Buffalo takes a pretty serious amount of criticism nationally. Some of it is accurate, but some of it is way off the mark. For some reason the pessimistic view of Western New York seems to dominate. We didn’t go to four straight Super Bowls; we LOST four straight Super Bowls. We don’t have great local skiing/snowboarding sites, we have awful weather. We don’t live somewhere where natural disasters rarely happen, we live somewhere with high taxes.