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WWE Raw from Buffalo: our running Journal

  • Posted on October 26, 2009 at 11:30 pm

Fans of professional wrestling were delighted to see the WWE Raw brand invade Buffalo on Monday night.  To be honest, so was I.  A lifelong wrestling fan, I was excited to see what tonight’s live televised show had in store.  With the company’s pay-per-view (Bragging Rights)  held the night before, I had high expectations for the show, with some possible new (and interesting) “angles” to commence.

Unfortunately, the show didn’t live up to my expectation.  Furthermore, I can’t fathom how it lived up to anyone’s.  The bore-fest was 125 minutes of my life I can never retrieve.  From two Nascar guys hosting the show (sorry racing fans) to seeing the likes of Jamie Noble, Chavo Guerrero, Jillian Hall and some guy so white I was blinded compete in the same night, the show was horrendous.

If you want to use a wrestling analogy, Buffalo served as a jobber.

To make matters worse, I committed to running a live journal covering the festivities.  After the jump, see a full recap of all the night’s inaction.

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Bills’ Byrd continues scorching start to NFL career

  • Posted on October 26, 2009 at 6:45 pm

No player is more popular in Buffalo right now than Buffalo Bills rookie free safety Jairus Byrd.  A second-round pick out of Oregon in this past April’s NFL Draft, Byrd - a college cornerback making the switch to free safety in Perry Fewell’s Cover 2 defense - has been a revelation for a Bills defense that picked him simply because they had a desperate need for a playmaker defensively.  Byrd has started in four of his first seven career games - all in the past four weeks - and he’s recorded a whopping five interceptions in a three-game period, including two each in Buffalo’s last two games (both wins).

Byrd’s interceptions in and of themselves have been impressive, but they’ve been especially critical for a Bills team that struggles with giving up big yardage defensively, as well as scoring points offensively.  In the past two weeks alone - again, games in which Byrd has intercepted four passes - his big plays led directly to 21 points on the board for the Bills.  They’ve only scored 36 points in wins over the Jets and the Panthers.  Not only are Byrd’s picks big plays, but they’re clearly helping the Bills win close games.

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Buff State: Women’s Soccer to Host First-Ever SUNYAC Playoff Game

  • Posted on October 26, 2009 at 5:44 pm
Buffalo State’s women’s soccer team locked up the fourth seed in the SUNYAC standings and earned the right to host the first home conference playoff game in the program’s history. The Bengals will host No. 5 Geneseo in a quarterfinal match on Sat., Oct. 31, at 3:15 p.m. at Coyer Field

The Bengals clinched the fourth spot with a 2-0 upset victory over Brockport last Saturday, improving their overall record to 7-4-5 and concluding the conference regular season a 5-3-1 mark. Geneseo is 10-4-2 overall and finished two points behind Buffalo State in the conference standings with a 4-3-2 record in league play.

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Week 7 Harvard Cup Recap: Sparks in playoff hunt

  • Posted on October 26, 2009 at 4:41 pm

Week 7 of the Harvard Cup’s regular season only witnessed one game that could be considered an upset, while the league’s top two teams stayed true to form.  With two weeks left in the regular season, only Burgard and Riverside seem to have solidified a spot at the playoff table.  South Park, McKinley, Grover, Lafayette, and even Hutch-Tech have a mathematical shot at qualifying for the top four spots.

Last week’s Intense Milk Harvard Cup Radio “Game of the Week” between the South Park Sparks and the Lafayette Mighty Violets was anything but intense for three quarters of play.  Finally, midway through the fourth quarter, the elusive Alex Woodfork was able to materialize an end around reverse play 46-yards to give South Park a lead.

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WWE Raw Rolls Into Buffalo Tonight

  • Posted on October 26, 2009 at 12:35 pm

lg_wwe_logo732114The superstars of WWE roll into Buffalo at the HSBC Arena tonight for a live edition of Monday Night Raw.

John Cena remains on the Raw roster after beating Randy Orton last night in an ‘Iron Man” match to win the World Heavyweight title and remain on the Raw roster.

According to the WWE, stars scheduled to appear tonight include Cena, Randy Orton, Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Chris Jericho and the Big Show.

RAW has “celebrity” guest hosts each week, and this week from Buffalo is the NASCAR tandem of Kyle Busch and Joey Logano

Check back with Buffalo Sports Daily later tonight as we’ll be providing live coverage and updates for all  area wrestling fanatics.

Taboo Time: Let’s Give Jauron Some Credit

  • Posted on October 26, 2009 at 11:29 am

While the Buffalo Bills offense is hardly a juggernaut , the defense is starting to earn themselves quite the reputation.  Their “bend but don’t break” philosophy is working, in large part because they’re  extremely opportunistic.

The Bills have picked off nine passes in the past two games.  They give up yards in piles, especially in the running game.  But they seem to come up with a big stop when they need it most.

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Bills QB Fitzpatrick to start Week 8 vs. Houston

  • Posted on October 26, 2009 at 9:30 am

In his routine Monday morning press conference, Buffalo Bills head coach Dick Jauron confirmed that starting quarterback Trent Edwards will miss his second straight start as he continues to recover from the head injury he sustained in a Week 6 victory over the New York Jets.  With Edwards sidelined for another week, Ryan Fitzpatrick will make his second start at quarterback in a Bills uniform.

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Bills’ Owens still has value despite struggles

  • Posted on October 26, 2009 at 8:40 am

The Buffalo Bills shocked the football world way back on March 7, 2009 when they made by far their highest-profile free agent signing in franchise history by inking WR Terrell Owens to a one-year, $6.5 million deal.  The move was heralded as the Bills’ boldest move towards fielding a winning team and an explosive offense, and with Owens lining up next to Lee Evans, visions of big plays danced in Bills fans’ heads.

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Canisius Women’s Soccer Ends Season With Tie

  • Posted on October 26, 2009 at 7:00 am

Freshman Brooke Bandazian scored her second collegiate goal as the Golden Griffins finished their season with a 1-1 tie against Fairfield at the Demske Sports Complex Sunday afternoon. The Griffs complete the season with a 12-3-3, 4-3-2 MAAC record, while Fairfield finishes their season with a 9-8-3, 4-2-3 MAAC record.

Bandazian’s goal came in the 39th minute on a pass from sophomore Tracey Lynk, who registered her first collegiate assist on the play. Lynk crossed the ball right one yard through two defenders to Bandazian, who beat another two defenders and shot the ball into the top middle of the goal to up the score 1-0 in favor of the Griffs. The goal was her second in back-to-back games.

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