Two athletes familiar with the Buffalo area were rewarded with contracts today.
No, not those two.
First off, the Bills gave Brian Moorman a three-year extension to his current deal, along with reworking the three years that were left. Moorman will make 10 million dollars from 2010-2012, nearly guaranteeing that he will finish his career with the Bills. My opinion? A small price to pay for the toughest and one of the best punters in the NFL.
For a team that values special teams, the Bills locked up their best special teamer before he hit the open market. What a novel idea, eh? Perhaps that other Buffalo team should take notice….
In a more bizarre move, the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL have signed former Bill Steve Christie to their practice team. Christie hasn’t been a Bill since 2000, and has been out of the NFL since 2004.
On a related note, if you are ever walking the streets of downtown Buffalo and need a good chuckle, head over to Church and Main street and look up at the buildings overhead. There you will find an ad for Artvoice Magazine with a skinny, gangly man pictured with a paint brush. Your painter: Steve Christie. Why do I find this so funny? I don’t know. But man, do I laugh every time i see it, and now you will too.
And uhhhhh, best of luck Steve.