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Name: Dana Williams
Location: Jamestown, NY
ZIP: 14701
Gender: male
Member since: February 23, 2005
Last visit: April 16, 2014

dyams has posted 70 links and 3608 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 26 comments to the Locker Room.

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Former Major Leaguer Paul Blair dies: One of the best baseball players to ever use a glove. Ever.

posted by dyams to baseball at 12:02 PM on December 27 - 2 comments

Dolphins Suspend Incognito For Bullying, Intimidation Towards Miller: Bullying rears its ugly head in the troubling allegations towards Dolphins offensive lineman Richie Incognito against fellow lineman/teammate Jonathon Miller. Miller left the team last week, apparently due in large part to the treatment he says has been aimed towards him.

posted by dyams to football at 06:18 AM on November 04 - 28 comments

Is This Really Tim Tebow?: A photo, allegedly taken at a golf event, claims to actually be Tim Tebow taking a swing. Seems the lockout hasn't been keeping Tim from working out.

posted by dyams to football at 02:36 PM on June 10 - 1 comment

VCU Rocks, Shocks Jayhawks: A few weeks ago, the VCU basketball team watched the Cartoon Network and went out for fast food instead of watching the NCAA selection show. Now they're on their way to the Final Four from the 11th seed, while all number 1 seeds are heading home.

posted by dyams to basketball at 05:43 PM on March 27 - 23 comments

Cliff Lee is ... a Phillie?: In what many are calling a stunning turn of events, Cliff Lee is returning to Philadelphia, a team who, just a year ago, let him go and broke his heart.

posted by dyams to baseball at 06:35 AM on December 14 - 39 comments

Recent Comments

Exceptionally Small Crowds Greet New Baseball Season

Baseball is becoming one-dimensional. All position players think they are home run hitters, and the days of players knowing how to actually hit, especially hit to all fields, is practically gone. I can't believe the number of shifts defenses play against opposing lineups this year. Everyone from outfielders and first basemen to shortstops have drastic shifts put on against them, leaving half the field wide open. They ignore this, however, swing from their heels, and try to hit through the shift. Starting pitchers fan at least 10 batters per game because contact hitting is a lost art.

It's all making an already slow game very boring. Not a great scenario to attract fans.

posted by dyams at 09:17 PM on April 10

New Home Plate Rule Confuses Yankees

Yeah, that rule is going to be a problem. A real issue I had was that the replay seemed to show Cervelli was actually safe, but Girardi thought the run would count due to the catcher blocking the plate. He would have had to challenge the play to have them check to see if the actual safe/out call was blown.

It's strange that a play can still be reviewed for something (in this instance the blocking of the plate) but even if it's apparent the actual safe/out call was missed, it won't be changed unless the manager challenges it. Here I was under the assumption the goal was to get calls correct.

posted by dyams at 07:04 PM on April 06

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Last night, the Yankees' opening day roster had a different position player at each spot than a year ago. Brett Gardner moved from center to left. Everybody else was new.

Sabathia was the same, too. The way he pitched, however, made me wish someone new was in for him, too. The Astros didn't hit balls harder in pre game batting practice.

Sorry about the above blank post by me. I hate when I'm posting something from an iPad and, when trying to hit one of the buttons for Bold, Italic, or Link, they are hidden under the adds on the right. I tried to fix it, couldn't, dinner was ready, gave up, blah, blah, blah.

posted by dyams at 06:26 PM on April 02

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Glad Cincinnati has such beautiful weather for their Opening Day festivities, tahoemoj. It's what this day in Major League Baseball should be about.

It used to be all teams were even in the standings on Opening Day. If not for a late Padres rally, the Dodgers would have been 3-0 by Opening Day.

posted by dyams at 12:45 PM on March 31

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Maybe someday the Premier League will start its season with Manchester United playing their first two games in Pittsburgh.

posted by dyams at 01:00 PM on March 30

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

"The other side of the Earth"?

Depends where you are standing, I suppose.

Point is, opening day used to generally mean the first game and pitch took place in Cincinnati, Ohio. Even though I haven't walked off the distance, Sydney, Australia (where the Dodgers and Diamondbacks opened their regular season) is a long damn way from there.

posted by dyams at 10:49 AM on March 30

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

It's difficult to either figure out or get excited for major league baseball's opening day when the Dodgers will have three regular season games already played a few days before most teams even see the field. The fact two of those games took place on the other side of the earth ruins the buzz too. I used to look forward to opening day (and even take the day off from work), but now I just say "Whatever."

posted by dyams at 10:11 AM on March 30

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

The Midwest bracket in the NCAA basketball tournament turned out to be as crazy as expected. I said it at the start, though, that there is no reason a Kentucky squad should ever be a number eight seed. They fill their roster with the best young talent in the country each and every year and, like we're witnessing, generally have the capability to win and advance against anyone. It really seems the committee wanted to throw the kitchen sink at Wichita State in order to have to give them a number one seed. A few of the teams in the Midwest should have been placed elsewhere. Wichita State was a very strong team, played one of the most entertaining games of the tournament against Kentucky, but came up short. Granted a loss can happen to anyone at any time but I would have liked to have seen them a bit longer.

posted by dyams at 07:46 AM on March 29

Maurice Jones-Drew Inks 3-Year Deal with Raiders

Quickly glancing at the Jaguars current roster, if they sell 10 season tickets, it should be considered a miracle. Instead of being considered for a possible move to LA, maybe they should ponder a move to the SEC.

posted by dyams at 07:38 PM on March 28

DeSean Jackson released by the Eagles

Unless he's in prison, there's no WAY he's not playing NFL football next season.

posted by dyams at 07:32 PM on March 28

DeSean Jackson released by the Eagles

Sounds like a perfect pickup for either the Patriots or Raiders.

posted by dyams at 01:43 PM on March 28

Detroit Tigers, Miguel Cabrera agree to 8 year extension

The Tigers were lucky enough to get out of the stupid contract they gave to Prince Fielder, so what do they do? Give this kind of money to Cabrera. Brilliant.

posted by dyams at 12:30 PM on March 28

Ralph Wilson, founder and owner of the Buffalo Bills, dies at 95

Owners like Wilson don't exist anymore. He was a class act, through and through. Sports miss true gentlemen like him when they pass, leaving behind the nitwits with bucks to carry on in their absence. RIP, Mr. Wilson.

The NFL will soon go the same route NASCAR went when they decided to eliminate all the smaller venues where they held races throughout it's history in favor of larger areas; it's popularity will start to slowly diminish. Eliminating the smaller cities from having NFL teams in favor of larger cities with population, but that don't really give a damn about the team, will cost the league down the road. Thinking the league will start crossing borders into other countries won't work out the way the NFL thinks it might.

posted by dyams at 08:13 PM on March 25

Enter the SportsFilter NCAA Bracket Contest

Is there a way of getting into the pool without entering a cell number and agreeing to bullshit marketing text messages? Yahoo is garbage.

posted by dyams at 09:46 PM on March 18

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

I figured Decker, being a glamour boy, and his model girlfriend, were seeing the Big Apple as more than a place to play football.

posted by dyams at 06:08 AM on March 14