Read the rest of this entry »
Psy was the perfect guy for this.
In the beginning Gangnam style was a cute K-pop jingle that everyone could dance to. I requested it at a wedding — everyone did the dance and had a good time. Then I heard it on the radio. On the TV. People sang it on the streets. Ellen danced to it. Psy went on Ellen with Britney Spears. I couldn’t listen to it anymore, but society didn’t care. My mom asked if I had heard it. The end had come.
In the beginning the Bills in Toronto series was a good idea. Mine your biggest non-Buffalo fan base for some extra cash while ensuring the Bills would remain in Buffalo for the foreseeable future — makes sense.
Five years on this needs to end. Read the rest of this entry »
Out of the nuclear waste that is the Bills in Toronto series springs a flower. Imagine Stevie Johnson had a capable Quarterback throwing to him. In hindsight, he wouldn’t have to make spectacular grabs like this one. Hashtag Free Tarvaris.
From another angle: