Friday, September 14, 2007

Shady Brady and Bill Belicheat

Who knows whether the Patriots were ever really good or if they just had better scheming. Seriously, how can we ever know?

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Unbelievable News

Everyone thought it was a foregone conclusion that Bills Tight End Kevin Everett would be paralyzed. But in an amazing turnaround, ESPN and WIVB in Buffalo are reporting that he has been moving his arms and legs voluntarily, and that doctors are now predicting that he will walk out of the hospital.

Dr. Barth Green of "The Miami Project" -- the nation's most comprehensive spinal cord injury center -- said that the key was that Everett's body temperature was lowered with a cooling saline solution, which was key to the reduction in swelling to the spinal cord. Dr. Green said that it was the quickest in medical history that this method was applied so soon after an injury, and likely reduced his chances of being paralyzed. It happened within minutes, in the ambulance ride to the hospital.

The doctor also said that Bills' owner Ralph Wilson is one of the leading contributors to the Miami Project, and "what goes around comes around."

The good doctor said that Everett "will walk out of the hospital."

Of course, Bills fans came out as usual to support one of our own. I lost a few hours of sleep thinking about this last night, not having realized how bad the injury truly was until about 1AM this morning. I'm hoping this lifts the weight that many Bills fans have been feeling for the last 48-plus hours.

He's not out of the woods yet, but the prognosis looks infinitely better for KE than it did just 24 hours ago. But the kid is 25 years old, and he's tough. He's shown that he will work through adversity (as he has through his previous injuries with the Bills), and though he may not be out of the hospital for weeks and months, it looks like rehab will get him back to walking again. It's not a sure thing, but it's looking a lot better.

I have a feeling there will be a lot of #85 jerseys at the Ralph for the next Bills home game.

Thoughts and Prayers

My heart is heavy for Kevin Everett tonight. The Bills' Tight End suffered a severe spinal cord injury, which doctors have called "catastrophic." It was a clean play, but Everett hasn't moved much.

Here's hoping Everett gets the best medical care possible, that he recovers as much as is humanly possible, and, much less importantly, that the team can move ahead without him on the field.

Our thoughts are with you Kevin, get better. We're behind you.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Merry Christmas Football Fans!

Football starts today.

It is

The best day

Of the year.

J.P.: It goes without saying that we are all counting on you. Since we want so badly for you to have a great season, I am including the following video for "Drive" by Incubus, which we all know is your favorite band. We hope that the title of the song is indicative of the long, clock-consuming drives you will be treating us to this season. We're not expecting perfection, just excellence. The playoffs would be nice, we can wait until next season for a Super Bowl.

This is my 20th season of watching Bills football. That is two straight decades of the most extraordinary highs and the most heart-wrenching lows. It would be easy to give up on them or pretend I don't love them. But who would I be kidding? I'd be lying only to myself.

I know it might take a while for us to get to where we want go to, Bills fans, but we're gonna get there eventually. Don't give up.