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Talking Buffalo is a podcast focused primarily on Buffalo sports (especially Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres) featuring interview guests from the world of sports, media 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.

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    • 4.7 • 113 Ratings

Talking Buffalo is a podcast focused primarily on Buffalo sports (especially Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres) featuring interview guests from the world of sports, media 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.

    Lindsey Moppert, WGRZ-TV Buffalo Sports Anchor & Reporter

    Lindsey Moppert, WGRZ-TV Buffalo Sports Anchor & Reporter

    On this episode of Talking Buffalo, Patrick Moran is joined by WGRZ-TV sports anchor and reporter Lindsey Moppert to discuss her life and career to this point with a heavy focus on getting to know Lindsey and how she feels about working and living in Buffalo.
    Moppert is just approaching her mid-20's but is already beginning to carve out a nice sports broadcasting career for herself. Lindsey talks about growing up near Philly and always loving sports, with cheerleading becoming a big part of her life before she even turned five and would ultimately take her to becoming a captain on the college cheerleading team at Temple.
    She also talks about how the opportunity came about to join WRGZ-TV and move to Buffalo just a handful of months upon graduating college---a rarity for a young adult essentially fresh out of college to get a job in a market the size of Buffalo.
    Also discussed is the positive impact now former WGRZ sports director Adam Benignin had on her as well as the newest sports director there, Jon Scott. That plus the process of gaining confidence in front of the camera, views on social media, the "Fun Fact Finale" and a ton more with one of Buffalo's rising media stars. Make sure to follow Lindsey on Twitter at @LindseyMoppTV and check out the great work she's doing at WGRZ-TV.
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Power Ranking The 2024 Buffalo Bills Road Trips

    Power Ranking The 2024 Buffalo Bills Road Trips

    On this episode of Talking Buffalo, Patrick Moran is joined by frenemy and recurring guest Joe From Queens and each are power ranking the Buffalo Bills 2024 road games in order from the least to the most they'd like to be able to make it a road trip.
    The Bills are on the road nine times this year, three of course consisting of trips to Foxboro, Miami and New York/New Jersey like every year. They're also at (in order of schedule) Baltimore (Sunday night), Houston, Seattle, Indianapolis, Los Angeles and Detroit. Patrick asked Joe to rank all the games in order he'd like take a road trip to watch them in person based on some criteria, including the opponent, desire to see the city/region for either the first time or again, potential weather and time of year with Joe adding in cost as a factor.
    There were a few surprises in each person's countdown, including Miami being surprisingly low among both but a huge difference between the two when it came to going to Foxboro and Baltimore. Each guy has a different game ranked at the top of their list and here's a spoiler alert---Patrick asks Joe if he's planning on buying a Stefon Diggs Houston Texans jersey.
    What are your preferred destinations among the Bills road trips this year? Follow Joe on Twitter @BuffaloWins.
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    • 48 min
    Joe Yerdon Returns To Talk Sabres & Bills (800th Episode)

    Joe Yerdon Returns To Talk Sabres & Bills (800th Episode)

    On this milestone 800th episode of Talking Buffalo, Patrick Moran is joined by writer and sports media personality Joe Yerdon for the first time in nearly seven months to talk about the Buffalo Sabres, Buffalo Bills and plenty more.
    After spending some time catching up with fun conversation, they dive into the Sabres and Patrick gets the lowdown on how it was for Joe covering a team full-time this season that underachieved both on the ice and organizationally. Shockwaves were recently sent throughout Buffalo if not the league when Terry Pegula appointed Lindy Ruff the head coach again, several years after firing him. Joe has many thoughts on Ruff once again becoming head coach and that process, if he's the right guy for the job and if he felt the current crop of players threw now former head coach Don Granato under the bus a little bit in the aftermath of being fired.
    They also spend some time talking Bills and Patrick's always liked talking about the team with Joe because he's a self noted "Bills follower" not a fan. Joe's go thoughts on the large volume of big named turnover, if he thinks the offense should be better balanced as opposed to having that true alpha number one receiver, the Super Bowl window for Buffalo still being pretty wide open and a clash this year late in the season between Buffalo and Joe's favorite team, the Detroit Lions.
    That plus elite summertime is coming and tons more. Good to have Joe back for this milestone occasion episode. Follow Joe on Twitter @JoeYerdon, subscribe to his Noted Hockey site on Substack and be sure to listen to Joe and Lance Lysowski’s “Maintenance Day podcast wherever you get your podcasts from.
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Opportunity Knocks For Bills WR Khalil Shakir

    Opportunity Knocks For Bills WR Khalil Shakir

    It's another edition of The Podbag today on Talking Buffalo as Patrick Moran is responding to several takes and questions submitted by consumers of the show, including an opportunity for Buffalo Bills wide receiver Khalil Shakir to become a star on this team in year three.
    Shakir stepped up big in the second half of the Bills 2023 and with both Stefon Diggs and Gabe Davis gone, the chance for Shakir to become a primary part of the Buffalo passing game is there for the taking. Patrick talks about why he thinks Shakir is up to the task and with plenty of other weapons on the offense, could do so in sneaky fashion without a fan fare around the league.
    Patrick also responds to podcast submissions centered around Marquez Valdes-Scandling having a good first year with Buffalo, the Bills being a team the nationally media doesn't really know anymore, someone who thinks the Bills kinda got screwed with their schedule, sleeping on Dawson Knox and some Culture Club slander.
    Patrick also has wing reviews for two places he visited for the first time last week---Riverfield 865 and Moor Room. That, plus some prayers for a college player in critical condition Patrick knows and more.
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    • 51 min
    Five Buffalo Bills Players Being Slept On

    Five Buffalo Bills Players Being Slept On

    On this episode of Talking Buffalo, Patrick Moran is joined by friend and recurring guest to over a list consisting of a handful of Buffalo Bills players that at least Patrick thinks are being slept on going into the 2024 season.
    Players like Josh Allen and Von Miller and especially former players like Stefon Diggs Tre White and Jordan Poyer are commanding most of the offseason attention nationally and even to a certain extent, locally. Perfectly understandable, but this Bills roster is chockfull of some young talent that is likely still ascending that at least on some levels simply fly under the radar.
    The guys talk about some of them, including Dawson Knox, who saw his production decline last year between a wrist injury and the emergence of rookie first-round pick Dalton Kincaid. That doesn't mean people should be sleeping on Knox's potential in this offense though. This is a guy who caught nearly 50 passes for over 500 yards in both 2021 and 2022 with 15 touchdowns during that span. He's also been good in the playoffs.
    Also, people tend to think of Rasul Douglas first when it comes to excellent Bills cornerbacks, but Christian Benford was (very) quietly graded by PFF among the very best corners in the NFL last season. The guys have thoughts on him as well as James Cook and a pair of still relatively young defensive ends among others.
    They also acknowledge Buffalo's tribal chief, Josh Allen on his 27th birthday, talk a little NBA hoops, play their "Finish the Sentence" segment and plenty more. Be sure to follow Anthony on Twitter @AnthMarino 
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    • 59 min
    Why Aren't More Fans, Media Higher On The Bills?

    Why Aren't More Fans, Media Higher On The Bills?

    On this episode of Talking Buffalo, Patrick Moran is joined by frenemy and recurring guest Joe From Queens for a discussion on a lot of national media and fans being lower on the prospects of the Buffalo Bills in 2024 than Vegas gambling sites, and a debate if they should be.
    Several media outlets, mainly nationally have the Bills pegged to not only fail to win the AFC east for what would be a fifth-consecutive season but to miss the playoffs all together. It's an opinion shared by many and while most Bills fans won't go that far, there seems to be more concern than in recent years. The reality is Vegas and the gambling sites still very much believe in Buffalo, having them among the favorites to win their division, the conference and even the Super Bowl. Josh Allen is also second behind only Patrick Mahomes in MVP betting odds. Internally Patrick is significantly higher on the 2024 Bills than Joe and it leads to some spirited debates.
    The guys also have thoughts on the Bills recent signing of Marquez Valdes-Scantling, which again and unsurprisingly leads to disagreements between the two. They also have some thoughts on the Bills 2024 after plenty of time to digest it, should Micah Hyde come back to the Bills or not and much more and much more. Follow Joe on Twitter @BuffaloWins.
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    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
113 Ratings

113 Ratings

jasoncwolfe ,

Excellent Podcast

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.

TheCoondiZZle ,

Great podcast

Come for the Bills and Sabres talk. Stay to hear Pat get demolished by Joe on the starting 5

bills34 ,

Solid…with the right guest

Listen to this intermittently as many of the episodes is just a bunch of ranting. Aaron Quinn episodes are great, they have some good discussions

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