The Year in Sports Books

By Budd Bailey If you’re anything like me, you probably have had time to do some reading in the past several months. Funny how a pandemic frees up time for…

Book Review: Gods at Play

Review by Budd Bailey You hear the phrase “I couldn’t put it down” when it comes to books. That’s more rare than you’d think. Even the good ones call for…

Book Review: Losers

Review by Budd Bailey There are plenty of sports anthologies out there if you go looking for them. There are books about the best writing of a particular year, the…

Farewell, old friend

By Budd Bailey, Buffalo Sports Page In a spring filled with firsts for almost all of us, something happened to me in the sports world that had never happened before…

Book Review: Play by Play

By Budd Bailey The best announcers are the ones that the listeners grow comfortable to their voices. They are the ones that clearly know their business, handle everything professionally, and…

The decade in review

By Budd Bailey, Buffalo Sports Page This is the time when newspapers love to run year-end summaries – perhaps because it fills space in a period when the news can…

One at a time

By Budd Bailey, Buffalo Sports Page Columnist Here are the rules: I can say whatever I want, but I can only say it in one sentence – even if I…

Wanna Bet?

By Budd Bailey, Buffalo Sports Page Columnist The Supreme Court recently struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Betting Act, which in 1993 had outlawed any sort of sports betting…