I grew up in Buffalo, and grew to love the Sabres while on punishment (no TV for a month, my dad would say). I'd listen to WGR55 as a huge Bills fans and unknown to me at the time WGR55 also carried the Sabres. My love for the Sabre's began from my enjoyment of listening to the voice of the Sabres Rick Jeanneret. His " May Day. May Day, May Day, Brad May" call sealed my love for the Sabres. Years later I'm a transplanted Buffalonian, in Charlotte, NC.
I don't get many chances to see the Sabres living here, but had the joy of watching on Sunday. I hoped I would see the Sabres polish off, the Broad Street Bums, but it wasn't to be, but I did get to feel the excitement and joy I get from watching my team, my town, go Sabres. There is nothing like seeing your favorite team in the playoffs play an exciting down to the wire all or nothing game. So,even with the loss I was happy to see them play.
Sadly I don't have VS, so I couldn't watch last night and I'm kinda glad I didn't. I wished and hoped they would move on but in my gut I knew Sunday was our time, our time (sorry for the Goonies reference) and as I saw Briere's smiling face I was filled with hopelessness and disgust. (I hate the Flyers) I felt that was our chance, and it slipped away.
But it was a great season, real heart and determination was shown by these guys. I've been in the "Get Lindy outta here" crowd in the past, but after this run, I say give Lindy another year. It's clear, happier times are near, cause we've got our guy Terry right here. I mean right there in Buffalo (sorry I just got in to the rhyming thing there)
My favorite RJ call is still "top shelf, where momma hides the cookies" Absolutely Classic!!