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Time not yet ripe for Jauron firing in Buffalo

  • Posted on October 5, 2009 at 7:20 pm

I’ve got to say this right at the top: I fully embraced the likelihood that I’d be writing about the inevitability of Dick Jauron being fired as head coach of the Buffalo Bills at some point this season. After perhaps the second-worst loss of Jauron’s 52-games-and-counting tenure as Bills head coach (nothing will ever top their 56-10 home loss to New England in ‘07), that likelihood has essentially become reality. Buffalo’s 38-10 drubbing at the hands of the Miami Dolphins was that bad.

But I’d be lying if I said I thought I’d be writing this post after Week 4. I didn’t want to address this hot-button issue until I felt that Jauron’s firing was more eventuality than possibility. We, and the Bills, are now at that point.

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Bonnies’ Maheu nets A-10 Co-Player of the Week

  • Posted on October 5, 2009 at 5:33 pm

After posting two goals and an assist in the last two games, senior Sam Maheu earned Co-Player of the Week, as announced by the Atlantic 10 on Monday afternoon.

This is the first men’s soccer weekly award since Maheu won a Rookie of the Week honor in 2006. The forward has been on fire since the middle of September when he racked up two goals against Canisius.

On Wednesday, the Ottawa, Ontario, native netted a quick shot past Buffalo’s keeper for his fifth goal of the season in the 2-1 win. Maheu then tossed in the second goal of the 3-1 win against Niagara on Sunday. He also passed out a helper in the first goal of the game.

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Thurman Thomas: “I hope T.O. goes off”

  • Posted on October 5, 2009 at 4:28 pm

Thurman Thomas is a Buffalo icon. The Hall of Fame running back still lives, breathes and sleeps Buffalo Bills Football. When he’s not talking about goats and trash with former teammate Darryl Talley on his twitter, he’s heavily engaged in the happenings of the team he once helped build into a NFL powerhouse.

Thomas appeared this morning on his weekly WGR-550 radio talk show alongside host Mike Schoop, and was less than enthusiastic about this year’s version of the Bills. He minced no opinion when it comes to their current seemingly hopeless state.

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Monday Morning Hangover

  • Posted on October 5, 2009 at 4:27 pm

It was an all around terrible weekend to be a Buffalo Sports fan. One nauseatingly poor performance after another… Enough to give any fan a case of the Monday morning hangover (or in my case, the mid-afternoon).

Case(s) in point:

* If you ask me, and you’re probably not- the hideous performance by our offensive tackles is not their fault, but rather an indictment on this entire front office from top to bottom. No competent coaching staff or football personnel staffer in their right mind would entrust the health of their quarterback and well being of an offense in Jonathan Scott and Kirk Chambers.

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Former Bengal Whitehead Signs with Norfolk in AHL

  • Posted on October 5, 2009 at 4:26 pm

Former Buffalo State men’s hockey player Travis Whitehead (Cambridge, ON/Galt Collegiate) has signed a contract with the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League (AHL). Norfolk is the AHL affiliate of the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Whitehead played three seasons at Buffalo State from 2006-09 after transferring from the University of Wisconsin-Superior. A strong skating two-way forward, he played in 76 games for the Bengals and recorded 10 goals and 25 points with 81 penalty minutes.

Whitehead also appeared briefly in the 2008 Paramount Pictures movie The Love Guru, starring Mike Myers, as a hockey playing extra.

Whitehead completed his bachelor’s degree in business from Buffalo State last spring. He is the first former Bengal to make a regular season roster in the AHL.



A topsy turvy weekend in Harvard Cup Football

  • Posted on October 5, 2009 at 12:42 pm

At first glance of last weekend’s slate of the City of Buffalo’s Harvard Cup High School Football League games, one would have thought that pundits and prognosticators alike had an easy time predicting the outcome of games. On the contrary, this weekend’s games were filled with upsets and near upsets serving to clog the Harvard Cup Standings.

Perhaps the biggest upset of the weekend came on Friday night. The undefeated Mighty Violets of Lafayette took on the winless Hutch-Tech Engineers. The Violets came into the game scoring a whopping 30 points-plus per game average. The Engineers, on the other hand, were struggling to find an identity.

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The Daily Links: Buffalo Bills Edition

  • Posted on October 5, 2009 at 8:11 am

^ blogger Tim Graham wonders if Dick Jauron will last until Halloween.

^ Jerry Sullivan of the Buffalo News calls the Bills debacle the Worst loss of nauseating Jauron-Bills era

^ Dolphins smash punchless Bills is the headline of Rochester D&C reporter Sal Maiorana.

^ Darryl Talley, who we interviewd this past week, says via his twitter the Bills should have to walk back to Buffalo.

^ The Miami Herald writes that the Dolphins get their first win with a dominating performance.

^ Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk thinks a Terrell Owens erruption is imminent.

^ Soon after the final whistle blew, Nick Mendola of WGR550 chimed in with his immediate reactions.

^ Personally, we think the Jauron-led Bills simply got Dick Smacked.

Bonnies Upend Niagara in Men’s Soccer

  • Posted on October 5, 2009 at 7:01 am

In its highest scoring effort of the season, the St. Bonaventure men’s soccer team picked up its third consecutive win in a 3-1 victory against Niagara at Niagara Field on Sunday afternoon.

The Brown and White enter Atlantic 10 play on a three-game winning streak for the first time since head coach Mel Mahler joined the program in 2005. With the win, St. Bonaventure improves to 4-4 overall and Niagara drops to 2-6-1.

“It’s a great road win. We’re moving in the right direction as we enter conference play,” said Mahler. “We’ve been able to create scoring opportunities as well as finish them.”

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Griffs Weekend Sports Wrap

  • Posted on October 5, 2009 at 7:00 am

Dayton scored two late goals to rally for a 2-1 victory over the Canisius College men’s soccer team on Sunday. The Flyers won their fifth-consecutive game, while the Griffs drop to 1-7-1 on the season.

Sophomore Jason Marks (Dublin, Ireland) scored the Griffs’ lone goal of the game, while classmate Adam Miller (Reading, Pa.) recorded six saves to anchor the Canisius defense.

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Tennis Doubles Team Falls Just Short in 3rd Round

  • Posted on October 5, 2009 at 5:00 am

Buffalo’s number one doubles team of Denise Harijanto and Diana Popescu played in the second round of the ITA All-American Championships at UCLA on Sunday morning and fell to Witchita State’s Lutfiana Budiharto and Stephanie Dalmacio, 9-7. The WSU duo was the seventh ranked team in the field and the Bulls took them the distance before Wichita State pulled through to move on to the next round.

The Bulls are back in action next weekend as they head to the National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, NY for the National Tennis Center Invite.

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Dominic Moore Finally Signs.. With Florida

  • Posted on October 5, 2009 at 12:33 am

It took a lot longer than expected, but former Sabre Dominic Moore has finally found a home. Moore signed a one-year, $1.1-million deal with the Florida Panthers. According to the Florida Sun Sentinel the deal will be announced Monday.
“He’s really excited about it,” said Moore’s agent, Larry Kelly to the Florida newspaper. “He thinks it’s a huge opportunity to play for [Coach] Peter DeBoer. DeBoer is one of the brighter guys in the game. It’s a perfect fit for Dom.”

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