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Or any season ticket holder on Twitter.

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Late on this... r.i.p. longtime voice of the Bills, Van Miller passed July 17, aged 88.

Buffalo is Toronto's American network feed, needless to say we heard a lot of his great calls over the years. He might've even been in Vin Scully territory had he been calling a larger market.

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Jim Tomsula's life sounds so sad that I don't know if I can make fun of him anymore.

From Deadspin via Peter King's site: http://deadspin.com/jim-tomsulas-life-has-been-extraordinarily-depressing-1719522835

He lived in his car for a year while volunteering to coach football. He lived with a dog and a cat in his vehicle. He had to shower in locker rooms.

I bet you that car smelled terrible. (Turns out I can make fun of him.)

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Jim Tomsula's life sounds so sad that I don't know if I can make fun of him anymore.

From Deadspin via Peter King's site: http://deadspin.com/jim-tomsulas-life-has-been-extraordinarily-depressing-1719522835

He lived in his car for a year while volunteering to coach football. He lived with a dog and a cat in his vehicle. He had to shower in locker rooms.

I bet you that car smelled terrible. (Turns out I can make fun of him.)

Bringing your usual classlessness to this place. Way to go superstar.

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Jim Tomsula's life sounds so sad that I don't know if I can make fun of him anymore.

From Deadspin via Peter King's site: http://deadspin.com/jim-tomsulas-life-has-been-extraordinarily-depressing-1719522835

He lived in his car for a year while volunteering to coach football. He lived with a dog and a cat in his vehicle. He had to shower in locker rooms.

I bet you that car smelled terrible. (Turns out I can make fun of him.)

Bringing your usual classlessness to this place. Way to go superstar.

Do you have a thing with me? If so, I assure you it's one-sided. I have no special animus toward northern Californian teams. Jim Tomsula is a special gift to us no matter where he's from.

And really, he should be coaching the Bears. If for no other reason than the team could swap him with superfans from the stands and no one would notice.

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Oh man, Tomsula really is like the Bearsiest coach since Saint Ditka himself. Remember that first press conference he gave where he answered a question with something that sounded like "daaahh I unno uhh ehhhh rrrrgrgr"? God, he couldn't have sounded more like a Bears fan if he had said "Brine Urlocker."

EDIT: upon further consideration, Jim Tomsula is fetal-alcohol Dave Wannstedt.

EDIT 2: as it happens, Ditka, Wannstedt, and Tomsula are all from right around Pittsburgh, and yet they seem so local. It's hard to imagine such a high quality of mustachioed, football-loving deez-and-dose-talking boors could come from and coach anywhere but Chicago.

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For all of the horrors of the Jed York era, we at least got Jim Tomsula (his name should be Jeff, I think). He's going to have the best candid camera shots and post-game press conferences this year. I can only hope he makes it the entire season.

Speaking of York, check out his comments to MMQB, as reported by San Jose Mercury:

"You look at the Golden State Warriors. They were the dumbest team in the NBA for letting Mark Jackson go, who won the most games in the franchise's history. How could you be so dumb?

"They bring in Steve Kerr, who has been around the game for a long period of time but has never coached before. Kerr changes the culture, comes in with a different perspective, and look what happens."

Is Tim Kawakami the guy who has openly declared war on Jed York? Or is that a different Bay Area reporter? Either way, last-year Harbaugh Niners and the current team are just the best. They've got a coach who lived out of his car in recent years, built Lego Stadium and promptly stripped their team for parts, introduced the absolute worst uniforms in the NFL that people would care more about if the team were still good, and have been outclassed by the baseball team and the long-time loser basketball team from Oakland. I'm so excited for this season.

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For all of the horrors of the Jed York era, we at least got Jim Tomsula (his name should be Jeff, I think). He's going to have the best candid camera shots and post-game press conferences this year. I can only hope he makes it the entire season.

Speaking of York, check out his comments to MMQB, as reported by San Jose Mercury:

"You look at the Golden State Warriors. They were the dumbest team in the NBA for letting Mark Jackson go, who won the most games in the franchise's history. How could you be so dumb?

"They bring in Steve Kerr, who has been around the game for a long period of time but has never coached before. Kerr changes the culture, comes in with a different perspective, and look what happens."

Is Tim Kawakami the guy who has openly declared war on Jed York? Or is that a different Bay Area reporter? Either way, last-year Harbaugh Niners and the current team are just the best. They've got a coach who lived out of his car in recent years, built Lego Stadium and promptly stripped their team for parts, introduced the absolute worst uniforms in the NFL that people would care more about if the team were still good, and have been outclassed by the baseball team and the long-time loser basketball team from Oakland. I'm so excited for this season.

Seriously, I've said it about a thousand times on here, but it doesn't ring any less true after all this time. :censored: Jed York.

I usually try as hard as I can separate my sports life from my personal life, because that's the way any adult should act. But I seriously think that if I was ever walking down the street and Jed Dork passed me, I'd probably have a hard time resisting the urge to physically assault the little idiot. He's probably the biggest G-ddamn moron in the history of Bay Area sports.

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I think the humorous thing with Tomsula is that if he were coaching in a Rust Belt town like Cleveland or Pittsburgh, he'd be treated like a God, a quintessential, bootstrap-picker-upping man of the people. And he's going to be coaching a team in Silicon Valley of all places.

The man likely still uses a pager and he's going to be surrounded by upstart venture capitalists and trust fund app developers wearing Google Glass.

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I think the humorous thing with Tomsula is that if he were coaching in a Rust Belt town like Cleveland or Pittsburgh, he'd be treated like a God, a quintessential, bootstrap-picker-upping man of the people. And he's going to be coaching a team in Silicon Valley of all places.

The man likely still uses a pager and he's going to be surrounded by upstart venture capitalists and trust fund app developers wearing Google Glass.

No he would still be treated as scrub who fell into a head coaching position.

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I think the humorous thing with Tomsula is that if he were coaching in a Rust Belt town like Cleveland or Pittsburgh, he'd be treated like a God, a quintessential, bootstrap-picker-upping man of the people. And he's going to be coaching a team in Silicon Valley of all places.

The man likely still uses a pager and he's going to be surrounded by upstart venture capitalists and trust fund app developers wearing Google Glass.

A pager! Brilliant. Adding to the legend of Tomsula is just the best.

Do you think he saved his VHS collection of porn? Because I bet he did.

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I think the humorous thing with Tomsula is that if he were coaching in a Rust Belt town like Cleveland or Pittsburgh, he'd be treated like a God, a quintessential, bootstrap-picker-upping man of the people. And he's going to be coaching a team in Silicon Valley of all places.

The man likely still uses a pager and he's going to be surrounded by upstart venture capitalists and trust fund app developers wearing Google Glass.

I don't think so. Charisma, or in this case, awkward and simplistic charm, can only get you so far. He has no higher-level experience which qualified him to be a head coach, and he was obviously picked because the front office wanted someone they could control. Plus, he came across as a buffoon in his first presser. I mean, if in his first year he were to lead a 3 win team to a 9-7 wildcard birth in Cleveland, sure, he would get a brief moment of hero worship. But not from what we've seen so far.

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It seems the Bay Area isn't well liked on here.

I don't really get that sense at all. There are a good handful of us on here who are from the Bay Area (including me).

It's nothing against the Bay Area itself, it's against some of the absolute dumbasses who run teams like the Niners and Sharks. I root pretty strongly for both teams due to the hometown aspect, but even I can admit how wholly incompetent they are (and in the Niners case, it's WILLFUL!!!!).

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This seemed like a foregone conclusion since January, but it didn't happen. Former BIlls QB Rob Johnson said in an interview that he talked to Mark and he seemed prepared to land in Buffalo. Has any info come out explaining this decision yet? Was Rex not interested putting more time/effort into the Sanchise? Was it Mark who wasn't interested in returning to Rex's system? I've never been able to fathom anyone viewing Matt Cassel as a better option.

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