Where’s Budd Bailey? Buffalo History Museumby Budd Bailey, Buffalo Sports Page ColumnistThe Buffalo History Museum apparently has entered the 21st century. You could argue that the process started when the Museum changed its name a few years ago. The old name was long, ugly and forgettable – Buffalo and Erie County Something, which everyone stumbled over when saying. The new name gets right to the point and describes what it is.
Nov. 15, 1976 – Backers of the Bills no doubt crowded around their television sets on this Monday night, even though they weren’t too hopeful of a good outcome. The Bills took a 2-7 record into the game, while their opponent – the mighty Dallas Cowboys – were sailing along with an 8-1 ledger. And the game was in Texas Stadium. They got what they expected, although it was closer than they thought.
The Sabres tried an interesting experiment in the past few weeks. They let the fans determine who should be portrayed in a bobblehead that will be given away at an upcoming game. The Final Four apparently was determined by an online fan vote, and they consisted of Dominik Hasek, Gil Perreault, Rob Ray and Pat Kaleta. Then at games, fans were asked to cheer for their favorite. The eventual winner was Hasek, who will be saluted with a toy in his image on April 4.
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