Monday, June 29, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
In a way I feel sorry for JP Lossman...
If you put aside what a pathetic football JP Lossman was and how he is probably the worst draft pick in the history of the Buffalo Bills there is a man who is probably one of the most embarassment "pro athletes" of the decade.
A former first round pick is now the starting quarterback for a United Football League team in Vegas. The UFL has only four teams and it appears the salaries of the league may be somewhere around $40,000.
JP Lossman is a pretty nice guy and a hard worker. He, unlike many athletes in this town, tried to give back to the community. But at the end of the day JP was a terrible football player. There is no way around it.
What is most shocking about the whole JP Lossman journey is not that he ended up in some upstart minor pro league in Vegas. It is the fact that he couldn't even get a third string job in the NFL. I bet anyone reading this could not name three third string QB's in the entire league.
What does that say about the Buffalo Bills if a quarterback whom even up to last year was in contention for the starting spot has been determined by every team in the league to possess no qualities of an NFL quarterback? What does it say that we traded to get this quarterback in the draft? What does it say that we continue to sell out a stadium for a team that is run by people who would draft someone like JP Lossman?
We are going to give the Bills management another free pass! We will continue to go to the games, get there at 8am, go into the game, and expect mediocrity. THE BUFFALO BILLS FRONT OFFICE DRAFTED A QUARTERBACK IN THE FIRST ROUND FOUR YEARS AGO WHO IS NOW IN THE UFL. Go back and read that last sentence again! JP Lossman isn't some old war horse like Steve DeBerg looking to continue his career one more year. JP Lossman was suppose to be our franchise quarterback. He is now playing in a league with four teams! This all in a few short years!
In a league where a marginal (at best) and convicted felon Mike Vick may return to join an NFL team the bar is pretty low. There is a higher probability that Mike Vick will find an NFL roster before JP Lossman
I actually hope JP makes a comeback of some sorts. I hope he can work his way back to the NFL. But I doubt it. The former first round draft pick will be selling insurance in the near future. What is an injustice is that Mike Vick will get a second chance. But JP won't. Everyone deserves a second chance. Well, you deserve a second chance if you don't run a dog fighting ring in your backyard....
And yes, I know his name is spelled Losman. But LOSSman is much more fitting. . .
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Prime Example. Is Officer O'Neil from Phoenix....
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
1. The Bills spent the ENTIRE day working on the "no huddle" offense. This may actually help Trent Edwards. He is a smart guy with a good arm who had some trouble with 3-4 defenses last year. Not allowing the opposing D's to get totally set may help the Bills move the football. The no huddle points to the Bills using the passing game alot!
2. Trent Edwards not looking all that hot. Early reports show that Trent is hot and cold. He is either looking really good or really really struggling. No need to worry fans. This is probably just some rust
3. Marshawn Lynch did not participate? No word on why
4. Paul Hamilton on WGR reported that the offensive line appears to be struggling a bit. What does this mean? Absolutely nothing! We will see what happens when the pads actually come on and the hitting starts. Right now the best thing for this young O line repetetion!
5. TO is one hell of a hard worker. TO appears not to be out of place at all. Remember, TO's bad rap usually comes off the field not on the field.
6. Dick Jauron is still the coach of the Buffalo Bills. Sucks doesn't it? Oh well!
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Matthew J. Norstrand, 24, of Le Roy, was arrested for allegedly possessing marijuana and smoking a pipe containing marijuana. Norstrand was ejected from the concert and told not to return. Later, Norstrand was reportedly spotted back inside the concert venue. He was arrested again and charged with trespass.
Daniel Norstrand, 53, of Le Roy, was charged with criminal trespass after allegedly jumping a fence and entering the backstage area.
Daniel Norstrand, you are truly deserving of the "father of the year" award. What kind of grown man tries to hop a fence and sneak backstage AT A COLDPLAY CONCERT...Really Daneil Norstrand? That is freaking terrible.
Also, while you were galivanting backstage, your son, whom one could assume came with you too the concert was being arrested for possession. What was Mrs. Norstrand doing.
Top Three Things That Are Wrong Here
1. Father arrested for trying to sneak back stage
2. Son who came with father (See #1) was arrested for possession
3. Father (See #1) and Son (See #2) ATTENDED A COLDPLAY CONCERT TOGETHER
Not a very good day for the Norstrand's
Jaw Says Trent Edwards is a "keeper"
Ron Jaworski, a Lackawana native, said yesterday that he has confidence in Trent Edwards and his abilities to be a "winning quarterback in the NFL". Oh okay, thanks Ron. Jaws was playing in a charity golf tournament in Buffalo when he made these earth shattering statements. What was he going to say in Buffalo? "Gee Bills fans, you guys are screwed." Come on! People once said Alexander Mogilny would be the next Wayne Gretzky. The proof is in the pudding. In true Buffalo fashion it makes the front page of the newspaper. Are we that starved for someone to reinforce the talent of our starting quarterback. Trent will be a good QB when we make the playoffs. Until then he is no better or worse then Todd Collins, JP Lossman, Rob Johnson, etc etc. But thanks Ron anway!
Marek Sagrapan is heading to play in Russia.
First question is who is Marek Sagrapan? Second question is who cares? Third question is who the hell picked this guy 13th overall? Hard to believe the Red Wings passed on this diamond in the rough. In all fairness, the Red Wings didn't have a draft pick that year until 10 picks later. However, something tells me they would have passed. It is no official Buffalo sports fans. The Sabres 2005 draft was a bust. But who is really keeping track? Have fun in Russia Marek! Hopefully the bread lines aren't too long for you!
Total New York State Bull!
There was a great story in the Buffalo News about a young man from Amherst named Jordie Maliken. Jordie is a student at Amherst who has a learning disability. Based on this designation he was not allowed to participate on the Amherst Track and Field team this season. This fine young man was allowed to compete the past three seasons but the great state of New York barred him from participating this season.
Your kidding right New York State? So this young man stayed in high school an extra year and studying his ass off to become a better person and you penalize him? Unreal! The powers that be in the New York State education system should be ashamed on themselves. Maybe you clowns should spend a bit more time focusing on the problem in our schools such as low test scores, outdated equipment, and how the hell we are going to catch up with China and India and a little less time worried about if some student wants to participate in track and field an extra year.
It seems that the people in charge have lost touch with what is happening in the school systems. I find it hard to believe that any of the hard working teachers in the school district or the coaches had a problem with this!
My hope is that Mr. Maliken goes on to do great things and can learn from this lesson that sometimes life isn't fair and their are truly stupid people who make poor decisions! If you want to worry about something drive by Hutch Tech on weekday morning. Check out all the kids with no backpacks (no backpacks means no homework), smoking cigarettes, and stealing from the local mini marts. I see it everyday! Worry about why no one is graduating from the schools in inner cities. Its not the teachers, it is the idiots who make terrible policy that is not only shortsighted but indecent and reprehensible.
My guess is people with the determination and spirit of someone like Jordie Maliken will go on to touch far more lives then the lifers, chronies, and hacks that make up the state educational polices. It's truly a shame that the hard working men and woman who educate our youth have their policies dictated by these people.