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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    Photo: Phelan M. Ebenhack - Associated Press
    February 11, 2019 - 2:57 pm

    The first weekend after the Super Bowl can be a rough one for some football fans. It's the first weekend without a game of any kind since early August.

    For those of you who normally go...

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    February 04, 2019 - 11:41 am

    Super Bowl LIII turned into a nightmare scenario.

    The New England Patriots won, again, and it was one of the most boring Super Bowl games ever played. I do have an appreciation of...

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    January 28, 2019 - 11:21 am

    I hope you enjoyed your break from Buffalo Sabres hockey. The way things had been going the last quarter of the season, I think we all needed it.

    The season resumes on Tuesday night in...

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    January 21, 2019 - 3:43 pm

    ​The two NFL playoff games on Sunday were fantastic.

    After a so-so set of Wild Card and Divisional Round games, the Championship Round games were edge-of-the-seat experiences, even if you...

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    Photo: Timothy T. Ludwig - USA TODAY Sports
    January 14, 2019 - 10:57 am

    This past sports weekend stunk.

    The Buffalo Sabres lost to the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday thanks to a slew of fluky goals. Then the Sabres lost to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday...

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    Photo: Timothy T. Ludwig - USA TODAY Sports
    January 10, 2019 - 4:03 pm

    Impressive or wow. Either one works to describe the first two conference games of the season for the University at Buffalo basketball team.

    The Bulls rolled into the Mid-American Conference...

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    January 04, 2019 - 10:27 am

    I know I’m a few days late with this, but I was partying too much to mark the end of 2018. After all, it was a pretty big year as far as Buffalo sports were concerned. Short of someone actually...

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    Photo: Timothy T. Ludwig - USA TODAY Sports
    December 30, 2018 - 5:55 pm

    The day went exactly as I had wished. A day where Bills fans could honor and thank Kyle Williams. A win, so Williams can go into his retirement off a victory, and a big day for Josh Allen so he...

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    December 23, 2018 - 6:57 pm

    Here are some thoughts that are running around in my brain (in no particular order) after the Buffalo Bills' 15th loss in 17 games against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium:

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    December 17, 2018 - 11:16 am

    What a great morning to be a sports talk show host in Buffalo. There's a sentence I haven't typed that often over the last 10 years. 

    However, the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres had me in...

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