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Talking Buffalo Podcast is a podcast focused primarily on Buffalo sports (especially Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres) featuring interview guests from the world of sports and pop culture. Whether he’s throwing shade or drinking the Kool-Aid, Buffalo-born Patrick Moran is an idealist and it’s his idea people will embrace his podcast despite the bothersome voice.

Talking Buffalo Podcast Patrick Moran

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Talking Buffalo Podcast is a podcast focused primarily on Buffalo sports (especially Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres) featuring interview guests from the world of sports and pop culture. Whether he’s throwing shade or drinking the Kool-Aid, Buffalo-born Patrick Moran is an idealist and it’s his idea people will embrace his podcast despite the bothersome voice.

    TBP 232: Joe Miller, Overreaction Sports Podcast

    TBP 232: Joe Miller, Overreaction Sports Podcast

    On this episode of the future award-winning Talking Buffalo Podcast, it’s “Five Topic Friday” and Patrick Moran is joined by Joe Miller, host of the Overreaction Sports Podcast on the Buffalo Fanatics podcast network.

    Joe’s relatively new to the podcasting game with literally zero radio experience and Patrick’s immediately blown away by his voice and presence, which quickly becomes evident that Joe has a background in music.  He discusses why he started his Overreaction Sports podcast and how he hooked up with the crew at Buffalo Fanatics.

    They then jump into the show’s five topics and two are focused on a move within the AFC East that directly impacts the Buffalo Bills.  Cam Newton signed a one-year deal with New England this week and suddenly the Patriots are the trendy pick to once again catapult ahead of the Bills as division favorites.   The guys break down Netwon as a player, agreeing his physical talent makes the Patriots offense significantly more dangerous than were they rolling into the season (assuming there is one) with Jarret Stidham as the starter.   That said, Patrick and Joe disagree if a healthy Cam Newton is better than the 2019 Tom Brady that led the Patriots to a 12-4 regular season record.

    It’s also pointed out that Newton lost his last eight starts with the Panthers and while his career record as a starting quarterback is 13 games over .500, that he’s actually only had three winning seasons.

    A discussion follows on whether the Patriots deserve to be favorites in the AFC East.  While they still have an elite defense and arguably the best coach in NFL history, it’s a roster depleted with talent beyond just Brady (and Gronk) going to Tampa.

    Other topics include the Bills wide receiver room dramatically improving in less than two seasons, if former punter Brian Moorman is deserving of entering the Bills Wall of Fame and the importance of both Sean McDermott and Brandon Beane being signed to big extensions and what could happen if they were to walk in two years.

    They also sneak in a few other quick discussions, including a Facebook status Patrick reads off from a friend that captures the spirit of how people should act towards each other and why people need to wear a mask.  Joe, a self-admitted “challenger” has a great take in response.

    Joe’s a guy I’m confident Bills fans are going to be hearing from a lot in the near future. He has star potential you just sense in certain people.  Give him a follow on Twitter @JoeMillerWired and be sure to check out his Overreaction Sports podcast on the Buffalo Fanatics podcasting network.

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    • 1 hr 18 min
    TBP 231: Stu Boyar, WGRZ-TV Sports

    TBP 231: Stu Boyar, WGRZ-TV Sports

    On today’s episode of the future award-winning Talking Buffalo Podcast, Patrick Moran has a conversation with Stu Boyar about his life and career, one that lasted over 35-years at WGRZ-TV alone before retiring last week.

    Widely known as one of the nicest people to ever work in the Western New York sports media, the guys go all the way back to Stu’s humble beginnings growing up a child loving sports but not quite great at playing them in Rochester, New York.  Following the realization in high school he would never play second base for the Cleveland Indians and lead them to a World Series, Stu began to set his sights on a sports broadcasting career.

    Stu went to Syracuse for college and worked a few jobs before the door ultimately opened to join WGRZ-TV in February of 1985, not long after quitting his previous job in Erie, PA.  Since then Stu has never looked back, becoming a fixture on television sets of countless Western New Yorkers throughout the years.

    Stu discusses the process of getting comfortable being on live television, the environment of which he came into at WGRZ more than 35 years ago and some of the memorable things he’s gotten a chance to cover along the way.

    They also talk about how Covid changed the newscasting game, when Stu knew the time was coming for his retirement, what it felt like to see himself on the air for the last time and the barrage of well wishes and accolades offered from colleagues, peers and fans on social media all over following his last broadcast, including a nice tribute from Adam Benigni.

    They finish with the Fun Fact Finale and we learn plenty more about Stu, including his first celebrity crush, what game show he think he could do well on, his signature karaoke song, three historical dinner guests he’d love to have over and much more.  You can follow Stu on Twitter @StuBoyar.

    Following Stu’s interview Patrick wraps up the podcast by giving his initial thoughts on Cam Newton signing with the New England Patriots and how there’s nothing “fake news” about the behavior going on in Florida, including sights he had to see with his own eyes to believe.

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    • 1 hr 30 min
    TBP 230: Jay Skurski’s State of the Bills (The Defense)

    TBP 230: Jay Skurski’s State of the Bills (The Defense)

    On this episode of the future award-winning Talking Buffalo Podcast presented by 26 Shirts, Patrick Moran hosts the second half of this week’s “State of the Buffalo Bills” featuring Bills beat reporter at The Buffalo News, Jay Skurski.  Today the guys focus on the defensive side of the ball along with a brief look at special teams.

    Whether the defensive line is better or not in 2020 remains to be seen but the unit is unquestionably deeper.  Jay offers has takes on departed defensive lineman Jordan Phillips, who went to Arizona and Shaq Lawson, who cashed in with Miami before the attention turns to free agent additions Mario Addison, Quinton Jefferson and Vernon Butler.  Jay breaks them down along with second-round rookie A.J. Epenesa falling into Buffalo’s lap at the draft while also advising that writing off Trent Murphy may be premature.

    While the line is stout with depth, the same can’t be said at linebacker.  Matt Milano and Tremaine Edmunds are both stars and talked about in detail, but there’s good reason to worry about what’s behind them.

    Jay talks about Jordan Poyer becoming a leader and Tre White headed towards a monster pay day in the secondary before the guys debate if signing cornerback Josh Norman was a mistake.

    They also touch on special teams, including the brewing kicker battle between incumbent Stephen Haushka and rookie Tyler Bass.

    Before hitting up Bills talk the guys page homage to WGRZ-TV sportscaster Stu Boyar, who retired this week after 35-years at Channel 2.  They also discuss Jay’s six-year old son Elliot, who is dominating kids his age in golf tournaments.

    Patrick also has thoughts on WGR 550 letting Paul Hamilton going and him being picked up by WGRZ-TV later in the week.

    You can follow Jay on Twitter @JaySkurski and be sure to support local journalism by subscribing to The Buffalo News.

    Follow Patrick Moran on Twitter @PatMoranTweets.

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    TBP 229: Jay Skurski’s State of the Bills (The Offense)

    TBP 229: Jay Skurski’s State of the Bills (The Offense)

    On this episode of the future award-winning Talking Buffalo Podcast presented by 26 Shirts, Patrick Moran hosts part one “State of the Buffalo Bills” featuring Bills beat reporter at The Buffalo News, Jay Skurski.  Today the guys focus on the offensive side of the ball.

    Change was plenty in the Bills defense during the offseason but continuity is the name of the game offensively.  Buffalo returns 10 starters from last year as well as offensive coordinator Brian Daboll.

    The guy spend a lot of time talking about the most important position on the team, quarterback and Jay offers his candid takes on third-year starter Josh Allen.  It’s widely agreed that if the Bills hold expectations higher than simply making the playoffs for a third time in four years that Allen needs to continue elevating his game.  Jay breaks down the things that can catapult Allen to the next level as well as cautioning against parts of his game that can stunt his growth.  They also debate if the team made a mistake by not taking advantage of an opportunity to upgrade the backup quarterback position.

    Stefon Diggs is the big new addition to the offense.  Buffalo traded four picks, including their first-round pick this past April to acquire him from Minnesota. Jay talks about the trading being worth it and how Diggs fits into the offense along with returning wide receivers John Brown and Cole Beasley.  Dawson Know enters his second year at tight end and could be in a line for a second year spike in production with a lot of weapons around him.  Jay has opinions on both as well as running backs Devin Singletary and Zack Moss.

    The offensive line is entirely back after the team re-signed Quinton Spain, which likely puts second-year lineman at Cody Ford back at right tackle.  Jay elaborates on why he thinks that’s a good thing but admits the offensive line is a position that worries him.

    The guys also spend a few minutes at the top paying homage to legendary WNY high school sports publisher Dick Gallagher, who passed away on Monday at the age of 79.  Dick left a positive impact on their lives as well as countless others he touched.

    You can follow Jay on Twitter @JaySkurski and be sure to support local journalism by subscribing to The Buffalo News.

    Follow Patrick Moran on Twitter @PatMoranTweets.

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    EP 228: Five Topic Friday (Red Tuesday Edition)

    EP 228: Five Topic Friday (Red Tuesday Edition)

    On this episode of the future award-winning Talking Buffalo Podcast, it’s time for “Five Topic Friday” and Patrick Moran is joined by managing editor of Sports Gamers Online, Mike Straw to discuss five different topics, all Buffalo Sabres or Bills related.

    In shocking fashion the Sabres sent shock waves through the organization this week by changing course and firing general manager Jason Botterill with an in-house replacement in Kevyn Adams, who’s never held an executive position prior.   The guys discuss the firing of Botterill as well as several other executives, scouts and player development coaches that got canned.

    Of course, there’s also  the incredibly uncomfortable press conference via Zoom that featured rare appearances from team owners Terry and Kim Pegula where Kim more/less doubled down on her comments suggesting that they know more than the team’s fans.

    Patrick and Mike both have takes on that as well as pointing out how this team is essentially yet again in rebuild mode despite the denials of both owners.

    There’ a pair of Buffalo Bills topics on the table too, including a discussion about the quarterback position, particularly if Josh Allen has come close to his ceiling yet and if the Bills made a huge mistake by not upgrading the backup quarterback position in a year that saw several former starters hit the open market.

    They finish off by discussing Sean McDermott, his quotable comparison between maintaining discipline and joining a gym as a New Year’s resolution, and how at this point Bills fans should be lucky to have him as head coach, especially in light of everything going on with the hockey team.

    You can follow Mike on Twitter @MikeStrawMedia and if you’re a gamer, be sure to check out Sports Gamers Online.

    Follow Patrick Moran on Twitter @PatMoranTweets.

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    TBP 227: Steve Mathes, Buffalo Fanatics

    TBP 227: Steve Mathes, Buffalo Fanatics

    On this episode of the future award-winning Talking Buffalo Podcast, Patrick Moran has a conversation with Steve Mathes of Buffalo Fanatics to discuss the Buffalo Bills as well as the Buffalo Fanatics brand and popular YouTube show he co-hosts.

    There’s plenty of reasons to excited about the Buffalo Bills going into the 2020 season and most are warranted. The Bills are coming off a 10-6 season that saw them make the playoffs and go up 16 points on Houston in the second half of their playoff game before blowing it.  With Tom Brady gone to Tampa, many pundits have pegged the Bills to win the AFC East.

    That said, titles aren’t won on paper in spring and summer and Patrick has Steve address five reasons to pump the brakes a little.  Among those are issues at cornerback after Tre White, weak depth at linebacker, an apparent marriage with Cody Ford at tackle despite rookie struggles there, concern with Matt Barkley should Josh Allen suffer a significant injury and lastly, Allen himself and his ability to become a little more consistent and accurate.

    They also spend time talking about Buffalo Fanatics, their popularity on social media and YouTube, how Steve got involved and The Bills Guys podcast he does for the brand among other things.

    You can follow Steve on Twitter @JudgeMathes.  Also be sure to check out Buffalo Fanatics for all your Bills news and interactive media, including The Bills Guys Podcast.

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    • 1 hr 15 min

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This has become my number one Bills podcast. There are other Buffalo topics covered here and there which are done very well, but it’s primarily a Bills podcast.

Patrick Moran is authentic and has thoughtful insights. He isn’t afraid to have against the grain opinions but also does not contrive ‘controversial’ topics/ideas. His interviews are great, and he transitions from that platform to conversations with others really well. Other podcast hosts are one speed, but Pat is a pro at weaving in multiple forms of delivering content. Love this podcast.

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