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Pensions should. But we'll deflected just wide right in front of. It's been a. Dedicating game last night yeah add football product got a lot of things to get to the sabres losing. To the Toronto Maple Leafs. Well I think it now officially passed the Philadelphia Flyers as the team IE. Least wanna see the same and wanna see the least enjoy how I phrase I can't stand losing the Toronto. With the flyers but now at the Maple Leafs. You know why. You lie because it believes are better than sabres then all the smugly fans are gonna talk about how their rebuild was done with their tank was done with dignity. Lot of things to get your from last night's game my name is Howard Simon thanks for joining us that's its football Friday. A German is off some of Derrick here today we got plenty of on the take your phone calls and a a lot of things I want to get to. Certainly wanna talk about the game last night. Even though the sabres lost it was very entertaining and I think it does set up for some. Really great buffalo Toronto games in years to come so a lot of things from last night's game wanna get in Frederick Anderson is why the leafs won image. I got four hours but if you wanna just sum up the game and make one comment and wrap it up in like five seconds. Hang on let me make charges wounds in 54 okay Frederick Anderson is why the leafs won the game last night and I got it done in two seconds maybe three. But we'll get into all this stuff from the game. Sure it's well off Friday absolutely now the built the place Sunday they play mud against Seattle. That's the bills issues a wanna get to here as we sit at the midpoint of the season at four and fourth. And I'd like to get to this to it's it's a busy show. We got Merv today we got south today we got Paul we got staff we got a Breeders' Cup preview with Todd hype with KB down three a lot of stuff going on. But I'd do that I'd like to try and follow up on the last hour of the show yesterday I was really thinking a lot about the discussion we had yesterday we really. Last hour was very uninteresting. A good listen. Little bit emotional. But really cool as we talked a little bit yesterday about the clubs and it kind of morphed into a discussion of who would you want to win a championship for got to me emails got some calls about that and it got me thinking about I've thought about this for awhile. And I thought you know what there's no bills' game Sunday that all played on Monday may beckon work this in today about who got you into sports I loved. Hearing people talk about who they want to winner what the bills are sabres. They would chip chip who would before. And we got some really touching calls about that and emails and I I again time permitting I put it out on Twitter and get some comments on that I would like to get to that. So think about that for a little bit as you call in today I know there's a lot on the plate in a mean to throw over the larger ones. Intelligence took an energy drink about twenty minutes ago on bounce in off the walls. But done. Sabres game last night a wanna get your thoughts on that I'll give you mine and a moment the the bills of course we'll talk about them. And such in the sports. You became a sports and because of who write are influenced by somebody a parent a grandparent sibling. And dove tailing off of that. Don't educate your favorite team win win win people call yesterday and say well. I wanna bill's title for so and so or I'd love to the sabres when a championship for sullen so hopefully they're still alive and with us if not. It could be someone who's passed away and you think about them at that moment. You know perhaps that the person who got Hsu who. Got you to become a bill Stan. Or watch about the sabres and and there are YE a big sabres fan so I what I want to try to get to that do as I said fault lines are open would love to hear from you today. At 8030515. Especially dispersed power couple hours rehab. A lot of open segments wanna talk about hockey game you wanna talk about who got you in sports she got a bill's comment to make great. I'm gonna leave the phone lines are 4803055888552. Effect if you but I mentioned we'll start with sabres have to look they lose the Toronto last night. But I will tell you this. I really do think I was on a yum. I was on a show yesterday in Toronto on on the fan 590 in Austin and the guy asked me about this rivalry you know and it's kind of moments over the years it's been. At times really really really gut you know when both teams Saturday wasn't you know how many years ago was whatever that the sabres and leafs met. In the Eastern Conference finals so it's been really good for pat for times and you know both teams got really bad and both teams tanked. And the question was you know in the next two to three years of this thing all works out for both franchises the rebuild and all this the grand design for both franchises. How much fun this rivalry is going to be. Hopefully within the next copiers and for a long time because in theory. Both teams will be competing for a Eastern Conference title the Stanley Cup title on a year to year basis any anyways item net and we we both agreed on that. It should be a lot of fun if this thing goes off as expected I was really looking for the last night's game. I can't you know no Weickel certainly dampened it. But honestly I was very intrigued to see the leafs as much as I'm not a fan of the leafs. Was was never really. If I leave sky growing up because I grew up on Long Island so no Hockey Night in Canada a group ranger fans so we hated the islanders in the flyers. And now I've lived here for 25 plus years. And over that time. The offense the Toronto it's a fabulous city have been there many times I love it but I've really have a disdain for the Maple Leafs large part because. I think the fans and the people opened throughout I have this inflated value of leafs were the the rest of the hockey world and for French as it's never won any thing. In forty something years and can't even get to the cup final. Eds I've I've boggles my mind now anyway. And anyway right so the leaks. I've come to the point where yeah I I love it when the sabres beat the leafs even if both teams stink I don't like losing to draw automate leads. I would give them credit. The little bit I'd seen of them this season. I've been very entertained by watching them play I think they have done a very good job. Of building their team from you know from the top did not you know Shanahan the lamb morale low and get Babcock to be their coach and certainly you know taking advantage of their first round draft picks winning the lottery which is just dumb luck. But getting Austin Matthews Mitch Marta had a couple of goals last night he was an explosive player in junior and he looked really good last night. Really need lender actually Neil Mandarin Matthews I I really did want to see these guys the three guys and really the sabres did have a pretty good shot really good job on Matthews. I didn't really notice Mueller under that much at all quite honestly Matthew set up. Good chance in the first heard he was pretty quiet Margaret was the store Margaret Anderson with a two stories of the game police last night. Martyrs really fast and he's got a very good pair of hands and he scored both their goals last night granted the sabres were a big help on both their goals. But Margaret still finish the plays. They're a fun team to watch it was a very entertaining game. And think you know we talked to many times about the NHL product and how it leaves you wanting more. And how the game is slowed down and it's. It seems like coaches aren't coaching to score goals and win games the coaching to not give up goals and win games. But last night's game there are a lot of shots there a lot of chances there's an end to end play. There was some really big saves there were two absolutely phenomenal. Saints by Frederick Anderson on Twitter I know people were saying it looked like Dominic cashing out there where the couple of things she did. It was a really by by my our reason that HL standards. And much only three gold you might think that. But I thoroughly enjoyed watching that game and I and I as much as I have this disdain for Toronto. If both teams are really good this is going to be fantastic these games against. Each other whether it's down here whether it's up at the ACC at the K at Air Canada Centre. I think these are going to be. Great games and this was last night without Michael. And without Cain clearly the sabres not at full strength. But I'll say that's. There are some things I liked about the game last night you know letter continues to look good coming back from the illness. He only gave up two goals last night again. Giveaways by the sabres on both I there was Larson. With a bad giveaway behind the net on one and then. Fully knows flee on that same play as. Is stripped in front of the sabres that maybe didn't bright maybe didn't feel mark coming in he'd stole the puck away from him and put it in. The other one Jurgenson loses the puck cool look office. I don't know what cool cop was doing on the play I think he was watching the clock not looking around to see Mitch martyr go to the net. But Leonard Leonard look gut which I think is important because he can opt kind of a rocky start now the last few games last three games he's played. Since came back from the illness he's he's been good. The sabres did generate a lot of shots a lot of chances from different lines. But they just weren't able to be Frederick Anderson if you missed it he had. To glorious six. The first one he had. If you're like me whether you're at the gamer you are watching the game hard to do this if you're listening to it on the radio you. As great as Rick is you can't you know you can't see and react the same listening to the game on the radio. I was. Half way out of my chair arms about to go up to. Like one of those things right like like third going to score you you know when you watch a hockey game you see that. You see the play developing the nets open you see where the puck is going and you start celebrating before the puck is in the net because you're looking at a got all of that's a goal. So on the Gergen since. Like I'm like why I had an all of a sudden. Richt doesn't say this car and like what. How long did he. Not score on that what. There is anyway I am Gergen since is still left of Anderson. It's over bounces around Zambia's has it it it comes down on the ice any he's ready to put it into the open side of the net. Innocence on the right side of the net net wide open and it's like it's it's it's. Somehow we Anderson gets his left leg over and makes the pads say. And you had to look at the replay I mean I watched it live and and and your reaction would be how we did not score. And then you look at the replay and L. That's a phenomenal say that he's able to get. Over and make that stop it was pretty cool Mardi Gras was on the broadcast last night. Which I've thoroughly enjoyed and it was nice that the police perspective on what Anderson was doing last night that was won the sabres had plenty of opportunities to score last night. They played a good game. But like I said it honestly came down to two missed two mistakes by the sabres end up in their net thanks to Mitch martyr. And the sabres at all these glorious opportunities in Frederick Anderson stole them. The other safe buzz on mark is full Leno whose game I liked obviously I know he gave up. The pocket and he got stripped. On the second Mitch martyr goal. Right in front of the sabres net he's got the pocket and he's just. He's pick pocketed. Any slams his stick into the glass in disgust to his credit he comes back plays really well after that. He gets the goal for the sabres. Had other really good chances played physical I've liked Marcus Lee knows game this season. And despite the give away last night I like a lot of things I saw from pulling out. And that line continues to to play well for the sabres in a defense of that offensive. So the second save fleeing Al. It's right there I think you know you may have done the same thing as the Gergen some spla. Maybe not says Lockett in bombing Gergen since his right on the doorstep fully knows a little bit further removed. Indeed faceoff dot he's in the circle like believe. Maybe even higher but this circle. So the puck comes out the Leno. And he is on me and let's see he is to Anderson's right on the left side of the ice is are looking at the plate watching it on TV. And again innocence to the opposite side of the net so Leno gets the puck and you see. The nets open OK but again he's further out than Gergen since so maybe you're not enough he not halfway out of your chair ready to raise your arms and yelled. But the nets opened catch and he snapped the puck towards the net and it again it's one of those things where. How the did he miss the net to shoot it over the top and not because of sins diving over and you're thinking wait. He got a piece of that right could you've got over and stop that shot Toledo must've missed the net you must shot it over the top of the net. So they end up showing the replay action they had a problem with the replay it didn't work properly you still couldn't tell but then later in the game and I'm read the reports afterwards and seen stuff on Twitter. He gets a piece of the show the Republican leader in the game. He dives over. Pucks go into the top half of the net. He dives over and gets the glove hand up and gets a piece of it I mean it was a great. Great save by Frederick Anderson so again this this this percent plenty of chances honestly the most disappointing part of the night. Was the end of the game with the goalie pulled the sabres pulled letter there was an icing. On Toronto where there are a little over a minute left and get sabres pulled letter and sitting got a chance off the draw you know the icing the face of goes in the Toronto when they got a chance off the drop the puck comes up they never got set up after that the extra man. With a net empty was really disorganized and the last minute was kind of black you know you're hoping for that that pushed they got the extra guide to get the faceoff in their own and and after it got out they just never really got inning got set up that was the most. This supporting part of the night they just really didn't get. A truly good opportunity. To tie the game with the extra skater. There were some other things I thought that that stood out about the game last night as I said sabres that are really good job on Matthews they were that that are really good job on the Lander. The things we were hearing about how those guys have played so far they've both looked very good but they were really quiet last night it was martyr that killed them but another first round pick. Guys want to bring up to the injury news on Bogosian is not good so he's got a sprained and Seattle and he's out. Weeks quote is the two he's out for weeks according to Dan Viles look of if you're worried about the sabres defense we're going into the season this will make you feel any better. It so. It's a big injury. And. Last night. A few other a couple of that the guys came to mind with Burgos and injured. Jason Nelson went in the water now I'm not gonna get on its case he was awful last night but I'm not gonna get on its case he hasn't played since the season opener I'm not sure. You know what's fair to expect from a guy who had a handful of games last year looked good. But played in the opener this season wasn't good. Sits out gets back into the lineup last night he had some awful giveaways I mean. If they make the kid who watched the tape of the game last night he woke range I'm sure he knows what he did but just. Dead giveaways but again. I'm not gonna get. I'm not gonna get on him because he hasn't played since opening night but the point is with the Goshen out. Nelson's got to get better or the the sabres you'll have to call down the Rochester and Tim Murray was asked about. The injury in the defense group and when he was solid Mike and Chris didn't really seem enamored with the idea of making a trade to get in defenseman now. Talked about not sacrificing the future to get somebody here now that won't help us win a cup and so forth and so on where I heard and thought there and he's not gonna make trade. So Nelson struggled. I'm getting frustrated with Dimitri kulicke. He is. In enigma. You don't know I was texting back and forth halt during during the during the game and sort of bog them but bother him while he's working but. Cooler cubs making me nuts. I thought I I really liked his game in Minnesota the other night and I thought it was awful last night. And there are. The problem with Dmitry cooler topic in this I bring it up because there's this larger picture of you know which got a wrist the line and K here's your 25 minute A night guy he's gonna be out their all time. And I thought okay they're Depp was some questions on defense but. Wrist the line in the K but Bogosian. You know there's there's a good group there in forming at least your top four. Georgia it's okay I I wouldn't put him in my top four maybe the sabres or led much of choice now. I will I give George credit for something in a moment but he's a guy I'd like to have in my 56. They're not necessarily have been playing eighteen minutes tonight in my top pairing. And then. I I honestly don't need to see Cody Franzen play anymore as a buffalo sabre. This guy. He's just he he he can't get back on the he can't get back on planes. If he's around to play in the neutral zone or even. May be at the offensive blue line and he loses a pot or there's a puck battle he can't win it in place going the other way forget it it's 211. Sosa there are some issues there you go oceans in injury makes it worse. Cold cough is supposed to be that other right that other rock solid guy in the top four. He so mad and he's maddeningly. Maddeningly. Maddeningly right that's correct isn't Derek maddeningly and matting matting not Don Mattingly thanks. Maddeningly. Instances 1 in the morning Amtrak or people aren't gonna come down our throats on the subject well you'd be surprised I get a let's clear up my grammar. He's maddeningly. Inconsistent. He. And it's even game to game my guess that I did like his game against Minnesota than my lesson. Shift to shift and this is what Paul and I were texting back and forth about. The first martyr goal. Granted it's a turnover. I'd have to go back and look at the replay again with a replay I saw last night I thought well maybe. Maybe cooled off this is expecting play to go up ice the turnover Mitt is made. And I don't know who was there was definitely another guy from the sabres who immediately looked around. OK we just turned the puck over who'd like half looked around to see what the coverage like who's doing what. Cold cough doesn't look around. He's watching the puck. It's not his guys it's it's away from him he's watching the puck in the meantime martyr sneaks in by cooler cough and taps the pocket. And they're there you know there were some other place he made last night where you're just. You shake your head in gulf what do you think. What you don't. You know some of his his passes some of his reads defensively. Sometimes she seems to fall asleep in his own end. No there are some positives to his game he can skate he can get up IC PUs to the body plays physical. But I need this guided BA rock solid top four defenseman and I have no idea. What I'm gonna get Dmitry cool cop as they said game sometimes from shift to ship. Last night was not a good night. And this is a bigger issue with the ocean going down for. Weeks to his game made me nuts last night and overall. I'm not happy with Dmitry go to golf so far in his sabres career he's just not consistent enough for me. You gave up a good young defenseman for this guy who's got one year left on his contract. Looked at it but you know Patrick is not a guy would have moved in the offseason. But they make the move and I look at a guy he's got one year left I guess we'll it will spend a year evaluating cooler Koppen and figure out of the got a resize them and whether or not that trade was worth it. Very early on not happy with the play Dmitry glued up I need more from. George's I I do wanna give him credit scariest part of the game last night if you weren't watching or listening to Rick describe it. Was George is getting a skate blade in the face. He's down on the ice and I think once it was Tyler both that they should they showed the replay. And both seconds down on the ice in his leg one of his legs comes up. And the skate this wasn't Richard zednik bought skate goes right across the face of Josh Georgia's. And it's one of those replays were you know we just cringed to think he sliced his face wide open with Netscape play. As it turns out. He know he goes off to get stitches he comes back in the side of his nose looks like a disaster area. But it looked like it would have been far far worse just watching the replay but I I give him credit. The net adds that. That's a scary moment and he goes and gets that stop you missed is a little time to come back and he plays the rest of the games are given credit for that. What else from last night. Well also to give credit where credit is due. Quite awful was my favorite moment of the night. But it was certainly the LOL moment of the night. Rob ray doing its keys to the game is anybody listening at that point oh they do the three keys. Power whatever they are each game hey do good on special teams and slow them down Europe in Alina on their defense whatever the keys are right. His third key to the game last night was. Physically beat them talking about Toronto. Just because I wanna see so I would like to thank rob for for making my night I thoroughly enjoyed his third key to the game last night. Anyway so the sabres go down two to one as I said if you're really wanna Whittle it down. They had plenty of chances and a lot of good scoring chances. Even though there were a lot of power plays last night. Back which brought to double check trying to think if there there're couple their should have been a third for buffalo. And they had two power plays yet to power plays last night. And they didn't score but they generated some pretty good chances of also had some opportunities last night. Molson had a couple of really good chances last night they just weren't able to beat Frederick Anderson more than the one time and that's really what it came down to. 8030550. Join us this morning. If you allow wanna give me your opinion on the sabres game last night they're back in action tomorrow night at Ottawa. And you wanna talk about the defense core whatever you wanna bring up from last night's game that is cool. 803055888550. To 550 I wanna talk a little bit more about. What we discussed yesterday in the final hour of the show you wanna talk bills that's great to. I would like to get to know your mid season evaluation. We're at the mid point four and four. What do you like what don't you like about the bills at the midpoint of the season if you wanna talk about that gravel line and we'll talk more also about who got you into sports. And you know when it comes to picking your favorite team tonight looks really cool is to. If you have kids that are sports fans know Sowells kitten his son Max in the sports. Kennedys made in the Yankee fan which is a big problem but whenever there's nothing I can do about it it's not like him like his godfather and the if your parent. What are the really cool things about being the dad not only being a dad but being able you know she or sports moments with your son in my case my son or daughter you know what a but. Seeing him turn into a sports fan and my influence on him for good or bad. Giving my favorite teams to him and sometimes that's a good idea sometimes it's a bad idea I'd love to talk about that with yet as well like eight note real factor to guess what. It's Friday you know what that means everybody most Fridays during hockey season we get to play Golden Nugget trivia shell it's your chance to win. Two gaming certificates to their Golden Nugget gaming setter in forty year and a fifty delegates to get to happy Jack's restaurant in forty. Plus your chance at 5500. Dollars cash. In our hat trick contest. I give you 3 questions this morning 1 here 1:7 o'clock hour 1:8 o'clock hour the answer will be. On number. Remember all those answers and when we give you the cure to call the 8 o'clock hour Paul and with those answers if you're the correct caller. You win the prizes and have a chance at the 55 dollars cash and Patrick contest. Question number 1 this morning is. How many touchdown passes this Tyrod Taylor have this season and I. How many touchdown passes this Tyrod Taylor have this season to remember the answer. And keep listening for the other questions. In the next few hours is what all product lots to get to 830550. Join us on WGR. My dad and I start watching bill. And then of course from the papers were created he took me to the games with a pound of pistachios. Before. You're my guys work and I have a championship team involved well. My dead just turned 93. There stopper or. Won't go down at a until something comes here. I'm we got that call guest ours is laughing because I'm like imagining my son making that called a talk show in forty years economy the stubborn old you know what won't go down he's waiting for a buffalo championship. Jeremy today Howard here or Derek 8030550. To join us 888550. To 550. We'll take your calls on the sabres game last night whatever your thoughts are from the 21 loss to the Trotta might leave you wanna talk about that. Mean wonderful we'll take your calls you wanna talk some bills. As we get you ready for the game Monday night a south going to be on at seven immersed joining us at 830 in his regular football Friday segment. It is the midst midpoint of the season for buffalo they're eight games in their four and four so. You know what have you learned what do you like about the bill's eight games in what don't show like with the first half of the season now. Behind us and as I mentioned I wanna get to call here in the second. We I am. Really enjoyed the last out not that we don't enjoy other hours of the show but we really enjoy the last hour of the show yesterday got a lot of tweets about it too from people who enjoyed listening to. What we're talking about with the cubs went in the world championship and getting into discussions about who you know the if wet let's let's say if when. Well Charlie it's Friday and and I don't have to work Sunday sermon a good place when the bills are sabres win a championship who would you want it for the most. And we got some really good stories on them we just heard one of the callers should call yesterday about his dad. And I yum I spent some time thinking about that you know that person that you want it for is. Probably right the person who got you into sports who influenced you the most in terms of becoming a sports fan and it could be apparent. It could be a grandparent could be siblings. You know for me it's it's. A combination of my dad and siblings might my dad worked in the business so we were exposed to sports. Going to met's games knicks games range against through my debt having said that he was always working at the game. So I didn't really watch a lot of games with my dad he was constantly working at Shea Greg Madison Square Garden. So I'd end up going to games with my Brothers are watching them games with my Brothers and then we meet up when my dad after the game. Or my mom I'm mom took me two games grown up as a kid not a huge sports fan but she took me to games at the garden. So I was influenced by my dad but a lot of it from my Brothers. And my dad's gone now so if there's ever and although the mets' playoff run last year I was you know constantly texting and check in with my Brothers. So so anyway I wanted to talk about got you into sports because as I said if there's someone you want like I want this championship four sell and sell. It's there's a good chance that the person who created you as a sportsman. And there's a lot of cool things to be said about that as as I mentioned going into the break being a dad is wonderful and so many different fronts. And one of them for me. Was. You know having a son who like and no offense would have loved my daughter for had a girl. But having a son who line knew I was gonna go to games once he became a sports fan and it took awhile. We would be taken road trips we would be going to games you'd be watching games we'd be celebrating we deed. Sharing misery. Over these things. And but I think of people that let's face it is influencing your kid. You steer them in whatever really you're more freeing this sports fan right it's like you know you have this lump of clay. And you morph it into something right same thing when you have a kid as a sports at odds are they'll follow your lead. So you can turn them into bills fans sabres fan whatever the case may big. Mets fan. Which is really fun. But as you call today one of the things I wanted to get too little bit. More of a layer to this discussion is. You can feel guilty at times as as a parent influencing your child if you're teams say. You know I was on a sixteen airplane after 8030550. To join us 888552. For fifty anyway. Who got you into sports and when it comes to your favorite teams are they handed down by that person to depict him on their own and if you're a parent and raising sports fans. You just don't. Push your favorite teams influence your your children to root for the same teams you do or just kind of let him develop on their own Mike in not Amherst Iran WG. Jogger right ahead this morning our morning. Aaron Norwich in the game last night. I notice two things they cannot staying cool I'm totally agree with you all the way. And police Tamarine once we get healthy enough. Get read it strands and out of the organization I don't care waive him trade him. I am out I don't care is irrelevant yeah. Yeah I eased. He's nice he's my seventh defenseman if you want a guy a veteran guy and to you know break glass in case of emergency but there's another play last night I mean there's a -- And an audit was in the neutral zone may be around the Red Line and when he doesn't come up with a pocket. I feel like mega discount on an odd man rush there was a play the other night in Minnesota where. He and that they may be it was an off which Georges who is on the ice for them anyway. Pop goes back in the sabres and and you know he's not it's on his side the acts you know he's not gonna catch up to it so whoever the other defenseman was on the other side of the guys. It was George's. Had to do a diagonal he's got to skate to the opposite corner from the side of the IC was on and he gets to the puck before friends and it's just it's really hard to watch. Came defensively I know is offensive side I know they you know they use them on the power play and all that. But he is an odd man rush waiting to happen on defense when he when he moves up the ice and I just I don't need that I need to get I need a better defenseman and Cody France and he he should be an extra guy not a regular. You write on them. And how so I wanna make a point my dead. I would let lows to bill o's and the sabres to absolutely won a Stanley Cup. Boards super ball or then he has been battling drastic and there about two months security yup he deserves that all the way I would. Dedicate that green chipped it and. I appreciate the the call Mike thank you and that night I got a a similar. Historian in one of the tweets. The receiver can pull it up real quick about summon tweeting me about. You know the sabers I'm out Kim tweeted I'm hoping the sabres get the blast my mom's a huge fan has an aggressive former cancer she watches all the games. There there's a lot of that stuff the emails we got yesterday the calls we got. Many times are about a parent and yet that that's always important week we said yesterday I'm. Oh get into a long. Answer but this is I'll get choked up thinking about a I've become basically a what's in the last ten years decried everything but dumb. I've been a lot of people have that story there's someone there because it again I think for many of us it's probably a mom or dad. Who Wear the biggest influence in you becoming a sports fan and for me as I said I learn the games from my debt. Because she worked in the business and I trailer about broadcasting but I learned about the games themselves. The history of the games you know dinner table conversations of trivia and great players and you know. Who you know the current teams that my dad was was covering and watching all the time so I learned a lot from him. Over the course of time. When the Mets won and 86. My dad was always was always the first call I moved away from home and 84 Wright got out about state got a job and have been awake mold since 84. When something big happened with one in my teens he was always the first call. And you know that's one of the tough things when you lose when you lose clever that person is in your life that that it was she was a sports fan when something good happens with what your team's. That's the first call you wanna do right what the vote. And let's go to the World Series and he's not there so I sure with my Brothers. But I wish I could share with my dad because she was the biggest influence on me and and I was really. Com. Taken by some of the calls yesterday about that that father son relationship. Knew Johnson's twenty. And we we talk all the time is where Michigan State were were always talking or texting last night. You know he called me during the Saber game wanna know how pay out of the sabres look I've been a demeaning what's going on a told how the game was going and all that stuff so we're we're always talking about our teams. I think that I have not had that moment yet I hope you don't knock on what I hope I do there are times I feel guilty quite honestly that I made of a bill sent. It's you know if if he was born in say nineteen. It's. Five and he was old enough to enjoy the Super Bowl runs so guilty but I was born in 96. Hoops. You know anything that's bad so I did set them up for pretty good amount of suffering over the rest of his life. But I I look forward to that moment I haven't had yet and you're in a the last caller about your dad and though the tweet I got about the woman you know for her mom. You want that moment for the parent that's gonna be cool when that moment comes. Whether Jonathan's here watching the game with me or whatever were column were texting. I can't wait and I I hope that day comes I'm sure it will but that moment you can share championship would that person who. Influenced you when it comes to beat them with when it came to becoming a sports fan that's a really special moment. And I had a a couple of times with my dad in 86 with the Mets in 94 with the Rangers. And I'm hoping to have that with my son at some point I think that'll be really special. Let's go to Q Donna in middle port down here on WG jogger right ahead. Yeah that's called an. Outburst and I. Might add that when I was young. Yeah and I didn't have any Brothers I want in the male teacher and captivity when there are certain. So he taught me every thing. About facts he. Absolutely lots of papers. And what do they him. I am afraid of his band aid but getting in the quarterfinal. That's cool that's led at that's not a story Don thanks that I and anticipated hearing I always think. I would typically think it's apparent and then if not it's a brother or sister or maybe even a grandparent uncle somebody in the family contacts then not. That's that's pretty cool that that he had a teacher ditching in the sports. Appreciate the start yeah loan conventional. That it's not something I again I would think more most often it is someone in your family. Who ends up watching games with yeah. Or you know take you to your first game inning of you know I've I've got this call the issue I don't so and so it took me to my first game at the rock pile and I instantly fell in love with the bills. Or I remember when this person took me to the awed when I was a little kid and I Thelma over the sabres and I've been a fan ever since. 8030550. To join us. 888550. To 515 you can never share your story with us this morning who got you into sports and today. Hands down favorite teams do you did you pick him on your own. And then you can talk about if you know. 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In the neighborhood once for about 45 days just walking around the neighborhood or be taken dog for a walk and and she cares turnovers and they got a sheep somewhere. Tunnel under creek and sweet home roads so. Don't hit the sheep. Yeah and if you find the cheap I guess reported to the authorities 8030550. To join us 888550. Q 550. So. Sabres lost at least last night they can call them hockey game or any thought to Teixeira in the game last night Frederick Anderson was the star the night. Sabres outshot the leafs they have a chance the lead stay out and I should double check I think they don't possess the leafs but Frederick Anderson made. 42 saves. And true. I didn't give him credit for the third set 'cause I didn't think it was as. Holy mackerel that's the first two. But he made two incredible saves on Xen disturbance in the markets Leno he made a really nice stop on Tyler Ennis. He was in the third period little scrum in front. All of sudden puck comes out Aniston snaps opera wrist shot and Anderson that the old whip the glove. Get you know make the glove save and and whip it through and bring it up like a little emphasis so. He was the difference last night in the sabres lost to Toronto to want. Take your calls on that would it's a little more bills thought coming up at seven with Sal but also taking your stories about. Who got you into sports. And that person and that you when it came to your favorite teams you picked I was on your own and I'm just following up about a discussed yesterday they were talking with some folks about you know up. When the bills win it you know when the sabre and somebody would attempt to brown here. Who would it before and who would you love to see. The one of the teams win for. He Gerry want the bill sabres with my dad came to the US 51 years ago Thelma would both teams bills' season ticket holder. Since 1972. Me and my siblings are dire is because of him. He deserves to see a championship in driving five hours to see them for twenty. Eight years I got a great texture on the tax line here on. Lucy it's. Eating give his name here. We gotta give an exact yes yes so yesterday nurses give us the name is this going. This one tugs at the heart seems pretty well here when my son was born we didn't know people who use in the icu for weeks. And I would hold his motionless body watching Embree. And then now he is you don't drawing up with his son everything like that he wants the sabres to win a cup for his boy. Sounds a huge run right there yeah that's I said I got an intense yet but far far more intense than than anything I have and I'm glad to hear of that. Everything went well with your son but I think when you get that many get that father son stuff I obviously can't keep the perspective from mother child. But a father son stuff it's big you know again when my dad was around as I said that was always the first call. He was always the first person I talked to about one of my two little our teams in what was going on and you know since he's passed I think about him a lot. Thought about it a lot during the mets' player from last year I couldn't help. But think about. You know if he was around I would call them and said hey can you know what a great and they beat the Dodgers pulled hey did you game against the cubs. Hague called to the World Series. And ending you know went familiar blue every almost every game of the world here's our program called in to help me. Help talking off the alleged 8030550. To join us 8885525. If you judge calls in on that on sabres we'll talk bills we get back. All one other thing I forgot about Michael Tim Murray. I know I get why he doesn't need a daily update. I mean I need an alien to you and I feel like I need to know what's going on what Jack today. He made scrambled legs and had no pain if anyway would cycle the boots off fees in an inflatable cast according to Tim Murray he's in no pain. There'd been no setbacks is on the right timeline but again it's that. You know if it's minimum four. Were still. What the less than two weeks away from the minimum four but at that age you know we're still a good. Another four weeks away from that and as as Marie said yesterday with Mike and Chris. Whenever he does get back you still have to see. How he's doing how's the ankle how's he skating. I know the guys and investigators have talked about how the high ankle sprain could be something that could linger for quite sometime maybe even the entire season. I aid off real pipe at the aren't tapped. We will talk without podshow would get you ready for the bills in the Seahawks who get some injury updates yesterday. With LeSean McCoy. Not good news from Marcel Darius that is on tap. 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