‘McBeanes’ have right ‘nose’ for intangibles

The ability to get an accurate ‘read’ on a person after a short interview is an acquired skill, but it’s also a trait some seem to possess as a natural instinct. I found it enormously helpful as a psychotherapist over Continue reading ‘McBeanes’ have right ‘nose’ for intangibles

Buffalo Bills Dry Off, Turn Around

Does it ever rain in Oakland?  When it’s too slippery for them, it’s just enough traction for us.  That slightly paraphrased Marv Levy quote reflects how the Buffalo Bills are back to being ferocious at home.  Your own building better Continue reading Buffalo Bills Dry Off, Turn Around

Rex Ryan-led Buffalo Bills Driven By Personality

Temperament can win football games.  Maybe.  Sure, you have to put just a little effort into it.  But a team’s character is what focuses energy.  Maintaining a style in victory is a signature of athletic success.  Said identity is naturally Continue reading Rex Ryan-led Buffalo Bills Driven By Personality

Buffalo Bills Can’t Revel in Being Almost Good Enough

Never forget the game where Tom Brady was benched against the Buffalo Bills after not scoring a first-half touchdown.  Well, that’s one way to frame it.  The division’s bully remembered the regular season’s final result for about as long as Continue reading Buffalo Bills Can’t Revel in Being Almost Good Enough

‘Second to None’ by Joseph Valerio Brings Back Fond Memories of the Super Bowl Bills

Second to None: The Relentless Drive and Impossible Dream of the Super Bowl Bills will be available on Monday, September 1st, but I was lucky enough to get a review copy ahead of time. The story is authored by Joseph Valerio, Continue reading ‘Second to None’ by Joseph Valerio Brings Back Fond Memories of the Super Bowl Bills

The Bickering Bills: Part II? We Can Only Hope

Are the Bickering Bills back? It sure seemed that way as training camp wrapped up at St. John Fisher. On Wednesday, a goal-line drill led to a fight between Eric Wood and Bryan Johnson. Helmets were ripped off and punches Continue reading The Bickering Bills: Part II? We Can Only Hope

An Intangible Question: How Important Is It To Win Preseason Games?

Marv Levy didn’t give a fig about the outcome of preseason games. Levy’s focus was on avoiding injury and not overworking players at camp. Along with the legendary “Club Marv” training camps, Levy was all about preserving players’ health and well-being. That Continue reading An Intangible Question: How Important Is It To Win Preseason Games?