My Monday 5¢: Da Bills, Canadian Elections, Refugees, Canal Side Concerts, & Van Halen

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THE BILLS ARE A .500 TEAM

The Buffalo Bills were outplayed by one of the best teams in the league yesterday and they lost.

The Cincinnati Bengals came to town on Sunday and showed Buffalo just how far the our football team has to go before it is considered to be among the best in the NFL and playoff worthy.

The defense has only one big game (Indianapolis) against any of the division leaders it has faced six games in. The other three, New England, the New York Giants, and Cincinnati, all had big offensive days when playing the Bills. On the flip side, Buffalo’s defense did well against other middling teams. The team has played like a .500 team and that is exactly what the Bills are six games into the 2015 season. The problem there is the “elite” defense was supposed to carry team and keep Buffalo in games. It’s just not happening. We are starting to hear rumblings from some of the players that scheme that Rex Ryan and company are deploying isn’t taking advantage of the talent. Check out this story from in the Buffalo News—> http://bills.buffalonews.com/2015/10/18/rush-to-judgment-d-linemen-pin-loss-on-3-4-scheme/

At this point of the season, the Bills probably need to go 7-3 in the remaining ten games to get a sniff at the playoffs. It isn’t impossible. But unless we see stronger performances against the better teams Buffalo plays, I can’t see them finishing any better than 8-8.

Here is the rest of the schedule:

Sun, Oct 25 @ Jaguars 9:30 AM
Sun, Nov 8 vs Dolphins 1:00 PM
Thu, Nov 12
@
Jets
8:25 PM
Mon, Nov 23
@
Patriots
8:30 PM
Sun, Nov 29
@
Chiefs
1:00 PM
Sun, Dec 6
vs
Texans
1:00 PM
Sun, Dec 13
@
Eagles
1:00 PM
Sun, Dec 20
@
Redskins
1:00 PM
Sun, Dec 27
vs
Cowboys
1:00 PM
Sun, Jan 3
vs
Jets
1:00 PM

 

CANADIANS SEE THE SAME SHIT WE DO IN ELECTIONS

The stupid fear mongering we see here in the United States during elections happens in places like Canada too.

Just Watch!

SEEKING ASYLUM, 60 MINUTES

If you think refugees from Syria and other war torn Middle East countries are just coming to Europe and America to spread terrorism and implement Sharia Law, this video is for you. They just want a better life. This really isn’t any different than what refugees have done for centuries. Watch and learn.

THURSDAY CONCERTS AT CANAL SIDE

Read this post by Rise Collaborative. People who are against the move should remember that Canal Side wasn’t meant to be a permanent host to these types of events. The move from the old Thursday in the Square concerts at Lafayette Square to Canal Side was a way to bring some instant critical mass to the area.

Rise Collaborative poses some alternatives to Canal Side. Personally, I would love to see a decent outdoor amphitheater created not too far from downtown and the waterfront. A proper concert venue that could host the Thursday events and much more.

OLD VAN HALEN = BEST VAN HALEN

I don’t care what anyone says. The original lineup of Van Halen will forever be the best.

 

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