Team USA Player: Buffalo is "the wors...

Team USA Player: Buffalo is "the worst city ever"

There are 22 comments on the WGRZ-TV Buffalo story from Dec 27, 2010, titled Team USA Player: Buffalo is "the worst city ever". In it, WGRZ-TV Buffalo reports that:

Emerson Etem , a forward who's playing for Team USA in the IIHF Tournament that's being held in Buffalo , apparetly doesn't think too much of the Queen City.

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jenness

United States

#2 Dec 28, 2010
"Dear Emerson"

So you don't think much of Buffalo NY, did it occur to you that during the day people are at work and are not out hitting the bars and clubs. Second how oldare you, old enough to enjoy the bars probably no0t, third of all where are the manners in which I'm sure your parents gave you. I've gone to some towns that weren't great but found the gems that lay hidden. You aren't here to party but play hockey and make the US proud. Right now your comment may have embarrased the US . Maybe the US hockey league should take a tour guide and go to the falls or all around the neighboring places so you can see how wrong you were.- Jenness
Now the Truth

Buffalo, NY

#3 Dec 28, 2010
The kid's from Long Beach, CA! What do you expect?
Can't blame him really. I can't wait to retire and leave this frozen tundra too. The winters are too long and summers are too short.

The only advice I can give him is come for a visit in the summertime. Might have a different opinion then!
Surveysays

Buffalo, NY

#4 Dec 28, 2010
Why is it today people are expected to apologize for giving their honest opinion?

There is an obvious truth in his statement.
Downtown is mostly vacant and scary, especially at night. The real truth is people vote with their feet and folks stay away in droves from this area of town.

Just keep beliving that the Bills are a fine, fine underrated team with a great future and downtown is an great place to stroll at night.
Never Leaving Buffalo

Buffalo, NY

#5 Dec 29, 2010
I am a Canadian living in Downtown Buffalo, and love it here. Downtown is infinitely better than it was 15 years ago, and is getting better all of the time. More to do, staying open later, with more people living downtown. People who think there is nothing to do downtown clearly don't actually COME downtown. Downtown Los Angeles is a ghost town at night - I drove around it for an hour once with a friend who lived there, and even HE couldn't find a bar that was open. Maybe that's why Etem has worked so hard to get out of LA County. I don't know what is so exciting about Medicine Hat on Boxing Day Sunday, but I'm pretty sure nothing was open there, either. I've never been at a loss for things to do in Buffalo, day and night, and I expect one friend's suggestion that Etem was stymied by curfews and the drinking age has a lot more to do with his comment than our city.

Someone with Team USA has to explain to Emerson that he may not have to apologise for what may be his honest opinion, but then he should expect to hear the honest opinions of Buffalo fans every time he comes to this city. So far we've managed to reduce them to one syllable for him. If he has any manners at all, he will apologise, sincerely, for insulting his hosts.'I'm sorry people misinterpreted my statement that Buffalo is the worst city ever' is no apology at all, and doesn't actually make sense.

I've had wonderful conversations with many Canadian fans coming down for the Juniors, and for Sabres and Bills games, too. They appreciate what their host city has to offer, and they take advantage of it, and we're glad to have them here. People like Now the Truth, who don't actually live in Buffalo but criticise living in Buffalo anyway? We can't wait until you retire and leave, too. I'm sorry the obvious absurdity of living in Western New York and complaining about the winters is lost on you. Honestly and sincerely, sorry.
Now the Truth

Buffalo, NY

#6 Dec 29, 2010
Never Leaving Buffalo wrote:
I am a Canadian living in Downtown Buffalo, and love it here. Downtown is infinitely better than it was 15 years ago, and is getting better all of the time. More to do, staying open later, with more people living downtown. People who think there is nothing to do downtown clearly don't actually COME downtown. Downtown Los Angeles is a ghost town at night - I drove around it for an hour once with a friend who lived there, and even HE couldn't find a bar that was open. Maybe that's why Etem has worked so hard to get out of LA County. I don't know what is so exciting about Medicine Hat on Boxing Day Sunday, but I'm pretty sure nothing was open there, either. I've never been at a loss for things to do in Buffalo, day and night, and I expect one friend's suggestion that Etem was stymied by curfews and the drinking age has a lot more to do with his comment than our city.
Someone with Team USA has to explain to Emerson that he may not have to apologise for what may be his honest opinion, but then he should expect to hear the honest opinions of Buffalo fans every time he comes to this city. So far we've managed to reduce them to one syllable for him. If he has any manners at all, he will apologise, sincerely, for insulting his hosts.'I'm sorry people misinterpreted my statement that Buffalo is the worst city ever' is no apology at all, and doesn't actually make sense.
I've had wonderful conversations with many Canadian fans coming down for the Juniors, and for Sabres and Bills games, too. They appreciate what their host city has to offer, and they take advantage of it, and we're glad to have them here. People like Now the Truth, who don't actually live in Buffalo but criticise living in Buffalo anyway? We can't wait until you retire and leave, too. I'm sorry the obvious absurdity of living in Western New York and complaining about the winters is lost on you. Honestly and sincerely, sorry.
What makes you think I don't live in Buffalo???

Because my ISP address says Lewiston?? Yours says Gowanda yet you claim to live Downtown! My ISP must have it's server in Lewiston. I can count on one hand the number of times I've been to Lewiston, probably for concerts at ArtPark.

I was born and raised here in Buffalo, lived here or the close suburbs almost 60 years now, and have worked downtown for 30 years.

The older you get the harder these winters are on you! And yes, that's my opinion! I will retire soon, and I will move to a much warmer climate like thousands of others have done. Besides, the taxes are killing me up here!

Obviously you left your hometown and Country! What's the matter, the Canadian winters were too harsh for you??? That's a bit hypocritical of you don't you think???

Don't be sorry for me, I certainly am not!
Surveysays

Buffalo, NY

#7 Dec 29, 2010
The visitors that got ripped off paying $50.00 for parking were lucky that they didn't get hit with a stray bullet. As for Canada we only wish our downtown would be as active as the Falls Casino area and Clifton Hill.
If we could export our local developers and government to NF Canada we would even the playing field. I bet they would be deported in short order.
Trent

Buffalo, NY

#8 Mar 23, 2013
Black people don't play hockey
Paul Dyster

Niagara Falls, NY

#9 Mar 24, 2013
Trent wrote:
Black people don't play hockey
Dey just shoot
Anonymous

Springfield, MA

#10 Mar 24, 2013
Never Leaving Buffalo wrote:
I am a Canadian living in Downtown Buffalo, and love it here. Downtown is infinitely better than it was 15 years ago, and is getting better all of the time. More to do, staying open later, with more people living downtown. People who think there is nothing to do downtown clearly don't actually COME downtown. Downtown Los Angeles is a ghost town at night - I drove around it for an hour once with a friend who lived there, and even HE couldn't find a bar that was open. Maybe that's why Etem has worked so hard to get out of LA County. I don't know what is so exciting about Medicine Hat on Boxing Day Sunday, but I'm pretty sure nothing was open there, either. I've never been at a loss for things to do in Buffalo, day and night, and I expect one friend's suggestion that Etem was stymied by curfews and the drinking age has a lot more to do with his comment than our city.
Someone with Team USA has to explain to Emerson that he may not have to apologise for what may be his honest opinion, but then he should expect to hear the honest opinions of Buffalo fans every time he comes to this city. So far we've managed to reduce them to one syllable for him. If he has any manners at all, he will apologise, sincerely, for insulting his hosts.'I'm sorry people misinterpreted my statement that Buffalo is the worst city ever' is no apology at all, and doesn't actually make sense.
I've had wonderful conversations with many Canadian fans coming down for the Juniors, and for Sabres and Bills games, too. They appreciate what their host city has to offer, and they take advantage of it, and we're glad to have them here. People like Now the Truth, who don't actually live in Buffalo but criticise living in Buffalo anyway? We can't wait until you retire and leave, too. I'm sorry the obvious absurdity of living in Western New York and complaining about the winters is lost on you. Honestly and sincerely, sorry.
You're crazy, Buffalo is awful! I absolutely hate it when I have to go out there, the people are rude, the streets are disgusting, the buildings are run down/condemned! You would never see me roaming the streets down there let alone living there. Good god! I dont know how people could do it. Getting your house shot up/robbed! Your kids cant go outside and play because of all the trigger happpy morons and the sex offenders, i like it out in the country, its quiet and i dont have to worry about my kids being snatched up or killed! Plus all the houses are shoulder to shoulder you could probably stand at your kitchen sink and shake the hand of the next door neighbor while he takes a shit through the window, how could anybody want to live that way?
Ann Onamous

Buffalo, NY

#11 Mar 24, 2013
Trent wrote:
Black people don't play hockey
That Etam looks Black, so he should have gone a couple of miles into the east side and maybe shot a few hoops with his homies, done some crack and suck down a few 40s.
Nona Muss

Buffalo, NY

#12 Nov 15, 2013
Buffalo's a horrible city--unless you like economic inequality, racism and sexism--all of which are shockingly prevalent in Buffalo. Don't move here unless you're a right-wing fundamentalist with very little education who doesn't like being challenged much and who likes to hang out in front of abortion clinics.(Buffalo's great for that.)

What's especially irritating about this city though is how complacent, rude and uncaring the people are. I've also seen ignorance here that I've never seen anywhere else. It shocks me sometimes.

The population's decreasing because no one in their right mind wants to live here. It's unfriendly, lots of crime and fear of crime, dirty, polluted, and everything I've mentioned above. But if you attempt to talk to the "elites" who live in the affluent Elmwood Village or Delaware Park areas, they totally don't give a s*it about the rest of the city. That's why nothing changes. Virtually no one in this city is doing a thing to help the poor people (who are mostly black, btw) out here. No one is trying to clean up the city or make things better. You'll see very few non-profits or organizations set up to help people here 'cause no one cares about anyone else. That's what's really disturbing about Buffalo. People actually judge you by how much money you have here even though it's one of the poorest cities in the country! That's because there's a lot of hate here--again, racism, sexism, and of course, classism.

Don't come here to live unless you want to end up trapped--unable to make enough money out here so that you can move out to somewhere better.

I grew up here, sadly, and wasn't able to even figure out what I was meant to do with my life until I left. That's a very serious statement to make about a city. Don't raise your children here! Once I moved to a healthier city, I got support and encouragement from people I could never get in Buffalo where people are resistant to new ideas as well as to helping each other.

I'm sorry that people won't like what I have to say, but, seriously, Buffalo isn't even a nice place to visit. I had to return for my family and it's just been a nightmare being here.

If the inhabitants of Buffalo would start caring about each other and their communities & facing up to the huge problems of this city, they could start working on making positive changes in their city, and things could improve. Unfortunately, there's no sign of that happening.

If you're happy with what's happening in the US right now--economic inequality, etc., then come to Buffalo. You'll love it. It's a right-wing WASP's wet dream. Blacks, women and poor people are completely disenfranchised while a handful of whiteys live in Delaware Park and Elmwood Village. Hooray!
Nona Muss

Buffalo, NY

#13 Nov 15, 2013
BTW, the racist comment above by Trent, who I assume is from Buffalo, pretty much supports what I just said above. Buffalo's a bastion of hate.
GUMP Luv

North Tonawanda, NY

#14 Nov 15, 2013
Paul Dyster wrote:
<quoted text>Dey just shoot
They should shoot you, an uneducated carbuncled racist old buzzard living a worthless life.
not mike

Buffalo, NY

#15 Nov 15, 2013
buffalo? whole fn State sucks azz
Bud Jones

Buffalo, NY

#16 Nov 15, 2013
Nona Muss wrote:
Buffalo's a horrible city--unless you like economic inequality, racism and sexism--all of which are shockingly prevalent in Buffalo. Don't move here unless you're a right-wing fundamentalist with very little education who doesn't like being challenged much and who likes to hang out in front of abortion clinics.(Buffalo's great for that.)
What's especially irritating about this city though is how complacent, rude and uncaring the people are. I've also seen ignorance here that I've never seen anywhere else. It shocks me sometimes.
The population's decreasing because no one in their right mind wants to live here. It's unfriendly, lots of crime and fear of crime, dirty, polluted, and everything I've mentioned above. But if you attempt to talk to the "elites" who live in the affluent Elmwood Village or Delaware Park areas, they totally don't give a s*it about the rest of the city. That's why nothing changes. Virtually no one in this city is doing a thing to help the poor people (who are mostly black, btw) out here. No one is trying to clean up the city or make things better. You'll see very few non-profits or organizations set up to help people here 'cause no one cares about anyone else. That's what's really disturbing about Buffalo. People actually judge you by how much money you have here even though it's one of the poorest cities in the country! That's because there's a lot of hate here--again, racism, sexism, and of course, classism.
Don't come here to live unless you want to end up trapped--unable to make enough money out here so that you can move out to somewhere better.
I grew up here, sadly, and wasn't able to even figure out what I was meant to do with my life until I left. That's a very serious statement to make about a city. Don't raise your children here! Once I moved to a healthier city, I got support and encouragement from people I could never get in Buffalo where people are resistant to new ideas as well as to helping each other.
I'm sorry that people won't like what I have to say, but, seriously, Buffalo isn't even a nice place to visit. I had to return for my family and it's just been a nightmare being here.
If the inhabitants of Buffalo would start caring about each other and their communities & facing up to the huge problems of this city, they could start working on making positive changes in their city, and things could improve. Unfortunately, there's no sign of that happening.
If you're happy with what's happening in the US right now--economic inequality, etc., then come to Buffalo. You'll love it. It's a right-wing WASP's wet dream. Blacks, women and poor people are completely disenfranchised while a handful of whiteys live in Delaware Park and Elmwood Village. Hooray!
Could not agree with you more!
david

Buffalo, NY

#18 Feb 8, 2014
born in Atlanta raised in Buffalo. I have traveled a bit in my life and have never been in a shittier shit hole in my hole. Everything from the people to the layout of the city is just horrible. most of the people ARE criminals. almost all of them pretend to be gansters and sell drugs. the ones that don't are just plain rude.

the roads suck and are set up by what looks like a 3rd grader. The cops steal just as much as the criminals and the government are flat out retards. I wish every day I could go back to Atlanta.....at least they're honest about how they suck. Buffalo please burn to the ground!
Buck Rohde

Buffalo, NY

#19 Feb 8, 2014
david wrote:
born in Atlanta raised in Buffalo. I have traveled a bit in my life and have never been in a shittier shit hole in my hole. Everything from the people to the layout of the city is just horrible. most of the people ARE criminals. almost all of them pretend to be gansters and sell drugs. the ones that don't are just plain rude.
the roads suck and are set up by what looks like a 3rd grader. The cops steal just as much as the criminals and the government are flat out retards. I wish every day I could go back to Atlanta.....at least they're honest about how they suck. Buffalo please burn to the ground!
Most normal people moved out of Buggalo starting in the late 40s and all that is left there is trash. Atlanta also sucks. Yuppie maniacs on the roads, hot sticky, buggy weather and Civil War bigots. They treat their Darkies better than they do Yankeys. Still fighting the Civil War, if you catch my drift ?
Kilhoffer Street Rules

Buffalo, NY

#20 Feb 8, 2014
Buck Rohde wrote:
<quoted text>
Most normal people moved out of Buggalo starting in the late 40s and all that is left there is trash. Atlanta also sucks. Yuppie maniacs on the roads, hot sticky, buggy weather and Civil War bigots. They treat their Darkies better than they do Yankeys. Still fighting the Civil War, if you catch my drift ?
Don't dis Buffalo cuz It provides me with my bread and butter. The East side is getting semi-rural now and soon you will see cows grazing in the open spaces.
kevin

Buffalo, NY

#21 Feb 10, 2014
plus we have Tom B on the radio here Alanta dont
factcheck

Mystic, CT

#22 Feb 10, 2014
Nona Muss wrote:
Buffalo's a horrible city--unless you like economic inequality, racism and sexism--all of which are shockingly prevalent in Buffalo. Don't move here unless you're a right-wing fundamentalist with very little education who doesn't like being challenged much and who likes to hang out in front of abortion clinics.(Buffalo's great for that.)
What's especially irritating about this city though is how complacent, rude and uncaring the people are. I've also seen ignorance here that I've never seen anywhere else. It shocks me sometimes.
The population's decreasing because no one in their right mind wants to live here. It's unfriendly, lots of crime and fear of crime, dirty, polluted, and everything I've mentioned above. But if you attempt to talk to the "elites" who live in the affluent Elmwood Village or Delaware Park areas, they totally don't give a s*it about the rest of the city. That's why nothing changes. Virtually no one in this city is doing a thing to help the poor people (who are mostly black, btw) out here. No one is trying to clean up the city or make things better. You'll see very few non-profits or organizations set up to help people here 'cause no one cares about anyone else. That's what's really disturbing about Buffalo. People actually judge you by how much money you have here even though it's one of the poorest cities in the country! That's because there's a lot of hate here--again, racism, sexism, and of course, classism.
Don't come here to live unless you want to end up trapped--unable to make enough money out here so that you can move out to somewhere better.
I grew up here, sadly, and wasn't able to even figure out what I was meant to do with my life until I left. That's a very serious statement to make about a city. Don't raise your children here! Once I moved to a healthier city, I got support and encouragement from people I could never get in Buffalo where people are resistant to new ideas as well as to helping each other.
I'm sorry that people won't like what I have to say, but, seriously, Buffalo isn't even a nice place to visit. I had to return for my family and it's just been a nightmare being here.
If the inhabitants of Buffalo would start caring about each other and their communities & facing up to the huge problems of this city, they could start working on making positive changes in their city, and things could improve. Unfortunately, there's no sign of that happening.
If you're happy with what's happening in the US right now--economic inequality, etc., then come to Buffalo. You'll love it. It's a right-wing WASP's wet dream. Blacks, women and poor people are completely disenfranchised while a handful of whiteys live in Delaware Park and Elmwood Village. Hooray!
You mean the people who want to raise their families and are fed up with animals running around robbing everything they see and shooting up the place? That makes someone an intolerant racist? You are a sick freak that's what you are!

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