I’ve never been to Buffalo, and I don’t really care to change that. Frigid weather and depression is not really my cup of tea. However, as a Dallas native, I can’t be more thankful for its existence.
Its a rare occurrence that we actually play them in sports. They’re too poor to have a baseball or basketball team, while the Bills and Sabres are in different conferences than the Cowboys and Stars. When we do play them, though, we always beat them.
There were two Super Bowls in the 90s that were just your normal ho hum Dallas Cowboys ass kickings…
Those were awesome, but honestly kind of boring to talk about because we were so dominant that there’s nothing to really say except that we were the best team to ever play.
The 1999 Stanley Cup, on the other hand, was rife with controversy. I have no idea why, though, because Brett Hull 1000% scored a legal goal…
At the time, I just assumed that Buffalo natives were so used to dejection that they wouldn’t have too many problems accepting the fact that they will never finish higher than 2nd place behind Dallas in any sport. Instead, they fell under the delusion that they were capable of being winners for once, and ended up holding a rally to demand another game.
Sometimes I get frustrated when I hear them (still to this day) complain about this. Not only was it a legal goal, but it was still highly unlikely for them to be able to score again in Game 6, and it was even more unlikely that the Sabres would’ve been able to travel down to Dallas for Game 7 and actually pull off another win. It’s annoying to think that they can’t just accept the fact that Hasek didn’t have enough left in the tank to stop the greatest American sniper in history (prior to Chris Kyle).
But then I remember that my city has sunlight, my brain has serotonin, and my sports memories have legit rings to kiss… Let the bums up north try to whine and moan their way to a level of catharsis that will keep them off of suicide watch. I can just relax and enjoy the genuine happiness that my hometown brings to me.
Unfortunately, there haven’t been any championship matchups between Dallas and Buffalo since then, but there still has been some interesting regular season games. We typically murder the Bills every four years, but in 2007 there was a Monday Night Football game that was actually close…
But no cigar for Buffalo.
Last week, the 1st place Dallas Stars went to Buffalo, and Lindy Ruff, the Sabres coach in 1999, was ironically on the bench for the good side this time. Once again, the game ended with the refs making the correct decisions…
And for good measure, we beat them again 3-0 on Saturday.
Lol. Suck it Buffalo.
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