Wednesday, March 15, 2017

2017 Worst of Buffalo Sports Media Bracket Finals

By Steve

It is finally time to vote on the worst media peraonality in the Buffalo sports market of 2017. Here is how the final 4 played out:

Our plucky 6 seed Mike Rodak lost to Jerry Sullivan the 2 seed by ONE VOTE. Out of 113 votes cast Sullivan won with 50.2% vs Rodak's 49.8%.

Our other finalist Bucky Gleason defeated Mike Schopp 51% to 49%.

Congratulations to our two Buffalo News columnists on tight victories in the final 4.

Voting starts at 11a.m. Wednesday and ends at 11am Thursday right before the real tournament starts.

1. Bucky Gleason
2. Jerry Sullivan

Monday, March 13, 2017

2017 Worst of Buffalo Sports Media Bracket Final 4

By Steve

The final four is upon us! Its time to determine what two Buffalo sports media personalities are the worst of the worst. Here is the bracket from the Elite 8

6 seed Mike Rodak AFTER A RUN OFF VOTE in overrrrrtime beat out 3 seed Mike Harrington 56% to 44%. Yes after 24 hours there was a literal tie! ESPN's own Rodak has the pleasure of going up against The Buffalo News's much hated Jerry Sullivan.

The cantankerous columnist and unabashed Patriots lover Mr. sullivan demolished Tim Graham 75 to 25. No real surprise there as Jerry is our 2 seed. Rodak v Sullivan will be a battle for the ages.

On the otherside of the bracket will include our 4 seed WGR550 afternoon host Mike Schopp. He had the uncomfortable position of going up against his cohost Bulldog. The vote was close-ish. 61% to 39%.

He has the pleasure of going up against the #1 seed of the tourney, The Buffalo News turd Bucky Gleason! Gleason waltzed into the regional final with 74% of the vote in a clock cleaning of John Murphy.

6. Mike Rodak
2. Jerry Sullivan

4. Mike Schopp
1. Bucky Gleason

Good luck. Voting starts at noon Monday for 24 hours on twitter @WNYwatercooler.

The finals will be Wednesday at noon for 24 hours.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

2017 Worst of Buffalo Sports Media Bracket Elite 8

After receiving hundreds of votes over two days the "Elite 8" of the worst of the local sports media is set. (Heres the original 16 post.)

The four match ups (found below) will all be posted at noon tomorrow on twitter for another 24 hour. The final four and championship will be next week Monday and Wednesday.

1. Bucky Gleason
8. John Murphy

12. Bulldog
4. Mike Schopp

6. Rodak
3. Mike Harrington

7. Graham
2. Jerry Sullivan

The only upset in the first round was a classic 5 v 12  tilt, Bulldog took down Jeremy White with 58% of the vote.

Other vote results
Bucky won with the largest margin 76% over Jonah J.
John Murphy 69% over Chris Brown
Schopp 63% vs Benigni
Rodak 68% over Paul Hamilton
Harrington 70% over Capaccio
Graham 61% vs Howard Simon
Sullivan 63% over Buscaglia

Tiny Tyrod Taylor Restructures to stay with Bills

By Steve

Wait, huh? The Buffalo Bills and tiny Tyrod Taylor agreed to restructure the contract he signed leas than 7 months ago to remain on the team for he foreseeable future?

Mediocrity will prevail!

While its true the Bills weren't likely to find a quarterback gauranteed to be better than Taylor for 2017 or 2018 its certainly true they could have maybe found one amd definitely found some one very similar. Who knows what the rookie QBs will do ir a journeyman or even freakin Cardale Jones. Tyrod doesnt even throw the football for christs sake.

Sure they save $6mil in cap space then yewr and continue to mortgage future cap space but this doesnt look good for Doug Whaley.  He just drew up this contract last August and now there was NO WAY they could roll with TTT under those terms? Hmm.

At least they got him to restructure but who is calling the shots over there? Does Doug Whaley have a fuckin clue? He drafted Erik Manuel who is better suited to be a janitor, he draws up a contract that voids Taylor's original contract after 2 years and then extends him only to want to reneg on that contract?

Maybe its better that they bring back Tyrod and Whaley for another year. They'll win their normal 7.5 games cut TTT, fire Whaley and decide on the future QB with a new GM.

YIKESSSSSSS

Monday, March 6, 2017

2017 Worst of Buffalo Sports Media Bracket

By Steve

Everyone loves march madness, filling out brackets and hating on the local sports media. So why not combine the three and determine who is the worst Buffalo sports media personality of 2017!

We are limiting it to the top 16 because 32 would water down the field and no one cares about play in games. No bubble teams like the Andrew Peters, Rob Rays and Vic Carrucci's of he world, this is just the worst of the worst.

The voting will all take place on twitter in a 24 hour poll for each match up. So vote, retweet, favorite, tell your friends and enemies and may the worst person win.

The field:

1. Bucky Gleason
16. Jonah Javad

2. Jerry Sullivan
15. Joe Buscaglia

3. Mike Harrington
14. Sal Capaccio

4. Mike Schopp
13. Adam Benigni

5. Jeremy White
12. The Bulldog

6. Mike Rodak
11. Paul Hamilton

7. Tim Graham
10. Howard Simon

8. John Murphy
9. Chris Brown

***updated***

after day 1 no upsets all in a landslide the winners:

Bucky Gleason

Jerry Sullivan

Mike Harrington

Mike Schopp

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

2017 NFL Draft: Quarterbacks

by Steve

Holy smokes!  The 2017 NFL Draft is in a mere 70 days and the Bills need a quarterback.  Then again haven't they needed a quarterback for 20 years?  What are the odds tiny Tyrod Taylor is back as the starting quarterback next year? 30%? 20%? 

The guy is looking at a guaranteed $30+ mil spread over 2-3 years if he is brought back.  Why would he renegotiate his contract to stay with this sad sack franchise and take less money than he has too?  He'll get at least that amount from the sad sack Cleveland or some other loser franchise.  Let's face it, the Bills are done with Taylor.

The odds of an NFL team winning with a decent or  "serviceable" quarterback are low.  This team can keep tiny Ty or sign some other retread off the street but they need to draft a quarterback one way or another.  If Cardale Jones was the answer or even possibly the answer wouldn't we have heard more than the NOTHING we have heard about the guy (besides he needs 2-3 more years to possibly maybe be the starter).

So, lets take a look at the quarterbacks in the draft:

Mitch Trubisky UNC
Junior coming out after only one season as the starter.  He couldn't even see the field two years ago and we're supposed to believe he is a top 10 pick and the savior for a franchise? He's big and has an arm but no way this guy is ready to start and win.

Deshaun Watson Clemson
He gets the benefit of everyone watching him for 2 years and two Nattys but is he actually an NFL prospect?  He is tall and slender, runs, and is a winner.  But he was on one of the most talented rosters in all of college.  His accuracy is a major question mark but he's a gamer. I could see him falling.

Deshone Kizer ND
Either I slept on this guy at Notre Dame (unlikely) or this guy is being WAY over hyped.  What did he do at ND? Anything?

Pat Mahomes Ok State
This guy is coming out of no where to be considered a late first round pick?  His stats were off the chart but coming out of the Big 12 you take those with a grain of salt.  He's only a junior and played in a bit of a hokey offense.  At least he's played in 2.5+ seasons unlike some of the dudes on this list.  Who the hell knows.

Davis Webb Cal
One year starter who got to follow in Jarod Goff's foot steps. 6'4 230?  The name Goff and/or Cal QB send shivers down my spine.  If this dude gets his name called before day 3 I'd be shocked. Then again, he was a starter for Ok State for a few years, then again he was replaced by Mahomes. Byeee

Brad Kaaya Miami
Who the hell told this dude to come out early?  He had a bad season at Miami and was unimpressive in every game I watched him play.  He's gonna fall like a stone and will need to sit for years before he's worthy of seeing the field.

Chad Kelly Ole Miss
I'd love to draft this guy in any market besides the Bills.  He got arrested as a 23 year old at a high school football game for christ sake.  He'll be in the shadow of his uncle for ever in Buffalo and the dumb fans here will ruin him. 2 ACL years and a laundry list of character flaws will push him into day 3 but he could be real good in the right situation.

The guys from Pitt, Va tech and Tennessee prob aren't worth mentioning.

In summation, if the Bills are counting on a QB to start from this draft, they're in trouble.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Super Bowl Picks

The whole damn thing. Super Bowl Picks

Steve 45-40-5 Best Bet 10-8-1 Playoffs 4-6

Falcons +3 v Patriots
Over 58

Coast 39-49-2 Best Bet 5-14 Playoffs 4-6

Patriots -3 v Falcons
Under 58

Feyes 47-40-3 Best Bet 8-11 Playoffs 5-5

Katman 46-46-3 Best Bet 11-7-1 Playoffs 6-4

Patriots -3 v Falcons
Under 58