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Name: Dana Williams
Location: Jamestown, NY
ZIP: 14701
Gender: male
Member since: February 23, 2005
Last visit: December 21, 2014

dyams has posted 70 links and 3631 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

Despite Vehement Public Claims of Innocence, A-Rod Admitted to DEA He Used Steroids

Studies have shown persons doing no exercise and no weight training experienced no significant changes. No surprise there. Persons doing steroids and no weight training were able to build about 7 pounds of muscle. Pretty amazing. Persons doing weight training and no steroids were able to build about 4 pounds of muscle. Finally, persons doing steroids and weight training were able to build about 13 pounds of muscle.

I believe McGwire did take steroids and also weight train heavily. His muscle and body growth became significant as years went on. Prior to his rookie year he probably used steroids to some extent, but likely didn't have the resources to advance that use significantly until he was established in the major leagues. Being able to benefit from professional trainers and facilities would obviously help this process.

One thing I do believe about McGwire is that he used illegal substances and trained very hard. I doubt all players who have tested positive had that desire to put in such work in the weight room.

posted by dyams at 06:26 AM on November 07

Despite Vehement Public Claims of Innocence, A-Rod Admitted to DEA He Used Steroids

I stand corrected on McGwire. Guess I stopped paying attention to the guy in the 13 years since he retired. Only took him nine years after retiring to come clean, something he refused to do in front of Congress. Never liked him, was only good at power which was brought on by steroid use (or base on balls which were in large part due to his steroid power), and teams still employ him as a hitting coach?

Not sure if it's A-Rod in general, his personality, his contract, or both those things that always make him more interesting in this long, boring saga.

posted by dyams at 11:33 PM on November 06

Despite Vehement Public Claims of Innocence, A-Rod Admitted to DEA He Used Steroids

"In a million years, in a million baseball seasons, I never would have dreamed I'd ever say this: I feel sorry for the Yankees."

This statement is fairly stupid. There's no reason to feel sorry for the Yankees. A-Rod is one of many players in this day and age who are signing contracts they'll never, ever live (or produce) up to (ex. Prince Fielder).

As for Rodriguez coming out and admitting to all this now, what's the difference? Everyone assumed he was lying all along. Do we feel differently about Clemens, McGwire, Bonds, etc. because they haven't come out and admitted what we all assume is the truth? Is Ryan Braun any less reprehensible because he chose to completely trash and ruin other people during his time of denial before admitting what we already assumed was the truth?

As grum mentioned above, A-Rod, health permitting, will still be more productive offensively than Jeter was this past season. That won't matter, though, because with him back in the limelight, on the field, it's once again open season to bash each and every move he makes. I don't like the guy, wish he would disappear, and enjoyed not hearing about him last season, but it seems we should stop acting as if he's the only one who was (and continues to be) untruthful regarding this topic.

posted by dyams at 07:04 PM on November 06

Giants Win World Series

Win, save, whatever the case, Bumgarner was THE pitching staff for the Giants, period. It's actually better if he is credited with a save because we can now view him as the Giants' best starter and reliever. He is the entire reason they won this series because no other pitcher on their staff would have done the job in this game.

posted by dyams at 05:44 AM on October 30

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Colt McCoy is now 2-0 as a quarterback in Washington.

Kirk Cousins is somewhere weeping.

If Kirk Cousins isn't better than Colt McCoy, he needs to find a new line of work immediately, if not sooner.

posted by dyams at 06:46 PM on October 28

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

At least we won't have to listen to another Snoop weed-induced rant about Todd Haley and the Steeler offense this week.

posted by dyams at 07:49 PM on October 26

DeMarco Murray Ties Jim Brown Record

He's having a nice season. Too bad he's overdue to go down for several weeks with an injury.

posted by dyams at 07:38 PM on October 13

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Joba Chamberlain is not having a good post-season.

The guy looks like shit. Total slob. Doesn't even look like he can walk comfortably.

On another note, Kershaw parlayed his amazing regular season into a piss-poor playoff showing.

posted by dyams at 10:16 PM on October 03

Video of Ray Rice Elevator Punch on Partner Released

AP: Law enforcement official says NFL had Ray Rice video in April

See you, Goodell. Don't let the door hit you in the ass.

posted by dyams at 06:53 PM on September 10

Area Man Buys Bills for $1B

This is really good news for western New York.

posted by dyams at 07:29 PM on September 09

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

I never predict a team repeating in the NFL, but I can't get over the Seahawks opening win versus a solid Packers team. Even with the offensive weapons Green Bay can throw at opponents, Seattle beat the hell out of them. I remember being worried for the physical safety of Eddie Lacy as he struggled to gain extra yards while Seahawk after Seahawk took turns smashing into him. He's almost fortunate a concussion was all he came away with from that game.

With very few teams able to even come close to the firepower of the Packers and Broncos, Seattle's last two victims, I can't see anyone competing with them at this point, especially in the NFC. A healthy Percy Harvin makes the offense far more dynamic too.

Anything can and does happen, but a healthy Seattle is going to prove difficult to beat this year.

posted by dyams at 10:07 AM on September 07

Tony Stewart Kills Driver in Dirt-Track Race

Clarifying my statements, I in no way believe Stewart meant to harm Ward and seriously doubt there could ever be criminal charges filed against him. Stewart, however, is the only one who knows why this may have happened. I fully expect him to say he didn't see Ward, and the driver's dark suit and helmet do nothing but strengthen that possibility. If true, what a disastrous coincidence.

I just don't know how a driver fishtails his car during a caution lap.

posted by dyams at 07:34 AM on August 11

Tony Stewart Kills Driver in Dirt-Track Race

I guess it's just ironic that the guy who put him into the wall happens to plow him over. Several other cars avoid him but the guy who this driver is pissed at happens to run him over? Not a chance. The most experienced driver on the track didn't comprehend the caution flag and slow enough to avoid killing a person? I'm not buying it. Stewart was pissed that some little prick was calling him out, wanted to show him up and fucked up.

posted by dyams at 09:26 PM on August 10

Tony Stewart Kills Driver in Dirt-Track Race

I really have no idea if Stewart was invited or what. I just don't think he has the ability to pull back on his competitive juices, regardless of who he's racing against. His punk move didn't work the way he planned and now he has to be accountable.

posted by dyams at 06:58 PM on August 10

Tony Stewart Kills Driver in Dirt-Track Race

Stewart is a hothead who was pissed this kid was calling him out. He tried to show him up with that dick move and killed the guy. I'm sure he didn't mean to hit him but he messed up big time. There was a caution out on the track and every other driver was slowly going past the wreck and the driver on the track. How horrible when a millionaire driver does this to a young dirt track driver. He needs to be banned from motor sports for life, charged, and sued for everything he has. His temper finally messed him up. How horrible for the people at this small track.

posted by dyams at 03:36 PM on August 10