Buffalo, New York’s Unique Link To College Football Championship
The College Football Championship is in the books and the Georgia Bulldogs are back-to-back champions! With a blowout win over TCU of 65-7, Georgia can celebrate a huge win! Among the highlights of the game are the pregame festivities and one of the stars has ties to Buffalo, New York.
If you grew up here, or have lived in Western New York for some time, you know that there is ALWAYS a connection back to Buffalo or the 716. From family to friends or the occasional celebrity connection, Buffalo shows up everywhere and, in one way or another, the conversation always comes back to Buffalo.
Kelsea Ballerini is a country artist who is on the Black River Entertainment label. Ballerini performed on the pregame show for the College Football Championship game featuring TCU and Georgia on Monday night in California. Many stood in the rain to see Ballerini perform.
Black River Entertainment is a label that is partly owned by the same company/family that owns the Buffalo Bills and the Buffalo Sabres. According to Wikipedia:
The company is a partially owned subsidiary of Pegula Sports and Entertainment, which otherwise specializes primarily in professional sports team ownership in western New York
Kelsea Ballerini put on a great performance prior to the game and I couldn't help but think about that Buffalo connection right away. In fact, in 2015, Kelsea was here in Buffalo to perform at a special event with the Pegulas.
The second-annual “Sabres UnPucked” event, an evening of music with members of the Buffalo Sabres, will be held on the arena floor starting at 6:30 p.m. Black River Entertainment recording artists Kelsea Ballerini and John King will also perform on stage with the players, coaching staff and members of the Alumni Association.
The game between TCU and Georgia was tough to watch as it ended up being a lopsided blowout. But there were some highlights that Buffalonians could enjoy.