Fans electrified Ralph Wilson Stadium as the Buffalo Bills emerged victorious over the Indianapolis Colts in Sunday's home opener. Quarterback Tyrod Taylor led the Bills to a 27-14 win. WBFO's Jay Moran spoke with Football Analyst Matt Sabuda about the game on Morning Edition.
The stubborn rain that drenched State College, PA Saturday gave new meaning to the name Beaver Stadium, but neither the soggy weather nor a loss to Penn State seemed to dampen the enthusiasm of many UB Bulls fans.
The NFL season starts Thursday night with the Pittsburgh Steelers taking on the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots. The Patriots have been mired in controversy even since the team was found to be using deflated footballs in last season's AFC Championship game. As WBFO football analyst Matt Sabuda reports, the practice of deflating game balls may have been a key factor in the Patriots' success over nearly the past decade.
While names like Jim Kelly, Thurman Thomas, Gilbert Perreault and Dominik Hasek may be better known among Buffalo sports fans, none of those superstars put in as many years with a Buffalo pro sports team as John Tavares.
The Buffalo Bills are turning their offense over to Tyrod Taylor, who has won the starting job after a three-way quarterback competition during the offseason. Coach Rex Ryan announced his decision following practice on Monday.
The Buffalo Bills open training camp Friday at Saint John Fisher College in Pittsford with a 10 a.m. practice session. WBFO's Jay Moran spoke with football analyst Matt Sabuda for a summer edition of "Beyond the Playbook."
The families who own Buffalo's professional sports teams, another local businessman who owns an out-of-town hockey club and a major league's commissioner were all at the same table in Buffalo on Thursday. Among the topics they discussed: the intangibles of owning a sports franchise, and whether success can be measured in the same way as it is measured in other industries.
Ryan O'Reilly, one of the newest Buffalo Sabres, has signed the richest contract in team history. The forward will make $52.5 million over the next 7 years. The previous high was a 7-year $50 million deal offered to Thomas Vanek.
June 26, 2015 is a day Sabres will remember for a long time. Along with drafting highly-touted prospect Jack Eichel, the team pulled off a big trade with the Colorado Avalanche that has star forward Ryan O'Reilly coming to Buffalo.