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Ryan Fitzpatrick Buffalo Bills quarterback signed a huge contract extension we're gonna get into that a little while. But before I do that wanna talk World Series with my producer Mac because not only. Is CA. Baseball play by -- guy he's a baseball historian. He just happens obviously Louis cardinals fans and get him 12 it is -- the World Series but also want to let you know coming up. In just about to up forty minutes from now -- talk a little college basketball specifically Syracuse -- number five team in the pre season eight people. We're gonna have the one and only Sean -- From -- renewed is an absolute magician one of the big time blogs out there about Syracuse University hopes they'll tell us his thoughts on the season and preview that a little bit we'll talk a little college basketball. We're also gonna have some football talk as well of course the Washington Redskins. Beat writer for the Washington Post Mike Jones will join us at the 1 o'clock hour so we'll get the lowdown on what's going on -- the injuries one lecture. De'Angelo Holler at the plate Trent Williams is out. Offer to tackle for the Redskins. Will find out what's going on with the Redskins as day and trying to take on the Buffalo Bills as well. Tonight the sabres are home against the Florida Panthers. Today and WGR Sports Radio -- that the of course you can catch the pregame show at 6 o'clock. While you're listening to the pregame show. I will be down at the arena. -- I'll have some live. Qaeda is and what we talked about what's going on because there is a huge. Labatt blue light pregame tent party going out. Now the team the sabres announced plans to host tailgate parties. Outside the first Niagara center prior to most home games throughout the season. Andy tailgate tent party presented by Labatt blue light. Will be held 83200. 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World Series 2011 comes to close the St. Louis Cardinals. Your champions after being one strike away from being eliminated. It seemed so many times this year one strike from being eliminated whether be at the end of the regular season. During the playoffs during the World Series this team was the epitome of scratching and clawing and fighting to stay alive all year. If there's ever many more I would say deserving type of champion who really had to earn it it was the St. Louis Cardinals it was Matt how -- -- Louis cardinals' Matt. I'm Sherry didn't get much sleep or -- unites. Well I know I stayed up to watch every single moment of it and then I've probably watched the highlights in the replay and every single interview a couple of times that's what I am when the bills win just one game that's away -- I can imagine. What it was like. For you but this say this interest in team because. I am not a -- Louis cardinals and I can't imagine too many people. Who are baseball fans in general. Hate the St. Louis Cardinals are just one of those organizations. That seem to always do it with the right class they have the right kind of guys. -- -- -- -- -- -- a polarized the cardinals are polarizing. And I think is a team that everybody can at least route four in some sense you are one of the Rangers for different reasons. I think is a team that -- you can't be too upset that they want. Well I'm not upset they want but I think nationally people do respect the cardinals' Tony La Russa I mean I've heard you don't. On Twitter there are some people don't like -- Russo the way over manages according to them but. And he's got three World Series ring so I guess maybe he's doing things the right way home I think so now obviously. I'm gonna just get right into what you what do you think about pujols a lot of theories that. Then winning may have actually decreased. Their urgency to re sign him because I have that championship. If you lose the World Series you same and we got to sign him because we're so close we need him but now it's like you did. You did great force thanks a lot but we're knocking over -- Buena. Now I don't know man that's that's really tough because IC which is saying but at the same time you know. Teams get a lot of extra revenue when they win the World Series. You get all those home games yeah it's seven home games they aren't a ton of money. From having him there which may influence how much they can pay him in the future. Plus he's really the face of the franchise a guy that I think it would look bad to win the World Series let him go. Because I think the fan base would be kind of saying -- now you're settling boy you've won so now you're just letting this Fargo because your content. You think though that maybe they should did Tony La Russa certainly should examine how much time he has left as a manager I mean there were a lot of questionable. -- so much as well I believe this or not but the report is. He actually was thinking united starting Chris Carpenter he was gonna go with who was it the key that came out of that in the eleventh inning -- eleventh inning on and game six. Can't remember who was off to my head. That he would have been the starter may be in game seven if he didn't have to actually pitching game six Q believe that. You think that's even true. I would've thought it would have been Edwin Jackson has he had full rest and he had been very good for the cardinals down the stretch as far as -- Russa I mean if he called it quits after winning the World Series. Who would blame one of the greatest managers of all time. I thought his decision decision making was just a sharp as it's ever been I don't know -- Lost the stepped at all I mean just on the World Series -- -- I absolutely no doubt about that you know Saint Louis is a great baseball city it was nice seeing those people. I gotta think at some level there's got to be people questioning why the last the first two in the last two games obviously home field advantage. You know going back to the all star game. Saint Louis gets in as a wildcard on the last day of the regular season. They get to host game six and seven World Series on some level that's just got to seem not right to a lot of people. There is no more idiotic rule in May be in all of sports than to have the all star game. Determined. What. Who has the home field advantage for the World Series it's just nonsense and you know really. The players and managers are still trying to make it fun and a relaxing kind of vacation we're all going to be -- game. But you gotta wonder after this having an effect on the actual World Series. That maybe both managers Allen an -- to take it a little more seriously from now on speaking of the AL Texas Rangers. Yeah. He here's the thing about the Rangers I I get a lot of the Ali got a feel sorry for them well first I never feel sorry for anybody who loses the championship because I may -- me. And the bills lost four row. And Jim Kelly doesn't have his ring this Thurman Thomas are Darryl Talley or Cornelius Bennett so I don't feel sorry for anybody. I do think that there are good but you guys to root for because they have great stories specifically Josh Hamilton. Specifically Ron Washington. I think that's a great story would have been nice to see them when it. But outside I don't know there window maybe closed. And -- they do a lot get a guy like pujols because I think the way they built that team. Yeah Nolan Ryan has some good pictures and that's that I think they're pretty well balanced but how much can you really play offense like that. For how many years in a row I don't know if they can get back to that point after two years -- losing like this well it's tough for any AL team especially when he got to -- against the Yankees yelled the Red Sox are gonna make some moves to get stronger. At the same time all the -- good young arms I mean Matt Harrison wasn't good last night the truth is pretty good and Derek Holland was great. They have -- had gone -- wasn't good out of the bullpen but he's going to be a starter going down the road. -- -- for fully uses great closer they might even switch him to being a starter. I don't know I think this team Texas is going to be there of the year after -- I think they have enough young hitters too they got Adrian Beltre for a long time Elvis Andrus young. I really like that team for the future yeah I. They are they are built pretty well right now. Obviously the Hamilton situation you always have to make sure that he's in the right frame of mind. With everything he's gone through in life obviously with his injury his groin kind of heard on. In this World Series he really just wasn't himself. He did hit that big home run in game number six. Which by the way I I have to say looking back 48 hours later now almost. It may have it probably was the greatest the greatest World Series game. Overall game I've probably ever seen the probably was agreed that it deadly that the greatest World Series last few innings I've ever seen. I don't know where it ranks up there is RC series overall with seven games though I think there may have been better seven game series is ours this one. There was no better game in game six but as far as a seven game series on the back -- 87 was a great seven game series. Saint Louis again against Minnesota every team to remember that one won their home game and that 191. Again Minnesota. Winning at an extra innings I was again glad and I think it that that single to win it. There have been terrific 97. All the ones and in seven seemed to be pretty good World Series until maybe few years ago. So I know I'd rank this as far as a series overall map I did in game six was the best one I've ever seen at r.s one game. Game six is the most compelling. I don't know if I could say was the best game I mean I keep hearing best I guess not -- -- play for sure it was such an. Ugly game it was a disaster for most of it and affected. You know Texas gives away those. You know those two runs twice and are down to the last pitch. But at the same time is far is making great television. Making great entertainment it does not about that it's why we come back it's why we come back it's just what I tweet it right after game number six -- rate during game six towards the end. Before David freeze hit that incredible home run. Which is this is what sports do lest you can't script this stuff this is so much different then. Even when I -- real life it just so what you you have. This passion for this game. It for the genre sports that we all have why we do this in this business and why Europeans up there who listen to stuff like this and watch stuff like this. When you see something that happened Thursday night that's why you keep coming back. That's that's that is apps I don't care was poorly played game or greatly game when you have every pitch matter at the end. You have complete unbelievable heroics in dramatics at the end. That's why we are sports -- that's why we come back. Uninteresting. I'll make you laugh here watching the game with my wife last night. And there were a few solo home runs early in the game. And. This is the gods on a street my wife looks at me Matt and says. So somebody -- solo hit another home run. Sammy sell that through laws and I said yet know that means that there was nobody on base it's a solo home run she said well I keep -- seeing on screen solo home run. So she thought like semi related Hope Solo or something and a home run and capture most console console exactly. That is on the heels by the way. Of during the NLCS when we're watching TV and they had the name rookie. They had the does that mean they're Republican. So she knows more about sports and you do that's that's exactly exactly so. Kind of interest that's why I like watching games might like you never now just like the game itself you never know what's coming next. 803055888550. To -- it it I think it. -- think yeah. Throw this out there today due to China and this is is fine it's not the big topic of the -- -- I think we're to talk about we'll get to the -- extension a minute. But it did get me thinking that you know. What. I understand the bills played some Super Bowls and they had great teams gained six if I'm a fan ousting of human ousting of Joba scale. You guys are -- cardinals. Now some other cardinals fans might like some friends and I kept thinking what if I was a cardinals been actually watching what I was a Rangers being actually watching this and I got to think this is for all of you up there. What Buffalo's sporting event. Have I watched. That would kind of put me in the same frame of mind as you would have been Thursday night throughout the years and some have come to mind I went to what I gotta tell you the greatest. Game. And I mean great game I ever went to in buffalo sports history. Was in Cleveland. It was in 1990. It was the 89 AFC divisional playoff game. The bills lost over 400 yards passing for Jim Kelly it for Bernie -- Bhutto was. Ronnie Harman. Drops the pass in the end zone. That would won the game. Jim Kelly throws a interception on the next play Clay Matthews but -- Thurman Thomas -- an unbelievable game by the way also. That may have been the greatest like pins and needles type of incredible game. Back and forth incredible game I should -- was first pins and needles at the end and really. Heart palpitations and watching and just can't watch the most it's like you put your hand over -- or movie annually peek through once a -- what bill what buffalo sporting event have I've been like that. Music city miracle for me watch and I thought you know if the bills win this game they can go to the Super Bowl they had the best defense in the league. I thought man this is going to be great to sit his you know Christie kicks a field goal. Just had a bad feeling I was just like it's its buffalo something's gonna go wrong here and nothing bad it was fine. You know what game actually came first in my mind I still I think I think the one game. The one game I can say comes the closest to you were probably feeling they cardinals. Was game six. Sabres doubles. 199400. Tie four overtimes. Dave -- with a game winning at all. To me and then of course the famous regenerate line. This series is going back to where Jimmy Hoffa is back to the meadowlands in New Jersey. To me. When all cardinals and Rangers fans were feeling on Thursday night. Through and -- the ninth inning the tenth inning in the eleventh inning. The closest I think that I've ever come to that kind of feeling as AV and watching my team where every little second matters. Every little rush matters every shot matters. Every -- matters. What ever. Was 1994. Game six sabres doubles. -- against Brodeur. Unbelievable maybe you could ever want -- a lot of games that come close over the years and you can say you know. How boys bill's money ninety years ago things like that but those are regular season games where there's like afterwards and you know what. It was and that grandest stage. 0:6 Eastern Conference finals against Carolina oh yeah absolutely that's got to be up there of course suitable to -- -- I've got to be up there the final drive. -- Read Thomas Norwood at the end that's got to be up there so. I think there's a difference between great games in those unbelievable edge of your seat moments. Really makes you think about oh my goodness like every single time someone touches the Parker the ball where there's a Russia as a whistle. It could be the end here for good upper back. In an I think that's why we keep coming back that's why we love sports. And that's why. Will be back next year I think is a great year for baseball by the way that maybe one of the best seasons ever especially. Probably the best sense. The strike here 1994. I would agree with that especially with the fact that we've all gotten over the steroid thing yes the numbers are back where they're supposed to be and we can watch the game. And I'm sure there's still stuff going on but I feel like I can watch the game and think. This is real this is legit what I'm watching here I'm not seeing giant guys would balloon heads hitting 75 home runs. Maybe you want to chime in on that you can tweet me sell sports make you follow at sell sports also Matthew collar to -- into wells rate there. Would appear texted by 5550 but when we come back from the break. I'll give you my thoughts in the Ryan fits Patrick extension. Also Stevie Johnson Fred Jackson those guys in the next one out -- franchise tags things like that. I don't think you don't wanna do that with either -- tell you why we come back after the break -- caller's on sports a Little League did not hear big -- planted a sports talks Saturday WGR. Bills cornerback Ryan Fitzpatrick got his. Newly signed agreed upon extension. With the Buffalo Bills. As you said in your sportscast yesterday Mac. Very nicely worded I agree. That of course he is their quarterback of the future any of their quarterback of the president obviously and that's what it is. Because he is locked into a six year deal 59 million dollars over the six years when he or guaranteed now let's break this down. Essentially really what is -- 83 year deal. Because the first 33 million get paid through the first three seasons. That is eleven million per year for the first three seasons. 24 guaranteed out of that. This is the biggest contract signed. In buffalo -- history. I remember in 1986. When Jim Kelly sign. The biggest contract in buffalo -- history per basically what a million dollars a year I think it was. Crazy stuff. Because now we're at nine point eight million per year on the average. So yes I understand I get it that it's not really a six year deal but. It is a six year deal he signed so you have to take those numbers. And you have to. Average them out. And the average comes out to nine point eight million dollars per year that. Is. The sixteenth according by the way according to mark on the Buffalo News. And a look at his numbers here. That is the sixteen ounce or was I writing that Jessica wrote I apologize. In the Buffalo News Roddy -- sixteenth best. As far as ranking. Of per year deals in the NFL. Nine point eight million. Number seventeen is Matt Cassel. At nine point 67. Would you rather have Matt Cassel right -- Patrick -- too. Would you rather have Kevin -- right -- Patrick you know what's funny about that question. That was actually one of the questions. We are all asking ourselves. Before the season you start at the end of last season because we all -- that. Kevin -- to be on the trading block he probably was some people thought bill should give up some draft picks to go get him. Many have decided to an extension. Well I think that they made the right choice not doing that. And locking up right it's Patrick. Kevin Cobb number ten at twelve point four million dollars a year. That's a lot of money. For Kevin -- especially. At number eleven is Matt Stafford at twelve million Tony Romo number 1211 have now of course you got guys like your breeze. An -- Rogers who were making like eight million a year they're going to get paid. So you you've got to take that sixteenth with a grain of salt because. By the time Drew Brees actually -- his new deal in the offseason with whatever team it is most likely New Orleans who knows though. He's actually making -- -- -- anymore he'll surpass what -- making. -- time Aaron Rodgers. Signs a new deal which I think he just signed his last one what 34 years three years ago the sign another one soon the next few years -- pass that. So by the time this contract even after three years. Is paid out and played out for three years. The deal for Fitz is really get a rank him probably more around the twentieth. Paid quarterback per year in the NFL. So. When you think in those terms. That you go back to what I told you last week. And I ran through all the quarterbacks of this team in this organization has had for the last eleven years. Fourteen years excuse me since Jim Kelly retired. Let me read this list again he. Todd Collins Alex Van -- Doug Flutie Rob Johnson Drew Bledsoe Kelly Holcomb. J. P. Losman Trent Edwards Brian Brohm -- -- just the starters. You also had BJ Hobart Shane Matthews Levi Brown. Craig at all. I think there was a couple other guys -- brown and there are a couple of other guys named Smith. -- no idea. Lot of known names who didn't deserve to be the face of the franchise the quarterback going forward. When you put it in those terms like I said last week Ryan represents stability at the position something this team has not had for quite a long time. Ryan Fitzpatrick is at the sexiest guy he's not. The homecoming queen prom queen. Long flowing blond hair captain of the cheerleading squad that we all wanna grab the number one pick overall in -- -- type guy. But he's a guy that stabilizes the position. He's got -- doing things for you that you never seen you haven't seen the last fourteen years maybe here -- there from Bledsoe or Flutie may be here in the air. I'm one start for try never to be years ago. Completion percentage through the roof other than that what was he doing. So there were guys who did little things maybe in pieces or in snapshots. But the bills put themselves in the position as well. I think it was clear right after the draft. Right after the draft there was a lot of question what they take a quarterback in the first round. If Cam Newton -- they take them in Blaine Gabbert was there where they take them. We all know how that turned out Marcel Darius was the guy the did not draft a quarterback the rest of the draft. In fact sign one. In Tyler Thigpen to be the backup for almost four million a year you think about it really two quarterbacks together. The bills are paying thirteen million a year. -- a lot of money invested in the position itself but for a franchise -- nine point eight average. Not a lot of money. It's the going rate its average. They paid a guy that many think he shouldn't be paid this much. But it they feel he's a franchise guy if they feel he's the -- they -- going forward. I think it was clear since April's draft they did feel this way. He was -- guy all along ever since that draft ended. And they didn't draft -- in the first round or at all for that matter. Jim Gailey and buddy nix knew that this is the guy they want to go forward. And bill this offense around his -- and that's what they've got. His hot start. Raise the price a little bit. His hot start made it a little more urgent. Especially considering you have Stevie Johnson sit there. Who still has not signed. This is not signed pass this year and Fred Jackson who deserves to be signed to a longer deal. But he is still signed by the way through next year that people lose that actually talk about Stevie and Fred coming up in deals. You know. Yes Fred Jackson is maybe the MVP this offense. It's either -- -- Fitzpatrick right but maybe he has. And he is the guy that makes this offense -- I'm not disagreeing with that. But you wanna keep -- Fred Jackson and Stevie Johnson. The fact is in the bottom line is. You gotta get Stevie locked up first because it's just business he's a free agent first. Projection. Has a contract for another year. Yeah appreciable get paid. I have been in contact. With. Sources close to the situation. And I've been told that there have been no recent talks. Between Stevie Johnson of the Buffalo Bills not that this is groundbreaking because we all knew that they go one guy at a time and that's what they've done but I can tell you. Sources close to the situation. Very familiar. With the situation have told me. That the two sides have not had any talks recently however the Johnson camp is very hopeful to have those talks -- So there's your news on the Stevie Johnson extension. I don't know the qualifies as breaking or anything like that because it's not really. Done. Something it's totally unexpected. But I can tell you right now that. Sources close to the situation have informed me that there have been no recent talks between the two sides Stevie Johnson and -- it's Patrick. I'm sorry Stevie Johnson in the Buffalo Bills excuse me. But that the Johnson camp is very hopeful. That talks will happen soon. If you elect Steve Johnson play out his contract. And you give him. The franchise -- I I think that's. Not a Smart move. If you let. Fred Jackson play out a starter for two years given the franchise taxing thing but that's way down the road. We get to the numbers franchise tag wide receiver number going in the this year going in this year. If they elect Steve Johnson played out his deal this year. And then put the franchise tag on him. He would be guaranteed to make eleven point three million dollars. Great deal for Stevie. Is that really a great deal for the bills. The -- that much money up. When you could trying to get him for a long term deal for less money Stevie need to get eight. Which you don't wanna risk. Running out to the end of the year and having with the franchise tag -- that would not be a Smart move by this organization. Get a blocked out sooner and longer term deal. Average out the money -- relax eleven point three is a lot of money we're talking. Larry FitzGerald Andre Johnson type deals. Remember the franchise -- the average of the top five guys each position running back franchise tag. Going -- this year nine point five million. Nine point five million. I -- the hash tag up on Twitter it's hash tag fits deal hash tag fits deal on Twitter -- -- know what you think. About the right -- Patrick deal also taking your calls it. 8030550. An 888552. By fifty -- to start to heat up. I got some people on our -- you guys to stay on John -- of. Put the phone now for a little while put aside because we're gonna get to an interview we come back after the break -- get to you guys are promised but we're to talk about the pits Patrick -- little bit more a lot more talk about the sabres on the arena tonight we get the tailgate tent party going on. Presented by Labatt blue light I'll be down their -- down at CNBC Tyler Ennis. Have a drink enjoy yourself. In the meantime Mack collar up with sports I'll be back on the other side this is out apology and a BGR Sports Radio 550. Bills cornerback Ryan Fitzpatrick. The new man in town. Who was also the old man in town. With a beard about about the -- they're not doing his best that's Patrick impression with the beard last night and throughout the series. That is -- -- means -- at the right -- exciting brand new deal with the Buffalo Bills he is the quarterback. For the next at least three years. And the six year deal puts him beyond that the -- wanna basically. Keep -- -- that thing to six year deal but essentially -- about a three year deal talk about that on Twitter today you can hash tag it hash tag fits deal. Give me your thoughts on that also taking your calls at 8030 by 5888552. By fifty. When -- shift gears right now -- head out to the phone lines where standing on the line is Sean Healey he has an editor SB nation. Dot com and they have a whole network of blogs in the blog it all you Syracuse fans either are going to -- should be going to if you're not. Is Troy New Orleans is an absolute magician. Or just -- magician for short. And shots here to talk a little bit about 201112 college basketball season and specifically the number five pre season ranked Syracuse wars thanks aperture and Sean. No problem John. Tell everybody a little bit about how people can learn a little bit more about the Syracuse Orange heading into the 201112. Season we know that they're just. Three hours up the road here on I ninety. Now lot of fans here a lot of alarm in this area they wanna learn more about this team with all these expectations. You got something going on out there. We just edited and -- season preview guide called or basketball which is 137. Pages. Just everything you could possibly. Ever wanna know about Turkey basketball players and coaches in. Tons of articles about the history of the program. Cuba a lot of great stuff from a lot of really cool. Authors and writers and bloggers Turkey season. -- -- right now on Amazon in it's a lot on the together in. It's cool to conduct like I learn something every time we do it just as much as I hope everybody else -- John you also have one of the most popular. A blogs and SB nation which is a great network of blogs are all Syracuse fans to go to it's called Troy -- absolute magician I just. I gotta get the back story first of all how that name came up people always ask me and I pretty much know the general story but can you tell somebody -- came up with that name for your blog. Yeah is actually practice 2002. I'm watching the Syracuse Auburn game on ESPN two. And going into the quarterback in you know for anybody who followed their keys that's gone into Detroit -- -- kind of an up and down career and driving there or down the field Lleyton and hit a lot of passes and in doing really well and he he drove the ball to -- retiree zone for a game tying touchdown. And now the announcer without any in Dubai and he just says join you then. Absolutely huge hand and I just thought that the weirdest thing I've ever heard -- years later when it started the blog -- 2006. Is it just stuck with me and it had decided to go at that and got -- the cool thing about it now it's like this it's like a password like you know what that why that kind of a weird thing and -- and there's it's kind of like your annual you'll get this site now. And you get -- so obviously people are online or at the take that whole thing in the Disco news magician dot com correct. Yeah I figured it'd probably needed to be -- a little bit just because. A -- and a lot of people to write out all that's up on the Internet. Talk about the in the Blogosphere and blogging in general Sean because you are you have taken a blog the next step which is -- being recognized by the university itself. You actually taught or helped teach a class on blogging over to your keys this past year -- It's pretty ridiculous I assume that every time I think I hit the limit on what I can do because this blog something else comes along and the -- -- the high school Turkey's ethnic teach a class called in professional blogging and now I got to come there over the summer teacher weeklong class and and it was really cool to come back to the campus in and -- from that perspective it's something I never thought I'd actually in the bill. Now let's talk about this team this year the 201112. Addition of the Syracuse Orange. Number five in the pre season rankings I don't think that that's too high I think this team is. -- at least the top ten team in the nation -- they have a very good -- coming back. A lot hinges of course on scoop Jardine at the point tell -- your thoughts on the 201112. Orange as they head into the season. I think the expectations are pretty fares well I mean. You know this this team by all accounts I think we -- all of this appointed deputy couldn't make it currently sweet sixteen last year and you know they certainly have the potential to do it again and if there you know they're a little bit deeper but they're also a lot more experience. In pretty much every facet in every position so. All across the board and I think. Anything short of you know being a one seed in the NCAA tournament is gonna end up being a disappointment and and so it's going to be a really fun year and you know hopefully they're you can kind of break that mold of you know usually will be a really high expectation that we we tend not to meet -- so hopefully we can turn -- this year. Yet seems like one -- behind staples is he under achieves with over talented teams -- you over Jesus under talented teams throughout the years it's kind of an interesting dichotomy. For coach -- -- now we are talking about the way it was Sean -- he is the editor and runs the blog Troy -- is an absolute magician dot com part of SB nation dot com. Also a guy who helps teach a class I'm blogging at Syracuse University. In his blog is one of the best out there for all your SU sports -- speaking of -- sports football today gets Louisville twelve noon. It'll be heard right here at the intercom empire and KB 1520 we have all the Syracuse games here the football team's coach morality. Did a pretty good job with this team as well big win last week Sean -- West Virginia. What's the reception about the football team this year of people getting a little too excited or why do people feel like they're settling in where they should be right now. You know it's funny I think there was. People were were a little bit too upset with the for the West Virginia game that. You know a lot of those gains we -- maybe we should also or we didn't -- great winning them and people -- down by. The record we want that oysters in the game. All of a sudden people are talking about BCS bowl Clinton wings win the big. This the -- and send it into it week by a weakened. Hopefully we gotta keep up the momentum because that we can win this one. Or bowl eligible again. And and then you know at that point. That there's no reason I think we can't compete for the big east title. Speaking of the big east obviously it is basically gone over the next couple years Syracuse is absolutely out of the big east going to the ACC with it looks like West Virginia is off to the big twelve. Sean what do you make this whole mass of realignment -- where do you fall on the side of -- Syracuse leaving. The whole -- lawsuits that are seem like they're going to be happening with West Virginia leaving just give me some general thoughts on this entire mass that's going on right now. You know I mean and we streak at all go back a couple of years in and just sit down with the big east and say look these lifting -- up the dude. To make sure that everybody's happy and everybody they put. And you know unfortunately. The conference leadership to. Was always a very reactive leadership and sort of a pro active one and you know there's nobody to blame but themselves Serbs for what happened and so. You know a source eagle I'm bummed out that we're going to be a lot of tradition and a lot of those great rivalries but. I think you're the Smart move the marble financial is a Smart move for future and and look you know it if we hadn't done it. You you can bet UConn would have director's -- so so yup and somebody else. Yet in the that the bomber and and I hate to see that you go. You know Turkey had to do what was best for us and and certainly that. And of course. Not gonna complain watching duke and Carolina every year in the -- -- I'm pretty excited for that -- I think we. Break -- if you attendance record in the carrier now which is saying something considering what we've already done. I shot one more time tell her body where they can get the tip tip off preview magazine if -- Syracuse who stand. -- immediately get it on Amazon is also available on Barnes and Noble's web site. And you get on them information about it on my site in addition knockout. You can follow him on Twitter at -- magician -- Thanks a lot for your time Belichick going they got the Louisville game kicked off in a few minutes so I'll let you get to -- TV and watch a man. That I -- the goal of. I thank you that Sean Healy from Troy -- is an absolute magician. And -- magician dot com I guess easy way to go about it on the Internet lot of Syracuse fans in this area. We carry the Syracuse football game's over and KB 1520 so he urged and that makes you know about it and of course the number five team. And -- states of America is located just three hours up the route. We got some good college basketball in this area is a good college hoops area. College sports area really do we don't get old enough attention in college sports in this area because it's a pro town you don't find too many towns too many cities. They're really focused -- the pro level in college level so it's hard to do ball. But here in buffalo we have a great colleges within driving distance of us to go see football basketball. Have you be right here it can -- just basketball right here you got saint Bonaventure basketball you got some -- state football always. Doing well division three so I think that that we don't get enough credit for being good enough sports town it's -- to college sports down because of proteins -- passion for them. Here buffalo but it definitely does exist are we come back after this timeout. Will have two hours left to sports -- Saturday will talk more about fits the fits deal. 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