Requiem for the Bills: A Tulsan knows Buffalo’s heartache all too well

Requiem for the Bills: A Tulsan knows Buffalo’s heartache all too well

MInd Games with Guerin Emig: Former Bills lineman Jerry Ostroski tells tales of Buffalo heartbreak, Buffalo resilience, Thurman Thomas and Leon Lett.

Guerin Emig

By Guerin Emig

| Jan 24, 2024, 12:00pm CST

Guerin Emig

By Guerin Emig

Jan 24, 2024, 12:00pm CST

Jerry Ostroski, a Bills offensive lineman through the 1990s, knows Buffalo heartbreak well, something he makes painfully clear on the latest episode of Mind Games. Jerry O is just as familiar with Buffalo’s resilience. That is reflected in the Bills’ franchise, and that becomes a light in the darkness from the Bills’ latest playoff loss to Kansas City. From Buffalo’s elimination, it’s on to conference championship Sunday. Ostroski gives the underdog Lions a real shot against San Francisco, and feels this might be Lamar Jackson’s time. The show’s home stretch is a fun ride. Jerry O tells Howie Long and Thurman Thomas stories about Buffalo’s notorious cold, admits he’s too old to eat Buffalo’s famous wings for the spice, and lauds a Dallas Cowboy with Bills history as the toughest defensive lineman he ever faced. 

Episode highlights:

5:45: How Buffalo’s resilience mirrors the Bills’

13:30: Who to root for in the conference championships

20:50 The coldest he ever got in Buffalo

25:20 The toughest lineman he ever faced

Producer: Jacquelyn Musgrove

Creative Director: Michael Lane

Social media team: Michael Martin, Bobby Howard

Director of Content: Mike Sherman

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Guerin Emig is a columnist for the Sellout Crowd network. Read his work at selloutcrowd.com and guerinemig.com. Reach out with feedback and/or ideas at [email protected] or (918) 629-6229. Follow him on Twitter at @GuerinEmig and Instagram at @guerin.emig. .

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