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'Beyond the Playbook': Preparing for the home opener

Calling it "generational electricity," Matt Sabuda says anticipation for Sunday's Buffalo Bills home opener may be at an all-time high. During "Beyond the Playbook" on WBFO's Morning Edition, Sabuda discussed the announcement that the Bills will be sold to Terry and Kim Pegula.

A co-founder of the Buffalo Fan Alliance, Sabuda welcomes the Pegula ownership of the Buffalo Bills calling them "a fantastic shepherd of what is a community asset." The family's intention to keep the team in Western New York only adds to a trend of  positive news.

"As a community, we are on our way up."

The development could reap benefits on the playing field this week. Coming off a season-opening win over the Chicago Bears, the Bills will open their home schedule against the Miami Dolphins. Sabuda predicts a "festival-like atmosphere" at Ralph Wilson Stadium, one that could have a positive impact on the game.

Matt Sabuda can be heard throughout the football season on Monday and Friday mornings with "Beyond the Playbook" on WBFO.

Monday - Friday, 6 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Jay joined Buffalo Toronto Public Media in 2008 and has been local host for NPR's "Morning Edition" ever since. In June, 2022, he was named one of the co-hosts of WBFO's "Buffalo, What's Next."

A graduate of St. Mary's of the Lake School, St. Francis High School and Buffalo State College, Jay has worked most of his professional career in Buffalo. Outside of public media, he continues in longstanding roles as the public address announcer for the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League and as play-by-play voice of Canisius College basketball.