Looks like yours truly will be the newest beat writer on the block. The team (he says stating the obvious) will be the Buffalo Sabres.
Now I've neither written professionally nor unprofessionally [wink-wink] during my brief existence on this Earth. In fact, if my high school English teacher knew I was writing in any way, her head would probably split wide open from the sheer irony of the event.
What I am, however, is a life long Sabres fan. Father had season tickets at the old Aud back in the 70s and into the 80s so I've seen my share of games. Of course, back in the 70s it was as Rodney Dangerfield once said I went to a fight the other night, and a hockey game broke out. Luckily for me, at that age all I really about cared was my next box of popcorn and extra mustard for my pretzel.
Fast forward [CENSORED] years and here I am in the Pegula-era Sabres. To say that I am excited about the new ownership would be akin to saying Kate Beckinsale has "Nice epidermis" - words that hardly grasp the magnitude (and in Kates case, the beauty) of what's before us.
So if there was ever a time to be a two-bit beat writer for a most righteous fantasy hockey web site it would be now, and the team would definitely be the Sabres. It will be my honor to provide the astute readers of this site with, what I expect to be, the voluminous wheelings-and-dealings of Pegula's management team - and the ramifications and permutations thereof - as they rebuild this proud Sabres franchise into legit Cup contenders.
Keep in mind, I am brand spanking new at this kind of thing, coupled w/ the fact this all came about w/ in the last 24 hrs (thanks to TK, for getting the thought planted in my head) so I am somewhat unprepared. The next couple weeks will be touch and go, until I settle down and find my groove. So I apologize in advance for any anticipated incongruity between my first few posts, and thank you for your patience.
Ideally what I hope to achieve is a thread that is fun, informative from a fantasy perspective, and full of open debate. I welcome all feedback.
Father always said If you can't dazzle them w/ brilliance then baffle them w/ bullshit. Of course, he also said Mommy only drinks cuz you cry, but we'll save that for another time.
Whether I dazzled or baffled Gates and Praba, I am unaware but I will assume the latter. Thanks to the both of you for allowing me this opportunity. I hope to live up to the high standard set in this section of the forum. Thank you.
Now, let's get it on, bitches...
p.s. Gates, help a brother out w/ the "sticky thread" thing...thanks