Never has a CrapTastiCast required so much editing.
Sunday didn't go quite as planned. Our special guest for the afternoon was absent due to the failings of Time Warner's high-speed never really works internet so the rest of the NYC-based crew soldiered on with discussions of the Bills, Sabres, NHL and a silver platter of other topics that I can't be bothered to remember. We finish it off with another installation of our game "Scizz is a Douche," thereby giving us all the opportunity to show how stupid we are when we're a few deep.
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I am almost certain Apologist is in this picture.
First things first. Read the Apologist's post from earlier today
on this whole Sabres team/playoff run/7-game series/future. There may be a few minor opinions that differ with the DGWU crew, but overall I think it wraps up what we are all feeling quite nicely. It really is a great read.
Since Aps covered it, there is no need to keep rehashing the hockey talk. Excuse the cheesiness that follows, but the shaving of my playoff beard was therapeutic and now it is time to vent. I decided to share two experiences/epiphanies I had on Tuesday night. First, at about 11:45 pm I was walking the last block towards my apartment in Hoboken, NJ when I saw a big guy walking towards me. I mean Yeti big. As I got closer, there was no mistaking the huge B on his chest with a Sabre through it. He was rockin' the same shirt I had on under my Pommers jersey. We made eye contact and both of us just nodded and kept walking. No actual words were said. But with that nod, we communicated a lifetime of love and despair that our Buffalo teams often bring us. There was no need to stop and talk about it or even say "another tough break, huh?" All that was needed was a simple nod, and we both immediately knew what the other was thinking.
This may or may not have been the guy that walked past me. It was dark.
Second, as the title of the post says, it has been a wild ride. Three months ago when we decided to get this blog back off the ground, it just so happened to coincide with the Sabres starting to get their shit together. As they became came one, the DGWU crew did too. Many nights out drinking instead of sitting home watching this team alone and absolutely insane conversations that people wouldn't believe happened. We bonded like the Sabres bonded (OK maybe it was totally different, and ours involved A LOT of beer and whiskey, but you get the point).
Last night after the dust had settled and some extreme vitriol had heaved from all of our collectives mouths, something happened. We were angry, sad, frustrated, confused.....but about 30 minutes after the game we were happy. The Apologist grabbed Yachtsman and I (and Grandpa Tim), gave a little speech about how fun our bender had been and we embraced. Grown men in a packed bar....hugging and laughing. Re-fucking-diculous. And of course we start right back up again on Thursday night when our beloved Buffalo Bills draft 3rd overall (PLEASE LET CAM NEWTON FALL!).
Somehow Nathan Gerbe's peskiness and Tyler Myers' new found bad-assery made us closer. I have said it before but I'll say it again
. These teams bring people together. THIS team brought THESE guy back together. We used the word "warpath" many times this series to represent the Sabres, but it has become much more. We are one fellas. WARPATH.
It was either this or a picture of Peter Cetera
Oops. With all of the craziness of this playoff series and the busy work week that everyone in the DGWU Crew have (and the raging hangover I was dealing with yesterday), nobody noticed that yesterday was the two year anniversary of this ludicrous blog. You might be asking yourself, "two years? I thought you just started this scribble page?". False. We actually got together and started this website two years ago with a live NFL draft blog
and went on to post quite regularly. Of course we didn't even have remotely the following we have now and would sometimes go entire weeks without posting if we happened to be on a benderrrrrrrrrrrrr I mean working really hard at our day jobs. Eventually we just stopped altogether. About a year later the three of us were out in a bar for yours truly's birthday when in a drunken haze I said "we should get the blog going again". And BOOM, here we are to help you waste time at work and give you fits from the stupidity that we type.
So alas, we all missed the big day. But after licking my wounds Monday (emotionally and emotionally), I figured I'd jump on here and if give you a little journey into the past before the big game seven tonight. I for one am confident that the Buffalo Sabres are going to pull this out, but am still nervous as hell. So much like my past compilations to keep your mind off of the game, here is a little celebration of some of the crap we've posted. Happy Anniversary!
I've determined that I can in fact reference an episode of The Simpsons in everything I write
-First thing first, read Yachtsman's semi-expose and "discussion" of Larry Quinn
from April 2009. Now that Leisure Suit Larry is out of the organization I enjoyed reading it even more. Note: It is epic-ly long so be prepared to take a bathroom break somewhere around the point he goes on a tirade about the LaFontaine trade.
-Then take a quick stroll over to May 2009 for a quick write-up on Bills fullback Corey McIntyre
. Nothing groundbreaking there, but when it went down we were one of the first blogs/websites to pick it up and got some attention for it, including a shout out from Deadspin.
-Also check out the Apologist's post from May 2009 in which he ties up some loose ends
. Pay most attention to that first loose end because now he is destroying anyone who comes near his goalie.
-This one made me chuckle. Yachtsman on a tear again
in June 2009.
-How about some old Sabres news on our youngsters
to bring back some memories?
-I enjoyed writing this fictional tale of the Buffalo Metro.
It is amazingly stupid and if you don't know the movie it will probably be painful to read, but you know what? I ENJOYED IT!!!!!! WHY CAN'T I BE HAPPY FOR ONCE??????? Sorry about that.
-Finally, we move to February 2011 right after my birthday. Yachtsman on why we get the band back together
. Naturally, we have not stuck to the schedule presented there one bit, but I say fuck it. We're having a good time on this blog and thats all that matters. That and the return of Derek Roy with a Royigame seven victory tonight.
Roysie with a Bills hat on? That can't be a good sign.
Check back later for some pre-game thoughts and possibly some other rambling posts. And I know we have cross-promoted a ton with the guys over at Black & Blue & Gold, but you have to read Phil's post on Richards' hit on Connolly.
Moby Dick has arrived.
After about 5 years of saying "shit WE can do that" after 3 to 17 pints of various ales and lagers, the DGWU Crew have finally produced a podcast (and realized no we can't do "that", nor should we). It's available for download here
or below on itunes.
You can also stream it right off our little dingy corner of the interwebs right here:
NOTES ON THE CRAPTASTICAST:- I did not know that I have a speech impediment associated with the letter "S". I'll need to get away from the mic a little bit more.- We apologize for the horrible jokes and the beating of the dead horses (the jokes we thought were funny but realized weren't funny upon listening)- We apologize for the inability to not talk over each other (syntax?). Classic case of three loud blowhards in a room....although let's be honest The Apologist's voice could drown out Nuclear Holocaust (zow! zing! zap!).-
Thank you SO much to Megan Robertson & Mondee Torres, our media helpy helpersons, without whom this podcast would never have been produced.-
Hear that badass crunk mix of a certain hockey team's theme song at the beginning? That's my boy Mondee's mix, and it's available for ringtone purchase here
. All proceeds go to paying Mondee's rent and bar tabs.- Lookout for an in depth playoff analysis with gravitas and seriousness from The Apologist within the next 24 hours. Lookout for a pile full of generalizations, swears, ineptitudes, and general Philahate from me within the same time frame.- As always, comments, suggestions, hate mail, retweets, reblogs, reposts, and likes are needed and welcome.
'Why these fellows sound like horseshit, Maw!'
Listen up. I know that here at DGWU Sports we can be sliiiiightly negative. And I know we give this team (and another certain Buffalo sports team) a hard time for their shortcomings. But when it comes down to it, the group of us are three of the Biggest Buffalo marks out there.
We have been waiting for this day for nine, long months, and after reading this Jerry Sullivan column
today, the day could not possibly have gone fast enough. So here we are, the big night, on the biggest stage of week 1 (seriously, are there really still football fans in California?), and we are so fired up, that a savage hit from Bryce Paup couldn't keep us down.
So with that said....ARE YOUR READY FOR SOME A.V.P. BUFFALO BILLS FOOTBALL???
This guy is.