So long

First Briere, then Drury, now this. More bad news out of Sabres camp.

The Buffalo Sabres announced today Jim Lorentz is retiring from his position as color commentator for the Buffalo Sabres after 26 years as a broadcaster with the organization and seven seasons as a player.

“Over the past 26 years, Jim provided expert analysis during our broadcasts and his knowledge of the play on the ice was second to none,” said Larry Quinn Managing Partner of the Buffalo Sabres. “We wish Jim all the best and know that as a former player and broadcaster, he will always be a part of the Sabres family.”

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Californication: Part Two

The epic recounting of a semi-epic journey continues. Click here for Part One.

Chapter 2: Hills-a-Roni

It was up early today for a bad-ass continental breakfast (yeah) and a stroll around Fisherman’s Wharf. Said wharf is a collection of shops, travel vendors, restaurants and other attractions scant yards from my hotel. Getting into the wharf proper, however, requires one to slip through the dense throngs of “travel agents” (read: illegal aliens getting paid $.25 an hour) trying to get you to go on their cruises and bike tours by jamming signs that say “SAIL TO ALCATRAZ!” in your face. As tempting as that was, I pulled a few spin moves and somersaults and got past the exuberant horde.

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That old, familiar feeling…

Another Sunday, another excruciating Bills’ loss. Before I get to the football, I’d just like to extend my thoughts and prayers to Bills tight end Kevin Everett and his family. Everett suffered what is being called a “cervical spine injury” during the opening kickoff of the 2nd half of today’s game. He underwent surgery at approximately 8pm local time, and his prognosis is expected in the next 12-24 hours. Again, best wishes to Everett, who was not the only Bill to suffer a significant injury in the 15-14 loss to the Denver Broncos.

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Californication: A Novel


Here beginneth a tale of both frivolity and peril: a recounting of the author’s quest to find the truth behind the many bridges of the Bay Area (see this week’s QotW) and their role in shaping America’s history. In addition, I will tell you about the sweet bread bowl I ate. I also saw some sweet trees and a buncha boats. There you have it–a summary of my entire trip. If that’s not enough to keep your desire for all things Fischer sated, read on for the epic tale that is Californiacation: The Official 2007 California Trip Report by Jeff Fischer, author and creator of, a website devoted to Jeff Fischer and his writings on myriad topics, including Jeff Fischer, who happens to have a website called Ahem.

Chapter 1: Of Airplanes and Alcatraz

Hooray for four-and-a-half-hour flights in seats you couldn’t fit a little person into, jammed against the plane wall by a large woman who speaks in a pronounced southern drawl! I’ll save the rest of my rant against AirTran Airways for another post (sooner than later) and instead focus on the lovely scenery I saw of the western United States while my face was pressed up against the window.

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