Who has the best name in Buffalo sports history?

May 14, 2018 - 2:51 pm
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Ever think about some of the best names in Buffalo sports history and wonder who's is the best? Well we did too and put together a bracket to find an answer. There are 64 names of former players and coaches from the Bills, Sabres, Bisons, and Bandits. 

Voting will be conducted by the use of polls on Twitter. You can follow along and vote @WGR550

There are many snubs, as listeners have pointed out to us, but here are the entires to "The Great Buffalo Sports Name Bracket."



1 Seeds 

Mansfield Wrotto - Bills Guard; 11 games played; 2010 

Coco Crisp - Bisons Outfielder; 60 games played; 2002-03

Morris Titanic - Sabres Winger; 19 games played; 1974-76

Darren Puppa - Sabres Goaltender; 215 games played; 1985-93


2 Seeds

Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen - Goaltender; Sabres 2nd round pick in 2017

Bacarri Rambo - Bills Safety; 19 games played; 2014-15

Cliff Pu - Winger; Sabre 3rd round pick in 2016

Cap Capi - Bills Defensive End; 4 games played; 2017


3 Seeds

Takeo Spikes - Bills Linebacker; 47 games played; 2003-06

Cookie Gilchrist - Bills Running Back; 42 games played; 1962-64

Star Lotulelei - Bills Defensive Tackle; Free agent signee in 2018

Taro Tsujimoto - Sabre 11th round pick in 1983


4 Seeds 

Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre - Sabres Defenseman; 27 games played; 1998-2000

Brett Bucktooth - Former Buffalo Bandit

Miroslav Satan - Sabres Winger; 578 games played; 1996-2004

Punch Imlach - First General Manager & Head Coach of the Buffalo Sabres


5 Seeds 

Hannu Virta - Sabres Defenseman; 245 games played; 1981-86

Gates Orlando - Sabres Winger; 98 games played; 1984-87

John Blue - Sabres Goaltender; 5 games played; 1995-96

Roland Hooks - Bills Running Back; 98 games played; 1976-82


6 Seeds 

Rowdy Tellez - Bisons First Baseman; 128 games played; 2017-18

Beauty McGowan - Bisons Outfielder; 378 games played; 1934-37

Grady Sizemore - Bisons Outfielder; 214 games played; 2004

John Van Boxmeer - Sabres Defenseman; 294 games played; 1979-83


7 Seeds 

Rumun Ndur - Sabres Defenseman; 11 games played; 1996-99

Joe Klopfenstein - Bills Tight End; 1 game played; 2009 

Bob Boughner - Sabres Defenseman; 177 games played; 1995-98

London Fletcher - Bills Linebacker; 80 games played; 2002-06


8 Seeds

Milton Bradley - Bisons Outfielder; 36 games played; 2001-02

Richie Incognito - Bills Guard; 51 games played; 2009 & 2015-17

Carlo Colaiacovo - Sabres Defenseman; 36 games played; 2015-16

Wilf Paiement - Sabres Winger; 56 games played; 1986-87


9 Seeds

Boobie Dixon - Bills Running Back; 32 games played; 2014-15

Lindy Ruff - Sabres Defenseman, Forward, & Coach; 608 games played; 1,165 games coached; 1979-2017

Zenon Konopka - Sabres Center; 23 games played; 2013-14

Uwe Krupp - Sabres Defenseman; 327 games played; 1986-92


10 Seeds

Rob Ray - Sabres Winger; 889 Games Played; 1989-2003

Luke Easter - Bisons First Baseman; 1956-59

Preston Ridlehuber - Bills Running Back; 9 games played; 1969

Ashton Youboty - Bills Cornerback; 43 games played; 2006-10


11 Seeds

Alexei Zhitnik - Sabres Defenseman; 712 games played; 1994-2004

Lawyer Milloy - Bills Safety; 43 games played; 2003-05

Chidi Ahanatu - Bills Defensive End; 16 games played; 2002

Pierson Prioleau - Bills Safety; 54 games played; 2001-04


12 Seeds 

Ed Wang - Bills Offensive Tackle; 6 games played; 2010

Peerless Price - Bills Wide Receiver; 84 games played; 1999-2002 & 2006-07

Vladamir Tsyplakov - Sabres Winger; 70 games played; 1999-2001

Darcy Wakaluk - Sabres Goaltender; 22 games played; 1988-91


13 Seeds 

Bubbie Buzachero - Bisons Pitcher; 82 games played; 2007-08 

Dave Snuggerud - Sabres Winger; 115 games played; 1989-92

Drew McQueen Bledsoe - Bills Quarterback; 48 games played; 2002-04

IK Enemkpali - Bills Linebacker; 11 games played; 2015


14 Seeds

Joba Chamberlin - Bisons Pitcher; 7 games played; 2015

Vaclav Varada - Sabres Winger; 376 games played; 1995-2003

Coy Wire - Bills Safety; 80 games played; 2002-07

Yuri Khmylev - Sabres Winger; 254 games played; 1992-96


15 Seeds 

Cory Bomberry - Former Buffalo Bandit

Richard Smehlik - Sabres Defenseman; 589 games played; 1992-2002

Mike Hurlbut - Sabres Defenseman; 5 games played; 1997-2000

Joe Juneau - Sabres Defenseman; 9 games played; 1998-99


16 Seeds

Brian Holzinger - Sabres Winger; 352 games played; 1994-2000

Sam Gash - Bills Fullback; 47 games played; 1998-99 & 2003

Mark Steenhuis - Current Buffalo Bandit

Drew Willy - UB Bulls Quarterback; 44 games played; 2005-08

 

 

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