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#1 ndirish1978

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 02:38 PM

Interested in which jounalists covering the Bills you guys think do a good job covering the team.

My picks are Sal, Wawrow and Buscaglia.

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 02:40 PM

Sorry ASTRO it is. Even though its just camp and draft related the guy gets my vote.

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 02:40 PM

Mark Gaughan.

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 02:42 PM

Sal isn't a journalist, but I like him on the radio. He's my favorite local media guy. After that, Gaughan as far as actual journalist.

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 02:48 PM

Again - when was the last time a local reporter broke a Bills story? The locals live down the street from OBD and they are the last to get called.
The answer - anyone working for ESPN or the NFL Network.
I like Joe B.'s style - he's not as jerky as his station peers - but he does not offer any more insight than any casual observer.

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 02:49 PM

If you want info you can use to think for yourself and analyze what you see, then no one can touch Buscaglia. He reports AND analyzes which the rest do not. He sinks himself into the game, the game plan, the outcomes, the players, the stats and the data and does so with zero bias and no desire to rile anyone or drive up the clicks. He's a breath of fresh air in a stale media market quite frankly. He's the thinking man's reporter/analyst.  

If you want bombastic, aggressive, arrogant, needy, and overly sensitive/defensive who can't take what they dish out, there are plenty of those guys around and they seem to be replicating... and they've been around here forever and will be around until their careers are over because that's a tired dog. Buscaglia, bank on it, will have a national gig because of his hard work and reliance on what he sees, rather than what his emotional needs and these types are few and far between and in high demand.

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 02:52 PM

I judge them all by how many post game locker room interview gems they can deliver.

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 02:53 PM

Radio: Sal and Joe B

Print: Matthew Fairburn (new this year, Syracuse Post-Standard) and jw.

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 02:53 PM

Jerry Sullivan! :nana:

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 02:57 PM

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 02 September 2014 - 02:40 PM, said:

Mark Gaughan.

Definitely!  By a mile

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 02:59 PM

Mike RawDick? Ohh wait, sorry, he covers the Pats

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 03:24 PM

View Postbschmoove, on 02 September 2014 - 02:48 PM, said:

Again - when was the last time a local reporter broke a Bills story? The locals live down the street from OBD and they are the last to get called.
The answer - anyone working for ESPN or the NFL Network.
I like Joe B.'s style - he's not as jerky as his station peers - but he does not offer any more insight than any casual observer.
I have asked folks in the media that I know about this. They told me that the majority of the "scoops" that come about a team are leaked by agents. Those agents have relationships with the national media folks because they hold the most influence in getting stories out there that benefit their clients.
Local guys in today's media age have a tough time competing with that.

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 03:29 PM

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 03:51 PM

Define "best" -- it means different things to fans, players, coaches, editors, and colleagues.

Fans -- "best" means a bit of a homer (not over the top) who also provides good insight
Players -- "best" means someone they can trust not to try and trap them; who do they enjoy talking to in the locker room
Coaches -- "best" means not asking stupid questions about injuries and the symbolism of the team not naming the QB captain
Editors -- "best" means whoever gets the most page reads/clicks/comments/re-tweets
Colleagues -- "best" means everyone; these guys/gals never criticize one another

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 04:38 PM

View Posteball, on 02 September 2014 - 03:51 PM, said:

Colleagues -- "best" means everyone; these guys/gals never criticize one another

I dunno. Did you see the Kyle Orton interview on BB.com? At about 1:12 in Wawrow looks like he wanted to criticize Chris Brown with a backhand across his face!

http://www.buffalobi...94-8460fe05dc3c

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 04:56 PM

View PostCampy, on 02 September 2014 - 02:53 PM, said:

Radio: Sal and Joe B

Print: Matthew Fairburn (new this year, Syracuse Post-Standard) and jw.

I have been really impressed by the PS's coverage this year.

The one guy who I used to love was that Dave staba (some paper in Niagara Falls)-- really well-done columns. Anyone know what happened to him?

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 05:02 PM

View Postbillsfaninmanhattan, on 02 September 2014 - 02:53 PM, said:

Jerry Sullivan! :nana:

+1

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 05:09 PM

Gaughan.  Tim Graham is a total prick on twitter.  As a fellow prick, i have an appreciation for that.  

He works for the Bills but Kelso's analysis of the game is better than anyone else's.

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 05:12 PM

View PostMr. WEO, on 02 September 2014 - 02:52 PM, said:

I judge them all by how many post game locker room interview gems they can deliver.

I judge them by how many twitter followers they can block.

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 05:13 PM

JW, Gaughan and Tim Graham.  I like Graham because he just doesn't care and I truly appreciate the way he ran the AFCE Blog.