Gameday Prep: Bills vs. Cardinals

I have a friend that collects old things. He has antique coffee tables and a refurbished chair for a sitting area. Countless old paintings and signs and American chotchkies. When I saw this sweater on his Facebook page, I knew I had to share.

The nostalgia bug has hit the NFL pretty hard this year. Zubaz and snapback hats and Thurman Thomas jerseys. A generation younger and I would be raving about the 90s rather than attempting to fuzzily recall a Super Bowl or two. My Jim Kelly jersey was for a growing boy, not a man.

Most of my understanding of when the Bills were good comes from stories and YouTube nostalgia. A love of reading and history. Sweaters like the one my friend will undoubtedly wear today. When you consider the current state of affairs it’s not crazy to want to look back. Sure seems like we used to have some fun.

Essential Info

Kickoff: 4 p.m. on CBS

Your Announcers: Bill Macatee, Steve Tasker

I can’t wait for Tasker to be painfully awkward and overly-critical of the Bills to try masking his undying love for the franchise. Then he’ll try to sell us a car during the commercials.

Other Games You Can Watch If You Don’t Have Sunday Ticket, You Millionaire You (via the506.com)

Dallas at Baltimore, 1 p.m., FOX

New York Giants at San Francisco, 4:20, FOX

CBS singleheaders are never fun, especially when it makes you have to watch the Cowboys. I’m going to play tennis instead. The good news is the other late game is pretty appealing if the Bills game gets out of hand. FOXTOBERFEST!

Depth Charts:
Bills. Cardinals.

You know, in case you are already looking for holes to fill with next spring’s draft.

Motivational Speech

I’d take Coach McGuirk as the next Bills coach. I’m sure he’d come cheap.

Smart People Writing Smart Things

Jeremy White is doing in-depth reviews of the all-22 footage from Bills games, which is released for a nominal fee for the first time this season. I think this is important.

There is a stigma that comes with talk radio’s lowest common denominator approach to sports talk. Dumb, uninformed fans saying silly things while hosts do anything to keep the phones running. It’s frustrating and something that most people try to avoid contact with, for the sake of sanity.

White’s work is obviously much different, and I’m really glad someone is taking the time to take a closer look at this team and its problems. It’s a great resource from a station that’s really taken its role as “radio home of the Buffalo Bills” seriously thus far.

Here’s a Photo of Jim Kelly, Who is Still Not Ryan Fitzpatrick

I hope he still has that shirt. I bet he wears it turkey hunting.

Somewhat Informational Cardinals Preview

The Cardinals started the season strong, going 4-0 with their marquee win coming Week 2 at New England. They rank 31st in the league in rushing and have not had their starting quarterback, John Skelton, since he suffered a sprained ankle in their Week 1 win against Seattle. Skelton may be available for today’s game, but former Eagles quarterback-like material Kevin Kolb will start.

Last week the Cardinals put up an awful showing against St. Louis, losing 17-3 to a typically inept Rams squad. The defense, which ranks in the top half of the league, was not helped by an offense that couldn’t get anything going. Much of that has to do with the aforementioned rushing attack, which is led by Ryan Williams’ 164 rushing yards this year. Yes, that’s total yards. Neither Williams or backup Beanie Wells have an average yards per carry in the threes.

Of course, that could change today.

Motivational Phrase Written in Puppies

The puppies are getting impatient.

Canadian Sympathy Status Report

Things are dire. The blue-collar bluster is everywhere and snow sympathy is at an all-time high. Run for the hills before it buries us all.

YouTube Nostalgia

This is the play that essentially ended Trent Edwards’ career. Fun!

PICKS PICKS PICKS PICKS

No one gives a shit who I think will win this game. No, really. I’m not picking anything. Ever. Except when The Defenseman makes me on our weekly podcast.

Some Sunday Afternoon Jams

The video for that alone warrants a watch on a Sunday afternoon. Awesome stuff.

Legitimate Opposing Quarterback Analysis
I just looked up who plays quarterback for the Cardinals.

I’m sure one of them is good for 350 yards.

Shout, Damnit

Excitable Adventure Time GIF

Where to Find Us
We’ll be on the Twitters all day, so feel free to say hello and swear at us. Don’t forget your SARCASM hashtags.

Famous Last Words

Go Bills.

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