“Spring being a tough act to follow, God created June. “ – Al Bernstein
The official beginning of summer is right around said corner. The weather in the Queen City has resembled August early in June.
“New Kids On The Block had a bunch of hits. Chinese food makes me sick. And I think it’s fly when girls stop by. For the summer, for the summer. I like girls that wear Abercrombie and Fitch. I’d take her if I had one wish. But she’s been gone since that summer, since that summer.” – L.F.O.
We all know that as soon as the swimming pool is opened up and the water is swimming worthy; brisk, windy, and rainy weather will be upon us.
“I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” – Muhammad Ali
The swimming pools will get chilly. Lack of sun will have you choose indoor activities. Just what the Doctor orders in a sunless grey sky city. But we have four seasons, no hurricanes, sandstorms, volcanoes, earthquakes, or icebergs. Icebergs? Sold yet? Ok, it is on record that WNY does not deal with icebergs. Ships such as the Titanic do not cruise around near Goat Island on the Niagara River. Those famous finger lakes report no iceberg ship sinking incidents. Where are we going with this? I digress…
“Accept certain inalienable truths: Prices will rise, politicians will philander, you too will get old– and when you do, you’ll fantasize that when you were young prices were reasonable, politicians were noble and children respected their elders. Wear sunscreen. If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience. I will dispense this advice now.” – Baz Luhrmann
OTA’s and Rookie Mini-Camps have come and gone. Mandatory mini-camp is indeed right now. Teams are allowed to have meetings, classroom format training, and film study all allowed NOW by the CBA. Pumping Iron has been going on all off-season. Taking care of their bodies has become a 12-month responsibility.
“It’s that time of the year where all teams are involved in making some, to a degree, painful decisions.” – Former Buffalo Bills HC Marv Levy
Physical reps are both extremely valuable and indubitably coveted by coaches and scouts. Reps in the NFL rank similar to cigarettes in prison. Precious yet so very vital. Coaches crave one more drag on the cigarette, getting as many reps for players as possible without triggering a Players Association response.
“And it’s you and me in the summertime
We’ll be hand-in-hand down in the park
With a squeeze and a sigh
And that twinkle in your eye
And all the sunshine banishes the dark…” – The Sundays
Things we know about the Buffalo Bills this week:
-Opting out last season due to the Wuhan Virus, Star Lotulelei has officially returned to One Bills Drive. Welcome back.
-The Bills players clarified this off-season that they will keep their vaccination status private. TOUCHE.
–Stefon Diggs and Cole Beasley both “placed” on the Pro Football Focus Top 32 Wide Receivers List. Not too shabby.