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Willis disses Buffalo

In Sunday's Baltimore Sun, there is a very good story on former Bills running back Willis McGahee. It's an in-depth story that deals with his upbringing and how differently he's perceived in Buffalo and his native Miami.

But the items that will surely get the attention of Bills' fans is the unflattering comments he made about the city. He told the paper that he "couldn't wait'' to get out of Buffalo. And after learning he had been traded to the Ravens, he said he ran around the house screaming, "Yes! Yes!"

McGahee also took some shots at Buffalo's nightlife and the lack of women in the city, at least from his perspective.

"Coming from Miami, I was used to partying, going out, just having something to do every night,'' he told the Sun. "Restaurants, whatever. Going to Buffalo, it was like hitting a brick wall. Like, 'Damn!' Can't go out, can't do nothing. There's an Applebee's, a TGI Friday's, and they just got a Dave & Busters. They got that, and I'm like, 'What the?' And, you know, the women ...

"You see, when I was in college that's what I used to thrive off of. The better you do, the more fame you get. So you know, it was like, I was used to that. And then you get to Buffalo and no matter how you do, it's the same. It's no big city. You know what I did every day? I came home and played video games."

Just a guess, but I don't think Willis will get a very warm reception when the Ravens come to Ralph Wilson Stadium this fall.

---Allen Wilson

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