TRH GAMEDAY 7 – BUFFALO SABRES: REVVING UP THE MUZZERATI

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I don’t know what you were doing last night, but just to catch you up, the Sabres were playing the Anaheim Ducks and they lost. Again.

But the silver lining on this was that at least they didn’t get shutout. Again. But it wasn’t looking good there for a while. I guess not getting shutout is something to be proud of if it’s something you’re not used to doing? Small victories are STILL victories. This loss further cements their position as not only dead last in the Atlantic Division, but also in the entire Eastern Conference as well. Consistency is only a virtue if you’re not a screw up — that’s something Kings fans knew far too well for far too long.

Needless to say, I was extremely disappointed by the Sabres loss. Mostly because it really takes A LOT of the fun out of this when the team you’re facing already has the sadz. It is significantly less joyful for me to kick a man when he’s down, but I’m no quitter so I present to you the Top 4 Things Buffalo CAN be proud of! …because their hockey team is not one of them and, NO, there aren’t 5.

TOP 4 THINGS BUFFALO CAN BE PROUD OF

NUMBER FOUR: RICK JAMES WAS BORN IN BUFFALO!

I don’t know if he was a hockey fan, but he sure did seem to like ice and white powder, so maybe?

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The original version of Rick James.

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And the best version of Rick James.

NUMBER THREE: NEW ERA CAP IS HEADQUARTERED IN BUFFALO!

New Era makes ALL THE CAPS. Justin Bieber might cease to exist if this company went under. I have a theory that all his evil magic is in his caps. Just one lady’s opinion.

And you know there has to be at least one Sabres fan who works there and can sometimes be caught wistfully brushing their fingers over the Stanley Cup Champion lettering on the box of caps that’s bound to the winner’s locker room.

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FAAAAA-NNNN-CY building!

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This is as close as you get Buffalo!

NUMBER TWO: BUFFALO WINGS!

How on earth did we ever watch sports without them? When is the right time to eat buffalo wings? Trick question! It’s ALWAYS the right time to eat buffalo wings! They are one of the pillars of my own personal food rectangle, right along with whiskey, fancy chocolate and sourdough baguettes. (It’s not a food pyramid because triangles don’t hold as much stuff)
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If you aren’t eating your wings like this, you’re doing it wrong.

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Is there anything else we would allow ourselves to look like complete monsters eating?

No. There isn’t. Buffalo Wings are THAT good.

NUMBER ONE: THE BUFFALO FANS!

I don’t need to tell them how much their teams suck, they already know, but they don’t let that stop them from bringing an elite level of FAN to each and every game. It’s easy to love your team when they’re winning, but it takes a hell of a lot more heart to be true blue no matter what the scoreboard or newspaper says. Right now your team doesn’t deserve you, but you just keep loving them anyway and eventually they’ll do right by you. The longer you wait, the sweeter it feels when you taste victory.

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That’s REAL snow!! These men are keeping warm strictly by the heat of their PASSION.

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As a Kings fan, I’m here to tell you that that BELIEVING stuff eventually works. DON’T STOP!

Despite having the help of Nolan’s Dad as Coach, the Sabres are still struggling to find their way back to hockey glory. It’s almost as if they are cursed…

Did I say CURSED? Well, that sounds like it’s time for a bit of trivia that’s just right for Halloween! Did you know that in Game 3 of the 1975 Stanley Cup Final, Sabres forward Jim Lorentz swatted a poor defenseless bat who had somehow found its way out onto the ice and KILLED IT?

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“I’m Batman.”

Terrible joke of the day:

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For Kings Fans, tonight’s game will herald the triumphant return of Jake Muzzin to the line-up.

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This should be a real thing.

And finally…

TENDER GOALIE SWIPE TO VICTORY™

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