Erik Brady, The Buffalo News

Erik Brady

The Buffalo News

Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Recent:
  • The Buffalo News
Past:
  • USA TODAY
  • Enquirer
  • Ventura County Star
  • Knoxville News Sentinel
  • The Shreveport Times
  • Rochester D and C
  • North Jersey News
  • Detroit Free Press
  • 11Alive Atlanta
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • and more…

Recent articles by Erik:

Erik Brady: Tale of two John Browns, the one Buffalo fans like and the one they don't

Two John Browns made local news of late. One shuffled off to Buffalo. One shuffled off this mortal coil. → Read More

Erik Brady: Bills playing on Thanksgiving again? That's gravy

How have the Bills fared in the 10 games they've played on our most American of holidays? → Read More

Erik Brady: Bills and Vikings meet in F. Scott Fitzgerald Bowl

The Bills and Vikings are paired in NFL history as the only franchises that sit at 0-4 in Super Bowls. → Read More

Erik Brady: A Baltimore kid fell in love with Buffalo, thanks to his Dad. And then he found the love of his life

Jack Smith and Vanessa Giannelli's love story began in Buffalo. → Read More

Erik Brady: Philip Burke, the Josh Allen of artists, captures leaping Bills QB in mural

People like to have their picture taken by the mural so it looks like Allen is leaping over them. → Read More

Erik Brady: He wants to be mayor of Port Colborne. To get the job, he has to unseat his brother

We don’t dabble in Canadian politics much hereabouts, but this story is too good to resist, Brady says. → Read More

Erik Brady: How did Caitlyn MacInnis get from Fort Erie to Niagara-on-the-Lake? Practice, practice, practice

“I was this little Black girl from a small town,” MacInnis says. “And that’s when I thought, ‘I can do this.’ ” → Read More

Erik Brady: 40 years ago, Buffalo golfer Jim Thorpe upended the field in Canada

The Labatt rep who presented the trophy introduced Thorpe as being from “a suburb of Fort Erie.” → Read More

Erik Brady: Curse of the Bambino's connection to Buffalo

Joseph J. Lannin is a forgotten man of Boston Red Sox history – and Buffalo Bisons history, too. → Read More

Erik Brady: Remembering Al Smith, Lou Boudreau and snapping Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hit streak

The story of DiMaggio’s hit streak is well known. The story of the Bisons’ 1939 season, when Smith and Boudreau played in Buffalo, is all but forgotten. But both stories → Read More

Erik Brady: NBA settlement to pay ABA players is testament to Bona legend George Carter

Carter died penniless, in 2020, of throat cancer, at 76. He was to be given a pauper’s burial in an unmarked grave in Las Vegas. Then Bona and the Dropping → Read More

Erik Brady: Remembering James Caan's Buffalo-made movie 'Hide in Plain Sight'

"The 1980 flick depicts Buffalo in the late 1960s and was made here in the late 1970s. I watched it again the other day. And you know what? All these → Read More

Erik Brady: Pet sitters, pickleball and the Buffalo Bill who wore No. 32 before you-know-who

Gary McDermott’s Bills went 1-12-1, worst record in pro football in 1968, which is how they got the No. 1 overall pick in the 1969 draft. The Bills used it → Read More

Erik Brady: The other 13 seconds of infamy in Buffalo Bills history

Let’s forget the deep dismay of those 13 seconds and relive the hidden history of another 13-second horror story. You see, 13 has been the Bills’ unlucky number before. And → Read More

Erik Brady: Steve Stoute made history at Canisius College, 54 years after a group of students changed its course

The sit-in, all those years ago, wasn’t really about making demands after all. Let history show that in the end it was much more about giving than taking, Brady writes. → Read More

Erik Brady: 'The Magician' Marlin Briscoe's greatest trick was becoming a Bills receiver

Marlin Briscoe was known as The Magician. His greatest trick came in Buffalo, where he became an All-Pro wide receiver for the Bills despite never having played the position before. → Read More

Erik Brady: Fred Hunt, who helped bring Sabres to Buffalo, nets Hall of Fame hat trick

Hunt was inducted into the Brantford and Area Sports Hall of Recognition posthumously this month, which gives him a hat trick of halls, counting his memberships in the Greater Buffalo → Read More

Erik Brady: Lauren Belfer's latest isn't set here, but as in all her books, Buffalo's role is huge

Belfer's new novel, “Ashton Hall,” makes its Buffalo debut when she appears at Larkin Square, at 5:30 p.m. today, in conversation with Margaret Sullivan, media critic of the Washington Post → Read More

Erik Brady: The Watergate break-in was 50 years ago today. (Blame a Hamburg native)

Everette Howard Hunt Jr., born in Hamburg in 1918, offers fertile ground for drama as a mostly forgotten figure of American history. → Read More

Erik Brady: Dome or open-air stadium? The argument that never ends

Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr, the French critic and novelist, offered that aphorism nearly 175 years ago. “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” → Read More