SEATTLE, Wash. —
As the group streamed out, the sentiment was universal: Man, that was painful. See you next week.
Hey, maybe we never finally get that brass ring. Maybe we end up the Los Angeles Pistoleros. But if there’s a game, we’ll keep watching. All of us. Hoping the Jay Feelys of the world miss those kicks and we’ll have reason to smile on Monday.
You can take the kid out of Buffalo, but you can’t take the anguish ... er, I mean Buffalo ... out of the kid.
I’m not sure we’d have it any other way.
Tim Schmitt is the former sports editor of the Niagara Gazette and he’s currently writing a blog about his cross-country travels at www.mlcroadtrip.wordpress.com