Uncle Van was really something special.
For most of the 1995 football season, Van Miller walked around the Channel 4 and WBEN singing “I’ve Got That Phoenix Feeling,” just that one line, over and over again, getting himself and the rest of us excited about a possible fifth Bills Super Bowl trip.
As the playoffs drew near, he wrote the rest of the lyrics and, accompanied by Ken Kaufman, recorded the song.
We played the baloney out of it on WBEN, and they played in on Channel 4 several times, too.
I later worked with Van at Channel 4, where he often worked my name into tennis highlights for reasons known only to him