Howard Simon

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Howard Simon graduated from Buffalo State in 1984 and has been covering the Buffalo sports scene since 1989, working at WJJL, WBEN and the Empire Sports Network before joining WGR in 2004. Howard's also a huge fan of the New York Mets and for some reason, refuses to give up his team.

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    July 11, 2018 - 6:13 am

    I was on vacation last week, but that didn’t mean the sports world stopped. With that, it's time for me to get caught up with some opinions and observations:
     

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    June 26, 2018 - 10:47 am

    Draft weekend came and went and Ryan O'Reilly is still a member of the Buffalo Sabres.

    But for how much longer? If I were a betting man, I'd bet that O'Reilly is not on the roster come...

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    June 21, 2018 - 11:02 am

    It's almost "D Day", or in this case, "Dahlin Day".

    Friday night just after 7 p.m., the Buffalo Sabres will make Rasmus Dahlin the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 NHL draft. Then we can let...

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    June 19, 2018 - 10:23 am

    Now that OTAs and the mandatory minicamp are over, what did we learn about the Buffalo Bills' quarterback picture? Not much quite honestly, but I still might have to adjust my WHOSDAQ plan.

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    June 11, 2018 - 4:27 pm

    As the Buffalo Bills go into their final week of off season workouts, I will tell you that I have low expectations for the upcoming season. Not 2-14 low, as one national writer recently...

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    Photo: Timothy T. Ludwig - USA TODAY Sports
    June 05, 2018 - 3:44 pm

    Is it time for the Buffalo Bills to go to training camp yet?

    Despite the fact we have gone into numerous Bills training camps the last 20 years wondering who will be the starting quarterback...

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    May 29, 2018 - 10:52 am

    It's Cleveland vs. Golden State - Episode IV, and I couldn't be any happier.

    Some of you might be tired of seeing the Warriors and / or Cavaliers in the NBA Finals, but not me. This is the...

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    May 22, 2018 - 2:39 pm

    ​As the Buffalo Bills take the field for the first of 10 organized team activities, new offensive coordinator Brian Daboll certainly has his work cut out for him. The biggest question is who will...

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    May 10, 2018 - 10:23 am

    The Buffalo Sabres won the lottery, literally and figuratively, back on April 28th. The impact of the ping pong balls rising the Sabres' way could be felt for years. Perhaps it's the current day...

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    May 08, 2018 - 10:49 am

    In July of 2013, Matt Harvey of the New York Mets was the starting pitcher for the National League in the All Star game at Citifield, the Mets home.

    In May of that year, an article at ...

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