Deep Breath

Okay, I can’t stand the idea that people might get up in the morning, and come here to my blog (possibly for the first time) and find a picture of a sad puppy followed by a post of many lines of “Let’s go Buff-a-lo,” so, I’m going to try to write something using my brain.

Here we go.


……You know what?  I can’t use my brain tonight.  I’m going to use my feelings. (I know.  Barf.)


Well, that sucked.  I was hoping for a lot more, and I’m sure you were too. I can’t make heads or tails of the Sabres right now, but I would like to say this:  This year was a lot more fun than last.  Ultimately, it was a disappointment, but hell, I better get used to it because this is what I signed up for when I willingly became a Buffalo sports fan.

Usually I’m one of the first in line to pile on the Sabres when they suck, but I’m just not feeling it tonight.  I need to let the air clear before I kick them when they’re down (the kicks are coming, don’t you worry, dear reader).

Truthfully, I loved this season.  There was more hope this year than I’ve ever experienced before as a Sabres fan.  There was the sense that this is a team that’s improving.  There were season tickets!  (Sorry, that one is a little Katebits-specific)  There was inspired goaltending.  There was a killer rookie.  And most importantly, there was a playoff car flag.

The end came too soon.  That’s for sure.  We have maaaany weeks to discuss the-end-that-came-too-soon.

Tonight I just want to say, thank you for coming to this blog and for sharing your thoughts about this (irksome) team.  I am good and bummed, but I love the Sabres, and I love sharing my experiences as a fan with my fellow Buffalonians.

(PS- Stay away from Twitter tonight because it’s really surly in there.)

(PPS- We can start firing everyone tomorrow.  And I do mean EVERYONE [except Myers, Ennis, Goose, Miller, and Vanek.]  If we can’t fire them, we’ll trade them all for Iginla.

(PPS- Tomorrow we can also being begging Mike Grier not to leave us in Buffalo, alone with these bozos.  Please don’t leave, Mike Grier.  Please, please, please don’t leave.)


9 Responses to “Deep Breath”

  1. 1 aristeia April 26, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    I think I went from “surly” to desperate to depressed to violent to dejected to hopeful to miserable to god only knows. However, I always enjoy your blog… whether we’re happy or sad. So glad I found it.

  2. 2 Katebits April 26, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    Yeah, I think this one is going to take a few days to work through, aristeia. Stupid hockey. I’m glad you found the blog too! Thanks for coming.

  3. 3 SueInVA April 27, 2010 at 6:37 am

    It’s funny but I can’t get to worked up about this. It was a good season. They are not ready for a long playoff run but we all knew (or should have known) that.

    Watching the young guys gives me hope for the future. I also (and this is the weird part) am hoping that Connolly has finally gotten to that place Hecht and Tallinder got to last summer. He has to improve. When a rookie (Ennis) can take your job away, you just really need to look at yourself, hire Tallinder’s sports psychiatrist, spend a month in Spain with the Hecht’s and video tape of quality centers, or something. Do you hear me TIMMY!!

    Dear Sabres management: Please convince Mike Grier to stay another year! And go draft some more players like the Tylers!!!

  4. 4 MFP3 April 27, 2010 at 10:01 am

    Well Well Katebits… I’m sorry your season had to end this way. It’s never good when you have high hopes for your team and they are dashed far earlier than you expect. Your boys played well, just not well enough (I can relate).

    We’ll see you next season, when we have duelling 6’6 Dmen under 21

    Enjoy the offseason, and at least we can BOTH feel good that Kaberle has already hit a single digit handicap he’s been on the course so long.

  5. 6 mcguffers April 27, 2010 at 11:09 am

    A picture of a sad puppy and many lines of “Let’s Go Buffalo” is coincidentily what I turned in for a senior project. Probably explains why I’m back in school…

    Let’s Go [insert name of team playing Bruins]!!!

  6. 7 Grrrreg April 27, 2010 at 11:52 am

    Awww, I’m sorry Kate… The Sabres deserved better this season.

    I’m really glad you got to enjoy the playoffs for the first time, though. Hopefully next year you’ll get to enjoy the SECOND round (and beyond) as well! :)

  7. 8 saranack April 27, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    This blog has been the best addition to the Sabres since Ryan Miller. Thanks, and glad you’re not giving up.

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