NLL attendance starts slowly

By Budd Bailey It’s a little difficult to keep track of the National Lacrosse League’s attendance figures these days. The league changed statistical services since its last game in the…

Book Review: Inexact Science

Review by Budd Bailey “Inexact Science.” When it comes to the National Hockey League draft, you’ve got that right. It’s never easy to predict the future when it comes to…

A tale of two finishes

By Budd Bailey The game of basketball has been evolving ever since James Naismith first nailed up those peach baskets to the balcony more than a century ago in Springfield,…

Lady Luck scorns the Bills

By Budd Bailey The holiday card came from a high school friend in Southern California – someone I wouldn’t have associated with a strong interest in football. After the usual…

Review: Indy Split

Review by Budd Bailey In hindsight, it all seems so silly. Auto racing in this country used to be rather simple. On one side was the events that used one…

Book Review: Getting to Us

Review by Budd Bailey The bookstores have a very big selection of books on leadership, mostly in the business sense. Not all of them have connections to the sports world,…

Book Review: Billy Martin

Review by Budd Bailey Weren’t there enough books out there about Billy Martin to leave almost anyone satisfied? Apparently not. It’s a little difficult to explain Martin to those who…

Farewell, Uncle Miltie

By Budd Bailey It’s an odd day in the world of local journalism. Milt Northrop is not on the job for The Buffalo News. Milt spent his last day on…