Hello all 1,897 NYC Bills fans!
Long time no talk, we hope you’ve all enjoyed your ridiculously hot summer here in NYC. With the 2nd half of summer comes the return of Buffalo Bills football. Training camp kicked off last week and have been pleased to read that new coach Chan Gailey has dumped the “Club Jauron” soft practices and has replaced them with full pads and hitting to toughen the team up. We all know that this team was soft last year, so hopefully the team buys into this new toughness.
There hasn’t been much news from camp, the defense looks good and the offense looks terrible. What else is new? Rookie first round pick CJ Spiller finally signed and joined the team this weekend which is sure to provide a spark. Other than that, the biggest news was a fight between some offensive lineman and last year’s first round pick Aaron Maybin, who had a late hit on running back Fred Jackson. Eric Wood (a visitor to McFadden’s last year) reportedly shouted “Give back some of that money you ain’t (^%&!) earned!” to the severely underperformed Maybin. Needless to say, I’m becoming a huge fan of Eric Wood.
The Bills kick off their preseason this Friday against the Washington Redskins, coached by Mike Shanahan who turned down the Bills head coaching job (to be fair, who didn’t?) The game is being televised live at 7:30pm on NFL Network, so come on down to McFadden’s and catch the game with fellow Bills fans and enjoy half priced drinks during the game!
We’ll send out details on future pre-season games in an upcoming email, it looks like 2 of the remaining 3 games will be televised during normal hours. As always, you can check out the latest news at www.billsdaily.com and www.buffalorumblings.com.
Until then, stay cool and enjoy the rest of your summers!!
Buffalo Based Band
As always, we love to share Buffalo related things happening in NYC for you to take advantage of, which includes up and coming bands. A local Buffalo band, Breaker Box, will be releasing a new album in the fall that will be getting the big MTV/MTV2/Fuse push as well as a national tour, and are currently recording here in NYC. They’ve informed me that they’ll be doing some local NYC shows this fall, and we’ll let you know when confirmed. You can check out this up and coming band on Facebook athttp://www.facebook.com/breakerbox.
A friend brought me back 10 lbs of Sahlens and 3 jugs of Chiavettas on a recent trip, which is getting me through the summer heat!
Go Bills, Go Sabres!
Matt “talkin’ proud and ready for the fall weather” Kabel