Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 05/13/06 at 10:53 AM ET
Here they chant "Let's Go Buff-A-Lo," varying between emphatic and confident, and desperate and pleading. It is the rallying cry of arguably the most faithful fans in professional sports. "They're second to none. These people ... all they look for is the excitement," says Rob Ray, the beloved former enforcer with the Buffalo Sabres, who still resides in the area. "They don't care if you win or lose as long as you're out there and you give an effort." "I want to be careful how I phrase this because I don't want it to come across like Buffalo people have embraced losing," says Jim Kelley, a radio and TV personality and former columnist with The Buffalo News. "But they have managed to pick the positives out of what has been a largely negative public and international perception -- and that is it's a city of losers."read on
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