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Behind the Broadcast: ‘Big Board Sports’ returning Feb. 8

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Some news, thoughts and other notes as I get ready to watch my Philadelphia Eagles beat the New York Giants in the NFL playoffs Sunday. By the way, the final score will be 28-17. u If you’re wondering why “Big Board Sports” didn’t return to WNYT (Ch. 13) last Sunday, don’t worry. News director Paul Lewis said that the program, hosted by weekend sports anchor Andrew Catalon, will return at 11:30 p.m. Feb. 8, a ...

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January 10, 2009
11:30 a.m.

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Yes, hockey players/people are the most humble professional sports. I grew up in Grand Island, NY and former Sabres Larry Playfair and Ric Seiling lived there. Playfair's house was no bigger than ours, which shows that these guys appreciate the small things in life. In fact, I use to jog past his house on old Stony Point Road when I was running.

Kenny, since you're a "Flyer Guy," you will remember former Sabres coach Floyd Smith, who steered the Sabres into the 1975 Stanley Cup Finals against your beloved Flyers, who won the series 4-2. Smith also lived on Grand Island.

McGuire is one of the best; I also like Bill Clement, but don't know where he is these days. And, of course, Doc Emrick is the finest broadcaster around.

BTW, the Sabres are kinda hot right now.