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#21 ScottLaw

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 09:07 AM

 
 
 
He's not advocating a retread.
 
He does say he'd have preferred a veteran football guy with experience for GM. But doesn't advocate anybody.
 
And he's making fun of himself here, as he always does in those columns featuring his buddy Rex at the bar.
 
An example:  "Typical negativity," Rex snarled. "You'd find something bad to say about 70 degrees and sunny. You ran off Whaley and ripped the Pegulas for dysfunction. So they got Brandon Beane for GM, stole Joe Schoen from Miami to be his assistant, and now they get Gaine on top of it. Do you hit the ground unhappy in the morning?"
 
There's nothing wrong with this. It's kinda funny.


I hear his point about bringing a veteran football presence here.

I would've loved the Bills to hire someone like Tom Couglin to run the football side of things.

The guys as successful as it gets and would bring instant credibility here.

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 09:15 AM

Stop reading his **** then.

You get more people to click on it.
I dont think anyone with half a brain (or who's not a troll) is mad at this hire. Good potential with this front office.

I have to agree with this. I tend to ignore anything that has his name on it. 

I've had personal interaction with him in the past and can honestly say he's an arrogant jerk.



#23 Heitz

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 09:33 AM

Is "Rex" one of the voices in Sully's head?



#24 row_33

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 09:37 AM

spend hours over the next few years pasting Sully's work into a big scrapbook

 

hi-light in yellow all the times he's been wrong

 

sit there in bitter juices stewing over this

 

maybe someday you can meet him and show the scrapbook of how wrong he's been



#25 Heitz

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 10:12 AM

spend hours over the next few years pasting Sully's work into a big scrapbook

 

hi-light in yellow all the times he's been wrong

 

sit there in bitter juices stewing over this

 

maybe someday you can meet him and show the scrapbook of how wrong he's been

 

Working on this now

 

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#26 Captain Murica

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 10:13 AM

I never read anything of his. I sleep well at night.

#27 Just in Atlanta

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 10:28 AM

Many of the things he says is true. Some of the things he says is dishonest and overly negative. EVERYTHING he says is negative, hence it's a sthick.

It's a tiresome act. Hopefully, he's out of a job when we finally start doing well.

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 10:53 AM

Is "Rex" one of the voices in Sully's head?


Of course - no one is really going to hang out at a bar with sully

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 10:58 AM

"It's got to the point where base competence looks like genius to Buffalo fans."
 
 
He's not wrong.

#30 4_kidd_4

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 11:15 AM

I never read anything of his. I sleep well at night.


I read Sully, never kept me from sleeping either.

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 11:33 AM

spend hours over the next few years pasting Sully's work into a big scrapbook

 

hi-light in yellow all the times he's been wrong

 

sit there in bitter juices stewing over this

 

maybe someday you can meet him and show the scrapbook of how wrong he's been

I need to get some stock in highlighters then



#32 BobChalmers

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 11:38 AM

http://buffalonews.c...t-bills-sabres/

 

 

Old reliable is back.  He is advocating a retread to run the team.  If they had hired a retread he would advocate fresh blood.  I don't know how his editor doesn't hand him back this article and tell him to try a fresh approach. 

after all the Editor keeps buying the same trash

 

I called him out once to his editor directly in an e-mail.  Sullivan had written an article especially full of logical flaws and a fair amount of provable falsehoods (even for him).

 

My assertion was that Sullivan is a troll who spews nonsense for click-bait, and that the BN likes him that way.

 

The editor wrote me back with what I would characterize as a non-denial denial.  (He might disagree - but that's my take.)

 

Point being - if we keep clicking, the BN is happy.  Rational is not a prerequisite over there, and they're not concerned with maintaining any sort of reputation.


Edited by BobChalmers, 17 May 2017 - 11:42 AM.


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Posted 17 May 2017 - 11:39 AM

 
 
 
He's not advocating a retread.
 
He does say he'd have preferred a veteran football guy with experience for GM. But doesn't advocate anybody.
 
And he's making fun of himself here, as he always does in those columns featuring his buddy Rex at the bar.
 
An example:  "Typical negativity," Rex snarled. "You'd find something bad to say about 70 degrees and sunny. You ran off Whaley and ripped the Pegulas for dysfunction. So they got Brandon Beane for GM, stole Joe Schoen from Miami to be his assistant, and now they get Gaine on top of it. Do you hit the ground unhappy in the morning?"
 
There's nothing wrong with this. It's kinda funny.

Exactly, well said.

I can see how the less-savvy reader couldn't tell this and get upset as usual, but that was probably his intent.

Edited by Rico, 17 May 2017 - 11:39 AM.


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Posted 17 May 2017 - 11:39 AM

"It's got to the point where base competence looks like genius to Buffalo fans."
 
 
He's not wrong.

 

Sully is the master of the rear view mirror.



#35 BobChalmers

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 11:41 AM

"It's got to the point where base competence looks like genius to Buffalo fans."
 
 
He's not wrong.

 

Yes - and it applies both to football coaching/management AND to Buffalo sports writing.   :flirt:



#36 Homey D. Clown

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 12:55 PM

If you want to read an article from someone with an intellect that equals a chimp with severe brain trauma, then, by all means.......  keep clicking on his stuff.



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Posted 17 May 2017 - 12:56 PM

I think the point about Sully is; he constantly writes the same theme in his articles - over & over & over.

99% of us want a fresh approach to a Sports Columnist in Buffalo.

His shtick is just negative & boring. He might be right about some stuff with the Bills & Sabres, but how obvious is that!

Just because he gets clicks because we hate is guts, doesn't mean he's a good writer. WAKE UP BFLO NEWS!



#38 4_kidd_4

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 01:15 PM

How about a fresh approach to running the teams first? Perhaps the columns will change when the teams actually do. And I'm not talking off-season action.

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 01:24 PM

How about a fresh approach to running the teams first? Perhaps the columns will change when the teams actually do. And I'm not talking off-season action.

 

Agreed

 

I would wager all these guys would love for these teams to do well.  It has got to be monotonous to cover these guys



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Posted 17 May 2017 - 01:27 PM

The buffalo news won't let me read their articles anymore - so i don't even try.  I refuse to pay what they want for a lousy newspaper.