Buffalo will embrace diva if he wins

Bills fans greet controversial Owens signing with appreciation, apprehension

Updated: March 14, 2009, 3:22 AM ET
By Tim Graham | ESPN.com

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The importance of sports is immediately obvious upon swinging open the door to Mayor Byron Brown's city hall offices.

A framed Buffalo Sabres jersey hangs with the same prominence as the mayoral portraits of Grover Cleveland and Jimmy Griffin. The cabinet next to Brown's conference table is stuffed with memorabilia: A Buffalo Bills helmet signed by Andre Reed, basketballs autographed by Bob McAdoo and Earl Monroe, a Buffalo Braves logo personalized by Dolph Schayes, Randy ...

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