The Reason for The Seasons.
This godforsaken website was founded by three Buffalo expats living in New York City in April of 2009 as a vehicle through which they could vent all of the rage that comes with being a fan of Buffalo sports. It hit a hiatus sometime in late 2009 and early 2010, for reasons related to heavy drinking, low motivation levels and the demands of being so fucking handsome all the time. It happens.
In 2011, those three founding members - The Yachtsman, The Scizz, and The Apologist - re-lit the fire of Dear God Why Us? Sports and the site was reborn. They rode the wave of the Sabres improbable but ultimately heartbreaking playoff run that spring and picked up another writer along the way. The details of their early friendship with The Barrister remain hazy, but he became a regular sometime soon after the Sabres got bounced out of the first round and remains the most annoyingly incessant contributor to the blog.
Lately, the world of DGWU Sports has hit a big snag otherwise known as "lingering and depressing reality of writing about teams that simply suck all life out of our love for sports." So The Scizz and The Yachtsman have accepted positions as Deeg Emeritus, their contributions living in infamy, their hearts completely broken by these teams, and their regular return to the blogosphere likely dependent on whether we ever have a glimmer of hope for these teams we hate/love/loathe/want to cuddle with.
But the torch must be carried on and the broken soul of the expat Buffalo sports fan must remain represented through a series of drunken rambles, vicious ad hominem attacks and irreverent podcasts with unlicensed music.
So, we remain... the Deeg:
The Barrister, the pre- and post-merger Dr. J of DGWU Sports,
The Apologist, who posts when he remembers we have a website,
The Outlander, who hates everything except multiple bottles of wine,
The Continental, who gives shitty advice and has a mouth dirtier than the floor of the 7 train,
The Wild Card, who talks a lot about legal issues because he's still in law school and doesn't know better,
The Commander, who chose a name that implies leadership but he DON'T RUN SHIT,
The Scizz, who quit and then didn't (Barrister's always confused) and has frequent ragestorms of disproportionate response,
and The Yachtsman, who quit and probably means it, but wrote a post about Ralph Wilson, Jr. being a taint and it still gets the most traffic here.
From Thurman's missing helmet, and Hasek for Koslov, from the Drury/Briere Fiasco and a useless trade for Tarvaris Jackson, all the way to the inevitable trades of Ryan Miller and Thomas Vanek... we're not gonna take it anymore!!!!! Well actually, not until the home opener....and then we have to order the NHL Package.....and then we have to buy our Ryan Nassib jersey and that Grigorenko t-shirt and ........well you get the point. Welcome to DGWU Sports.....all the teams in Buffalo that matter.....for now.