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If Lance Leipold was The Proclaimers, how many of UB's recruits could he walk to?

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One of my favorite useless Buffalo trivia is the city's proximity to major population centers despite not really being one itself anymore. You've heard it: such-and-such percent of the US population lives within 500 miles of Buffalo.

Not surprisingly, an even greater such-and-such percent of the Canadian population lives within 500 miles of The Queen City.

It's always 500 miles. I've never put much thought into why it's always 500 miles, but I've also not put much thought in mentally connecting 500 miles to The Proclaimers.

You're humming the song now. It's ok. Me too. But the real question is: If Lance Leipold were The Proclaimers, could he walk to his recruits?

Tyree Jackson -- Muskegon Mona Shores, Muskegon, MI

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Could Proclaimers Lance Leipold Walk To Him? Yes

Brandon Stanback -- Bishop McDevitt, Harrisburg, PA

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Could Proclaimers Lance Leipold Walk To Him? Yes


Brandon Smiley -- Sweet Home, Amherst, NY

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Could Proclaimers Lance Leipold Walk To Him? Hell, he can crab walk to him. Doesn't fit the meter of the song, though.


Matt Seybert -- St. Francis, Traverse City, MI

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Could Proclaimers Lance Leipold Walk To Him? Yes, though it's close


Cameron Lewis -- Voyageur Consortium, Detroit, MI

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Could Proclaimers Lance Leipold Walk To Him? Yes


Justin Brandon -- Ben Davis, Indianapolis, IN

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Could Proclaimers Lance Leipold Walk To Him? Barely


Duke Hwang -- Williamsville North, Williamsville, NY

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Could Proclaimers Lance Leipold Walk To Him? With a little bit of room to spare.


Alex Curts -- Mount Vernon, Mount Vernon, OH

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Could Proclaimers Lance Leipold Walk To Him? Yep, though he's a bit farther away than Sweet Home Road


Christian Gonzalez -- Milford Academy, New Berlin, NY

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Could Proclaimers Lance Leipold Walk To Him? For the record, Montauk Point Lighthouse is an easy 460-mile stroll from UB Stadium. 197 miles is nothing to be by your side.

Dev Lamour -- Vanier College, Montreal, QC

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Could Proclaimers Lance Leipold Walk To Him? Yep, even if he wants to avoid Toronto


Cameron Skipworth -- Charles W. Baker, Baldwinsville, NY

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Could Proclaimers Lance Leipold Walk To Him? Plattsburgh High School is 100+ miles closer than Montauk Point Lighthouse. All of New York is covered by Proclaimers Lance Leipold.


Charles Harris -- Southfield, Southfield, MI

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Could Proclaimers Lance Leipold Walk To Him? I wonder if Proclaimers Lance Leipold will stop at the same poutinerie that I did when we roadtripped to EMU.

Evin Ksiezarczyk -- West Seneca East, West Seneca, NY

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Could Proclaimers Lance Leipold Walk To Him? This is a manageable walk for non-Proclaimers Lance Leipold


Roubbens Joseph -- Hudson Valley CC, Troy, NY

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Could Proclaimers Lance Leipold Walk To Him? He could even swing by and talk trash to Albany.

If you're concerned that there's not enough high-quality talent available within 500 miles, don't worry

But I would walk 500 miles
And I would walk 500 more
Just to be the man who walks a thousand miles
To fall down at your door

Imagine the recruits you can pull in with a 1,000 mile walk. There's still a few days before NSD. Better lace 'em up, coach.

Go Bulls.