New York State Governor, Andrew Cuomo, chimed in about professional sports, especially the National Football League. He wants sports to open up even if no fans attend the games. Just what we needed. Supreme Leader Cuomo expressing his standard flavor of the day: “Personal disclosure, I want to watch the Buffalo Bills, but I’m still objective. I’m acting as governor — there’s no personal agenda here. But yes, I do want to watch the Bills.”
Personal disclosure from yours truly. I did not vote for Cuomo. I was not a fan of his father Mario when he was the Governor as I was growing up. I think his brother at CNN is simply a Tuel. Wait. Correction. My bad. A tool. How I get confused using the spelling of former Bills undrafted quarterback Jeff Tuel is beyond me. Silly me. A Tuel is a Tuel. Emendation. A tool is a tool.
No politics, Scott! The only thing that works when I feel myself getting sucked into topics that belong elsewhere is to turn up the volume of that classic LL Cool J anthem from 80’s movie, Wildcats. Ya know the flick. Goldie Hawn. Wesley Snipes. Woody Harrelson. “It’s the sport of kings, better than Diamond Rings
That’s why we’re here to sing. Football. Sunday in the snow, referee’s whistle blows. We’ve been warriors toe-to-toe. Football.”
I guess I should just be mirthful Cuomo did not proclaim his love for the New Jersey Jets or their roommates in the NFC, the Giants. Ok. I digress…
Things we know about the Buffalo Bills this week:
- Former Bills defensive end Ben Williams passed away at 65. He was drafted in the third round out of Ole Miss. The Bicentennial draft class of 1976. He played his entire ten-year professional career for the Buffalo Bills. He helped a rookie by the name of “Bruuuuuccce” Smith adapt as a rookie. Godspeed, Ben Williams. You will always be a Buffalo Bill.
- Josh Allen and Matt Barkley have been training in California with a handful of the Bills rookies. Allen made it clear stating that the rookies certainly know the Buffalo playbook. Great character trending early on.
- Tre’Davious White was listed as the number three top-rated cornerback in the NFL by Pro Football Network. The All-Pro had only Jalen Ramsey and former Bill Stephon Gilmore ahead of him. Buffalo has done an absolutely astonishing job selecting players who play in the secondary for many years now. One thing they have not excelled at has been keeping those studs that they develop. Try being proactive. Get them inked early and often for the best price.
- Tyler Matakevich, free agent signing by Buffalo this unique off-season, has piled up the most tackles in the NFL on special teams over the past four seasons. He is confident that he is a perfect fit for what Sean McDermott has been building the past few years. Matakevich was a college teammate at Temple with Dion Dawkins.