SPORTS Bandits overcome curse of Buffalo

With all the playoff futility by the Bills and Sabres, it’s good to see at least one Buffalo team know how to win a championship. For the second year in a row on Saturday, the Bandits took the National Lacrosse League title in KeyBank Center.

Since their beginning in 1992, the Bandits have a history of winning titles with six in all. In defeating the Albany FireWolves, the team won its second back-to-back title.

It was not an easy road. Near the middle of the season, the lacrosse team was a game under .500. “Being 5-6 makes this one special,” said Coach John Tavares in The Buffalo News. “We had to work for it. We could have easily given up halfway through the year.”

Fans celebrated the win that evening, and the next day outside the arena. The Bandits are champions. It’s not as significant as the Bills and Sabres, but it’s still sweet for Western New York.


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