A note from the author:
I’ve been a Buffalo sports fan for as long as I can remember. My first memory of Buffalo sports… er, crushing defeat, would be when I was not quite three years old, laying under a table in the living room of my house watching Super Bowl XXV. I’m glad I was able to start out on top.
I am a coldblooded Buffalo sports fan. I’ve had Sabres season tickets since the 2005 lockout. I’ve shared Bills and Bandits season tickets with my friends for a few years too as well. I have been burned by my teams so many times I’ve lost count. Unfortunately, I’ve had to relocate due to work, move back… have a life… so it’s gotten harder to keep up.
It really is tough. Buffalo sports fans are a different breed. If we gave up when things looked bleak, we’d never attempt anything. If we let history discourage us, we wouldn’t bother watching our teams. All we need is one glimmer of hope as an excuse to put our hearts into something.
I expect this blog to be good. I can be an asshole frequently, but I’d rather be right than be nice. I have a sick sense of humor, so sometimes that is evident in the work, but the content will still be there. So… feel free to keep coming back. I’ll try to make it worthwhile.
“Third man in” is a penalty in hockey. A player is assessed a game misconduct for being the third man into an altercation.
During the lockout, Sabres defenseman Henrik Tallinder was arrested in Sweden for allegedly raping a girl in a hotel room… with fellow NHLers Kristian Huselius and Andreas Lilja*.
That’s right. Three guys. One girl. The term “third man in” took on a whole new meaning.
The charges were dropped when it became apparent that it was consensual. But still. Pretty awesome.
Hank may be gone, but the legend lives on.
* sidenote: It was actually Andreas Lilja, not Peter Worrell pretending he was Andreas Lilja