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A Hard Foul Sports Thanksgiving

Who cares if he hasn't played yet this year? I'm still very much thankful for Jack Eichel. (Getty Images)

Who cares if he hasn’t played yet this year? I’m still very much thankful for Jack Eichel. (Getty Images)

– Evan Sally

I’m a simple man, so when it comes to defining what I’m thankful for in the sports world the answer is simple: I like it all. But there are a few things that stand out: Continue reading

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The Bills Survive and Advance in Cincinnati

The Bills celebrate sneaking out of Cincinnati with a win. (Getty Images)

The Bills celebrate sneaking out of Cincinnati with a win. (Getty Images)

– Evan Sally

Sunday was a uncomfortable viewing experience. After the Bills marched down the field on their first drive for a touchdown, picking up big chunks of yardage on the way, it seemed like the table was set for them to put their foot on the neck of the Bengals early. Combine that with AJ Green’s early exit and a weak turnout from Bengals fans and I was giddy. I thought the Bills were in for a romp.

Not so fast. Continue reading

The Hard Foul Podcast: Episode 79

Tyrod Taylor played one of his finest games as a Bill but still came up a play short. (Getty Images)

Tyrod Taylor played one of his finest games as a Bill but still came up a play short. (Getty Images)

On an all new podcast Evan Sally and Jim Bearor start the show talking about the biggest story in the world, the presidential election results. But don’t worry they only talked about it until about the 11 minute mark before getting back to the important business, sports. They examined the fallout from an insane Bills/Seahawks game, talked about the inexplicable Giants, before finishing the show trying to figure out exactly how good the Raiders are and the exciting Lakers and Clippers.

Two Ways to Listen:

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If you have an Android device and don’t want to use SoundCloud there are several apps on the Play Store that our show is available on. We recommend Podcast and Radio Addict. Continue reading

PODCAST: Bills/Seahawks Preview

Percy Harvin's effect is one of the major mysteries heading into Monday Night Football. (Getty Images)

Percy Harvin’s impact is one of the major mysteries heading into Monday Night Football. (Getty Images)

On an impromptu episode of the Hard Foul Podcast, host Evan Sally is joined by massive Bills fan and all around good guy Aaron Wallens to preview the Bills travelling to Seattle on Monday night. The guys talked about the Bills chances against Seahawks, how big of a factor Percy Harvin might be, what weaknesses the Bills can attack and more.

Two Ways to Listen:

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If you have an Android device and don’t want to use SoundCloud there are several apps on the Play Store that our show is available on. We recommend Podcast and Radio Addict. Continue reading

Bills Midseason Check In

LeSean McCoy is the Bills midseason MVP, when he's on the field. (Getty Images)

LeSean McCoy is the Bills midseason MVP, when he’s on the field. (Getty Images)

– Evan Sally

8 games down, 8 games to go. We’ve reached the halfway point of the Bills season and at 4-4 the Bills haven’t eliminated themselves quite yet from the playoffs. However they can only lose two more times to reasonably expect to make the postseason, a very small margin of error. A 6-2 record down the stretch would be the Bills best run of play since 2004. Is this the Bills team that finally gets hot and makes history? Let’s take a look at where each side of the ball stands and where the Bills sit in the AFC playoff picture at this point of the season. Continue reading

The Hard Foul Podcast: Episode 73

Matt Ryan and his Falcons face their second tough game in a row as they head to Seattle. (Getty Images(

Matt Ryan and his Falcons face their second tough game in a row as they head to Seattle. (Getty Images)

On an all new episode of The Hard Foul Podcast, Bill Annechino of Hard Foul joined Jim Bearor and Evan Sally to discuss Bills/Niners, Giants/Ravens, make their NFL picks and play a little NFL True or False.

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The Hard Foul Podcast: Episode 72

For the 3rd week in a row, LeSean McCoy was the hub of the Bills offense. (Getty Images)

For the 3rd week in a row, LeSean McCoy was the hub of the Bills offense. (Getty Images

We’re back! On an all new episode of The Hard Foul Podcast Jim and Evan start with the bad, a tough Giants loss to Green Bay and transition to the good, a nice Bills win in Los Angeles. The guys then did an NFL grab bag, looking at some of the week’s biggest games and the way-too early playoff picture. They wrapped the show with some preliminary NBA talk with the season only a few weeks away.

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The State of the Bills Fan Week 5: The Tyrod Taylor Conversation

A 3 game winning streak has left fans wondering if Tyrod Taylor is holding this team back or if he's the right man for the job. (Getty Images)

A 3 game winning streak has left fans wondering if Tyrod Taylor is holding this team back or if he’s the right man for the job. (Getty Images)

– Evan Sally

There appear to be two opposing arguments when it comes to talking about Tyrod Taylor. The “he’s getting the job done” faction vs the “he’s not good enough” side. Some fans place themselves strongly on one side or the other, while the vast majority are somewhere in between. Depending on your perspective people from each side could watch a Tyrod performance and come away with differing opinions. In reality I believe both sides are correct, however they’re both answering different questions. Tyrod is getting the job done by not turning the ball over and not costing the Bills games, something that really shouldn’t be taken for granted in the NFL. However he’s not good enough when it comes to competing at the highest level. There are very few if any fans who feel confident that in a matchup with the league’s best quarterbacks that Tyrod will have the better day. Continue reading

Three Observations From The Bills Triumphant Afternoon in New England

In consecutive weeks Rex Ryan has out coached Bruce Arians and Bill Belichick. (Getty Images)

In consecutive weeks Rex Ryan has out coached Bruce Arians and Bill Belichick. (Getty Images)

– Evan Sally

The game meant something to New England, so it is sure as hell OK if it means something to us.

Another week, another win and damn does it feel good. Allow me to list the things Bills fans feel good about today: Continue reading

Greg Roman and The Superstitious Buffalo Bills

Greg Roman paid the price for the Bills struggles. (Getty Images)

Greg Roman paid the price for the Bills struggles. (Getty Images)

– Evan Sally

The firing of Greg Roman was shocking. To fire the offensive coordinator 2 games (and 5 days) into a season only one year after he cobbled together the 12th ranked scoring offense in the league is the kind of move nobody sees coming. Any time something like this happens there is always going to be a ton of questions. Questions like:

Whose call was this?

What did Roman do to merit his dismissal?

Is Rex’s firing not far behind?

In the recent days since this bombshell news dropped, we’ve gotten different answers to these questions that offer differing levels of satisfaction for fans. But there’s a question I want answered that there hasn’t been as much focus on.

What’s the point? Continue reading