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Buffalo Bills: Things We Know This Week

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Congratulations Tampa Bay Buccaneers! Super Bowl Champions!

“If I did the Shuffle for a losing team, no one would have remembered,”- Ickey Woods

“I don’t like the Ickey Shuffle, but my wife does, so keep doing it.”- Paul Brown

Food For Thought: Can the dream segment time travel method function entirely properly traveling back to January of 1989 since the movie Wayne’s World was not released until 1992? No physics loophole will save the day as the first SNL skit was not until February 18, 1989. Details Details. (I am waving my arms as I proclaim “DOODLEY DO, DOODLEY DO, DOODLEY DO

What if I were Romeo in black jeans, What if I was Heathcliff, it’s no myth.
Maybe she’s just looking for Someone to dance with
.” – MICHAEL PENN

George H.W. Bush was sworn in as the 41st President of the United States with Dan Quayle as V.P.)

“Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.” – John Keating (Dead Poet’s Society)

Clint Malarchuk of the NHL Buffalo Sabres suffers an almost fatal injury when a player’s skate accidentally cut his throat.

“How’d you like to spend the next several nights wondering if your crazy, out of work, bum uncle will shave your head while you sleep? See you in the car.” – Uncle Buck

Nintendo’s Game Boy is released in North America.

“Tell me something, my friend. Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight? I always ask that to all my prey. I just like the sound of it.“-Joker

Tim Burton’s “Batman” dominated at theatres beginning opening weekend. Michael Keaton played Batman, and Jack Nicholson brilliantly portrayed The Joker.

“So when you hear the smoking sign go ‘ding’, you know everything’s going to be okay. ” – Lloyd Dobler (Say Anything)

Toyota launches it’s luxury brand the Lexus.

 Ted Bundy is executed by electric chair. (invented in 1881 by a Buffalo, New York dentist Alfred P. Southwick.)

Top TV Shows: The Cosby Show, Roseanne, Cheers, A Different World, America’s Funniest Home Videos. Golden Girls, 60 Minutes, Wonder Years, Empty Nest, Monday Night Football

Sunday Silence Wins the Kentucky Derby.

“First I play with Judd, then Mommy came, and I play with Mommy. We play Daddy! We had an awfully good time! Now, I want to play with YOU!” – Gage Creed (Pet Sematary)

The Calgary Flames defeated the Montreal Canadiens to win the Stanley Cup.

The Mirage Hotel and Casino opens in Las Vegas as the first huge resort hotel.

A 31-year-old woman perished on Sept. 22, 1989, when her Yugo was blown off the Mackinac Bridge.

Yugo brand automobiles go bankrupt. Imagine that?

Paul Harvey Named Personality of Year

The first episode of the Simpsons was broadcast.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish won the College Football National Championship.

“They have gun control in Cuba. They have Universal Healthcare in Cuba. So why do they want to come here?” – Paul Harvey

Hit Movies: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Lethal Weapon 2, Twins, Back to the Future Part II, Ghostbusters II, The Little Mermaid, Driving Miss Daisy, Parenthood, Dead Poets Society, License to Kill, Honey, I Shrunk The Kids, My Left Foot, When Harry Met Sally.

NEW ORDER – Round and Round, ELECTRONIC – Getting Away With It, KON KAN – I Beg Your Pardon, BEASTIE BOYS – Hey Ladies, PSYCHEDELIC FURS – House, THE CULT – Fire Woman, THE CURE – Fascination Street, ELVIS COSTELLO – Veronica, R.E.M. – Stand, LOVE & ROCKETS – So Alive, DEPECHE MODE – Personal Jesus, U2 – Angel of Harlem, EDIE BRICKELL & THE NEW BOHEMIANS – What I Am, PIXIES – Here Comes Your Man, MICHAEL PENN – No Myth. LIGHTNING SEEDS – Pure. HOWARD JONES – The Prisoner

Gallon of gasoline = $1.12

Ford Probe $12,695

Why the focus on 1989? Because my nephew, Russel Campise Jr., was born as a miracle baby? Well, of course that is extremely important, but not the reason for the focus of a Buffalo Bills commentary. Why then? Hope and optimism. Because our beloved team that plays in Orchard Park lost an AFC championship game many years ago. This was only the start of an awful lot of WINNING and a long exciting historic run. “DOODLEY DO DOODLEY DO DOODLEY DO”

Sunday, Jan 8, 1989 – The Buffalo Bills lose to the Cincinnati Bengals 21-10 in the AFC Championship Game. This was the beginning of the Almost-A-Dynasty-Team as they went on to make the playoffs the next season. That bickering Bills team matured proceeding to win four straight AFC Championships. They continued successfully qualifying for the playoffs most seasons throughout the rest of the 90s. Was this season’s AFC Championship game loss to the Chiefs the beginning of history repeating itself? With one major difference being that this current Bills team will simply be A DYNASTY? No “Almost” this time around. Sound good? I digress….

Things we know about the Buffalo Bills this week:

  • Josh Allen was named the NFL Fantasy Player of the Year. He also was named to the Pro Bowl, Second Team All-Pro and Most Improved Player of the Year.
  • Brian Daboll was awarded the Assistant-Coach-of-the-Year
  • Stefon Diggs is the first Bills’ receiver in franchise history named a first-team All-Pro. He was number one in the league with 127 receptions. He was also the NFL leader in receiving yards with 1,535. Oh yeah, he also found the end zone 8 times. Looks like a great trade for the Bills-ya think? Just saying….
  • The Bills will have the 30th overall pick in this year’s NFL draft come April.

I am semi-retired leaving my enjoyable 24 year management career due to multiple health issues. My dad retired from The Buffalo News after 49 years. I have been an avid fan for quite some time. Got that Marv Levy Fight Song In My Head for absolutely no reason.

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