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:
Coinciding draft pick: CJ Spiller
Coinciding draft pick: Marcell Dareus
Coinciding draft pick: Stephon Gilmore
Coinciding draft pick: EJ Manuel
Coinciding draft pick: Sammy Watkins
Coinciding draft pick: VOID
Coinciding draft pick: Shaq Lawson
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):
Top scorer: Derek Roy, 70 points
Playoffs: Lost in first round to Boston Bruins
Top scorer: Derek Roy, 69 points
Playoffs: Lost in first round to Philadelphia Flyers
Top scorer: Thomas Vanek, 73 points
Top scorer: Jason Pominville, 73 points
2013 season *shortened by lockout*
Top Scorer: Thomas Vanek, 41 points
Top scorer: Cody Hodgson, 44 points
Cody Hodgson looks to have re-signed in Buffalo. Six years. https://t.co/MzFsqhcb1z
— Adam Proteau (@Proteautype) September 11, 2013
Top scorer: Tyler Ennis, 46 points
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:
WKBW sports department Sabres MVP during stretch: Ryan Miller
We'll see how the Bills and Sabres fare during the Donald Trump era.
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