Monday, February 19, 2007
Are Nicholas Picholas' days numbered?
He is the in game host during Sabres games at HSBC Arena. During media breaks, he does the contests, kiss cams, welcomes special guests, all that kind of stuff.
And lately, the Sabres fans have been raining down "boos" on him.
What has triggered all this scorn is a mystery - it's not like he went out and robbed a bank or murdered puppies or anything like that. He does a solid, if unspectacular job as the game host and his love for the Sabres comes across well. He is just a regular Buffalo guy. Would we really rather have some hot blond babe or some underwear model doing this job who is impassionate about the team?
Picholas' appearances on the Jumbotron have become shorter and snappier to try and deflect the boos. C'mon Buffalo fans, Nicholas is one of US - let's show the guy some love!