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How Buffalo sports fared during Obama administration

How Buffalo sports fared during Obama administration
Posted at 4:30 PM, Jan 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-20 18:15:00-05

On January 20, 2009, Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States was sworn into office.

Fast forward eight years and two terms later to January 20, 2017, the day Donald Trump officially became the 45th President of the United States. 

A lot has happened since that winter day in 2009, but how have the last eight years gone for Buffalo sports?

Spoiler alert -- not well.

We'll start with the Buffalo Bills:

2009 season:

Record: 6-10

Coinciding draft pick: CJ Spiller

2010 season:

Record: 4-12

Coinciding draft pick: Marcell Dareus

2011 season:

Record: 6-10

Coinciding draft pick: Stephon Gilmore

2012 season: 

Record: 6-10

Coinciding draft pick: EJ Manuel

2013 season:

Record: 6-10

Coinciding draft pick: Sammy Watkins

2014 season:

Record: 9-7

Coinciding draft pick: VOID

2015 season:

Record: 8-8

Coinciding draft pick: Shaq Lawson

2016 season: 

Record: 7-9

Coinciding draft pick: TBD 

Bills overall record during Obama administration:

52 wins 76 losses

WKBW sports department Bills MVP during stretch: Kyle Williams

The Buffalo Sabres didn't fare much better

2008-2009 season (from time Obama inaugurated): 

Record: 17-15-4

Top scorer: Derek Roy, 70 points

2009-2010 season:

Record: 45-27-10

Playoffs: Lost in first round to Boston Bruins

Top scorer: Derek Roy, 69 points

2010-2011 season:

Record: 43-29-10

Playoffs: Lost in first round to Philadelphia Flyers

Top scorer: Thomas Vanek, 73 points

2011-2012 season:

Record: 39-32-11

Top scorer: Jason Pominville, 73 points

2013 season *shortened by lockout*

Record: 21-21-6

Top Scorer: Thomas Vanek, 41 points

2013-2014 season:

Record: 21-51-10

Top scorer: Cody Hodgson, 44 points

2014-2015 season: 

Record: 23-51-8

Top scorer: Tyler Ennis, 46 points

2015-2016 season:

Record: 35-36-11

Top Scorer: Ryan O'Reilly, 60 points

2016-2017 season (thus far)

Record (thus far): 17-18-9

Top scorer (thus far): Kyle Okposo, 29 points 

Sabres overall record during Obama administration:

 

261-280-79

WKBW sports department Sabres MVP during stretch: Ryan Miller 

We'll see how the Bills and Sabres fare during the Donald Trump era.

Thanks, Obama

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