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Video replay: 'Bucky & Sully Show' by segment, including Poloncarz on new stadium potential

On Bills GM Buddy Nix's future:

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Live video: Bucky & Sully Show at 10 a.m. with guest Mark Poloncarz

Bucky & Sully Show at 10 a.m. Friday w/ Mark Poloncarz; submit your questions

News Sports Columnists Bucky Gleason (@TBNbucky) and Jerry Sullivan (@TBNSully) host their weekly live video "Bucky & Sully Show" at 10 a.m. Friday right here and on the BuffaloNews.com home page. This week Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz will join as a guest for one segment.

If you miss it, be sure to check back to BuffaloNews.com to watch segments from the show. The last four editions of the show can be found here (Dec. 21)here (Dec. 14)here (Dec. 7) and here (Nov. 30).

Submit your questions for consideration to get answered on this week's show at [email protected]. Be sure to include your name and hometown.

Video replay: Bucky & Sully Show with plenty of segments on Bills lease deal

Reaction to Bills lease agreement and what it means:

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Live video: Bucky & Sully Show at 10 a.m. with guest Dave Burkholder

Bucky & Sully Show at 10 a.m. Friday w/ Dave Burkholder; submit your questions

News Sports Columnists Bucky Gleason (@TBNbucky) and Jerry Sullivan (@TBNSully) host their weekly live video "Bucky & Sully Show" at 10 a.m. Friday right here and on the BuffaloNews.com home page. This week Niagara hockey coach Dave Burkholder will join as a guest for one segment. We are also trying to lock down new Blue Jays starting pitcher R.A. Dickey.

If you miss it, be sure to check back to BuffaloNews.com to watch segments from the show. The last three editions of the show can be found here (Dec. 14)here (Dec. 7) and here (Nov. 30).

Submit your questions for consideration to get answered on this week's show at [email protected]. Be sure to include your name and hometown.

Wood doesn't back down

Eric Wood doesn't want to be one of those athletes who makes a provocative statement and backpedals from it later. The Bills' center said Wednesday that he stands behind his comments on his Monday radio show on 97 Rock, when he called the Toronto series "a joke" and said he hoped the Bills wouldn't renew the series.

"I was heated when I said it was a joke," said Wood, who also said he expects to suit up and play Sunday in Miami.  "I'm not going to stand here and retract my statements, because it's what I meant and what I felt.

"I do understad we have a small market," Wood said, "and we would have struggled to sell tickets. But it was 55 and sunny on Sunday. We're not going to get better weather than that. It stunk that we were up there."

Wood, who was out with a left knee injury, watched the Bills' 50-17 loss to Seattle in his living room. He didn't kick in the TV set, but he was furious about the game and the fact it was being played in Canada instead of Orchard Park. He was tempted to make his feelings known on social media.

"I wrote and deleted about three tweets during the game," he said, "kind of using that 10-second rule. It was probably for the best. It kind of ticked me off. The way I look at is was, last week we were still in (playoff) hunt, and we've got a team traveling from the West Coast and we make them real comfortable. They get on a plane to play in Toronto, in a dome, without much crowd noise.

"You provide comfort that shouldn't happen when you travel to Buffalo," Wood said. "You should have a cold, uncomfortable feeling when people come in. That's our advantage. We go up in that dome and we let them feel really comfortable. They had a crucial third down in the first quarter where they run regular cadence. That just doesn't happen in Ralph Wilson. I don't care, there's been times there were 40,000 people in there (at Ralph Wilson Stadium), and they're still not running regular cadence on third down in the first quarter."

Wood agreed with my conclusion that the games in Toronto are actually worse than road games, because you don't have the customary negative energy of a hostile road crowd to feed off.

"Yeah," he said. "We played down in Houston and that might have been the loudest atmosphere I've played in as a pro. Either that or the opener at Kansas City last year. Those games, we're feeding off energy. It's a hostile environment, but at least you have some energy."

Wood said he's ready to play after missing two games. When he learned that his left knee injury wasn't serious a couple of weeks ago, he targeted Miami as his comeback game. The Bills' playoff hopes were faint when he got hurt, but he told Buddy Nix he couldn't miss a playoff game if they actually got in.

"There's a risk of injury whenever you place yourself on the field," Wood said. "I wanted to show this organization that even if I'm dinged up, I'm going to fight to come back, no matter what."

Wood said he's almost certain he'll play against the Dolphins. "I feel I can play," he said, "so I'd say there's a 100 percent chance I'd suit up, or maybe 95 percent. But I'll make a more accurate decision tomorrow."

"This is still the old Bills-Dolphins rivalry. We have a lot of things to play for. I know playoffs are not one of them, but it would be nice to reward the fans who have supported us so well by beating the Dolphins twice."

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Replay video: Bucky & Sully show

Watch segments from today's "Bucky & Sully Show," which occurs live on BuffaloNews.com at 10 a.m. each Friday. Submit questions to [email protected]

On the Big East & the future of the Bills' coach, QB and GM:

With guest Ruben Brown, former Bills All-Pro guard:

On the Bills/Toronto series, Marshawn Lynch and the NHL lockout:

With guest Jim Baron, Canisius College basketball coach:

Quick hits on a variety of topics & what's on tap here this weekend:

Answering a read email, Good Reads & Bozos of the Week:

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