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Name: Dana Williams
Location: Jamestown, NY
ZIP: 14701
Gender: male
Member since: February 23, 2005
Last visit: October 20, 2014

dyams has posted 70 links and 3625 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

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

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Yeah, Goodell started out bold and strong. He now seems overwhelmed and confused. How he arrived at two games for Rice is a complete mystery.

posted by dyams at 08:08 PM on August 03

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Pirates suffer devastating injury


posted by dyams at 08:06 PM on July 24

LeBron James Returning to Cleveland

I didn't like LeBron prior to this move either. But I think a hometown hero doing this is a pretty special moment in sport. I hope he's able to pull it off.

I agree completely. As the best basketball player in the world, James should be able to do what he wants with regards to where he plays, how long he plays for, and pretty much name his terms. Regardless of what actually happens down the road, it can't be denied he loves his home, as does his wife. In this day and age, an athlete choosing Cleveland over the warm, glitzy places like Miami is pretty rare. We just recently had other young players say they wanted nothing to do with Cleveland. A player of this stature choosing to.go back there is a nice story.

posted by dyams at 09:10 AM on July 13

LeBron James Returning to Cleveland

I can't even imagine all the LeBron Cavaliers jerseys (the ones that didn't get burned) being dug out of drawers, boxes, etc. all over Ohio. Goes to show you, never throw anything away.

posted by dyams at 10:47 AM on July 12

LeBron James Returning to Cleveland

Nothing in the NBA really gets me excited, but this comes close. I'm happy for Cleveland, and I'm happy LeBron made this decision. The only thing that ever really turned me against LeBron in the past is the ridiculous way he announced his "decision" when he left for Miami. That was enough to make many NBA fans, as well as the entire city of Cleveland, very pissed. And as has been mentioned, Cleveland's championship history in all sports makes the city's anger understandable.

LeBron left because he wanted to win championships. He won a couple. I will never fault him for that. He seems to understand a bit better, with perspective, what his hometown means. There will always be a large number of LeBron haters, but Cleveland should be happy. They now have some of the pieces in place to make a strong move towards a championship of their own.

There's a lot of excitement in Cleveland right now, but I hope people don't equate LeBron (the best player in the world) with Manziel (who I truly feel will be a HUGE bust). The Manziel thing may crash and burn sometime towards the end of September. LeBron, hopefully, will finish his career in Cleveland and give the city an NBA crown.

posted by dyams at 04:12 PM on July 11

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Between situations like the one grum linked and the on-going replay debacle, major league umpires keep looking worse and worse.

On another topic, hopefully we're done with the media shoving microphones in Donald Sterling's face (like the interview with Anderson Cooper). It's like watching an animal die a slow, painful death. The guy is a complete idiot with some real issues, but setting him up to say one more stupid thing after another is ridiculous. Sterling could refuse to speak, but I don't see that happening. His legal team would have to shhot him with a tranquilizing dart. Now we have to start defending Magic Johnson again? Wow.

posted by dyams at 12:22 PM on May 13