Hi everyone,

Wasn't it nice to be on the winning end of one of those games for a change? The Trent Edwards Era started off (again) slowly, but finished with "poise"... and with Freddy "Action" Jackson carrying the rock, things are looking up again for the Bills after a couple of tough weeks.

And up next... the rotten, stinkin' Fish. Fresh off a 40-13 pasting by the NY Jets, the Dolfelons bring their unblemished record into the Ralph this week. Channel 4 will be showing the Tennessee/San Diego game, so come on down to the Harp and Squish the Fish! Kickoff is at 1 pm.

We have a special guest joining us this week at the Harp, too. If you think you'll have to miss the game for something as mundane as Christmas shopping, think again! This Sunday, the Harp will welcome Buffalo native, current Southie resident, and former Bills Insider writer Michael "Mick" Farrell - to the bar selling and signing his debut novel, "Running with Buffalo." The book features scenes in both Boston and Buffalo, so come in, enjoy the game, and pick up a copy or two for the holiday season to knock some gifts off your family and friends' lists. For more information about the novel and its author, please visit Farrell's web site at www.farrellstreet.com. For a brief synopsis of the story, read below:

As a young idealist and recent college graduate, Joseph Cahan wanted to settle in his hometown of Buffalo, New York and live a rhythmic life surrounded by his childhood friends, close-knit Irish Catholic family, and a Cahan clan of his own. In the nine months following his graduation, though, life proves a vast contrast to his vision. Through heartbreaking and humorous chapters, author and Buffalo native Michael Farrell relays through Cahan the lament of a new generation, full of young adults trying to deal with life's unexpected complexities. Amongst this confusion, some still yearn for the simple inherent truths that are sometimes found in the most logical of places. This duel between head and heart is the soul of his debut novel, "Running with Buffalo."

See you on Sunday... Go Bills!