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La Dolce Vita

How Mike Schiavone left Italy and came to represent one of New York’s most famous professional sports teams: the Buffalo Bills

The American dream is supposed to look like Michael Schiavone. Born in Potenza, Italy, in 1957, Schiavone grew up watching shows like Bonanza and Perry Mason dubbed in Italian, and seeing movies like Ben-Hur, also dubbed, at the only movie theater in town, which his uncle managed. He estimates he saw Charlton Heston’s gladiator epic 13 times. “I remember going to buy bread at a bakery across the street,” Schiavone says from his law office in Buffalo. “It was one of those brick-oven …

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