Knock, knock. Who's there? A national columnist taking shots at Buffalo

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Knock, knock. Who's there? A national columnist taking shots at Buffalo
Knock, knock. Who's there? A national columnist taking shots at Buffalo

Every dog has its day. Say woof, Buffalo. That was the lead paragraph on Tom Weir's sports column in USA Today when the previously winless Buffalo Bills upset the Dallas Cowboys at Rich Stadium 35 years ago today. Days later Weir got a sheaf of letters in the mail from students in a grade school class in Buffalo. Many of the individually written letters began with the same opening sentence. “The teacher must have given them a template to start from,” Weir says by phone from his home in Tennessee. “They'd say, 'Dear Mr. Weir, You are not a very nice man.' ” For the record, Mr. Weir is a very nice man. I worked with him for 30 years at USA Today and sat next to him in the press box for that game

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