THE BUTTER LAMB

A Farewell to Oppositeville

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Mark Your Calendars

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Another Bills season has limped to a merciless conclusion and with the End of Days XVI comes the stark realization that it will be at least eight months before we can all set ourselves on fire and cannonball through tables again. Where have you gone Mario Williams? Bills Nation turns its lonely eyes to you.

If you’re not convinced the Bills will be heading to the playoffs next year, I get your pessimism. The Pegula family has brought truckloads of goodwill and stability to One Bills Drive, but a culture of conflicting agendas and myopia still seems to permeate throughout the team’s front office. It’s hard to believe your team’s fortunes will finally change when you don’t fully believe in its leaders.

Thankfully, the dark clouds hovering over Ralph Wilson Stadium don’t extend 13.3 miles up north to First Niagara Center. There are no signs of conflicting agendas in Sabreland, no leaks to Bob McKenzie about discord in the front office. The players seem to respect the coach, the coach seems to respect the General Manager, and the GM seems to respect the owner. Tim Murray is currently sipping his eighth cup of coffee of the day while scouting a U13 Tournament out in Slackjaw, Moosekatchewan. All is well.

Trust in the team’s decision-makers allows a Sabres fan to breathe a little easier and have fun watching their team play hockey games. Aside from the fact that they are currently mired at the bottom of the league standings, this team has absolutely nothing in common with the previous two editions of the Blue and Gold. Some exciting storylines lie ahead for the team as they enter the second half of the season.

Here are 10 dates circled in red on the calendar:

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Golden Globes Wrap Party

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Marci and Rusty Buehler recap Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards.

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Golden Globes Predictions

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Marci and Rusty Buehler predict the winners of tonight’s 73rd Golden Globe Awards.

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Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose

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The 2015-16 Buffalo Sabres season is almost at the halfway point and whatever may come our way in the next 45 games, I love watching my team play hockey again.

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The Butter Lamb’s Best of 2015

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With the year drawing to a close today, several of The Butter Lamb’s contributors look back at the best that pop culture had to offer in 2015.

Here are our Best Movies, Best TV Shows, and Best Albums or Songs of 2015. 

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The Butter Lamb’s Christmas Favorites

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MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!

11 of The Butter Lamb’s contributors share their favorite Christmas gifts (received and given), cookies, songs, and movies.

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Album Review: King Push – Darkest Before Dawn: The Prelude

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On Friday, December 18th, Pusha T dropped King Push – Darkest Before Dawn: The Prelude, which was his first album release since My Name is My Name in 2013.

Pusha T, who was recently named President of G.O.O.D. Music, is likely known best for being half of former rap tandem Clipse. Though I still bump Clipse from time to time, Pusha T’s solo work has also proved enjoyable. While I didn’t get into his last album after my first listen or two, personally, I think this album will prove different. There seems to be definite staying power here.

From my understanding, this 10-track album is a prelude for King Push, which the Virginia Beach native is planning to roll out in the coming year. From solid features to immaculate production quality, this release should be, and so far has been, well received.

I’ve listened start-to-finish several times already, and here is a track-by-track review exemplifying some of my favorite or otherwise noteworthy bars and references, as well as details in production.

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Saturday Night Live S41 E9 Recap: Christmas Came Early

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Two SNL enthusiasts, Zac Hirschbeck & Marci Buehler, recap the week’s host, musical guests and sketches.

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Sacking the Special One

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Oh Jose, where did it all go wrong?

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